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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.

    Births occurring between 34 and 36 weeks, are sometimes labeled as 'near term,' but now preferentially referred to as 'late preterm.
    As gestational age decreases, the incidence of Cerebral Palsy increases and the risk is more than 3 times greater in late preterm infants vs term infants. As gestational age decreases, the incidence of developmental delay/mental retardation increases and the risk is slightly greater in late preterm infants vs term infants. The incidence of seizure disorder is greater in infants of 30 to 33 weeks' gestation, but not in late preterm infants vs term infants. So there is nothing to worry about. But monitor regularly and follow up on developmental assessment with your Pediatrician.

    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back with follow-up questions.

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