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Why is 8 month premature baby boy is high risk to die than a premature baby girl?

Why is 8 month premature baby boy is high risk to die than a premature baby girl?

Not clear: The answer as to why prematurely born males have a higher mortality rate than females is not completely understood. ...Read more

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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Are premature babies born with kidneys?

Are premature babies born with kidneys?

Yes : The kidneys develop in the first few weeks of fetal development. If a premature baby was born without kidneys then that would indicate another problem is present besides prematurity. ...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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Does nec only happen to premature babies?

Does nec only happen to premature babies?

No: Necrotizing enterocolitis (nec) is a serious intestinal problem that occurs in some premature babies. Nec can happen, but is much less common, in full-term babies. In nec, a combination of decreased blood flow to the intestines plus infection of the intestines with bacteria, leads to severe damage to parts of the intestines. Surgical removal of some damaged intestines must be done in some cases. ...Read more

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Can premature labor and delivery cause infertility at 26 weeks with vaginal delivery?

Can premature labor and delivery cause infertility at 26 weeks with vaginal delivery?

SecondaryInfertility: A person who has one pregnancy and cannot get pregnant a 2nd time is usually not due to the previous 26 week delivery. An incompetent cervix means that the patient got pregnant again. A vigorous scraping at a d & c post partum can cause infertility. ...Read more

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Can an infant survive shaken baby syndrome?

Can an infant survive shaken baby syndrome?

Yes: Many fairly severe head injuries in children are recoverable. Current research suggests that the brain has remarkable ability to recover and is considered to be more and more "plastic" than we previously thought. ...Read more

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What causes premature birth?

What causes premature birth?

No one thing: In America about 12% of women deliver prematurely (before 37 weeks). Sometimes there is an obvious reason like infection, abruption, premature membrane rupture, trauma, history of premature delivery, multiple gestation (twins, triplets), etc. However, the majority of preterm deliveries do not have an obvious cause, and we never know why. ...Read more

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How serious is bacterial endocarditis after delivery?

How serious is bacterial endocarditis after delivery?

Very: Infective endocarditis is always a very serious illness. It requires lengthy treatment with one or more antibiotics, may require surgery, and complications are numerous. A good infectious diseases expert can manage these, minimizing morbidity and mortality. ...Read more

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Does premature birth make babies more susceptible to rsv?

Does premature birth make babies more susceptible to rsv?

Yes: Almost all children get RSV infection at some time. It is typically most serious in very young infants, particularly those born prematurely. There is a medication (synagis (palivizumab)) that can be administered which lessens the severity of the infection, but there is very strict criteria on which babies can receive synagis (palivizumab). Check with your pediatrician to see if your baby qualifies. ...Read more

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Do babies get ivh from vaginal birth?

Do babies get ivh from vaginal birth?

IVH...: ...Is usually a problem in severe preemies, and is common in c-section preemies as well. ...Read more

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What percent of mothers with gestational diabetes deliver their babies prematurely?

What percent of mothers with gestational diabetes deliver their babies prematurely?

Depends On Control: There is no single digit answer you can apply to an individual patient. One brazillian study in 2011 found that 14% of 400 women delivered prematurely, but the rate really depends on how well the mother controls her disease, other issues like preeclampsia, and the reason for delivery (poor control can cause other problems for the mom/baby that could require a cesarean section before 38 weeks). ...Read more

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How the twin babies wil born..?

How the twin babies wil born..?

Confusing question: Your wording does not give a clear picture of what information you want. Twins can be delivered vaginally or by c section. Conditions at the time of labor including baby size, presentation (head or bottom first), & urgency all may require surgical delivery. ...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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Is delivery of stillborn baby always vaginal?

Is delivery of stillborn baby always vaginal?

No.: When the timing of cessation of heartbeat is not certain, most will at least try to save the baby with an emergency c-section. ...Read more

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What is being done to prevetn premature babies from being born early?

What is being done to prevetn premature babies from being born early?

Several things: It depends on what stage a pregnancy is in & what the cause of early labor is. Options include hormones, a circlage (ring that goes around the cervix to hold it closed), strict bedrest, and drugs like beta-agonists and IV magnesium. Blood pressure meds & antibiotics are used for certain types of preterm labor. Steroids are used to help mature the baby's lungs & antibiotics to prevent infection. ...Read more

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Can bladder infections harm my unborn baby during pregnancy?

Can bladder infections harm my unborn baby during pregnancy?

Anything possible: But not likely. If the infection remains confined to the urinary tract there is little evidence that this will be harmful to the fetus. Get better and have a great baby. ...Read more

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Premature baby with feeding problems, what to do?

Premature baby with feeding problems, what to do?

Describe the issue: Answers on the site are somewhat limited if the question fails to provide adequate basic information. What, how long, past efforts to help the issue, etc. all help us focus on the question. The site is not a chat, so each question must be complete, as it is not linked to prior submissions. ...Read more

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What causes women to deliver prematurely?

What causes women to deliver prematurely?

Usually unknown: Some premature deliveries are due to factors such as membrane rupture, uterine infection, incompetent cervix, etc. However, most of the premature deliveries we see are not due to any obvious reason. ...Read more

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8pound baby delivered normal thru induction, possible?

8pound baby delivered normal thru induction, possible?

Yes: Babies can be delivered vaginally even over 10 lbs. Some larger babies may cause difficulty with delivery however. Do not rely on the estimated size to determine if the baby can be delivered vaginally as size estimates in the 3rd trimester can be inaccurate. Rely on your obstetrician's experience! ...Read more

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


Dr. Julie Abbott
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Bacteria In The Blood (Definition)

When bacteria moves into the bloodstream, sepsis or septicemia occurs which can cause major organ damage and ...Read more