Among the infants defined as very premature, Children's neonatal team delivers some of the highest survival and lowest complication rates in the world. Very premature infants, sometimes referred to as "micro preemies," are those who are born between 22 and 29 weeks gestation and frequently weigh less than 1,500 grams at birth.
- Researchers Find "Micro Preemie" Infant Outcomes Improve Over Long-term Due to Quality Improvement Collaborative
- Children's NICU, Dr. Hoekstra's micro preemie study, in local and national spotlight
- Video: Children's NICU, Dr. Hoekstra's micro preemie study, on Inside Edition
- Elissa's Story: A micro preemie miracle, all grown up
- Alicia's Story: I was delivered four months early.
- Charlie's Story: At 1-pound, 13-ounces, I was classified as a micro-preemie
- Jonathan's Story: At birth, I weighed just over 2 pounds