Dr. Saroj Saigal obtained her medical degree in India and trained in newborn medicine at the universities of Edinburgh, McGill, and McMaster. She joined McMaster University as a neonatologist in the newly-opened Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in 1973. At the same time, she started the Neonatal Follow-up Program for premature infants, one of the few such programs in the country at the time, and was the medical director for forty years. Dr. Saigal has been Professor of Pediatrics since 1984, is currently Professor Emerita at McMaster, and continues to run the follow-up clinic. Dr. Saigal is the recipient of several prestigious awards from both the Canadian and American Pediatric and Neonatal Societies for her lifetime achievements and many contributions to research and the care of high-risk infants. She has numerous publications in leading medical journals. Dr. Saigal is internationally recognized for her studies focusing on the quality of life and consequences of having been born extremely premature. This is her first book for a general audience.