Late Preterm Infants

A Guide for Nurses, Midwives, Clinicians and Allied Health Professionals

  • Shahirose Sadrudin Premji

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Katherine Bright, Gisela Becker
    Pages 17-36
  3. Catherine Ringham, Janet M. Rankin, Shahirose Sadrudin Premji, Lenora Marcellus
    Pages 53-65
  4. Aliyah Dosani, Dianne Creighton, Abhay K. Lodha
    Pages 115-134
  5. Shahirose Sadrudin Premji, Gisela Becker, Katherine Bright, Genevieve Currie, Aliyah Dosani, Susan Kau et al.
    Pages 147-152

About this book


This volume analyses the distinct care needs of late preterm infants and their parents by reflecting on the best available evidence to inform on practice and latest innovations in care. It addresses the spectrum of issues experienced by late preterm infants and their parents to ensure their health life trajectories. We define late preterm infants as those born between 34 0/7 to 36 6/7   weeks’ gestational age. 

The book uses creative writing prompts and a narrative style to gain insight and self-reflection in and on practice to move the reader to embracing best practices.  Issues such as mother’s physical and emotional health, father’s burden in postpartum period and neurodevelopmental outcomes of late preterm infants are specifically addressed.

Areas of innovation are shared for consideration to prompt readers thinking about continuous improvement in quality of care. The book shares  local and global perspectives to address the common concerns related to care of late preterm infants and their families, and to foster a partnership in promoting their health all across the globe. It  is intended to any health care providers such as nurses, midwives, physicians and other allied care professionals like health visitors, community health workers.


Late preterm infants Near-term infants Delivery of health care Evidence-based practice Mother’s physical and emotional health

Editors and affiliations

  • Shahirose Sadrudin Premji
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Nursing, Faculty of HealthYork UniversityTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-94351-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-94352-7
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