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betazoidbabeazoid t1_jbt7teo wrote

I was born at 23 weeks and the only lifelong problems I’ve experienced this far are mental health related. So afaik it’s a toss up on whether that’s just hereditary or also heavily influenced by premie status.


Mentalfloss1 t1_jbt9o51 wrote

That would be hard to discern as there are plenty of 40-weekers who have mental health issues. I'm glad you made it.

My wife worked in NICU long enough that a young dad was in with his premie and my wife was caring for it. The dad knew my wife's name and they were both flabbergasted. He had been a premie about 19 years before and my wife took care of him.