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.
Magnesium sulfate is currently used as a neonatal neuroprotectant
for deliveries at less than 30 weeks gestation. Researchers recently
started collecting data for a trial covering gestational ages 30 to 34
For Dr. Sami Kilic, robotics is the answer for pregnant women with
incompetent cervixes that threaten the viability and health of
With news of deaths associated with compounded drugs created by New
England Compounding Center reaching a feverous pitch, the risk of
compounding drugs and the role of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
in the production of these drugs is up in the air.
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The signs and symptoms of premature labor are varied and may include
spotting and early contractions, and pregnancy with multiples.
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.
Patients with a history of preterm labor and delivery do not benefit
from controlled weight gain and dietary changes, according to research
completed at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
When a pregnant woman’s membranes rupture between the 34th and 37th week
of gestation, labor is often induced to reduce the risk of fetal
infection and/or breathing problems.
One of the leading causes of premature labor is ruptured membranes.
There are a variety of reasons why the “bag of waters” ruptures too
early, but once the bag has broken the pregnancy must end within a short
period to prevent complications.
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.
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.
Pregnancy in childhood cancer survivors could be riskier than previously thought. Chances of premature labor, early delivery and hemorrhage are higher in certain cancer cases.
Your body is changing so rapidly that it's hard to know whether what you're experiencing is "normal." Do yourself and your baby a favor and get any unusual symptoms checked out.
Finding out if you are high risk, if you have an increased risk of complications during pregnancy is important.
Dealing with back pain during pregnancy is all about rest, relaxation and the right support. But back pain could also indicate a more serious problem.
I am 33 weeks pregnant and feels strange pulsations in my uterus, what could they be?
Are premature contractions a problem?
How safe is it to have sex during and after pregnancy if your pregnancy is proceeding normally and your doctor hasn't told you to not have intercourse?
A bicornuate uterus is the most common congenital uterine anomaly. It is a uterus that has two horns, often is heart shaped and that has a wall and a partial split outside.
Up to one in 10 women has asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy. If
untreated, about one-third of these will develop symptomatic infection
of the bladder or kidney. These infections can lead to complications
such as premature labor and delivery.
What can happen?
Signs and symptoms of premature labor
The following are risk factors for increased risk of premature labor and premature births.
There is a reverse direct relationship between cervical length and the risk of premature births.