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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

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


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Gestational age at 13.8 weeks, fetal heart beat 165& at 18.1 weeks, 155. Is my baby gender boy or girl?

Gestational age at 13.8 weeks, fetal heart beat 165& at 18.1 weeks, 155. Is my baby gender boy or girl?

Wait 21.9 (+/-2)wks: While there are many wives' tales about predicting baby's gender, all have their flaws. The only way to truly tell is once the little one is born. What a blessed surprise! ...Read more

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4 month old baby born at 35w+3days. Should baby's born this early (5weeks) wait longer until they are introduced to solids?

4 month old baby born at 35w+3days. Should baby's born this early (5weeks) wait longer until they are introduced to solids?

Baby diet: Basically, in these days we do not recommend early introduction of solid food not even to full term infants because of food allergies. If the baby is growing well you may introduce the solid food around 6 mo of age unless otherwise advised by his pediatrician. ...Read more

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Would my baby still be healthy born at 33 weeks?

Would my baby still be healthy born at 33 weeks?

Yes: There may be some problems with the lung development causing increased breathing conditions, like colds and asthma. However most babes are for the whole healthy born earlier. You need to talk to your OB and see if there is a way to prolong the birth for several weeks to be sure. ...Read more

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Why does 7 months premature baby is safer than 8 months premature baby?

Why does 7 months premature baby is safer than 8 months premature baby?

More information: Premature delivery is typically defined as less than or before 37 weeks gestation. The incidence of complications increases based on earlier gestational age and lower birth weight. Management of expectant mothers can include drugs to prevent premature delivery and to improve development of the lungs. ...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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What normal weight/height gain for 7 months premature baby boy who born at birth 1.67 kg and height at 41 cm. Breastfeeding and now 3.5 months old. ?

What normal weight/height gain for 7 months premature baby boy who born at birth 1.67 kg and height at 41 cm. Breastfeeding and now 3.5 months old. ?

Needs more calories: You haven't mentioned how premature was your baby,but my guess he was born at 31-32 weeks gestation,at 1.67 kgs,now at age 7 months he is 3.5 kgs,doubled his birth weight,but still needs more,hope his other developmental milestones are fine.Usually premature babies catch up with normal growth after 2-3 months,I am afraid breastfeeding alone isn't enough,he needs more nutrition,see his doctor ...Read more

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My premature baby, born at 32 weeks and now 4 weeks old, has just come home from the nicu. We notice she stops breathing while burping.

My premature baby, born at 32 weeks and now 4 weeks old, has just come home from the nicu. We notice she stops breathing while burping.

Mgt/workup: Premature infants are developing their pattern of breathing, and it is not uncommon to have short pauses. If there is a pause longer than 15 seconds or any distress/color change, an apnea test can be useful in determining the cause. If there is a pattern during sleep, observe your daughter for pauses, and discuss with your PCP. Note any upper airway noise or movement of her arms/legs. ...Read more

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How much milk should a premature baby born at 35 weeks be drinking? 6 days old

How much milk should a premature baby born at 35 weeks be drinking? 6 days old

1-1.5 oz/kg/feed: It's weight dependent. The volume should be about 140-160 ml/kg/day divided by amount of feeds per day (~8). Your child would also probably benefit from additional amount of calories (22 cal/oz fortification) BM/formula. ...Read more

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Premature baby born at 31 weeks coming home on monitor. Any advice?

Premature baby born at 31 weeks coming home on monitor. Any advice?

See below: Follow the advice provided to you by the nicu staff. Also, the majority of alarms will be false alarms. Try the best you can to remain calm when you have alarms. ...Read more

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When do premature retinas become developed in premature babies?

When do premature retinas become developed in premature babies?

Rop: Infants born before 32 wks of age are at greatest risk for developing retinopathy of prematurity. Infants at risk are monitored beginning at 4 wks of age or 32 wks whichever is later retinas typically are mature at about 37 wks but this can vary, and so retinas are typically monitored until mature. ...Read more

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How do newborns born at 36weeks and 4days behave after birth?

How do newborns born at 36weeks and 4days behave after birth?

Typically well: While there is an small increased chance of some breathing problems and maybe feeding issues, the vast majority of these babies do very well and only need typical newborn nursery care. ...Read more

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I am 34yr. had 2 miscarriages at 20weeks. have 1 baby born at 31 weeks after cerclage.had gestational diabetes.possible risks for another baby?

I am 34yr. had 2 miscarriages at 20weeks. have 1 baby born at 31 weeks after cerclage.had gestational diabetes.possible risks for another baby?

High risk obstetrics: You report multiple risk factors for future pregnancies. I would encourage you to seek a maternal fetal medicine consultation prior to conception to review your history and make recommendations. ...Read more

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My twins are 13 month n still not walking is it normal (born premature at 33 week)?

My twins are 13 month n still not walking is it normal (born premature at 33 week)?

Normal: The upper end of normal for a term born baby is around 15-16 mo for independent walking.You add 7 wks to that for your 33 weeker. By 2 most have caught up with term born kids. ...Read more

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Can babies teath at 3 months old?

Can babies teath at 3 months old?

It's possible!: There is a wide variation of time before the 1st tooth presents. There are babies born with teeth. Also, in my practice, I have several 1- year olds with no teeth. The standard average time of the first tooth eruption is 6 months;however, many infants drool before then--not because of teeth but because of developing salivary glands. "teething" or fussiness can be from ear infections--so be wary. ...Read more

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Can transverse baby at 33 weeks pregnant lead to c section?

Can transverse baby at 33 weeks pregnant lead to c section?

Too soon : It's too soon to determine the need for a c section at 33 weeks. Your baby could still change its position over the next 5-6 weeks. If your baby remains transverse or becomes breech late in pregnancy, you will need a c section. However, it is simply too early to tell right now. Discuss this with your obgyn. Good luck! ...Read more

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Who takes care of your baby if he's born premature?

Who takes care of your baby if he's born premature?

Depends: Minor prematurity is often managed by the pediatrician but for sick or more premature babies the neonatologist often will take care of the baby until such time the baby can be cared for by the pediatrician. ...Read more

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Do 6 months old babies get growth spurts?

Do 6 months old babies get growth spurts?

Growth spurt in baby: They can especially when they are sleeping. ...Read more

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33 yr healthy female.2 cesarean.Both healthy daughters. 2 missed abortions,first at week 9,no heartbeat.Second at week 12,fetus had heartbeat.Reason?

33 yr healthy female.2 cesarean.Both healthy daughters. 2 missed abortions,first at week 9,no heartbeat.Second at week 12,fetus had heartbeat.Reason?

Many possibilities: Making a human being is very complicated. Sometimes something goes wrong. When your body recognizes the problem, you have a miscarriage. One of the most common problems is a genetic abnormality in the growing embryo. Other causes are recreational drug use, toxin exposure, trauma, maternal illness, infection... Since you have had 2 successful pregnancies, your chance of another is excellent! ...Read more

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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Premature Delivery (Definition)

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