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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Preterm Delivery (Overview)

A preterm delivery is defined as any delivery of a newborn less than 37 weeks gestation completed.


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How can you make sure you don't get preterm delivery?

How can you make sure you don't get preterm delivery?

Early care: The best prevention is early prenatal care, so that any medical issues can be identified early and treated early. However, even in the best care, early labor can occur from a variety of issues. However, knowing you are pre-disposed allows you to make arrangements to deliver in a high-rsk delivery service where there is a nicu readily available. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
16 doctors shared insights

Preterm Delivery (Overview)

A preterm delivery is defined as any delivery of a newborn less than 37 weeks gestation completed.


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How does placenta previa cause preterm delivery?

How does placenta previa cause preterm delivery?

Bleeding and Cntrxns: Previa: Placenta overlies the cervix/birth canal. Gr 1 means placenta is close, Gr 4 means it's directly overlying/blocking the baby's exit -- high chance of preterm labor & bleeding; you'd need a C/S at 36-37wks. More common in woman w/ hx of C/S & smoking. Not much you can do but wait. If dx'ed early, the uterus still grows/stretches and a placenta can migrate away even in 3rd tri. Follow w/ US. ...Read more

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Preparing for Labor and Delivery (Checklist)

Watch for signs of labor - increasing contractions or fluid leakage
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If baby isn't moving, do kick counts. Should feel 10 in 2 hours or 5 in 1.
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Call your doc with any questions or concerns
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Can preterm delivery manifest malignant symptoms?

Can preterm delivery manifest malignant symptoms?

Yes: Preterm labor can manifest as hellp syndrome which result in hypertension, headaches, filtration defects of the kidneys, visual defects. If untreated can result in stroke or fetal demise. ...Read more

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What are the tests for preterm delivery?

What are the tests for preterm delivery?

Several: Fetal test strip will evaluate the fetus and determine stress. Transabdominal stress testing can evaluate presence or absence of uterine contractions. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for preterm delivery?

What is the treatment for preterm delivery?

Variable: Bed rest, smooth muscle relaxant medications and sometimes beta blockers plus ongoing surveillance usually in house. ...Read more

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What are the tests for preterm delivery?

Several: Fetal test strip will evaluate the fetus and determine stress. Transabdominal stress testing can evaluate presence or absence of uterine contractions. ...Read more

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How can you make sure you don't get preterm delivery?

Early care: The best prevention is early prenatal care, so that any medical issues can be identified early and treated early. However, even in the best care, early labor can occur from a variety of issues. However, knowing you are pre-disposed allows you to make arrangements to deliver in a high-rsk delivery service where there is a nicu readily available. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Preterm delivery?

What is the definition or description of: Preterm delivery?

Preterm birth: A preterm delivery is defined as any delivery of a newborn less than 37 weeks gestation completed. ...Read more

Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Premature Delivery (Definition)

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