OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY: PRETERM LABOUR
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Prediction of Preterm Birth
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Premature Labor Symptoms
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Preterm Birth Education
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The onset of labor is the most anticipated event of pregnancy. Find out what signs you should look for and when it’s time to call your health care provider. These tests can be performed before you have any signs of preterm labor or they may be used after labor has begun.
When a baby is born before the 37th week of pregnancy, it is called a preterm. Some women with premature labor and early dilation of the cervix are put on bed rest until the pregnancy progresses. Most babies born prior to 24 weeks have little chance of survival.
Only about 50% will survive and the other 50% may die or have permanent problems. Smoking, drinking, using drugs not prescribed by your doctor or having untreated diabetes can all lead to preterm labor. Eliminate any that apply to you.
Watch your weight. Gaining too much weight during pregnancy can up your odds of developing gestational diabetes and preeclampsia, both of which increase preterm labor risk. The onset of labor is a mysterious process, and only five percent of babies are born on their actual due date.
Two new studies shed light on when Baby will arrive. Drink two or three glasses of water. Call your doctor or midwife if you continue to have contractions every 10 minutes or more often, if any of your symptoms get worse, or.
Nesting can begin at any time during pregnancy but for some women it’s a sign that labor is approaching. Do what you must, but don’t wear yourself out. Save your energy for the harder work of labor ahead.
Feeling the baby has dropped lower. You also may be hooked up to a monitor to check the strength and regularity of your contractions. If you are in premature labor, there are several treatment options available. They include: Antenatal corticosteroids, which work to mature baby’s lungs in case of an early delivery.
Antibiotics, to treat infection. In these cases, the doctor may recommend a procedure called cervical cerclage if you are less than 24 weeks pregnant, you have a history of preterm labor or a short cervix, or there is an indication that your cervix has begun to dilate. Hydroxyprogesterone is a form of progestin, a manmade form of a female hormone called progesterone. Hydroxyprogesterone is used to lower the risk of premature birth in a woman who has already had one premature baby. Hydroxyprogesterone will not stop premature labor that has already begun.
Hydroxyprogesterone is not for use in women who are pregnant with more.
List of related literature:
|from Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide|
|from High Risk Pregnancy E-Book: Management Options Expert Consult|
|from Intrapartum Management Modules: A Perinatal Education Program|
|from Creasy and Resnik’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice|
|from Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada E-Book|
|from Blueprints Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|from Creasy and Resnik’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice E-Book|
|from Maternal Child Nursing Care|
|from Maternity and Women’s Health Care E-Book|
|from Anesthesia: A Comprehensive Review E-Book|