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Is A Baby Born At 36 Weeks Premature
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
Yes;Depending: The survival of an infant at 28 wks is possible at most centers that are prepared for such deliveries. Early recognition & aggressive treatment of respiratory & other issues are needed & with rx they can make it.However, some deliver prematurely because of problems such as infection, maternal hypertension, etc. & the degree of instability caused by these issues can influence outcome. ...Read more
Gestational age at 13.8 weeks, fetal heart beat 165& at 18.1 weeks, 155. Is my baby gender boy or girl?
Is there a big difference in fetal development and maturation if a baby was born at 31 weeks compared to 35.5 weeks?
yes: You are talking about a difference of about ten percent and the difference between the two gestational ages is significant. Most 35 weekers will do ok from a lung perspective but many 31 weekers will have resp. Issues. Both are preemie but one is much closer to term. ...Read more
9weeks pregnant ultrasound shows twins. One baby healthy with heartbeat. Other baby stopped growing at 7weeks. Is this dangerous for the healthy baby?
Usually excellent: “Babies born after 35 weeks are only mildly preterm and usually do very well.” (http://www.birth.com.au/premature-baby/survival-of-preterm-babies-gestation#.VVpX1fFdWM8) ...Read more
Premature baby: The survival rate for your baby depends on many factors concerning your babies health and condition. You should ask this question to your pediatrician who can give your the best information. ...Read more
Not clear: The answer as to why prematurely born males have a higher mortality rate than females is not completely understood. ...Read more
I am 34yr. had 2 miscarriages at 20weeks. have 1 baby born at 31 weeks after cerclage.had gestational diabetes.possible risks for another baby?
Not commonly.: Late preterm birth such as the one you inquire about at 36 weeks has increased risks for neonatal morbidities such as difficulty eating, breathing, infection and death - but only slightly compared to full term (39-40 weeks) births. Most 36 weekers go home with mom within 2-3 days of life and do just fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really...: A breech baby simply means that the baby is bottom down instead of head down. This doesn't affect the baby until its time to deliver. Because delivering the bottom first is more risky to the baby, most Ob/Gyns will recommend a c/section or an attempt to turn the baby around. C/Sections are very safe for you and for the baby. Best wishes! ...Read more
Is it rare that a baby born at 31 weeks has no breathing issues, or does a baby born this early almost always have issues?
Most do, some don't: The frequency of breathing issues for a 31 wk premi exceed 75%, which vary in intensity. Some that do not appear to have problems initially will do so in the first several days. Some that were under a good deal of stress during pregnancy may accelerate their lung maturity. ...Read more
Pregnancy: With a fetal heart rate at 6 weeks the chances of miscarriage are reduced significantly: to around 3 to 5%. Factors which increase the risk of miscarriage include prior obstetric history (like if the patient has had recurrent miscarriage), any systemic medical illnesses. And advanced maternal age. Good prenatal care is important to improve the chances of a successful pregnnacy. ...Read more
See below: The first month of life is the newborn period. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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