For one reason or another, some women need to deliver earlier than full-term. Researchers have now determined that, as long as the baby is in the vertex position (head down), the success of delivery is not determined by the type of delivery used.
Tag: "Preterm Birth"
When Luz Milagros was delivered 13 days ago, doctors made no attempt to resuscitate her, but instead told her parents she was stillborn and handed them a death certificate.
By some amazing miracle she survived in a refrigerated box for 12 hours, but now the tiny fighter has taken a turn for the worse.
On April 3rd, a mother in Argentina grieved the loss of her infant. She was told that she had delivered a stillborn who displayed no signs of life. Before the grieving mother could see her “deceased” daughter, doctors placed the tiny infant into a small coffin and whisked away to the morgue. The parents, Analia [...]
Preterm birth is any birth that occurs before the 37th week of pregnancy. Currently, it is estimated that nearly 10% of births worldwide are preterm around 12% of births in the United States are preterm.
Students of the Hopkins University have come up with a device that could avoid a preterm birth and the trauma associated with it.
Recent biomedical engineering graduates have invented a device called CervoCheck that they believe can help detect contractions and thus alert an expectant mom that she might be going into preterm labor.
November is Prematurity Awareness Month. In honor of this, some parents who have had babies prematurely have offered to tell their stories to create awareness about his important cause.
Our nineth profile is of Bryce and Chloe.
Australia’s state government says that a breakthrough in fetal medicine at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital may reduce the risk of premature and still births. Scientists from the hospital’s newly-opened Kolling Institute of Medical Research have discovered a protein in the blood of expectant mothers which could identify babies at risk of being born malnourished, [...]