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Premature Birth 35 Weeks
Water broke @ 35 weeks, then contractions started few hrs later, then baby born 14hrs later. Is this pprom, prom or preterm birth?
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
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Hi I am 41 years old and I want to have another child. Is that possible? I still have a normal cycle at the age of 38 I was pregnant but had a premature birth. Now that im 41 is it still possible for me to get pregnant
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Our first daughter was born 8 weeks premature 7 years ago. What are the chances of having another premature birth?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.).
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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
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!
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