Occasionally some our premature babies come back to Azur to visit. It is lovely to see them thriving and developing compared to the tiny babies who went home at 48 hours old, weighing less than 2kg, breastfeeding and kangaroo care. These two babies were late preterm deliveries, between 32 and 37 weeks gestation.
Premature labour and delivery is a common problem in Africa, accounting for 12% of births. Half of all babies who die in the first month of life are premature or born too small, so when we see these babies coming back for a visit it is very rewarding.