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All new parents face challenges, but some babies may need extra care.  

Here's an overview of what you can expect if your baby's born early, has a low birth weight, or if you're carrying more than one.

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Special Issues With Multiple Births

Special Issues With Multiple Births

August 12, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

If you're expecting more than one baby, you already know you'll be facing extra challenges as parents.
Special Issues With Low Weight Babies

Special Issues With Low Weight Babies

August 12, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Babies who weigh less than 2.5 kilograms (5.5 pounds) at birth are considered "low birth weight" babies. Some, but not all, are born preterm.
Meeting the Needs of Pre-term Babies

Meeting the Needs of Pre-term Babies

August 8, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

If you go into labour before the 38th week of your pregnancy, your baby will be "preterm" and may need special care. Giving birth prematurely can be stressful and unexpected.

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