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Why Are Premature Baby Girls More Likely To Live Than Their Male Counterparts
Are they really?: "the devil's in the details." boys are more likely to be born prematurely, and they are more likely to be small for gestational age. All other things being equal, there does appear to be a small gender gap. Research continues, yet we still don't really know why. I would submit that ours is to pray for healthy, full-term babies, and to appreciate what g-d sends us, however small, boy or girl. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Depends: This depends on many factors. How many weeks gestation? Were there complicating factors like preeclampsia or prolonged rupture of membranes? How mature are the baby's lungs and brain? Is there a complicating infection? Our NICU's are state of the art with dedicated NICU nurses, physicians and support staff. Ask your NICU team for a meeting to discuss the baby's progress and challenges. ...Read more
Male 31 living with asthma since birth (premature baby). Expert doc always end on Deltacortril since my memories todate. Is there no other best med?
Not only asthma: That you seem to have, your expert doctor, as you say, always ends you up on steroids, it is either your case warrants that, or there are other issues with your lungs given that you were born prematurely and probably have other lung problems. You can still seek another opinion by another expert in pulmonary diseases, meanwhile keep taking all your prescribed inhalers, wish you wellness ...Read more
Several factors.: Infants with extremely low birth weight (elbw) have a higher risk of all of the possible complications of premature birth, both in the immediate neonatal period and after discharge from the nursery. For babies with birth weights under 500 grams, only about 14-40% survive to 12 months or later, and many of the survivors have severe health problems. ...Read more
It's a difficult one: It's not your fault. You probably did whatever it takes to have a term pregnancy, but combination of circumstances led probably of having it prematurely. You still can be a good mother, and now it's more valuable for your baby. He/she needs you now more than ever. You have to move forward, and you can not change anything now. What's done is done. Think positively, move on. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: The most important question is how premature. A baby born 4 months early is vastly different than one born 4 weeks early. Generally all premature infants need to be checked for infection, have their breathing checked and be given proper nutrition to grow and develop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gestational age,: Birth weight, genetic & other prenatal factors like mother's health, exposure to alcohol, tobacco & other drugs, all impact fetal well-being, along with other issues like the reason for premature delivery. The baby's course in the nicu is also a factor.Every state has guidelines for referral of infants at risk for developmental delays to early intervention. Encourage your sister to follow through. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A premature baby is a baby born before term, meaning the baby is born before finishing 38 weeks of pregnancy. The earlier a baby is born, the more problems a baby will have in trying to adapt to the environment outside the mother's uterus. Problems include: small size, lung problems, heart problems, bleeding in the brain, hearing ...Read more
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