Premature Babies Resource Centre


This guide was prepared to help community health representatives (CHRs) inNunavut access information about premature babies that is available at The Hospital for Sick Children’s (SickKids) website, The evidence-based health information was created in collaboration with expert health professionals at SickKids.

Because the Premature Babies resource centre on is hundreds of pages long, and material on a topic is sometimes spread across several pages, it can be challenging to find information without a fast Internet connection. This summary guide will help.

The guide is available in English, French, and Inuktitut.

List of Topics

  • Detailed index of resource centre
  • About premature babies
  • Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS)
  • Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH)
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin problems in newborn babies
  • Effects of prematurity on behaviour and intellectual ability
  • Premature babies: Learning disabilities
  • Development of speech and language
  • Small for gestational age