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What are the tests for preterm delivery?

What are the tests for preterm delivery?

Several: Fetal test strip will evaluate the fetus and determine stress. Transabdominal stress testing can evaluate presence or absence of uterine contractions. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Preterm Delivery (Definition)

A preterm delivery is defined as any delivery of a newborn less than ...Read more


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How can you make sure you don't get preterm delivery?

How can you make sure you don't get preterm delivery?

Early care: The best prevention is early prenatal care, so that any medical issues can be identified early and treated early. However, even in the best care, early labor can occur from a variety of issues. However, knowing you are pre-disposed allows you to make arrangements to deliver in a high-rsk delivery service where there is a nicu readily available. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Preterm delivery?

What is the definition or description of: Preterm delivery?

Preterm birth: A preterm delivery is defined as any delivery of a newborn less than 37 weeks gestation completed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for preterm delivery?

What is the treatment for preterm delivery?

Variable: Bed rest, smooth muscle relaxant medications and sometimes beta blockers plus ongoing surveillance usually in house. ...Read more

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Can preterm delivery manifest malignant symptoms?

Can preterm delivery manifest malignant symptoms?

Yes: Preterm labor can manifest as hellp syndrome which result in hypertension, headaches, filtration defects of the kidneys, visual defects. If untreated can result in stroke or fetal demise. ...Read more

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How does placenta previa cause preterm delivery?

How does placenta previa cause preterm delivery?

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 more

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I am 21 days post vag preterm delivery. I was straight cathed x4 N 12q. My urine is cloudy and smells like onion. No pain. UTI?

I am 21 days post vag preterm delivery. I was straight cathed x4 N 12q. My urine is cloudy and smells like onion. No pain. UTI?

Cloudy urine: Fever, abdominal pain, flank pain, urine with strong odor, cloudy urine are some of the symptoms indicating a urine/kidney infection. Having been straight cathed for 4 days may put you at risk depending on how sterile the conditions were when you had the process. Consider seeing your doctor and getting a urine test to check for urine infection. It wouldn't be unreasonable at all. ...Read more

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Can taking cyclogest (progesterone) 200mg per day reduce my chances of preterm delivery? As I have a higher risk of having a weak cervix due to leetz

Can taking cyclogest (progesterone) 200mg per day reduce my chances of preterm delivery? As I have a higher risk of having a weak cervix due to leetz

Preterm delivery: There is scientific data to suggest that Progesterone decreases the risk of preterm delivery in those at significant risk for it. If just having a lletz, leep or cone is your only risk factor, it may not be truly necessary. ...Read more

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I'm 35weeks pregnant my ob is concerned that I may hv preterm delivery she advised me to hv injection betavathsore to mature the lungs of the baby???

I'm 35weeks pregnant my ob is concerned that I may hv preterm delivery she advised me to hv injection betavathsore to mature the lungs of the baby???

Betamethasone is: The safest & most effective method of accelerating fetal lung maturity. Discuss your concerns and questions with your OB, so that you can make an informed decision. ...Read more

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I'm 32.5 weeks pregnant and I was told today that I have borderline low amniotic fluid and that I need to hydrate. Will drinking more fluids correct this and if so, how soon can it get corrected through hydration? I'm worried about a preterm delivery

I'm 32.5 weeks pregnant and I was told today that I have borderline low amniotic fluid and that I need to hydrate. Will drinking more fluids correct this and if so, how soon can it get corrected through hydration? I'm worried about a preterm delivery

Oligo hydramnios: Decreased amniotic fluids at 32 weeks will definatly respond to increased fluids and rest. As you near term your doctor I am sure vwill monitor you and baby by nonstress test biophysical profile and will decide the timing of dilivery and care for decreased amniotic fluid ...Read more

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I'm 32 weeks pregnant my cervical length is 3.4 cm now. Doctor saying preterm delivery chances are there. If 3.4cm CL means when chance for delivery?

I'm 32 weeks pregnant my cervical length is 3.4 cm now. Doctor saying preterm delivery chances are there. If 3.4cm CL means when chance for delivery?

Clinical details: A cervical length of 3.4 cm at 32 weeks is pretty normal. If your doctor counseled you regarding risk of preterm labor you should ask for clarification what specific risk factors for preterm labor you have and what treatment plan needs to be in place ...Read more

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Is delivery at 33 weeks considered preterm?

Is delivery at 33 weeks considered preterm?

Yes.: Any delivery before 37 weeks is considered preterm and has significant short and long term consequences. A 33 week delivery is not desirable, but is much better than a 28-32 week delivery, meaning most infant should survive intact. ...Read more

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Preterm vaginal delivery, is it nsvd, what to do?

Preterm vaginal delivery, is it nsvd, what to do?

Yup: NSVD - normal spontaneous vaginal delivery is used to denote an otherwise uncomplicated delivery.
If you had preterm delivery, seek OB care as soon as you are pregnant to get appropriate interventions to reduce risk of recurrence.
The recurrence rate is ~20%. ...Read more

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Is there any problem with premature delivery at 36 weeks?

Is there any problem with premature delivery at 36 weeks?

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 more

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Is os tightening required after a premature delivery, y is so?

Is os tightening required after a premature delivery, y is so?

Maybe: Cervical cerclage is the medical term for the os tightening you describe. It is controversial but most would agree that it may help some women. However the patient's specific history of cervical weakness or pregnancy loss needs to be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Baby is in the head down position at 29 weeks. Is she likely to stay there? Does this increase the possibility of preterm/early delivery?

Baby is in the head down position at 29 weeks. Is she likely to stay there? Does this increase the possibility of preterm/early delivery?

Yes and no: Since most babies deliver from the head down position it is likely to end up that way but change is possible. No, being head down does not mean you are more likely to deliver early. Be aware of your sensations and check out any early contractions with the OB to be sure you know when to come in for an evaluation. Early labor can be stopped so baby has a better chance to avoid newborn intensive care. ...Read more

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Is having ultrasound scan twice or thrice in 8th month of pregnency harmful for baby and mother? Can it lead to premature delivery?

Is having ultrasound scan twice or thrice in 8th month of pregnency harmful for baby and mother? Can it lead to premature delivery?

No: This technoloogy has been evaluated over the years and found to be harmless to a developing fetus. There is no proven linkage to premature labor or premature birth. ...Read more

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What are signs of preterm labour?

Pain, bleeding.: Usually preterm labor is manifested with abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding, fever or leaking fluid per vaginam. As it progresses to preterm birth, it invariably causes severe pelvic pain and pressure and should be managed in a tertiary hospital with nicu availability. ...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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How would you know if u had preterm labour or the dates were just off by a couple weeks?

How would you know if u had preterm labour or the dates were just off by a couple weeks?

Ultrasound: If you have had several us during pregnancy your gestational age (and due date) should be pretty exact. ...Read more

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Why should we stop preterm contractions; isn't that my body telling me the baby is ready to come out?

Why should we stop preterm contractions; isn't that my body telling me the baby is ready to come out?

Term is best 4 baby: Preterm labor affect 1/8 of pregnancies making it one of the most common complications of pregnancy. Preterm birth can lead to serious complications. You and your doctor will monitor for signs or preterm labor as part of your routine prenatal care. There are medications to slow or stop labor that can be used if needed and some women qualify for weekly Progesterone shots. ...Read more

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What is dose of total parentral nutrision fo preterm baby 28weeks gestasional age keeping NPO on mechanical ventillator?

What is dose of total parentral nutrision fo preterm baby 28weeks gestasional age keeping NPO on mechanical ventillator?

There are many: Variables and it is individualize to each infant. You can discuss this with your baby's neonatologist. ...Read more

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If a baby is preterm, do we base milestones off his actual birth age or the age he should have been if he wasn't preterm?

If a baby is preterm, do we base milestones off his actual birth age or the age he should have been if he wasn't preterm?

General rule- adjust: The expected milestones are based on the date of conception rather than the point of birth. For example, 28 wk (3m early) would be expected to hit milestones adjusted back 3m. We would do this until about 2yr when most would be similar to term born kids. Regardless, those vulnerable premi's would benefit from therapy to provide for early identification & rx of any problems. ...Read more

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What happens if I go into preterm labor?

What happens if I go into preterm labor?

Depends: If you act quickly and do not rupture your membranes, the doc can stop your labor with meds and give baby more time to develop. If you do nothing, you will go into labor early and likely end up with a baby in intensive care. ...Read more

Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Premature Delivery (Definition)

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