Preterm infants are not like babies born at full term. Having been born as early as 24 week’s gestation, these infants often go home many weeks before their original due date, weighing just over 4 pounds and often with multiple ongoing medical needs due to their prematurity.
Until now, these infants were sent home without additional resources to support their anxious parents who have become accustomed to not only having their infant monitored 24/7 but immediate access to medical assistance. Predictably, these infants have a much higher number of ER visits and hospital readmissions compared to full-term infants.
Firstday Healthcare was created by neonatologists looking to change this status quo and give these infants their best chance to grow safety at home.