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How old is a premature baby?
A baby is considered premature when they are born before 37 weeks gestation.
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.
most definitely. premature babies can have all sorts of problems
The youngest surviving baby was 21 weeks, 5 days. As to the youngest to be born, that depends on your definition of "baby".
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 daydreamer4814@…gmail.com.
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 disea…ses.. 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.
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 n…ormal 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 b…y the mother's health conditions or lifestyle choices during pregnancy, such as having diabetes, hypertension, heart or kidney 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.
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 prematu…re baby, it suggests that the project was forced into production or visibility before it was completely ready.
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.
no baby can survive under 3.4 trust me am a educated
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.…
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.