In a recent Guardian article, author Len Tyler remembers the premature birth of his daughter at 31 weeks. She’s now in her final year at university and fit enough to run a marathon. He mentions that Mozart was a premature baby, and obviously went on to great things. But not all are so lucky, many premature babies are left with disabilities. Wonder if anyone has done a doc comparing the outcomes of premature births at different stages through pregnancy? Neonatal care has advanced significantly over the last twenty years, so it would be interesting to do some kind of study comparing the care (and survival rates) from 40, 30, 20 and 10 years ago.
Could also be a way into doing some female-skewing contemporary history.