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Why might a premature infant have brain problems after birth?

The brain of a premature baby is still growing and developing, and many of the blood vessels are quite fragile. Babies born before 30 weeks of gestation are prone to have significant bleeding in the brain during labor, delivery, or the first few days after birth.

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