Fantasia Barrino has a lot to sing about lately. Although she welcomed her third child in late May with her husband, Kendall Taylor, the baby’s early arrival caused her to stay in the NICU to be monitored and cared for.
But she just came home and Fantasia couldn’t be more happy and emotional. Fantasia posted that her newborn daughter, Keziah, was finally leaving the Newborn Intensive Care Unit one month after her birth.
On Tuesday, the 36-year-old American Idol alum shared a sweet photo of baby Keziah in a precious white ruffled outfit with matching booties, writing, “Welcome Home @keziahlondontaylor🎀.”
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Earlier this month, Barrino posted a selfie in which she was holding the child with the caption, ‘Almost Home.’
Barrino opened up about her daughter in late May, writing, “Keziah was born a little too early but she is a fighter just like her Mother.”
Each year, about 1 in 10 babies in the United States is born prematurely. Premature babies may not be fully developed at birth. They may have more health problems and may need to stay in the hospital longer than babies born later. Thanks to advances in medical care, even babies born very prematurely are more likely to survive today than ever before.
Babies born before 34 weeks of pregnancy, like Keziah, can be more likely to have health problems. And babies born between 34 and 37 weeks of pregnancy are also at increased risk of having health problems related to premature birth.
Some premature babies need to spend time in a hospital’s newborn intensive care unit (NICU). Premature babies stay in the NICU until their organs develop enough to stay alive without medical support. Some babies need NICU care for weeks or months until they can breathe on their own, eat by mouth and maintain their body temperature and body weight.
Premature babies may have more health issues than babies born later including: