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Doctor insights on: Babies Born At 25 Weeks Chance Of Survival

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My babies heart rate was 170 beats/min in 8 weeks 6 days, 166 in 13 weeks 1 day, 137 in 25 weeks. By this can I able to know the gender of the baby?

My babies heart rate was 170 beats/min in 8 weeks 6 days, 166 in 13 weeks 1 day, 137 in 25 weeks. By this can I able to know the gender of the baby?

No: Heart rate isn't indicative of baby's gender, careful ultrasound exam or even more invasive procedures like CVS would tell, I can appreciate social implications, better wait though or resort to ultrasound, wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy infant of any gender ...Read more

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What causes a baby to be born at 25 weeks?

What causes a baby to be born at 25 weeks?

Sometimes necessary: In rare cases, the expectant woman is very ill from preeclampsia, maternal condition, etc or is in unstoppable labor or at risk from infection or bleeding, so needs delivery to preserve the health of her and often also the baby. In other cases, the condition of the fetus is deteriorating so delivery is carried out to prevent further harm or death. This is a very difficult decision by expert team. ...Read more

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Born 3mths. Premature. I had kidney issues up until age 6. I was on kidney meds but grew out of it. I'm 26&want babies. What's my chance of Preeclampsia?

Born 3mths. Premature. I had kidney issues up until age 6. I was on kidney meds but grew out of it. I'm 26&want babies. What's my chance of Preeclampsia?

Depends: If your kidney function is totally normal (tests can be done to check this) and you have no blood pressure issues at all, then the chance of getting preeclampsia should be about the same as that of the general population, which is approximately 15%. See your doctor to have kidney function and blood pressure assessed before you start trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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I'm 25 weeks pregnant. Diagnosed with placenta previa totalis. Baby is in breech position. Is there a chance of my placenta migrating and baby rotating?

I'm 25 weeks pregnant. Diagnosed with placenta previa totalis. Baby is in breech position. Is there a chance of my placenta migrating and baby rotating?

Yes there is!: As the uterus grows your placenta may migrate up, and the baby may turn to the vertex (head down) position. There is no guarantee. You need to be watched closely. If previa still exists and/or baby is still breech at term, you'll need a c section. Avoid intercourse or anything else in the vagina while you have a previa. This could cause severe bleeding. Be seen for any bleeding. Good luck. ...Read more

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5'4 and 115 pds, thin frame size 2, just found out I'm having twins. Will I have a problem carrying babies to term? Chances of babies born small?

5'4 and 115 pds, thin frame size 2, just found out I'm having twins. Will I have a problem carrying babies to term? Chances of babies born small?

Maternal age: It is really important to choose an Obgyn and begin your prenatal care. All twin pregnancies are high risk. Your age of 39 also makes the pregnancy high risk. Your small stature is not likely to be an issue increasing risk but of course each case needs to be managed individually ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of premature babies?

What is the survival rate of premature babies?

10-99 %: It really depends on how premature they are. With every week they stay inside the mom, their stay in the intensive care unit goes down by several weeks and their survival rates rise significantly. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of infant with encephalitis?

What is the survival rate of infant with encephalitis?

Encephalitis: The survival rate is based on the type of infection and how quickly it is treated and then the response to the antibiotics. With present day treatments and early intervention the results of survival have surprising good. ...Read more

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I had an ultrasound today at 8 weeks 3 days pregnant, the babies heart rate was 172 bpm is this normal? And a good sign of survival?

I had an ultrasound today at 8 weeks 3 days pregnant, the babies heart rate was 172 bpm is this normal? And a good sign of survival?

Normal HR: Normal heart rate at around 8 weeks. A normal HR at 8 weeks is a good sign but is not a good predictor of long term issues/survival. Take good care of yourself and work with your OB/GYN closely over the coming months and ask lots of questions. A new baby is an both an exciting and scary time. Good luck. ...Read more

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Survival possibility of b positive father and o negative mother babies?

Survival possibility of b positive father and o negative mother babies?

Seldom a problem: With regular prenatal care this combination is seldom a problem. The bigger threat is unrecognized rh sensitization/ reaction in baby & preventive care using Rhogam during and after pregnancy if needed has dropped the frequency of rh disease significantly. B to o issues occasionally cause a moderate jaundice problem that needs monitoring but I've never seen one produce a major problem. ...Read more

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Is it possible for your baby to move & kick too much? I'm 25 weeks & my baby moves all the time.

Is it possible for your baby to move & kick too much? I'm 25 weeks & my baby moves all the time.

Possible: Some people have active babies, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Let your ob/gyn know how active your baby is and keep regular appointments. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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I'm 25 weeks and 4 days pregnant my baby weighs 1.2 kgs does this mean she'll just be a big baby or is this a health risk?

I'm 25 weeks and 4 days pregnant my baby weighs 1.2 kgs does this mean she'll just be a big baby or is this a health risk?

Needs monitoring: Larger than average babies are a concern although they may be perfectly normal. Don't jump to conclusions at this early stage because estimating weight can be very imprecise, but it is something to recheck as you get farther along. ...Read more

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25 weeks scan babys BPD & FAC is 6 days ahead & FL is 4 days behind gest age I & husbnd are short 5.1 & 5.5 should I wory? It was normal at 20 week.

25 weeks scan babys BPD & FAC is 6 days ahead & FL is 4 days behind gest age I & husbnd are short 5.1 & 5.5 should I wory? It was normal at 20 week.

Clarify results: This is a very specific question and will need to be addressed by your doctor. Based on the limited information provided the measurements are within the expected margin of error of a 25 week sonogram. ...Read more

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25 weeks how much of a reduced movement from baby should I be worried about I still feel him move here and there but not as much should I be worried?

25 weeks how much of a reduced movement from baby should I be worried about I still feel him move here and there but not as much should I be worried?

Not necessarily: Fetal movement changes as the baby gets bigger and has less room to move. Counting kicks is one of the ways to assess fetal well being. To do this, pick a time of day preferably after a meal and lie down on your side and count the number of times the baby moves in 30 minutes. If it is decreased, eat or drink something cold and sweet and count for another 30 minutes. If it remains alot less call MD ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival for baby's born at 29 weeks?

What are the chances of survival for baby's born at 29 weeks?

Excellent: Please discuss with the neonatologist at your hospital they can give u the exact percenatage and discuss problems the baby will have and give an estimate how long it will be in the special care nursery. ...Read more

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Why are some babies born without vernix?

Why are some babies born without vernix?

Overdue: Usually babies who are overdue (40-41 weeks) are usually born without vernix and do have wrinkly skin. ...Read more

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What causes babies to be born pigen toed?

What causes babies to be born pigen toed?

A couple of things: Heredity and/or fetal position in the womb can cause an intoed position of the foot. ...Read more

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Are any babies born with Rh disease these days?

Are any babies born with Rh disease these days?

Very Few: If mother is rh-, during the pregnancy they are given a shot of Rhogam to prevent mom's sensitization and is repeated after birth if the baby is rh+. This has decreased the incidence of rh disease considerably. ...Read more

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How are babies born already addicted to a drug?

How are babies born already addicted to a drug?

It happends: If a babies nervous system has been exposed to addictive substances during the later stages of pregnancy, they will generally undergo a withdrawal process similar to that of an addict after birth. This can be very dramatic, with high pitched crying & a hyper reactive nervous system for days or weeks after birth. Pediatricians and neonatologists will often medicate the child for comfort during this. ...Read more

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How much do babies usually weigh when they are born?

How much do babies usually weigh when they are born?

Depends: This depends on the gestational age of the baby at the time of birth (how many weeks was the pregnancy).
Babies who are born full term can vary in weight. The growth chart available from the cdc can be found here: http://www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts/data/set1clinical/cj41l017.pdf ...Read more

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Do babies brains continue to develop after they're born?

Do babies brains continue to develop after they're born?

Yes: Technically, they never stop developing; every time you learn something new, you develop new connections in the brain, be you a month old, or 90 years. The rapid maturation goes on well into the teen years. ...Read more

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Are babies immune systems low since they were just born?

Are babies immune systems low since they were just born?

Yes and no: They received immune factors from their mother during pregnancy that acheive higher/lb amounts than mother has herself. They can also receive IgA in breast milk that acts to preven germs from attaching to babies insides and causing infections. Yet this is temporary and will fade over 2-3mo. Their system does not hold on to stimulation by shots well, so many doses are neeeded the 1st yr. ...Read more

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Are babies born knowing how to hold their breath and swim?

Are babies born knowing how to hold their breath and swim?

No: Babies are not born knowing how to swim. A baby can sometimes hold their breath as a reflex, but this should not be mistaken as an innate ability to swim. Water can be very dangerous for your baby: it takes a very short time for a baby to drown. It is extremely important that you carefully monitor your baby at all times whenever he or she is near water, and this includes the bath tub. ...Read more

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Would u say that babies chances of surviving surgery r good?

Would u say that babies chances of surviving surgery r good?

Imcomplete question: This site can provide valuable incite for many issues if you use it properly. When you submit a question, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review. This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete, We do not have access to any previous question or data you upload ...Read more

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Is it true that only 4 percent of babies are born on their due date?

Is it true that only 4 percent of babies are born on their due date?

Little higher: It actually used to be closer to 10%, but with more scheduled inductions and C-sections at around 39 weeks, the actual number has dropped below that 10%. I doubt it has dropped as low as 4% though. I certainly have not seen a number that low yet, but I'm sure it's headed that way. ...Read more

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Well I have a fybroid of 7 cm. I'm only 22 do I have a chance of having babies?

Well I have a fybroid of 7 cm. I'm only 22 do I have a chance of having babies?

Yes: Fibroids are common and many women with them become pregnant. Sometimes they can affect your ability to get pregnant, particularly if they are in the lining of the uterus where an embryo (potential baby) implants. Large fibroids (greater than 5cm) sometimes can also block the fallopian tubes making it difficult for the sperm to reach the eggs. If you have difficulty, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are my baby's chances of completely normal survival if born premature at 28 weeks?

What are my baby's chances of completely normal survival if born premature at 28 weeks?

Great!: Now days babies born at 28 weeks, have a 95% chance of survival. It does not mean they will not require a lot of care and support both inside and out the nicu. ...Read more