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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


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What are some of the long term effects of being a preterm baby?

What are some of the long term effects of being a preterm baby?

See below: Bronchopulomary dysplasia- premature lung development delayed growth and development mental or physical disability or delay retinopathy of prematurity with possible vision loss. ...Read more

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My First child was a preterm baby ( 37 weeks ) what's the chances of having my second child a preterm baby as well ?

My First child was a preterm baby ( 37 weeks ) what's the chances of having my second child a preterm baby as well ?

37 weeks = term: if completed 37 weeks pregnancy, that's full term, as for the chances of having a preterm baby in your next pregnancy is extremely variable, once pregnant, have good prenatal care that's the main advice and main prophylaxis against abnormal pregnancy, good luck ...Read more

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At any age Ican start ferrous drops as oral supplement for preterm baby?

At any age Ican start ferrous drops as oral supplement for preterm baby?

Anemia...: as long as their is an indication for it yes we prescribe ferrous sulfate on our NICU graduates since they will usually bottom down on their iron level and secondarily hemoglobin usually during the first 120 days or longer... ...Read more

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Preterm baby 29week gestational age his age know 25days corected age 32weekand4days his haemoglobin 11, 3gm can I start ferrous drops at this age?

Preterm baby 29week gestational age his age know 25days corected age 32weekand4days his haemoglobin 11, 3gm can I start ferrous drops at this age?

Sure!: Term babies have enough iron stores from mom that usually do not need iron supplementation. Premature babies, however, have much lower stores and need extra iron to prevent what is called 'anemia of prematurity.' this is also a common age to develop a normal drop in hemoglobin, which is usually not harmful. Talk to your doctor to find out how much iron should be added, since it is based on weight. ...Read more

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Hydroxyprogesterone caproate is androgen precursor used to lower the risk of a preterm baby,if an injection of 250mg what are its androgenic effect?

Hydroxyprogesterone caproate is androgen precursor used to lower the risk of a preterm baby,if an injection of 250mg what are its androgenic effect?

Precursor: 17 OH Progesterone is a precursor to androgens and when combines with caproic acid to form 17 OH P caproate it is then used for preterm labor. There are no known androgenic effects that I am aware of that are clinically meaningful and it is currently a category B drug by the FDA. ...Read more

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Doctors are worried about me having a premature baby -- I know a lot of moms who have babies early and their kids are fine?

Doctors are worried about me having a premature baby -- I know a lot of moms who have babies early and their kids are fine?

It's complex: There can be many issues with premature babies . They can have breathing problems associated with immature lungs. They can have feeding and digestion issues due to immaturity of the GI tract. Preemies may have difficulty regulating their temperature, which puts stress on their bodies. They have delicate blood vessels and can have bleeding into the brain. Future developmental issues possible. ...Read more