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Does Premature Prolonged Rupture Of Membranes Cause Preterm Labor
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
Preterm labor: Premature labor is caused by inflammation or infection. Magnesium has been used for the treatment of premature labor, but multiple studies have shown that it doesn't really stop contractions. Its use for this indication is declining. Withdrawing an ineffective medication can't cause premature labor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pitocin (oxytocin): Pitocin (oxytocin) is what your own body makes to help you squeeze out a baby. It helps increase the effectiveness of the contractions. Drs can add a supplement to assist labor & at proper doses it speeds the process.Babies can grow well during pregnancy with a cord/placenta that in not healthy enough to endure the stress of labor(leading to a distress pattern) nurses can stop added pit but not what u make. ...Read more
It can.: Amniocentesis involves introducing a fine needle into the pregnancy sac to retrieve some amniotic fluid for fetal dna testing. That technique had inherent risks for complications, including preterm labor and preterm premature rupture of membranes. The risk for any of these complications to occur is <1%, but is real and devastating if they do occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bleeding and Cntrxns: Previa: Placenta overlies the cervix/birth canal. Gr 1 means placenta is close, Gr 4 means it's directly overlying/blocking the baby's exit -- high chance of preterm labor & bleeding; you'd need a C/S at 36-37wks. More common in woman w/ hx of C/S & smoking. Not much you can do but wait. If dx'ed early, the uterus still grows/stretches and a placenta can migrate away even in 3rd tri. Follow w/ US. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a tight link between first trimester subchorionic hemorrhage and second trimester preterm premature rupture of membranes?
It can: Placenta previa means that the placenta is blocking to cervix, which is the opening from the uterus to the vagina. If the cervix starts to open, heavy bleeding can occur, making it necessary to deliver early to protect mom's health. To reduce the risk of life-threatening bleeding, doctors may deliver early. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does BV always lead to preterm labor or miscarriage? What is the chance of these problems to occur if recurrent?
No: Bacterial vaginosis, while increasing the risk of preterm delivery, does not mean it will absolutely happen. There is little evidence it has any effect on miscarriage rates. If you have chronic BV or recurrent bouts of the condition, then you need to talk to your OB about your concerns with regard to pregnancy problems and options for treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not the same: A premature rupture of membranes (also known as "PROM") means that your water breaks before you actually go into labor. If this happens for more than 12-18 hours before you go into labor, then yes, this is harmful for the baby. It could lead to an infection. This risk is even higher if you are GBS positive. If your water breaks prematurely, you should call your Ob/Gyn to discuss the game plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What analysis should be done to find a cause of preterm premature rupture of membranes at 24 weeks of gestation?
Frequently no reason: Uterine infection, multiple fetuses were probably looked into. Good luck. ...Read more
Pregnant with triplet.Have history of preterm labor 29 weeks (twins) due to rupture membrane.Is it important to do cervical cerclage? (cervix is fine)
Hmmmm. : Let's see. You had preterm labor at 29 weeks with twins and are pregnant with triplets? I'd go for cerclage given the risk of an incompetent cervix is present with 3 babies. I'm guessing you see a perinatologist? If that's what she/he is recommending, i'd sign up for it. Good luck. ...Read more
Had preterm labor at 21weeks due to water broke early, don't know the cause, loss baby.What are the chances for it to happen again if pregnant?
Asking your OB: I would ask this question of your ob. They will have experience examining you and know all of your test results, things that none of us here know about you. Any answer we give you here will be pure speculation. ...Read more
One of the causes: Infection of the placental chorionic villi is called villositis. Infection is one of the causes for premature rupture of membranes. If membrane rupture occurs and infection is present then treated with antibiotics and delivery is warranted. Often villosisits is diagnosed after delivery during an examination of the placenta. ...Read more
Can you tell me about premature rupture of membranes cause by villositis bacteria in the placenta?
Which of the following can be a cause of preterm premature rupture of membranes before 24 weeks of pregnancy? : high tsh, high prolactin, low dhea.
I had a preterm labour at 21 weeks and lost my baby. I had severe contractions and my water broke? will it happen again in my next preg. No infection
Seek Napro : I'm so sorry!! this can be caused by infection, low progesterone levels, shortened cervix and unknown causes... So it is uncertain if it will definitely happen again... You will be considered high risk next time, they should check the length of your cervix, check for infections like bv, yeast, ... And if you know a Napro technology trained doc they can check progesterone and give back if needed ...Read more
Over 24 hours, but..: If more than 24 hours have passed between rupture of membranes and delivery the description of prolonged rupture of the membranes may be used. In such cases the risk of the baby and/or the mother getting an infection rises. So, generally in a full term situation you would like to achieve delivery sooner than that. When pregnancies are before the full term point you might want to avoid delivery. ...Read more
Greater than 24 hr: More than 24 hr.Get a more detailed answer ›
About 22+ weeks: After 22+ weeks of gestation many ob's will attempt to use tocolytics to stop labor, especially if the mother has had repeat pregnancy losses. Viability of a live fetus however is dependant upon the nicu of the hospital and its' care until the fetal lungs are mature enough to breathe and survive once pre-term delivery occurs. ...Read more
Went I to preterm labor at 32w. Able to stop it. I'm 35+2 and 2cm dilated. Is there a chance to have this baby early too?
Possible: It is still possible to go into early labor. But at this time the likelihood of having a safe delivery and healthy baby are higher. Follow you doctor's instructions closely and you may be able to postpone delivery longer. Best wishes and congratulations! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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