He recovered from small-pox in his fourth year with crippled hands and eyesight permanently impaired; and a constitution enfeebled by premature birth had to withstand successive shocks of severe illness.
Most striking was the widespread belief that premature birth is rare.
My mother hearing of the Spanish Armada sailing up the English channel gave premature birth to me ' .
Almost one in ten incorrectly assume that premature birth is mostly genetic and runs in the family.
The premature birth of a baby can be a difficult time for parents, especially if that child endures physical or mental challenges.