Could an 8 lb baby be premature?
My mother delivered my youngest brother a month and a half early, He weighed 7 lbs 8oz. The only issue he had was that one of his lungs wasn't fully developed, he spent about a month in the neonatal unit, and now is a healthy 11 year old.
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Answer . \nAmerica's first hospitals for premature infants were built at the turn of the 20th century at fairs, amusement parks and expositions. These hospitals represented both a medical and a social frontier. They had a great impact on the medical profession because they demonstrated the succ…ess of caring for premature infants using incubators.\n. \nOne of the first modern incubator systems was invented by Alexandre Lion of France. The Lion incubators which were later used in the first American incubator hospitals, were invented in 1891. These incubators were heated by a cylindrical water boiler that was mounted on the outside wall of the incubator. This type of incubator system was unique, because the incubators had their own ventilation system.\n. \nInspired by Lion's success and fascinated by the popularity of the exhibits, Martin Couney set up an incubator exhibit at an exposition in Berlin. Couney was German, and a student of the noted pediatrician Pierre Budin. Budin had studied under Stephane Tarnier, who had invented the first warm air incubator. \n. \nCouney set up his first American incubator hospital at the Trans-Mississippi Exposition in 1898 in Omaha, Nebraska.. granville t woods (MORE)
Answer . I had a premmie baby and I asked the midwife whist I was in labour exactly the same thing. She told me it can be a variety of different things like poor eating habits, high blood pressure, too much exercise, a condition with the baby or simply because the baby wants to come into the wo…rld as soon as possible. (MORE)
Answer . Premature babies can have many problems such as brain problems, health problems, and liver problems ='[[
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They are quite loud, the mechanisms to maintain heat (and humidity in more advanced incubators) create a low hum. However they are much quieter than previously. Incubators also allow bright lights in, this can be rectified with incubator covers. They can also be too big for the baby, making him or h…er feel uncomfortable and 'lost'. This is fixed with soft boundries or nests around the baby so he or she feels like they are still inside their mum. (MORE)
I just had a baby 8 months ago and still have extra fat I could get rid of I weigh 120 lbs and am happy with the weight but need this extra fat off any answers?
After a baby many women have a little extra belly, but it's not always fat. Sometimes it's nothing more than stretched abdominal muscles. If that's the case you just need to do some crunches.
There are many reasons.. One of the most common is that the mother has pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure, protein in the urine, swollen extremities) and the only way to cure it is by delivering the baby.. The mother may have an infection which triggers premaure labor. (even 'flu can do it). The …cervix may open slightly and allow the waters to break, so an open pathway for infection means the baby has to be delivered.. The baby may have a condition which can only be treated once it is born, or the treatment may trigger premature labor, (e.g. blood group incompatibilty).. Multiple pregnancy babies often just run out of room and have to be delivered, also a multiple pregnancy may trigger pre-eclampsia.. these are the most common ones but there are many more and sometimes 'no-one knows' is the answer. (MORE)
You are 36 weeks pregnant. (fetal age 34 weeks). The baby is about 19 inches (48 cm) long. . Weight is around 6 and a half pounds (3 kg). . The baby's body is becoming chubby as fat layers build. . Between now and birth they may gain about an ounce (30g) a day . While it says that your baby we…ighs six and a half pounds this week and measures 19 inches long, this is only an estimate. In general, babies are gaining half a pound per week now. Baby continues gaining weight as fat deposits and is forming creases in the neck and wrists. http://www.baby2see.com/development/ (MORE)
\nIt depends on how premature. I was born at 22 weeks, which is about 4 months premature. I'm not sure how large my feet were but it put it in perspective my grandfather's wedding ring fit on my leg all the way up to my thigh. I would guess in an extremely premature baby less than one inch.
Yes, they can. My son contracted the same bacteria when he was in the neonatal unit. We did see the whole picture a little difficult, however, by the mercy of GOD, he made it out alive. He is now 3 and fully functional child, with no consequences of either prematurity or the bacteria.
Sarah and Todd eloped on August 29, 1988. Track was born April 20, 1989.. Do the math.
more than 90% of premature babies who weigh 800 grams (1.70 pounds) need incubators or radiant warmers are used to keep the babies warm trljyt5r;/oujtyreldf.gkf,
The youngest surviving baby was 21 weeks, 5 days. As to the youngest to be born, that depends on your definition of "baby".
Premature Babies are kept in an incubator until it is mature enough to live without it.
It depends on how early they were born and other factors like lung development and weight at birth.
Premature babies are put in an incubator to simulate the warmth of the baby's mother.
They give the premature baby a special kind of milk to help them gain weight. Sometimes, premature babies have to stay in the hospital for a long time. They have to be at least 5 pounds to leave.
yes i have... im a 12 year old girl who had a premi adorable rite i kept her and im glad i did!!!!!!!
Alot do, but the survival rate in recent years has been increasing. It depends on how premature the baby is. If its 5-6 months its greatly decreased. But if its within a month or so the chances are much higher.
Baby's are premature because the don't get enough time to develop(grow) and they don't always get as much oxygen as needed. If u have any questions email me at email@example.com.
What could be the reason for 11 days old Premature baby who is not breast feeding and has not drunk her milk in bottle yet?
Please talk to your pediatrician about this; it sounds like a potentially life threatening situation!.
Really depends upon the circumstances, complications, and the doctor's assessment of the baby's likely state at birth.
Really depends upon the circumstances, complications, and the doctor's assessment of the baby's likely state at birth.
if the baby is born of eight months thatere's a probability that it lungs have properly developed yet, inclusive of some vital organs. therefore it may grow up with many diseases.. he also stand a higher risk of premature death, called SIDS, which stands for sudden infant death syndrome. of course,… it willhave to spend some time in the incubator. (MORE)
Weight and size of premature babies varies in regards to how many weeks of gestation, reason why they are premature, genetics, etc. There are so many variables so there is no standard size for premature babies.
Some premature babies get dark colored or black fingernails becauseof the lack of fat under the skin which causes the skin todiscolor. This can also be due to a lowered amount of oxygen in theextremities shortly after birth.
There is no official patron saint designated by the Church as patron of premature babies. There is, though, many saints designated as patrons of babies such as St. Brigid of Ireland, and St. Nicholas of Tolentino. The Blessed Virgin Mary is also the patroness of the unborn under her title Our Lady o…f Guadalupe. (MORE)
Respiratory Distress Syndrom (RDS) is most common in babies bornbefore 34 weeks of pregnancy. Babies with RDS don't have a proteincalled surfactant that keeps small air sacs in the lungs fromcollapsing.
a permature baby needs lots of help for the frist year and also lots of doctor vists this i know ROM personal experince.
Premature babies have to over come a lot of obstacles depending on how early he/she was born. In the NICU they have incubators that keep the baby warm so they can maintain a normal body temperature. Also sometimes the preemies may have to have surgeries.
A premature baby is an infant born before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Often, the cause of preterm delivery is unknown and not within the mother's control. Sometimes it's caused by the mother's health conditions or lifestyle choices during pregnancy, such as having diabetes, hypertension, heart or kidne…y problems, an infection, poor nutrition during the pregnancy, or bleeding due to a low positioning of the placenta. Drug, alcohol and tobacco use also contribute to premature birth. Preterm deliveries occur more often in women younger than 19 or older than 40, and among those with a previous preterm delivery. However, any woman can have a baby prematurely, and many who do have no known risk factors. Preemies are born with many special needs which is why they often begin their lives in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The NICU is designed to limit stress to the infant and meet their basic needs of warmth, nutrition, and protection to allow proper growth and development. Due to recent advancements in neonatal care of the preemie - more than 60% of the tiniest (500 grams) now survive and 90% of those who weigh 2 lbs (800 grams) at birth will survive and thrive. Premature babies lack the body fat necessary to maintain their body temperature. So incubators or radiant warmers are used to keep them warm in the NICU. Keeping babies' temperatures within a normal range will help them grow faster. Premature babies have special nutritional needs because they grow at a faster rate than full-term babies and their digestive systems are immature. They lack the ability to suck on their own and most premature infants have to be fed slowly because of the risk of developing necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), an intestinal infection - so they are fed by a tube that goes directly to the stomach from the nose or mouth. Breast milk is an excellent source of nutrition and it offers infection fighting antibodies - it maybe fortified with vitamins and minerals to meet the premies special needs. A common condition is hyperbilirubinemia (newborn jaundice), affecting 80% of premature babies. Infants with hyperbilirubinemia have high levels of bilirubin causing them to develop a yellow discoloration of the skin and whites of the eyes. This is treated with special lights that help them to break down the extra blood cells that cause jaundice. Untreated it can cause brain damage. In the NICU, all premature babies are monitored for apnea - another common health problem - where a baby stops breathing, the heart rate may decrease, and the skin may turn pale or blue. Apnea is usually caused by immaturity in the area of the brain that controls the reflex to breathe. Almost all babies born at 30 weeks or less will experience some apnea but the spells become less frequent with age. Treating apnea can be as simple as gently stimulating the infant to restart breathing, but for some drug therapy or special breathing assistance is needed. One of the most common (and immediate) problems for a premature infant is difficulty breathing. Many things can cause breathing difficulties in premature infants, but the most common is called respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). This develops because the preemie lacks surfactant which helps to expand the lungs properly. Fortunately, RDS is treatable and most infants do very well. Infection is always a threat to preemies because they're less able to fight germs that can cause serious illness. Practically any body part can become infected. Bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics while other medications are prescribed to treat viruses or fungal infections. Frequent hand washing is used in the NICU to reduce the risk of infection. Parent involvement is another important factor in caring for a premature infant. While it may seem overwhelming to see your baby surrounded by tubes and wires - and under the care of doctors and nurses - he or she is still your baby and nothing else can replace the loving touch of mom and dad. (MORE)
This is not true as surfactant, which helps to keep the lungs open and prevents the tiny alveoli from sticking together, is not formed until 37 weeks gestation. The most common lung problem in a premature baby is respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), also known as hyaline membrane disease (HMD).
Premature babies are not ALWAYS sick. If they are born extremely premature then they have a higher risk for things like infection, respiratory distress, NEC, just to name a few. But older premature babies, for example a 33 week baby, may be perfectly healthy, just needs to learn how to nipple feed a…nd gain weight before he/she goes home. A premature baby such as that would not be considered "sick". (MORE)
Dreams about pregnancy and having a baby are usually about some project or task that the dreamer is trying to develop or bring to completion. When the dream is about a premature baby, it suggests that the project was forced into production or visibility before it was completely ready.
Perinatologists are the doctors who specialize in sick newborns. Pediatricians and NICU nurses are also caregivers to premature infants.
They are sent to the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) to be taken care of until the baby can swallow on its own and knows how to breath without to much help.
Yes, premature infants will have low blood sugar that is when they are born they will be given intravenous fluid of D5 water and infused with d50 water to keep their sugar up.
a premature baby has no age but can be out of the womb by 7-8 months during pregnancy's
While there is no way to confirm it, it seems highly unlikely shewas born prematurely. At the time of Saint Joan few preemiessurvived because there were no medical facilities that couldtreated them.
No it is fairly standard, being a mother, an aunt and delivery nurse, many average children Ive delivered are somewhere near that weight. 8-9.5lbs is the considered normal.
Actually I'm traveled many time in pregnancy time so it is one of the resin den high blood presure so avoid this
Smoking during pregnancy doesn't help, and can cause lightweight babies who are born premature. Sometimes there might be a complication which means labor has to be induced or labor is triggered early, or if the baby has a genetic condition. It helps if you stay as healthy as possible when you're pre…gnant as it means there is an extremely small chance the baby will be born premature. A history of diseases might not help the baby as well. (MORE)
Because there lungs might not be developed enough depending on how premature a baby is the more care it will need as it might not be strong enough to survive without help xx
If a baby is born at or before 37 weeks it is considered to be premature
The risk of giving birth to preemie mature babies is very high. The percentage of babies that die each year due to preematurity is also very high. I am a mother who gave birth to MICRO-PREEMIE TWIN BOYS who were born at only 24wks (which is only 5 months). They weighed only 660grams /1lb 7-1/2oz....…They were on breathing machines, IV's, and lived inside of an isolet( incubator) for 4months. One of my twins had 4 surgeries after birth. We spent 138days (4months) in the Intensive Care Nursery. After a long rocky road we were able to go home New Years Eve 2011. They are now 15months old and are getting bigger and stronger each day. (MORE)
It's because they are underweight. Premature babies are smaller than full term babies and are more fraigile. That is why preemies have to stay in the hospital depending on their size and weight because they need to gain more weight until they are at least five lbs so they are less fraile. A very ski…nny baby with ribs showing is not a healthy weight for a newborn baby so weight gain is nessisary for undeweight or preemie babies.. (MORE)
It depends on how premature they are. With today's medical advancements they are likely to survive unless they are extremely early.
A baby can be born premature because of a mother's drinking habits. She can also be premature if the mother isn't eating healthy. For example, if the mother is smoking the baby might end up premature.
This is not true as surfactant, which helps to keep the lungsopen and prevents the alveoli from sticking together, is not formeduntil 37 weeks gestation.
No. In Imperial measurement systems, 8'11 would be easily confusedwith 8'11", or eight feet, 11 inches.