Premature Babies and ADHD link?

| April 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Recently two friends of mine within a couple months of each other went into preterm labor at 31 weeks. While they struggle to find the reasons why each other them went into labor early not they have a long road ahead with their premature babies. I recently read an article about the risk of ADHD in Preterm babies but what was different about this article is that it seems like the earlier the baby the higher the risk. Of course, this does not mean that every preterm baby will have this but I am sure they will be closely monitored. I know from speaking to my friends the doctor’s appointments and physical therapy that these babies have to go to on a weekly basis is already daunting. The study which was conducted by Swedish Researchers showed that in children born between 23 and 28 weeks, 16 in 1,000 babies were likely to be on medication this was compared to 6 in 1,000 babies that were born after 39 weeks. If you are interested in reading more visit ADHD risk rises with degree of prematurity, study suggests

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