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Pathophysiology Of Preterm Birth
It can: Placenta previa means that the placenta is blocking to cervix, which is the opening from the uterus to the vagina. If the cervix starts to open, heavy bleeding can occur, making it necessary to deliver early to protect mom's health. To reduce the risk of life-threatening bleeding, doctors may deliver early.See 1 more doctor answer
Labor that begins before the end of the 37th week is considered "preterm" or "premature." Approximately 1 out of every 10 babies born in the United States is preterm. No one knows the exact cause of preterm labor, but certain situations increase the odds for it, ...Read more
Motor skills: The common developmental charts are dominated by motor skills early. Since these are based on nervous system maturity, it is only fair to a premi to base expectations on their conceptual age rather than time of birth. This means we adjust expectations by however weeks they were early. After 18 mo or so they are generally doing everything the same.See 1 more doctor answer
Tocolysis <34 weeks.: Preterm births account for ~12% of all us births and are disproportionately responsible for morbidity and mortality among infants. When possible, the preterm labor episodes are arrested by tocolytics - i.e. Medications that relax the uterus to prolong the pregnancy safely until fetal maturity or by 34 weeks. Tocolytics include magnesium, nifedipine, Indomethacin and atosiban.See 1 more doctor answer
Folate, (folic acid) progesterone: Preconceptional Folic Acid and supplemental Progesterone can prevent preterm birth recurrence safely and effectively. If you are one of the rare women with cervical incompetence, a cerclage could help you avoid recurrent preterm birth. Aspirin could also prevent preeclmapsia and fetal growth restriction and thus prevent indicated preterm birth. Maintain low stress and normal weight for your height.See 1 more doctor answer
Why do people think a small baby is so cute when he had to struggle for his life since preterm birth? Should give sympathy.
Eye of the beholder: Babies cause a lot of different reactions in people. None of these reactions are "good" or "bad". A preterm baby can be "cute" just as any baby. The same holds true for children with disabilities. Yes, some children have had to overcome obstacles, but that doesn't mean we should always pity them rather than delight in them.
I took HGH until I was 15 yrs old (due to preterm birth) but I've always been unable to eat as much as other people. Is this why I remained shorter than my siblings and stagnate at 110 lbs?
Yes.: A mother with periodontal disease is at increased risk of having a pre-term low birth weight baby. This is documented and the consensus. Obviously a baby can die from being pre-term and low birthweight but the degree to which this may be a result only of periodontitis can be difficult to determine and is unlikely. Obviously a newborn cannot have periodontal disease themselves.See 2 more doctor answers
Dr my due date is apr 15th according to the scan report taken on the 32nd week. Now am in my 34th week and baby is already in the head down position. I am afraid whether there is any chances of preterm birth. Could you please advise?
Probably ok: I think you mean ultrasound, they odnt do cat scans with babies, too much radiation but if water breaks you need to go to the hospital but after 36 weeks unlikely any harm
My son is just 18 months and he has four decaying teeth, he is preterm born in 32 weeks, is his decaying teeth connected to his preterm birth
So/so-dentalcare now: Dental decay is related to infection from bacteria. Children form their mouth from birth to about 3 years. These hundreds of bacteria are shared persontoperson. If he was born by csection he had less good exposure. Healthy diet- apples pears spinach and asparagus promote good bacteria. Sweet drinks and sticky treats can promote bad bacteria only 4 of 700s. He is high risk now! Be vigilant!See 1 more doctor answer
I had a preterm loss at 19.3w. Preg again. Had cervical length check at 19.5w and it was 3.84 cm/no infection. What is chance of preterm birth again?
Elevated: Having a preterm birth in one pregnancy increases the risk of preterm birth in future pregnancies. It is also important to determine if the cause preterm labor, preterm rupture of membranes or an incompetent cervix. Ask if you are a candidate for a cerclage or for 17 Hydroxy Progesterone injections.
On CD4 of 1st cycle after preterm birth FSH is 17 (3-12).How do you think would I have had the same level of FSH in cycle I conceived? Or it increased?
Depends: A cycle day 4 fsh is not a normal test to run on a 21 year old who just had a baby. Normally this is a test done during an infertility work up. Obviously you are quite fertile if you just had a baby. For fsh to be reliable you need to be 6 weeks post partum and not breastfeeding. Clarify with your doctor why you are doing this test and ask to clarify the results in your specific situation.
Had a preterm birth on 24 week 3 month ago, now tested for CMV IgG and it was 2.8 (grey zone:0.85-1.1)is it possible that it would have caused pprom?
Possibly: But all this testing says is that you have probably had infection with CMV sometime in the past. It does not tell you when, or whether it was instrumental in precipitating early onset of labor.
Water broke @ 35.5 wks, then contractions started 4hr later, then baby born 14hr later. Is this prom, pprom or preterm birth? No health issues.
Yes: Now th and rom before 36 weeks is premature.
I have cerclage placed, on 17p, and vag suppositories for incomp cervix h/o preterm birth, if I sit mostly at work is it safe to come off bedrest?
Water broke @ 35 weeks, then contractions started few hrs later, then baby born 14hrs later. Is this pprom, prom or preterm birth?
I have a history of preterm birth of twins (31w gestation). Assuming my next pregnancy is a singleton, should I do 17p injections to reduce the risk of ptb? Are there risks to 17p injections?
See your doctor: I think you should really discuss this with your obstetrician. Without other info and without actually seeing a patient, these kind of questions are hard to answer.See 1 more doctor answer