The Donahey Law Firm, LLC
Free Consultation: Email

866-918-5886

Home of the Million Dollar Verdicts
Offices Menu
Get Your FREE Case Review Talk to a lawyer for free with no obligation. Let’s talk.

FOR SERIOUS INJURIES, Call the Lawyers Other Lawyers CallTM

Premature infants can suffer effects into adulthood

Last week we talked about some issues parents of premature infants can face when others assume that once the baby is out of the neonatal intensive care unit. But as you may know the follow up care required for a premature infant is often much more extensive than for many other infants.

A new study indicates that some of the effects of premature birth may be longer term. The U.S. study was conducted by researchers from the University of Rhode Island. The researchers found that social and health effects can be long lasting. Fortunately the researchers also say that these effects can be mitigated by the parents if they provide the pre-term infant a nurturing and supportive environment early in life.

The study found specifically, that adults that were born pre-term have higher rates of heart related health problems and often experience more health problems than those who were born full-term. The study looked at 23-year-old adults that were born prematurely and represents one of the longest running studies of premature infants in the United States.

The findings however were not all negative. Researchers found that infants that were born prematurely grow up to be adults that have a "persistent drive to succeed." This makes sense when as infants they may have had to overcome physical adversity to thrive. The study also says that parents that work to be advocates for their children in their academic environment can enhance the academic, physical and social outcomes for their children who were born prematurely.

Source: Health Canal "URI College of Nursing study finds effects of premature birth can reach into adulthood" June 15, 2011

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Email Us Your Case Information For A Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

MAIN OFFICE

The Donahey Law Firm
495 S High St #300
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: 614-224-8166
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480
Fax: 614-849-0475
Email Us | Columbus Law Office Map

Branch Offices

Dayton Office
Local: 937-224-3030
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Cincinnati Office
Local: 513-721-9400
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Delaware Office
Local: 740-363-4969
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Covington Office
Local: 859-261-0572
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Mobile Office

Toll-Free: 800-792-1480
Learn More

Donahey Law Firm Logo
Logo: Facebook Logo: LinkedIn Logo: Twitter Logo: YouTube Logo: Google+