IPB Prematurity Report 2014
The national report on prematurity “Preterm birth: An insight into the social, economic and psychological encumbrance on families in Ireland 2014” is part one of a longitudinal study into the long term effects of prematurity on both the baby and the family of the preterm baby. There will be three stages in this report, beginning when the neonate is born up right up to eighteen years of age until they reach adulthood. This report will give a unique perspective into both the short and long term experiences of parents. The report will also highlight the epidemiology associated with preterm birth..