Premature labor and delivery is the #1 reason for newborn death. You should call the doctor or go to the hospital if you have any of these symptoms or signs.
Singletons of mothers who received ART procedures were more likely to be born with low birthweight, preterm, and small for gestational age (SGA) than singleton infants conceived without treatment.
This is a great review from the British Medical Journal of tocolytic therapy, treatment to stop preterm labor. It reviews what works and what does not. There are two tocolytics that seem to have the highest success rate: prostaglandin inhibitors (eg indomethacin, ketorolac) performed best closely followed by calcium channel blockers (nifedipine, nitrates).
There is not enough evidence to evaluate the use of a policy of planned immediate caesarean delivery for preterm babies. Further studies are needed in this area, but recruitment is proving difficult.
There was no significant difference in full-term or non-full-term births rates and mean newborn birth weight between for those who continued and discontinued breastfeeding during pregnancy.
Those first few weeks at home were the most difficult for me as a new
preemie mom. My twins were tiny and I constantly thought they would
break if I picked them up too hard or put them back down too hard.
Preterm or premature birth or delivery is a birth that is before 37 weeks of the pregnancy or more than three weeks before a baby's due date.
Most mothers believe baby is immune to pain while in-utero, but new
research reveals the fetus can feel the difference between pain and
normal touch as early as 35 weeks gestation.
J. Randall Moorman, a cardiologist from the University of Virginia co-invented the HeRO system to reduce the number of fatalities in the premature population.
A full term birth occurs one or after the 37th week of gestation. Preterm birth occurs any time before that 37th week.
The treatment of gum disease may be a contributing factor in keeping premature birth at bay. A study published by BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology reports a significant link between periodontitis and preterm birth.
Preterm birth is a known risk factor for cerebral palsy, but researchers have now added weeks 37 and 42+ to that list. According to a study published by the Journal of American Medical Association, the lowest risk occurs when children are born at 40 weeks.
This interactive quiz and premature delivery calculator helps you calculate the tisk of premature birth based on cervical length and fFN fetal fibronectin
Magnesium sulfate is an intravenous medication often given to women in
order to prevent premature births. A recent study shows that it also may
possibly reduce the chances of babies later being diagnosed with
moderate to severe cerebral palsy.
Preterm or premature labor is when there are contractions and cervical changes before 37 weeks gestation.
Premature rupture of fetal membranes (PROM) is when the fetal membranes break prior to labor.
Hepatitis A (HAV) is a viral infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). Other liver infections are cause by Hepatits B (HBV) and C (HCV) viruses.
Pregnancy complications in twins are many-fold higher than with a sigleton baby and include a higher rate of premature deliveries and fetal anomalies.
Obesity is associated with many pregnancy complications and obese women are at increased risk of premature deliveries.
Could my 7-week old premature baby have a hernia?