What Should You Know About Premature Babies?

A fathers wedding ring is placed on the foot of his new baby.

If every expectant mother should happen to understand that their baby had made plans to arrive sooner than expected then word has it that all pregnant women will be ready and ready for the coming of the premature baby. Unfortunately the term premature means only that – sooner than expected with no principle to dates or times.

Premature Babies

All of us have faith in our health care provider and trust that the due dates he or she gives for the arrival of our babies is 100% true. So you can understand why a premature birth can come as a surprise or shock for the expectant girl. It’s in a time like this where some perplexed women question the GPs prognosis. Believe me when I say physicians are not far wrong in their calculations, but alas, they hold no crystal ball to predict or forecast that there’s a premature baby on the way.

Premature babies require a whole lot of attention and care after leaving the uterus so that is why we give thanks to the world of modern technology and also to all of the life saving masters in the health care profession that nurture our before-time infants with their knowledge, thereby increasing the chances for their survival.

Health care

Hospitals today are well equipped to take care of emergencies like premature births. The welfare of the premature infant is first and foremost in most hospital maternity wards. The reasons given behind why a woman may go into labor earlier than expected are all health related variables e.g. smoking-poor diet-infections-twins-cervical ineptitude and other conditions that could be life threatening like pre-eclampsia. All these can accelerate the process where premature infant births are likely.

Premature births can cause difficulties for the new born infant where their ability to breathe properly is hampered by under developed lungs. Babies delivered sooner than 32 months and weighing approx 3lb 5oz are typically born with under developed lungs that may not hide surfactant, a sort of frothy thing that holds back the interior surfaces of the lungs from sticking together and as a result of this the baby may experience severe breathing difficulties – Respiratory distress syndrome otherwise called RDS.

Good to know

Depending on how early the baby is born the more likely they are to suffer with RDS. Birthing following the thirty minute week then this problem is less of an issue. If doctors feel you’re at high risk of going into labor sooner than your due date then a plan of injections/injection can be managed to help fortify your unborn babys lungs. A premature babys immune system isn’t fully developed so therefore makes them more vulnerable to infections.

Early infants usually develop a little jaundice because of an immature liver that’s treatable by physicians with the medical aid of phototherapy lamps. Babies born at 22-23 weeks have a 24 percent chance of survival, at 24 months this increases to 31 percent. Premature babies delivered at 25 weeks afterward their odds are increased by 50 percent and from 32 weeks onwards many infants can survive without medical aid.

Conclusion

During your pregnancy be certain you ease up on your intake or cut out things which are deemed to bring on a premature birth. Pregnant women may get stressed during pregnancy (not all) that isn’t great for your wellbeing and that of your unborn child. A excellent solution for you to consider in helping to combat stress is to take up Yoga. This sort of exercise can allow you to relax before and after the birth. Yoga has been shown to be very reassuring for girls. Premature babies can develop as healthy as any other baby.

 

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