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What does PREEMIE stand for?

PREEMIE stands for Premature Child

This definition appears frequently

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Davis and clinical psychologist Mara Tesler Stein addresses dealing with powerful and painful emotions associated with being the parent of a premature child, physical recovery from difficult childbirth, forming bonds with one's baby when it must be kept in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), dealing with the difficulties of discharge, homecoming, and settling in, observing one's child for evidence of disabilities and coping with them, and also, how to deal with the loss of a child.
Moreover, the fetus at this point is substantially identical to a premature child should it be delivered, and so merits protections similar (although not necessarily identical) to those afforded a premature child.