Neonatal incubator, London, England, c. 1955
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Glossary: premature birth
The birth of a baby before 37 weeks (259 days) of pregnancy.
The branch of medicine dealing with the medical care of children, infants and adolescents. The patient age limit is usually 14-18, depending on the country. A medical practitioner who specializes in this area is known as a paediatrician.
A container in which environmental conditions can be maintained. When babies are born prematurely, they are placed in an incubator to maintain the correct temperature and humidity.