from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal Variant of preemie.
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- n. Alternative spelling of preemie.
- n. A follower of the controversial spiritual leader Prem Rawat (born 1957).
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- n. an infant that is born prior to 37 weeks of gestation
I also had issues with my last pregnancy – complications/premie, depression, hurt my back (after giving birth - long story).
Tiny premie Mae was too little to breastfeed from a human nipple and Kathryn was committed enough to breastfeeding that she pumped.
But I had three kids 4 years apart (they are now 23, 25, & 27) one would not sleep during the night and rarely napped (she's 25 now & still loves to stay up all night) and one was a premie who had to be fed every two hours and it would take an hour to feed her because feeding would exhaust her.
Our friend's daughter had a premie baby a couple of years ago.
The week or more they spent in the premie intensive care nursery cost no more than if their mom had delivered normally and gone home with them the next day.
The price of prenatal care, information, and support is chump change compared to the potential cost of not offering it (in a too-common scenario: a preterm birth that could have been prevented with earlier, routine care delivers a tiny, critically ill premie requiring months of NICU care, followed by a lifetime of care for any disabilities or chronic health problems caused by that too-early birth).
Recent Comments here's ology's review of the covert affairs premie ...
Here's a little doll -- here's a little premie, and Annie -- show and tell here tonight.
She weighs 4 pounds, 9 ounces, and is a healthy premie, according to the doctors at Elmhurst Hospital.
I think the baby was probably a premie, but you know, fully developed, in the sense that probably 8 months, which is considered close to full term.