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How can I avoid preterm labor?

How can I avoid preterm labor?

We MFMs wish we knew: Physicians and nurses who care for pregnant patients, physicians and all other providers who take care of preemies through their lifetimes, parents and researchers have looked at many ways to prevent preterm labor and delivery and its effects on children and families. At this point we do not even know all the causes. Plus we often lack treatment. Funding of research is what we need along with care. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Mother Baby Blood Type Mismatch (Definition)

Mother Baby Blood Type Mismatch, also known as ABO incompatibility, occurs when a pregnant mother has a different blood type than the developing baby. Exposure to the baby’s blood type, either from that pregnancy or a previous sibling, causes the mothers body to develop antibodies to the blood type. The condition is dangerous as antibodies can cross the placenta and cause anemia (blood cell destruction), jaundice, or fetal ...Read more


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How can I tell if this is preterm labor?

How can I tell if this is preterm labor?

Be suspicious!: First baby? Expected when? Some cramping- contractions do come and go! you have some time to be observant, and call OB to alert them. ...Read more

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I don't understand why I went into preterm labor again?

I don't understand why I went into preterm labor again?

PreTerm Labor: We don't know the reason for ptl but if you had one ptl then you are at risk for this to happen again. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why do triplets have preterm labor?

Why do triplets have preterm labor?

Basic mechanics occ.: Whether it contains triplets, one big baby or extra amniotic fluid, the uterine muscle can only stretch so far before it starts to contract. Similarly fibers holding the cervix closed can only withstand so much weight and pressure before it begins to thin and to open up. A similar thing might happen to a single amniotic sac these (contractions, dilating, bag breaking) can lead to labor, delivery. ...Read more

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Will having amnio cause preterm labor?

Will having amnio cause preterm labor?

It can.: Amniocentesis involves introducing a fine needle into the pregnancy sac to retrieve some amniotic fluid for fetal dna testing. That technique had inherent risks for complications, including preterm labor and preterm premature rupture of membranes. The risk for any of these complications to occur is <1%, but is real and devastating if they do occur. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of preterm labor?

What are signs and symptoms of preterm labor?

What did your OB doc: Say this is a ? U should be directing to your health care provider , just like i expalin all of this to my OB pts. Some are contartcions, pains in teh uterus , increase discahrge, etc. If u are worried u need to call your provider now to be evaluated as u do not want to catch taht too late. ...Read more

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I have 2 preemies, what are my risks of preterm labor again?

I have 2 preemies, what are my risks of preterm labor again?

Preterm birth: With a history of 2 preterm births, you are at hgh risk for another preterm birth and a candidate for 17-hydroxy Progesterone caproate injections. This is the only known therapy that can reduce your risk of another premature birth. ...Read more

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Are progesterone shows good for preterm labor?

Yes: In a select group of patients , those with a single fetus, and prior preterm delivery, have benefitted from taking a specific kind of progesterone. ...Read more

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Nifedipine for preterm labor risks?

Nifedipine for preterm labor risks?

Much safer: Nifedipine (brand name: procardia) is a much safer class of medication for premature labor than it's predecessors, such as terbutaline or ritodrine, which could cause fast heartbeat, high blood sugars, and even pulmonary edema. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take steroids during preterm labor?

Benefit > risk: Physicians, especially those treating pregnant women, weigh risks and benefits of drugs for both the woman and her baby. Steroids can have some risks such as increased bs, susceptibility to infection. Giving them too often might pose some problems for newborns also. However, most studies show that they have benefits for babies at risk of being born premature, and that is why they're given for some. ...Read more

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Dr. John Holden
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Early Onset Of Labor (Definition)

Early onset of labor is a clinical finding in which the birth process begins before the ...Read more


Dr. Guy VanDell
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Preterm Labor (Definition)

Preterm labor is a condition where the baby's delivery, or labor, begins before ...Read more