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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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What sort of problem is a premature baby's "pausing" during breathing?

What sort of problem is a premature baby's "pausing" during breathing?

Variable issue: After birth, a baby must learn how fast/how deep to breathe to get needed oxygen in various levels of activity from quiet sleep to full fussy behavior. Premi's are less capable in figureing out the cycles, often forgetting to breathe when needed.Although brief pauses are nl, long pauses can lead to low o2 brain injury.Drs use monitors & various meds to manage the premi problem until it resolves. ...Read more

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What is d effect of apnea in a premature baby. I have a premature baby of 28weeks. He has frequent apnea cases?

What is d effect of apnea in a premature baby. I have a premature baby of 28weeks. He has frequent apnea cases?

Apnea: In premature babies is common, a complex mechanism, but simply their respirotory and nervous systems aren't developed fully, so it takes time, in addition to other problems usually present in their lungs, the neonatologist(s) looking after your premature baby are best to answer your questions and communicate the progress of the case, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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Why is 8 month premature baby boy is high risk to die than a premature baby girl?

Why is 8 month premature baby boy is high risk to die than a premature baby girl?

Not clear: The answer as to why prematurely born males have a higher mortality rate than females is not completely understood. ...Read more

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What is the process of lung development for a premature baby?

What is the process of lung development for a premature baby?

Time and good care: Depending on how premature the baby, will determine how long until the lungs fully develop. The little air sacs at the ends of the airtubes just take time to develop. They are very important, though, as this is where the gas exchange takes place in the lungs. In the meantime, baby might get doses of surfactant, a medicine that helps keep the lungs from sticking together. Try to be patient! ...Read more

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Before how many weeks is a delivery considered a premature baby?

Before how many weeks is a delivery considered a  premature baby?

Before 37 weeks: 37 weeks of pregnancy and beyond is considered "full term". Even babies born between 37 and 39 weeks can have more problems with breathing and eating than babies born after 39 weeks though. ...Read more

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Is small baby from iugr the same as small baby from premature birth?

Is small baby from iugr the same as small baby from premature birth?

They are different: Iugr =small for gestational age= a small baby despite appropriate length of gestation/pregnancy--causes: smoking, alcohol abuse, drug use, infections, excessively low amniotic fluids, maternal hypertension, hypothyroid etc... Preterm means baby is born before its time and thus had not the opportunity to grow in utero! if you still have question, repost here or consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a tight link between first trimester subchorionic hemorrhage and second trimester preterm premature rupture of membranes?

Is there a tight link between first trimester subchorionic hemorrhage and second trimester preterm premature rupture of membranes?

Yes: The subchorionic hemorrhage needs to be followed closely. Most resolve with rest and decreased activity. If they do not, and bleeding continues, they can progress to cause miscarriage or PPROM. ...Read more

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What are the needs of a premature baby?

What are the needs of a premature baby?

It depends: The most important question is how premature. A baby born 4 months early is vastly different than one born 4 weeks early. Generally all premature infants need to be checked for infection, have their breathing checked and be given proper nutrition to grow and develop. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for premature baby "pauses" in breathing?

What is the treatment for premature baby "pauses" in breathing?

Periodic breathing: Pauses in breathing in the neonates are called "periodic breathing". It occurs in 80% of full term and 100% of preterm babies. These pauses are usually brief ( 3 seconds). If they are brief and are not associated with changes in color (cyanosis or pallor) or a drop in heart rate, then it does not require treatment and resolve with time ( by 44 weeks post-conception). ...Read more

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Is there any complications for a premature baby?

Is there any complications for a premature baby?

There might be: It depends how preemie they are, they are less problems as they are more mature. Preemies under 6 months might have eye, heart, lung or other organ involvements. ...Read more

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Is delivery of stillborn baby always vaginal?

Is delivery of stillborn baby always vaginal?

No.: When the timing of cessation of heartbeat is not certain, most will at least try to save the baby with an emergency c-section. ...Read more

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What kind of problems can a 7 month premature baby have whose mother is a teenager?

What kind of problems can a 7 month premature baby have whose mother is a teenager?

Teenager: There aren't specific problems for babies of teen mothers except possibly a difference in social support systems. Any mother of a 7 month former premature baby needs the emotional support from those around them. It certainly is challenging to balance the stressors of trying to finish school. Also, a teen mother may need significant financial assistance. ...Read more

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What is premature labor?

What is premature labor?

LABOR BEFORE IT IS: Due, which means before the 40th week after fertilization. ...Read more

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Delivery by cesarean section is one of the predisposing factors of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, why? And how?

Delivery by cesarean section is one of the predisposing factors of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, why? And how?

??RDS??: I would agree more cs babies have respiratory pbs than regular delivery but the issue is ttn ( transient tachypnea of the newborn) not rds.A trip down the birth canal helps squeeze some of the lung fluid out before birth, which does not happen for cs. About 10% of cs will have to work hard to clear that fluid & may require o2 & special care in the process.It usually clears in < 48hr. ...Read more

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How typical is premature rupture of membranes?

How typical is premature rupture of membranes?

Have it checked: It is not a common event but at the same time it is not an uncommon event. If you suspect PROM then you should have it checked ...Read more

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Is this serious? My baby's born premature or very low birth weight?

Is this serious? My baby's born premature or very low birth weight?

Depends: The degree of prematurity is directly related to risks of health issues, by low birth weight does not, by itself, translate to increased risk of medical issues. For the best information, see your pediatrician for more specific answers ...Read more

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Is premature adrenarche a disability?

Is premature adrenarche a disability?

Premature adrenarche: Premature adrenarche is deferent than precocious puberty. It is usually nothing serious. Here is some more information. http://www.childrenshospital.org/health-topics/conditions/premature-adrenarche ...Read more

Dr. Cindy Juster
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Premature Baby (Definition)

Any newborn infant with a gestational age of less 37 weeks- since most pregnancies other than in vitro fertilization cannot determine exact dates of conception, several methods such as early ultrasound, last menstrual period, and the Ballard gestational assessment can ...Read more


Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Premature Delivery (Definition)

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