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Is Premature Delivery A Symptom Of Premature Baby
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not clear: The answer as to why prematurely born males have a higher mortality rate than females is not completely understood. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a tight link between first trimester subchorionic hemorrhage and second trimester preterm premature rupture of membranes?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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