There are a lot of old wives tales when it comes to the miracle that is bringing another human into this world, and preemies are definitely not excluded from this. With so many myths about preemies, Romper asked experts about the most common misconceptions they've heard about from their patients, what they've seen in the media, and what they've heard from family and friends. Not only have they heard some pretty outlandish myths in their careers, they were able to provide the real facts. Knowledge is super important when dealing with the stress of having a preemie.
It's nerve-wracking enough when your baby is born early. The last thing you need is a bunch of false information making it even harder to handle. So take a deep breath and read on, and definitely stop Googling medical issues until you make yourself sick with worry. Let the experts help you separate fact from fiction, hopefully giving you a little peace of mind. When you tell people you have a preemie, they'll no doubt be more than willing to share all sorts of well-meaning advice, but that doesn't mean it's accurate. Be armed with the truth about premature infants and what they need to thrive, and you can shut down those myth-spreaders in no time.