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Newborn Care and Development

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Newborn Care
Just born baby
What will happen in those first few hours after birth, when your baby has arrived?
Newborn parent
Making the shift from pregnant to parent is a big psychological adjustment, especially with your first baby.
Newborn paperwork
You can’t escape the paperwork.
Newborn development week by week
Week 1
The first week of your baby’s life will be one of enormous change.
Week 2
It is common for parents to feel a sense of overwhelming relief when their babies are around 2 weeks old.
Week 3
Your baby has been with you for a few weeks now and, in some ways, looking after it will be getting easier.
Premature babies
Premature baby care
When a premature baby is ready to go home parents may feel that the worst is over, but premature baby care can be quite daunting adjusting to the transition from hospital to home.
Premature babies development
By definition, a premature birth is when a baby is born before 37 weeks of gestation.

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