Moderate Preterm


If your healthcare provider informs you that your baby will be born "moderately preterm," what does it signify, and what can you anticipate if you have a baby born moderately premature?

There are many definitions of prematurity, but the mostly widely accepted are:

  • Late preterm infants: Gestational age (GA) between 34 weeks and 36 weeks and 6 days
  • Moderate preterm infants: GA between 32 weeks and 33 weeks and 6 days
  • Very preterm (VPT) infants: GA at or below 32 weeks
  • Extremely preterm (EPT) infants: GA at or below 28 weeks (also called a micro-preemie)
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