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Previous Premature Delivery (Overview)

Previous premature delivery (before 38 weeks) is a past birth taking place more than 2 weeks before the estimated due date.


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Is os tightening required after a premature delivery, y is so?

Is os tightening required after a premature delivery, y is so?

Maybe: Cervical cerclage is the medical term for the os tightening you describe. It is controversial but most would agree that it may help some women. However the patient's specific history of cervical weakness or pregnancy loss needs to be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Previous Premature Delivery (Overview)

Previous premature delivery (before 38 weeks) is a past birth taking place more than 2 weeks before the estimated due date.


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Is there any problem with premature delivery at 36 weeks?

Is there any problem with premature delivery at 36 weeks?

Not commonly.: Late preterm birth such as the one you inquire about at 36 weeks has increased risks for neonatal morbidities such as difficulty eating, breathing, infection and death - but only slightly compared to full term (39-40 weeks) births. Most 36 weekers go home with mom within 2-3 days of life and do just fine. ...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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Is having ultrasound scan twice or thrice in 8th month of pregnency harmful for baby and mother? Can it lead to premature delivery?

Is having ultrasound scan twice or thrice in 8th month of pregnency harmful for baby and mother? Can it lead to premature delivery?

No: This technoloogy has been evaluated over the years and found to be harmless to a developing fetus.There is no proven linkage to premature labor or premature birth. ...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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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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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 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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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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I am 21 days post vag preterm delivery. I was straight cathed x4 N 12q. My urine is cloudy and smells like onion. No pain. UTI?

I am 21 days post vag preterm delivery. I was straight cathed x4 N 12q. My urine is cloudy and smells like onion. No pain. UTI?

Cloudy urine: Fever, abdominal pain, flank pain, urine with strong odor, cloudy urine are some of the symptoms indicating a urine/kidney infection. Having been straight cathed for 4 days may put you at risk depending on how sterile the conditions were when you had the process. Consider seeing your doctor and getting a urine test to check for urine infection. It wouldn't be unreasonable at all. ...Read more

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Im 35weeks pregnant my ob is concerned that i may hv preterm delivery she advised me to hv injection betavathsore to mature the lungs of the baby ???

Im 35weeks pregnant my ob is concerned that i may hv preterm delivery she advised me to hv injection betavathsore to mature the lungs of the baby ???

Betamethasone is : the safest & most effective method of accelerating fetal lung maturity. Discuss your concerns and questions with your OB, so that you can make an informed decision. ...Read more

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Can taking cyclogest (progesterone) 200mg per day reduce my chances of preterm delivery? As I have a higher risk of having a weak cervix due to leetz

Can taking cyclogest (progesterone) 200mg per day reduce my chances of preterm delivery? As I have a higher risk of having a weak cervix due to leetz

Preterm delivery: There is scientific data to suggest that Progesterone decreases the risk of preterm delivery in those at significant risk for it. If just having a lletz, leep or cone is your only risk factor, it may not be truly necessary. ...Read more

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I'm 32.5 weeks pregnant and I was told today that I have borderline low amniotic fluid and that I need to hydrate. Will drinking more fluids correct this and if so, how soon can it get corrected through hydration? I'm worried about a preterm delivery

I'm 32.5 weeks pregnant and I was told today that I have borderline low amniotic fluid and that I need to hydrate. Will drinking more fluids correct this and if so, how soon can it get corrected through hydration? I'm worried about a preterm delivery

Oligo hydramnios: decreased amniotic fluids at 32 weeks will definatly respond to increased fluids and rest.as you near term your doctor I am sure vwill monitor you and baby by nonstress test biophysical profile and will decide the timing of dilivery and care for decreased amniotic fluid ...Read more

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Im 32 weeks pregnant my cervical length is 3.4 cm now. doctor saying preterm delivery chances are there. If 3.4cm CL means when chance for delivery?

Im 32 weeks pregnant my cervical length is 3.4 cm now. doctor saying preterm delivery chances are there. If 3.4cm CL means when chance for delivery?

Clinical details: A cervical length of 3.4 cm at 32 weeks is pretty normal. If your doctor counseled you regarding risk of preterm labor you should ask for clarification what specific risk factors for preterm labor you have and what treatment plan needs to be in place ...Read more

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Premature Delivery (Definition)

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