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For Parents Of Preemies, Life Starts With A Complex Fight For Survival
Kaiser Health News

About 380,000 babies are born too soon every year in the United States, a preterm birth rate that’s far higher than most high-income, developed countries.

Even with so many families facing the realities of a premature child, predicting the long-term health of a baby is difficult, and doctors have an even tougher time talking about those predictions with parents.

On Thursday’s The Takeaway, KHN’s Jenny Gold explained that in the largely underreported workings of the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU as it’s referred to, many families feel lost and isolated at a time when they are supposed to be happiest.