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Premature labour is associated with a greater 

A. Risk of maternal complications. 

B. Risk of cerebral haemorrhage in the fetus. 

C. Fat content of the baby’s skin. 

D. Fetal head to body size ratio. 

E. Need to feed the baby with milk.

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A. False The fetus is smaller and is delivered more easily. 

B. True Due to the greater fragility of cerebral veins at this stage of maturity. 

C. False The skin tends to be brick red due to lack of fat. 

D. True The body ‘catches up’ in late pregnancy. 

E. False Milk is less well digested by premature infants. 

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