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September 24 -- MAX is now taking in the world with his mom and nana.

Introduced: September 25 2015

Little Max arrived in a dramatic way -- 5-1/2 weeks early. But with loving care from family and medical experts and 10 days spent in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit), he's doing great...keeping his parents awake at night, as babies love to do.

 

The progress made in caring for babies born prematurely has been amazing over the past several decades. While researching my book, Good to Be Grand, I learned that only about 5 percent of babies are born on their actual "due date," estimated to be 40 weeks after conception.  About 12 percent of babies are born before 37 weeks. The outlook is now excellent for these little ones.

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