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Premature Babies and Developmental Delays

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If your baby was premature, you may have some worries. Will your premature baby be alright developmentally? Being able to identify any problems early goes a long way toward getting help that might be needed for your premature baby's healthy development.

Often, a premature baby will become a child who takes a bit longer to reach some stages of development. But a child who takes a bit longer to arrive at different stages of development need not be at a disadvantage.

"Dr. Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, Ph.D., R.N., is Dean and Distinguished Foundation Professor in Nursing at the Arizona State University College of Nursing & Health Innovation. She is noted for her dedication to improving the health of children and teens, educational and research innovation, interdisciplinary healthcare, and evidence-based practice to deliver quality patient outcomes.

"Dr. Melnyk earned a Bachelor of Nursing Science degree from the West Virginia University School of Nursing, a Master’s of Science in nursing with a specialization in nursing care of children as a pediatric nurse practitioner from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Ph.D. in clinical nursing research from the University of Rochester (New York)."


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