Premature Birth

Infants born before 37 weeks of gestation are considered premature. Most "premies" spend time in the hospital after birth to assure full development and health.

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Is premature birth a preexisting condition?

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No, premature birth is not at all a preexisting condition. Premature birth becomes imminent when the doctor thinks the condition of both mother and child would be safe to allow premature birth. In this way it will not be considered as a preexisting condition while applying for Medical insurance.
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How far does a woman need to dilate to give birth?

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The cervix is fully dilated when it has opened 10cm. During labour, it's important you don't start pushing before you are fully dilated, because there will be a danger of tearing the cervix.
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Will a baby born at 34 weeks be ok?

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if the lungs are developed then it will be ok but it may need some help breathing if they are not
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What causes premature babies?

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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 world as soon as possible.
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Why is premature birth dangerous?

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The baby isn't fully developed yet.
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Can a baby survive if born at 27 weeks?

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i had my second son at 27 weeks pregnant. He is now 17 and perfectly healthy. You would never have guessed he was premature.
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What does a dream of premature baby symbolize?

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==new answer== It means that something you have been creating has shown up quicker than expected.
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How much do childbirth hospital bills cost?

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This answer depends on so many factors: in which area of the country the person lives, how much the hospital charges for various services, whether or not the woman had a vaginal or caesarian birth, whether or not anesthesia was consulted (for an epidural or other medication), the length of the hospital stay, whether or not there are any complications, and the type of insurance the person has. Hospitals tend to charge a large sum, and the insurance companies agree to pay a certain portion of that. Most insurance companies make their subscribers pay a portion of the bill--sometimes this is a fixed amount per year, and other times, it is a percentage of the total (such as 20% of each hospitalization). It is not surprising to have a $10,000 bill for a completely normal, uncomplicated pregnancy; but again, insurance usually pays the majority of that. If a person does not have insurance, often it helps to discuss this with a hospital and the physicians who will be involved in advance and try to come to an agreement on how much she will be responsible for after the delivery. Hope this helps! Dr. B.
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When is cesarean done?

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A c-section is normally performed, when the baby becomes stressed during child birth, or the mother has become too tired, or is having difficulties. Other reasons for a c-section include placenta problems, breached baby, or multiple birth. There are probably more medical reasons for a c-section, but these are just a few of them.
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What is the contraindication of incubators to premature babies?

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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 her 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.
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If your first child was born early will the next one be early too?

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Not necessarily, each pregnancy and delivery is different. no sometimes there are reasons for a early delivery and maybe there was a reason for the baby coming it has nothing to do with your next child. If your first child was preterm there may be a recurrent reason. If it was just a couple of weeks before due date then it would make no difference to your next child.
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Why babies might be born premature?

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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 pregnant 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.
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Why are premature babies put in an incubator?

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Premature babies are put in an incubator to simulate the warmth of the baby's mother.
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What happens to a Christian baby when it is born?

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Generally they are baptized. And often circumcised, if they are male.
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What is the role of oxytocin in childbirth?

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Oxytocin is used in child birth to strengthen uterine contractions. it is used during labour(first stage) when the uterine contractions are hypotonic(weak contractions).in his case its used to augment the contractions for efficient effacement and dilatation of the cervix. After second stage ie immediately after the expulsion of the placenta, oxytocin is given intramuscular to contract the uterus back to non gravid state and to prevent further bleeding from the placental site. It is also given after a complete spontaneous abortion to also contract the uterus and prevent further bleeding from placental site
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Can a woman give birth if her husband is dead?

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This cannot possibly be your real question, Reword and ask again.
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Can I lay an egg?

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please tell me ur trolling
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What does it mean to incubate a patient?

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Is it possible you mean "to intubate"? To intubate means to insert a tube into a hollow organ or body passage way, frequently used to refer to a breathing tube to keep an airway open and deliver external oxygen. Usually, the only patients who receive incubation are newborns who need medical and nursing support after delivery. These babies are often born prematurely, have under-developed lungs, cannot regulate their body temperature on their own because they are premature, and need hi-tech nursing interventions. An incubator provides and regulates oxygen and temperature to allow a preemie infant to stabilize while medical interventions (such as drugs to mature the lungs and giving fluids) help the infant's body time to strengthen and be capable of life outside an incubator.
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What is the growth of an individual from conception to birth?

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the period of time between conception and birth is called the "gestation period"
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Will having a baby at 25 weeks and 5 days put you at a high risk to have another premature birth?

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yes but many pull though, rather rare to lose it so dont worry It depends on why you had a 25 week baby in the first place. If it was a multiple birth or high risk due to a congenital problem then it isn't necessarily so unless it is another of the same condition. If, for some reason you use drugs or smoke and this contributed to the prematurity then that is a different story. There is no yes or no answer, it just depends.

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