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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).
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Why a 7 month old fetus has more chance to survive after premature delivery than an 8 months old fetus?
Answer well since i been doing research on fetuses, my girlfriend is pregnant i believe that a 7 month old fetus can survive preterm birth because of development, so do…es the 8 month old fetus, but i believe the 8 month old fetus can't survive because it was almost born, i guess. Personally, I haven't heard of this, and can't find it in any of the medical textbooks I have. An 8 month fetus has more chance of survival than a 7 month old fetus because it is more developed. The weeks just before full term birth, the baby is working on lung development. Neither than 7 month old nor the 8 month old has full lung capacity development... and actually the 7 month old hasn't even started much on this one. It really depends on any other complications that arise. If the 8 month fetus has more complications, say because of genetics or trauma besides the pre-term delivery, it would have a lesser chance of survival compared to a 7 month fetus that has little or no complications, either genetics or trauma. Both fetus are at risk for pre-mature illnesses and the normal complications that stem from being delivered early. In either case, medical technology has advanced quite far in these times. Both fetus have a chance for survival with various treatments, medications, machines, and procedures, depending on the needs of the preemie and the stage of development, as well as post-partum circumstances that arise. It is still true, however, that the further along you can carry the baby, the better chance of survival it has because it has been able to be more developed. This is why, if you are too early, and you have true labor pains, the doctor will give you medication to stop the labor and thus give the baby more time to develop in utero.
A baby is considered premature when they are born before 37 weeks gestation.
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 daydre…firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
This is not common at all. Your baby doesn't have fully developed lungs at this age. This can be dangerous.
A baby born at week 26 - the last week of the second trimester would be 14" long and weigh about 1 pound 8 ounces.
9 months is the 'standard' time that a woman is pregnant for and during this time, the baby is developing. If the baby is born before 36 weeks, the baby is said to be 'prematu…re' because the baby has not reached his/her full level of development.
8 month premature under normal circumstances. It's only better for the baby to be outside the uterus if there is insufficient oxygenation or placental abnormalities which are …very rare. Most OB's perform an induction or a c-section if those are discovered.
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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Babies crawl between 7 and 9 months but a premie is on his own schedule - 2 months early means you need to add two months to the average age babies begin crawling, sitting, st…anding etc. So on average a 2 month premie will crawl at 9 to 11 months. By his first Birthday you can expect him to be almost caught up, if he doesn't have any medical issues or delays due to his premature birth.
On average yes, no baby will be born exactly on a nine month period but the predicted date the doctors gave you should help to decipher it. At nine months a baby is fully grow…n ready to be born so before the nine month period a baby born is classified as 'premature'
There is a difference between delivering at 7 and 8 months. It's not an old nurses tale. The difference is lung function. At 7 months the lungs are developed and have high sur…factant production. At 8 months the surfactant production slows because it is not needed immediately. It is better to deliver at 7 months because surfactant production is high, which means easier breathing for any child, regardless of race. Don't worry though, if you are 8 months, your MD may order a steroid injection to help you baby's lungs.
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.
A baby of at least 7 and half months can be born prematurely and survive.
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.