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Premature Baby Born At 30 Weeks
Doctors are worried about me having a premature baby -- I know a lot of moms who have babies early and their kids are fine?
It's complex: There can be many issues with premature babies. They can have breathing problems associated with immature lungs. They can have feeding and digestion issues due to immaturity of the GI tract. Preemies may have difficulty regulating their temperature, which puts stress on their bodies. They have delicate blood vessels and can have bleeding into the brain. Future developmental issues possible. ...Read more
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
Rare: 0.2 – 0.4% of all babies born in the us. The more premature the baby, the higher the likelihood. ...Read more
Yes: Babies with retinopathy of prematurity (rop) have a good chance of seeing in societies where advanced medical care exists. About 500 children per year in the us are reported to develop blindness due to rop. Ongoing follow up for babies with rop is important because other vision issues can also occur in these children over time. ...Read more
Also iillnesses: Prematurity is a risk factor that can lead to blindness. One important risk factor is birth weight, 1251 grams or fewer (2 lbs 12 ounces). A landmark study called the early treatment for retinopathy of prematurity, laser decreased incidence of blindness http://www.Nei. Nih. Gov/neitrials/static/study83. Asp the patient will need lifelong eye care for glaucoma, cataracts, strabismus, amblyopia, etc. ...Read more
Are premature babies who suffered retinopathy of prematurity and went blind ever going to have any chance of seeing?
Very Unlikely: Prematurity is a risk factor that can lead to blindness. One important risk factor is birth weight, 1251 grams or fewer (2 lbs 12 ounces). A landmark study called the early treatment for retinopathy of prematurity, laser decreased incidence of blindness http://www.Nei. Nih. Gov/neitrials/static/study83. Asp the patient will need lifelong eye care for glaucoma, cataracts, strabismus, amblyopia, etc. ...Read more
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
What do you suggest if my son was born 24 25 weeks I was wonder have any went through when the premature baby want pee and puff up an?
Best to rephrase: Not sure I understand the question-please rephrase ...Read more
I was an extremely premature baby born at 6 months weighing 2lbs. Could there be a correlation between my migraines and me being born so early?
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
Depends on type: Non-displaced fractures, will heal quickly and show few, if any signs in a newborn unless significant traction is placed on the upper arm. Since most newborns are not subject to extreme traction or tension after delivery, a non-displaced fracture can go entirely unnoticed, unless at some point the baby has a xray of the arm. Displaced fractures are diagnosed quickly, usually right after birth ...Read more
I have premature baby born with septic shock he survived. I am home will close relatives who wear a mask when they visit prevent flu to baby?
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.
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
Survival rate: More than 90 percent of the babies survive. ...Read more
Depends: Gestational age is usually determined by a combination of calculations based on the last menstrual period, physical examination of the pregnant woman, and fetal ultrasound. There are tests that can be done just before birth to see if the baby's lungs are mature, and after the baby is born a physical examination and scoring system help to determine the degree of prematurity. ...Read more
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
Breastpump: Mothers of very premature babies usually start out using a breastpump, and freezing the breastmilk. Then, when the baby is doing well enough to start eating, breastmilk can be given by a tube placed in the baby's stomach through his/her mouth. When a baby is big enough and strong enough, s/he can start learning to nurse on the mother's breast. ...Read more
Depends: "Preemies" can have almost no problems to serious lifr-threatening problems or anywhere in between. The more premature the baby is the more problems you can expect, but even some very premature babies do very well. Go to www.Healthychildren. Org and search on "preemie". Under the reference entitled "preemie" is a list: choose "health issues of premature babies" for a nice overview. ...Read more
I don't advise it : Although a common part of many parents medicine chest, I do not advise the use of vapor rub or similar products on any infant under six months(especially premi's). Any fume or fragrance producing product can lead to excessive internal nasal swelling & congestion of the young infant & increased breathing difficulty. The older infant & child can mouth breathe & bypass this effect. ...Read more
Normal response, or: May be increased with a cold, a heart problem or other lung problems. ...Read more
Less than 20 sec: Is probably okay, consult your board certified pediatrician. ...Read more
No baby can.: No baby (premature or term) can/should eat solid food for several months after birth. ...Read more
Careful Fluid Rx:
Depends on the cause and severity of high sodium, and if the baby has had any symptoms.
High normal sodium is around 145 millimols/l. Anything above that should be treated early with fluids with proportional sodium, at daily maintenance or higher rates depending on severity. The sodium in the blood should not be dropped too quickly, as it is dangerous for brain. Consult your pediatrician as well. ...Read more
Yes: Premature babies have a smaller stomach size and will need to eat smaller amounts more frequently than larger full term babies. Soon after birth premature babies can also have a harder time maintaing their blood sugar; more frequent feedings will help to maintain their blood sugars more easily. ...Read more
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