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World Prematurity Day - 2021

Updated: Nov 26, 2021

November 17th 2021 - World Prematurity Day
King Edward Memorial Hospital

- 1 in 10 babies are born premature

- Babies born before 37 weeks are classed as premature

- Babies born before 28 weeks are classed as micro-premature

- Most premmie babies spend time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)

- Viable gestation is believed to be at 23-24 weeks however the record for youngest premature baby to survive is 21 weeks and 5 days

Perth Children's Hospital

*Stevie Wonder - famous singer, born premature at 35 weeks in 1950, developed ROP causing him to lose eyesight as a baby

*Anna Pavlova - one of the worlds most famous ballarinas, born 2 months premature in 1881

*Sir Isaac Newton - defined the laws of gravity and motion born premature in 1642 weighing 3lb

*Albert Einstein - physicist and noble prize winner born premature in 1879

Fremantle Prison

Council Building

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Optus Stadium

Thankyou Perth for showing your support and lighting us up purple for such an important awareness day!

#worlprematurityday2021 #lightupperthpurple #NICU #premmie

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