World Prematurity Day - 2021

Updated: Nov 26, 2021


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November 17th 2021 - World Prematurity Day
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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




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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




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Fremantle Prison

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Council Building

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Edith Cowan University (ECU)

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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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