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I am a grown adult who was a micro preemie at birth, weighing 1lb, 9oz. Could I still have impaired lungs and impaired lung function from BPD?
I had a micro preemie at 24 weeks due to a uterine infection that caused preterm labor. How likely am i to have another preemie?
Varies: If it was truly due to an infection and that infection is treated and cured, you would be at no higher risk than usual.However, if there were other contributing circumstances, like early cervical shortening, any abnormalities of uterus, then the risk could be a lot higher. It's an excellent thing to talk to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist about and what you can do pre-pregnancy to prevent. ...Read more
I had an micro-preemie 7 months ago, now I have an unplanned pregnancy tat the doctor said could kill me. What are some ways to make me loose the baby?
Dangerous: Please consult with your ob/gyn immediately.Get a more detailed answer ›
Good idea: That's a good idea. That way they can save the baby with infant CPR until ems arrives. It's a short course and a good idea for everyone to know - infant, child, and adult cpr. ...Read more
Nursing Staff: Nicu nurses are some of the best you'll find. Highly dedicated & exceptionally well trained, they also have a lot invested in your premie. Still, they have different comfort levels & different personalities, good days and bad days. Show your appreciation for the nursing staff and maintain a good rapport. They can become your best nicu advocates and they'll help you reach your breastfeed goals. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NEC: Although the exact etiology of necrotizing enterocolitis (nec) remains unknown, research suggests multiple factors - inefficient blood circulation; infectious agents like bacteria, viruses, and fungi; immaturity and dysfunction of the immune system. Regardless of the triggering mechanisms, the resultant outcome is significant inflammation of the intestinal tissues. ...Read more
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