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What challenges do premature babies face?

What challenges do premature babies face?

Extensive list: The risks are following depends how premature the baby is: rds -respiratory distress syndrome, bpd- bronchopulmonary dysplasia, pda- patent dustus arteriosus, nec- necrotising enterocolitis ivh- intracranial bleed rop- retinopathy of prematurity hypothermia feeding intolerance prolonged hospital stay sepsis cerebral palsy learning disabilities developmental delays death. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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When do premature retinas become developed in premature babies?

When do premature retinas become developed in premature babies?

Rop: Infants born before 32 wks of age are at greatest risk for developing retinopathy of prematurity. Infants at risk are monitored beginning at 4 wks of age or 32 wks whichever is later retinas typically are mature at about 37 wks but this can vary, and so retinas are typically monitored until mature. ...Read more

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4 month old baby born at 35w+3days. Should baby's born this early (5weeks) wait longer until they are introduced to solids?

4 month old baby born at 35w+3days. Should baby's born this early (5weeks) wait longer until they are introduced to solids?

Baby diet: Basically, in these days we do not recommend early introduction of solid food not even to full term infants because of food allergies. If the baby is growing well you may introduce the solid food around 6 mo of age unless otherwise advised by his pediatrician. ...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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How do newborns born at 36weeks and 4days behave after birth?

How do newborns born at 36weeks and 4days behave after birth?

Typically well: While there is an small increased chance of some breathing problems and maybe feeding issues, the vast majority of these babies do very well and only need typical newborn nursery care. ...Read more

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Do premature babies grow up to be short adults?

Do premature babies grow up to be short adults?

Not necessarily: Extremely early or very low birth weight babies may be generally smaller in height and weight as adults than term babies, but many preterm babies grow to essentially normal height (genetically determined). ...Read more

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Will crack babies have behavior problems in later years?

Will crack babies have behavior problems in later years?

Possibly.: But how they are cared for after they are born is probably more important. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12220044/. ...Read more

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Can babies get seizures while in utero? Will that continue affecting them once they're born? 27w pregnant, baby makes erratic movements/twitches.

Can babies get seizures while in utero? Will that continue affecting them once they're born? 27w pregnant, baby makes erratic movements/twitches.

Usually not: What you are probably feeling are random movements from the baby, or possibly hiccups. Both are very common and normal. ...Read more

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Why does 7 months premature baby is safer than 8 months premature baby?

Why does 7 months premature baby is safer than 8 months premature baby?

More information: Premature delivery is typically defined as less than or before 37 weeks gestation. The incidence of complications increases based on earlier gestational age and lower birth weight. Management of expectant mothers can include drugs to prevent premature delivery and to improve development of the lungs. ...Read more

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Does nec only happen to premature babies?

Does nec only happen to premature babies?

No: Necrotizing enterocolitis (nec) is a serious intestinal problem that occurs in some premature babies. Nec can happen, but is much less common, in full-term babies. In nec, a combination of decreased blood flow to the intestines plus infection of the intestines with bacteria, leads to severe damage to parts of the intestines. Surgical removal of some damaged intestines must be done in some cases. ...Read more

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When will my premature baby start reaching developmental milestones on time?

When will my premature baby start reaching developmental milestones on time?

That depends...: It depends on how early your baby was. A premie's development is compared with others who are the same "corrected age" (chronologic age minus the number of weeks or months the baby was born early) until age two, when most will be "caught up" developmentally with their chronologic age-mates (babies born on the same date as they were). If a baby is only mildly preterm, he may catch up earlier. ...Read more

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My 3.5 month old baby smiles and babbles the whole time but he does not laugh yet. Should I be worried? When do babies generally start to laugh?

My 3.5 month old baby smiles and babbles the whole time but he does not laugh yet. Should I be worried?
When do babies generally start to laugh?

Laughing and babblin: Your son is doing just fine! Babbling responsively is the beginnings of verbal communication and probably more important than laughing. The deliciousness that is a baby's laugh is not far behind. It can be hard to wait. ...Read more

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Have anxiety, depression; baby born premature. Will my BP return to normal soon? Baby 1week & still @ hospital.

Have anxiety, depression; baby born premature. Will my BP return to normal soon? Baby 1week & still @ hospital.

U need to see PCP/OB: You raise several issues which are common & need further exploration. You should arrange to see your OB or pcp & discuss this in detail. You are not alone in this process but many in the same situation feel reluctant to ask for help. Make the call. Your baby will need you up to full strength when s/he is ready to come home. ...Read more

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How often do babies die after amnio?

How often do babies die after amnio?

<1:200-1:1000.: Amniocentesis complcations occur infrequently nowadays, with most recent studies quoting an overall complication rate of 1:200 - 1:1, 000. Fetal loss is a component of these complications and should occur even more rarely than those numbers above. ...Read more

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At what age do babies crawl usually?

At what age do babies crawl usually?

8mo: The reciprocal movements of crawling emerge in most kids about the same time as they can stand & make stepping movements with their hands held.This has some variation but is usually 8-9m. ...Read more

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Why do new borns and babies sleep so much ?

Why do new borns and babies sleep so much ?

Need for growth/dvp: Infants have few needs for function. They need to be awake for feeding and it helps you bond if they acknowledge you, but their main job is to grow bigger and dramatically improve control over their marvelous body.This takes sleep and nutrition.As they enter their teen years again they grow faster and need more sleep, while adults may get by on little.Its all part of the balance in human growth. ...Read more

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Until what age do babies breastfeed?

Until what age do babies breastfeed?

Until you stop them!: Some mothers have breastfed well into childhood. Most happy breast feeders will continue until you stop them. If you can give them at least six months, you have provided many healthy benefits. ...Read more

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There is not much info about iugr babies why do they have issues with feeding? Should i expect my iugr baby to start solids like normal babies?

There is not much info about iugr babies why do they have issues with feeding? Should i expect my iugr baby to start solids like normal babies?

IUGR : Iugr can be caused by alot of different things. The iugr can also affect different parts of your baby and their development. So, not all iugr babies are exactly alike when it comes to feeding. Some feed just fine and i would assume yours will also. You can offer solids (soft foods like fruit or rice cereal) at anywhere from 4 months to 6 months and see how your baby does. ...Read more

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My baby is premature baby (36 weeks) .. when he can make "tummy time"?

My baby is premature baby (36 weeks) .. when he can make "tummy time"?

Tummy time: Tummy time can take place anytime under constant supervision by an adult. ...Read more

Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Premature Delivery (Definition)

Premature delivery is birth prior to the 37th ...Read more