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Water broke @ 35 weeks, then contractions started few hrs later, then baby born 14hrs later. Is this pprom, prom or preterm birth?

Water broke @ 35 weeks, then contractions started few hrs later, then baby born 14hrs later. Is this pprom, prom or preterm birth?

Prom/preterm: People seldom apply the prolonged label to premature rupture of membranes until they have been open at least 18 hrs. Your birth was preterm which does not exclude the premature rupture of membranes label, it includes it.

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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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Will I have a premature birth after ivf?

Will I have a premature birth after ivf?

No: There is a slight increase risk of preterm labor in pregnancies conceived by ivf. Part of this is because of the risk of multiple gestations like twins and triplets. Recent studies show that even single pregnancies conceived by ivf have a slight increase risk of preterm labor. It is important to be followed closely by your doctor or cnm.

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Is there any link between premature birth and autism?

Is there any link between premature birth and autism?

Yes: Mounting evidence suggests increased risk for spectrum disorders in prematures. Possibly related to decreased intrauterine nutrition.

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Is small baby from iugr the same as small baby from premature birth?

Is small baby from iugr the same as small baby from premature birth?

They are different: Iugr =small for gestational age= a small baby despite appropriate length of gestation/pregnancy--causes: smoking, alcohol abuse, drug use, infections, excessively low amniotic fluids, maternal hypertension, hypothyroid etc... Preterm means baby is born before its time and thus had not the opportunity to grow in utero! If you still have question, repost here or consult your doc. Good luck.

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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.

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What are the side effects of premature birth?

What are the side effects of premature birth?

Many complications: Babies born before 37th week of gestation considered premature. Premature newborns face increased risk of complications, more premature more risks. Immature lungs, necrotizing enterocolitis (decreased blood flow to bowel), immature bowel, brain hemorrhage, retinal damage, jaundice, infection, apnea, decreased heart rate, tpatent ductus shunt to lungs, ge reflux, difficulty in temperature regulation, etc.

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What can I do to prevent another premature birth?

What can I do to prevent another premature birth?

MFM: You see a maternal-fetal-medicine specialist before you conceive. (mfm). You sit down and discuss what caused previous preterm births - was it a problem with cervix, was it infection, etc. Then together work up a plan to minimize risk. There are no guarantees, but you can decrease risk by seeing the right people before and planning ahead.

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Our first daughter was born 8 weeks premature 7 years ago. What are the chances of having another premature birth?

Our first daughter was born 8 weeks premature 7 years ago. What are the chances of having another premature birth?

You are at increased: Risk, please discuss with your OB and you should be followed closely by your OB along with a perinatologist that your OB chooses to help follow you, as now there are better meds to prevent premature labor and better methods to detect it.

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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.

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Are learning difficulties a result of my premature birth?

Are learning difficulties a result of my premature birth?

The lower the birth-: Weight, the higher the risk of neurodevelopmental disorders. Ask your parents about the cause of & problems during mom's premature labor & delivery, your stay in the nursery, your early growth & development & results of any IQ & academic tests. Genetic factors or prenatal exposure to toxins or infections may have played a role. Neuropsychological testing will define your strengths & weaknesses.

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Is premature birth one of the main causes of hearing loss?

Is premature birth one of the main causes of hearing loss?

Association: Conditions associated with premature births are associated with hearing loss. As such, children who have a stay in the neonatal intensive care unit are at greater risk to have hearing loss. This can be associated with jaundice or perinatal infections.

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Premature birth./spina bifida. Is it possible to happen again?

Premature birth./spina bifida. Is it possible to happen again?

Spina bifida: Spina bifida has become much rarer now with the introduction of Folic Acid in the diet. One needs to take the supplement well before the pregnancy and this has nicely reduced the incidence of the disease but it is still not ye 100% but clearly better than before.

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I've had one premature birth an after that pco I cycle maybe every 3 to 4 months. Now I have a lot of fluttering an sharp cramps. Negitive p-test?

I've had one premature birth an after that pco I cycle maybe every 3 to 4 months. Now I have a lot of fluttering an sharp cramps. Negitive p-test?

Consult a physician: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) commonly causes irregular and infrequent periods. There is no cure for PCOS, but controlling it lowers your risks of infertility, miscarriages, diabetes, heart disease, and uterine cancer. In addition to a healthy diet, regular exercise, weight control, and not smoking. There are medications available to treat PCOS, regular periods and increase fertility.

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What are the tests for history of premature birth?

What are the tests for history of premature birth?

History is history: If someone has previously given birth to a premature infant, then they have a "history of premature birth." the only test would be to ask the question. History can be personal history (specific to the person you are asking), or family history (the person or any of their blood relatives: parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.).

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What are the long term consequences of premature birth?

What are the long term consequences of premature birth?

It depends...: Long-term health and developmental outcome in babies born prematurely vary according to how premature the baby was, and what their nicu course was like. Premies are at risk for visual, hearing problems and learning problems, and may not grow as well as term babies. They may reach developmental milestones later, and there's a chance they could develop cerebral palsy. Many do quite well, however.

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How can I prevent premature birth in pregnancy?

How can I prevent premature birth in pregnancy?

Not sure entirely: We still don't know what really causes premature birth. New things have come out about Progesterone use in women with a history of a premature birth that seems to be very good at preventing a recurrence. Don't smoke, try not to develop high blood pressure or diabetes.

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Incompetent cervix so which foods must be avoided? Is there anything else what I must not do to avoid premature birth?

Incompetent cervix so which foods must be avoided? Is there anything else what I must not do to avoid premature birth?

Cerclage: If you have been diagnosed with an incompetent cervix then ask if you are a candidate for a cerclage. This is a surgical procedure to support the cervix. You may also benefit from Progesterone injections (17 OH Progesterone) or vaginal progesterone suppositories. There are not particular food recommendations or restrictions for this condition

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How long should I wait before trying to fall pregnant after premature birth? Baby was born @ 28 weeks and died 9 days later

How long should I wait before trying to fall pregnant after premature birth? Baby was born @ 28 weeks and died 9 days later

6 weeks.: Please accept my condolences for your loss. Any pregnancy that reaches the third trimester should be followed by a 6 week postpartum period of no intercourse and rest to allow for the reproductive organs to recover and involute. After that, whenever you feel emotionally ready to try for another conception is fine. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily, see your ob/gyn regularly and best of luck!

Dr. Kimberly Fortner
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Preterm Birth (Definition)

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