CHILDBIRTH before 37 weeks of PREGNANCY (259 days from the first day of the mother's last menstrual period, or 245 days after FERTILIZATION).
A human infant born before 37 weeks of GESTATION.
An infant during the first month after birth.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
Onset of OBSTETRIC LABOR before term (TERM BIRTH) but usually after the FETUS has become viable. In humans, it occurs sometime during the 29th through 38th week of PREGNANCY. TOCOLYSIS inhibits premature labor and can prevent the BIRTH of premature infants (INFANT, PREMATURE).
The mass or quantity of heaviness of an individual at BIRTH. It is expressed by units of pounds or kilograms.
An infant having a birth weight of 2500 gm. (5.5 lb.) or less but INFANT, VERY LOW BIRTH WEIGHT is available for infants having a birth weight of 1500 grams (3.3 lb.) or less.
The age of the conceptus, beginning from the time of FERTILIZATION. In clinical obstetrics, the gestational age is often estimated as the time from the last day of the last MENSTRUATION which is about 2 weeks before OVULATION and fertilization.
Results of conception and ensuing pregnancy, including LIVE BIRTH; STILLBIRTH; SPONTANEOUS ABORTION; INDUCED ABORTION. The outcome may follow natural or artificial insemination or any of the various ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNIQUES, such as EMBRYO TRANSFER or FERTILIZATION IN VITRO.
Malformations of organs or body parts during development in utero.
Premature expulsion of the FETUS in animals.
Conditions or pathological processes associated with pregnancy. They can occur during or after pregnancy, and range from minor discomforts to serious diseases that require medical interventions. They include diseases in pregnant females, and pregnancies in females with diseases.
A chronic lung disease developed after OXYGEN INHALATION THERAPY or mechanical ventilation (VENTILATION, MECHANICAL) usually occurring in certain premature infants (INFANT, PREMATURE) or newborn infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME, NEWBORN). Histologically, it is characterized by the unusual abnormalities of the bronchioles, such as METAPLASIA, decrease in alveolar number, and formation of CYSTS.
Death of the developing young in utero. BIRTH of a dead FETUS is STILLBIRTH.
Expulsion of the product of FERTILIZATION before completing the term of GESTATION and without deliberate interference.
Postnatal deaths from BIRTH to 365 days after birth in a given population. Postneonatal mortality represents deaths between 28 days and 365 days after birth (as defined by National Center for Health Statistics). Neonatal mortality represents deaths from birth to 27 days after birth.
An infant having a birth weight lower than expected for its gestational age.
The co-occurrence of pregnancy and an INFECTION. The infection may precede or follow FERTILIZATION.
A condition of the newborn marked by DYSPNEA with CYANOSIS, heralded by such prodromal signs as dilatation of the alae nasi, expiratory grunt, and retraction of the suprasternal notch or costal margins, mostly frequently occurring in premature infants, children of diabetic mothers, and infants delivered by cesarean section, and sometimes with no apparent predisposing cause.
Refers to animals in the period of time just after birth.
The number of births in a given population per year or other unit of time.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
The sequence in which children are born into the family.
Official certifications by a physician recording the individual's birth date, place of birth, parentage and other required identifying data which are filed with the local registrar of vital statistics.
The lengths of intervals between births to women in the population.
Mechanical or anoxic trauma incurred by the infant during labor or delivery.
The offspring in multiple pregnancies (PREGNANCY, MULTIPLE): TWINS; TRIPLETS; QUADRUPLETS; QUINTUPLETS; etc.
The age of the mother in PREGNANCY.
Delivery of the FETUS and PLACENTA under the care of an obstetrician or a health worker. Obstetric deliveries may involve physical, psychological, medical, or surgical interventions.
Delivery of an infant through the vagina in a female who has had a prior cesarean section.
The number of offspring a female has borne. It is contrasted with GRAVIDITY, which refers to the number of pregnancies, regardless of outcome.
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
2 alpha-Cyano-17 beta-hydroxy-4,4',17 alpha-trimethylandrost-5-ene-3-one. An androstenolone-nitrile compound with steroidogenesis-blocking activity.
The interactions between the anterior pituitary and adrenal glands, in which corticotropin (ACTH) stimulates the adrenal cortex and adrenal cortical hormones suppress the production of corticotropin by the anterior pituitary.
A collection of NEURONS, tracts of NERVE FIBERS, endocrine tissue, and blood vessels in the HYPOTHALAMUS and the PITUITARY GLAND. This hypothalamo-hypophyseal portal circulation provides the mechanism for hypothalamic neuroendocrine (HYPOTHALAMIC HORMONES) regulation of pituitary function and the release of various PITUITARY HORMONES into the systemic circulation to maintain HOMEOSTASIS.
Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.
The main glucocorticoid secreted by the ADRENAL CORTEX. Its synthetic counterpart is used, either as an injection or topically, in the treatment of inflammation, allergy, collagen diseases, asthma, adrenocortical deficiency, shock, and some neoplastic conditions.
An anterior pituitary hormone that stimulates the ADRENAL CORTEX and its production of CORTICOSTEROIDS. ACTH is a 39-amino acid polypeptide of which the N-terminal 24-amino acid segment is identical in all species and contains the adrenocorticotrophic activity. Upon further tissue-specific processing, ACTH can yield ALPHA-MSH and corticotrophin-like intermediate lobe peptide (CLIP).
Insulated enclosures in which temperature, humidity, and other environmental conditions can be regulated at levels optimal for growth, hatching, reproduction, or metabolic reactions.
The measure of the level of heat of a human or animal.
Abnormally low BODY TEMPERATURE that is intentionally induced in warm-blooded animals by artificial means. In humans, mild or moderate hypothermia has been used to reduce tissue damages, particularly after cardiac or spinal cord injuries and during subsequent surgeries.
Lower than normal body temperature, especially in warm-blooded animals.
Electrically powered devices that are intended to assist in the maintenance of the thermal balance of infants, principally by controlling the air temperature and humidity in an enclosure. (from UMDNS, 1999)
Any significant change in measures of climate (such as temperature, precipitation, or wind) lasting for an extended period (decades or longer). It may result from natural factors such as changes in the sun's intensity, natural processes within the climate system such as changes in ocean circulation, or human activities.
A republic in central Africa, east of the REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, south of the CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC and north of ANGOLA and ZAMBIA. The capital is Kinshasa.
The longterm manifestations of WEATHER. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Countries in the process of change with economic growth, that is, an increase in production, per capita consumption, and income. The process of economic growth involves better utilization of natural and human resources, which results in a change in the social, political, and economic structures.
A quantitative measure of the frequency on average with which articles in a journal have been cited in a given period of time.
A series of actions, sometimes symbolic actions which may be associated with a behavior pattern, and are often indispensable to its performance.

Maternal exposure to low-level air pollution and pregnancy outcomes: a population-based study. (1/1489)

BACKGROUND: Recent reports have shown that air pollution may increase the risk of adverse birth outcomes. We have evaluated the relationship between ambient air pollution and the occurrence of low birth weight and preterm delivery using routinely collected data in Lithuania. METHODS: This epidemiological study comprised all singleton newborns (N = 3,988), born to women in 1998, who resided in the City of Kaunas. Birth data and information on maternal characteristics were obtained from the Lithuanian National Birth Register. To estimate residential exposure levels, we used measurements of ambient nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and formaldehyde, which were collected at 12 monitoring posts. Multivariate logistic regression was used to estimate the effect that each pollutant would have on low birth weight (LBW) and premature birth while controlling for potential confounders. RESULTS: Adjusted odds ratios (OR) for LBW increased with increasing formaldehyde exposure (OR2nd tertile = 1.86, 95% CI 1.10-3.16; OR3rd tertile = 1.84, 95% CI 1.12-3.03). Adjusted ORs of preterm birth for the medium and high NO2 tertile exposures were OR = 1.14 (95% CI 0.77-1.68) and OR = 1.68 (95% CI 1.15-2.46), respectively. The risk of preterm birth increased by 25% (adjusted OR = 1.25, 95% CI 1.07-1.46) per 10 microg/m3 increase in NO2 concentrations. An analysis by trimester showed that pregnancy outcomes were associated with first-trimester exposure to air pollutants. However, there were no significant relationships in other pregnancy periods between preterm birth and exposure to formaldehyde or between LBW and NO2 exposure. CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest that in the City of Kaunas there might be a relationship between maternal exposure to ambient formaldehyde and the risk of LBW, as well as between NO2 exposure and the risk of preterm birth.  (+info)

A candidate gene association study on preterm delivery: application of high-throughput genotyping technology and advanced statistical methods. (2/1489)

Preterm delivery (PTD) is the leading cause of infant mortality and morbidity worldwide. The etiology of PTD is largely unknown but is believed to be complex, encompassing multiple genetic and environmental determinants. To date, reports of genetic studies on PTD are sparse. We conducted a large-scale case-control study exploring the associations of 426 single-nucleotide polymorphisms with PTD in 300 mothers with PTD and 458 mothers with term deliveries at the Boston Medical Center. Twenty-five candidate genes were included in the final haplotype analysis, and a significant association of F5 gene haplotype with PTD was revealed and remained significant after Bonferroni correction for multiple testing (P=0.025). We applied different statistical algorithms (both Gibbs sampling and expectation-maximization) in reconstructing haplotype phases and different tests (both likelihood ratio test and permutation test) in association analyses, and all yielded similar results. We also performed exploratory ethnicity-specific analyses, which confirmed the consistent findings of the F5 gene across the ethnic groups. Moreover, IL1R2 (P=0.002 in Blacks), NOS2A (P<0.001 in Whites) and OPRM1 (P=0.004 in Hispanics) gene haplotypes were associated with PTD in specific ethnic groups but not at global significance level. In summary, our results underscore the potentially important role of F5 gene variants in the pathogenesis of PTD, and demonstrate the utility of high-throughput genotyping and a haplotype-based approach in dissecting genetic basis of complex traits.  (+info)

Relation of cervical length at 22-24 weeks of gestation to demographic characteristics and obstetric history. (3/1489)

Preterm delivery is the main cause of neonatal death and ultrasonographic cervical assessment has been shown to be more accurate than digital examination in recognizing a short cervix. This is a cross-sectional study, involving 1131 women at 22-24 weeks of pregnancy, designed to determine the distribution of cervical length and to examine which variables of demographic characteristics and obstetric history increase the risk of a short cervix (15 mm or less). The distribution of maternal demographic and obstetric history characteristics among patients with cervical length pound 15 mm was analyzed and compared to the findings for the general population. Risk ratios (RR) between subgroups were generated from this comparison. Median cervical length was 37 mm and in 1.5% of cases it was 15 mm or less. The proportion of women with a short cervix (< or =15 mm) was significantly higher among patients with a low body mass index (RR = 3.5) and in those with previous fetal losses between 16-23 weeks (RR = 33.1) or spontaneous preterm deliveries between 24-32 weeks (RR = 14.1). We suggest that transvaginal sonographic measurement of cervical length be performed as part of a routine midtrimester ultrasound evaluation. There are specific variables of demographic characteristics and obstetric history which increase the risk of detecting a short cervix at 22-24 weeks.  (+info)

Nonnutritive swallowing and respiration relationships in preterm lambs. (4/1489)

The aim of the present study was to assess the effects of the different states of alertness on 1) nonnutritive swallowing (NNS) frequency, 2) the relationship between NNS and the respiratory cycle, and 3) the association of NNS with spontaneous apneas. Recordings of sleep states, diaphragm and laryngeal constrictor electrical activity, nasal flow, electrocardiogram, respiratory inductance plethysmography, and pulse oximetry were obtained from six preterm lambs without sedation. Analysis of 2,468 NNS showed that 1) NNS frequency was higher during quiet wakefulness and active sleep (AS) than in quiet sleep; 2) in all states of alertness, a greater number of NNS (38%) were preceded and followed by an inspiration; 3) although NNS and central apneas were rarely coincidental, AS appeared to favor their association; and 4) most obstructive apneas occurred in AS and were coincidental with bursts of NNS. Compared with results in full-term lambs, premature birth does not modify the NNS-respiratory coordination. However, AS in preterm lambs is characterized by a higher association of NNS bursts with obstructive apneas.  (+info)

Oxygen-sensitive Kv channel gene transfer confers oxygen responsiveness to preterm rabbit and remodeled human ductus arteriosus: implications for infants with patent ductus arteriosus. (5/1489)

BACKGROUND: Oxygen (O2)-sensitive K+ channels mediate acute O2 sensing in many tissues. At birth, initial functional closure of the ductus arteriosus (DA) results from O2-induced vasoconstriction. This mechanism often fails in premature infants, resulting in persistent DA, a common form of congenital heart disease. We hypothesized that the basis for impaired O2 constriction in preterm DA is reduced expression and function of O2-sensitive, voltage-gated (Kv) channels. METHODS AND RESULTS: Preterm rabbit DA rings have reduced O2 constriction (even after inhibition of prostaglandin and nitric oxide synthases), and preterm DA smooth muscle cells (DASMCs) display reduced O2-sensitive K+ current. This is associated with decreased mRNA and protein expression of certain O2-sensitive Kv channels (Kv1.5 and Kv2.1) but equivalent expression of the L-type calcium channel. Transmural Kv1.5 or Kv2.1 gene transfer "rescues" the developmental deficiency, conferring O2 responsiveness to preterm rabbit DAs. Targeted SMC Kv1.5 gene transfer also enhances O2 constriction in human DAs. CONCLUSIONS: These data demonstrate a central role for developmentally regulated DASMC O2-sensitive Kv channels in the functional closure of the DA. Modulation of Kv channels may have therapeutic potential in diseases associated with impaired O2 responsiveness, including persistent DA.  (+info)

Lung volumes and alveolar expansion pattern in immature rabbits treated with serum-diluted surfactant. (6/1489)

In acute respiratory distress syndrome, mechanical ventilation often induces alveolar overdistension aggravating the primary insult. To examine the mechanism of overdistension, surfactant-deficient immature rabbits were anesthetized with pentobarbital sodium, and their lungs were treated with serum-diluted modified natural surfactant (porcine lung extract; 2 mg/ml, 10 ml/kg). By mechanical ventilation with a peak inspiration pressure of 22.5 cm H2O, the animals had a tidal volume of 14.7 ml/kg (mean), when 2.5 cm H2O positive end-expiratory pressure was added. This volume was similar to that in animals treated with nondiluted modified natural surfactant (24 mg/ml in Ringer solution, 10 ml/kg). However, the lungs fixed at 10 cm H2O on the deflation limbs of the pressure-volume curve had the largest alveolar/alveolar duct profiles (> or =48,000 microm2), accounting for 38% of the terminal air spaces, and the smallest (<6,000 microm2), accounting for 31%. These values were higher than those in animals treated with nondiluted modified natural surfactant (P <0.05). We conclude that administration of serum-diluted surfactant to immature neonatal lungs leads to patchy overdistension of terminal air spaces, similar to the expansion pattern that may be seen after dilution of endogenous surfactant with proteinaceous edema fluid in acute respiratory distress syndrome.  (+info)

Jail incarceration and birth outcomes. (7/1489)

This study examined the relationships between jail incarceration during pregnancy and infant birth weight, preterm birth, and fetal growth restriction. We used multivariate regression analyses to compare outcomes for 496 births to women who were in jail for part of pregnancy with 4,960 Medicaid-funded births as matched community controls. After adjusting for potential confounding variables, the relationship between jail incarceration and birth outcomes was modified by maternal age. Relative to controls, women incarcerated during pregnancy had progressively higher odds of low birth weight and preterm birth through age 39 years; conversely, jail detainees older than 39 years were less likely than controls to experience low birth weight or preterm birth. For women in jail at all ages, postrelease maternity case management was associated with decreased odds of low birth weight, whereas prenatal care was associated with decreased odds of preterm birth. Local jails are important sites for public health intervention. Efforts to ensure that all pregnant women released from jail have access to enhanced prenatal health services may improve perinatal outcomes for this group of particularly vulnerable women and infants.  (+info)

Paternal occupational exposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin and birth outcomes of offspring: birth weight, preterm delivery, and birth defects. (8/1489)

Agent Orange is a phenoxy herbicide that was contaminated with 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). We studied pregnancy outcomes among wives of male chemical workers who were highly exposed to chemicals contaminated with TCDD and among wives of nonexposed neighborhood referents. For exposed pregnancies, we estimated serum TCDD concentration at the time of conception using a pharmacokinetic model. The mean TCDD concentration for workers' births was 254 pg/g lipid (range, 3-16,340 pg/g). The mean referent concentration of 6 pg/g was assigned to pregnancies fathered by workers before exposure. A total of 1,117 live singleton births of 217 referent wives and 176 worker wives were included. Only full-term births were included in the birth weight analysis (greater than or equal to 37 weeks of gestation). Mean birth weight among full-term babies was similar among referents' babies (n = 604), preexposure workers' babies (n = 221), and exposed workers' babies (n = 292) (3,420, 3,347, and 3,442 g, respectively). Neither continuous nor categorical TCDD concentration had an effect on birth weight for term infants after adjustment for infant sex, mother's education, parity, prenatal cigarette smoking, and gestation length. An analysis to estimate potential direct exposure of the wives during periods of workers' exposure yielded a nonstatistically significant increase in infant birth weight of 130 g in the highest exposure group (TCDD concentration > 254 pg/g) compared with referents (p = 0.09). Mothers' reports of preterm delivery showed a somewhat protective association with paternal TCDD (log) concentration (odds ratio = 0.8; 95% confidence interval, 0.6-1.1). We also include descriptive information on reported birth defects. Because the estimated TCDD concentrations in this population were much higher than in other studies, the results indicate that TCDD is unlikely to increase the risk of low birth weight or preterm delivery through a paternal mechanism. Key words: birth defects, birth weight, congenital anomalies, dioxin, occupation, paternal exposure, preterm birth, TCDD.  (+info)

Sophisticated analyses of two clinical trials -- one in the U.S. and the other in the Australia -- suggest that thousands of early preterm births -- those at or before 34 weeks gestation -- could be prevented if pregnant women took daily docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplements.. The randomized controlled trials in which pregnant women took daily DHA supplements independently found statistically significant reductions in early preterm birth. The statistical model examined low-, moderate- and high-risk births from mothers supplemented with DHA during pregnancy as compared to placebo controls. The researchers estimated that more than 106,000 high-risk early preterm births could be avoided in the U.S. and about 1,100 could be prevented in Australia each year if pregnant women took daily supplements of the omega fatty acid.. Infants born very preterm often require lifesaving treatments and longer hospitalizations at birth and are at increased risk for additional hospitalizations in the first year of ...
TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep disorders during pregnancy may increase the risk of preterm birth, a new study finds.. The California research looked at 2,265 pregnant women who were diagnosed with a sleep disorder, such as insomnia or sleep apnea. They were compared to a control group of pregnant women without a sleep disorder diagnosis but with similar maternal risk factors for preterm birth, such as a previous preterm birth, smoking during pregnancy, or high blood pressure. The rate of preterm birth was 14.6 percent among women with sleep disorders and 10.9 percent among the control group. Preterm birth is defined as delivery before 37 weeks gestation.. The risk of delivery before 34 weeks gestation was more than double among women with sleep apnea and nearly double among those with insomnia, according to the study.. It was published Aug. 8 in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.. Treating sleep disorders could help reduce the preterm birth rate, which stands at about 10 ...
The National Institutes of Health (NIH). March 1, 2016. Pregnant women with asthma may be at greater risk of preterm birth when exposed to high levels of certain traffic-related air pollutants, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions.. The researchers observed an increased risk associated with both ongoing and short-term exposure to nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide, particularly when women were exposed to those pollutants just before conception and in early pregnancy.. For example, an increase of 30 parts per billion in nitrogen oxide exposure in the three months prior to pregnancy increased preterm birth risk by nearly 30 percent for women with asthma, compared to 8 percent for women without asthma. Greater carbon monoxide exposure during the same period raised preterm birth risk by 12 percent for asthmatic women, but had no effect on preterm birth risk for non-asthmatics.. The last six weeks of pregnancy was another critical window for ...
Background Being able to predict preterm birth is important, as it may allow a high-risk population to be selected for future interventional studies and help in understanding the pathways that lead to preterm birth. Objective To investigate the accuracy of novel biomarkers to predict spontaneous preterm birth in women with singleton pregnancies and no symptoms of preterm labour. Search strategy Electronic searches in PubMed, Embase, Cinahl, Lilacs, and Medion, references of retrieved articles, and conference proceedings. No language restrictions were applied. Selection criteria Observational studies that evaluated the accuracy of biomarkers proposed in the last decade to predict spontaneous preterm birth in asymptomatic women. We excluded studies in which biomarkers were evaluated in women with preterm labour. Data collection and analysis Two reviewers independently extracted data on study characteristics, quality, and accuracy. Data were arranged in 2 × 2 contingency tables and synthesised separately
TY - JOUR. T1 - Risk of spontaneous preterm birth is associated with common proinflammatory cytokine polymorphisms. AU - Engel, Stephanie A Mulherin. AU - Erichsen, Hans Christian. AU - Savitz, David A.. AU - Thorp, John. AU - Chanock, Stephen J.. AU - Olshan, Andrew F.. PY - 2005/7. Y1 - 2005/7. N2 - Background: Preliminary data suggest that common genetic variation in immune response genes can contribute to the risk for spontaneous preterm birth and possibly small-for-gestational age (SGA). Methods: We investigated the relationship of polymorphisms in 6 cytokine genes associated with inflammation-interleukin (IL)1α, IL1β, IL2, IL6, tumor necrosis factor (TNF), and lymphotoxin α (LTA)-with spontaneous preterm and SGA birth in a nested case-control study drawn from a prospective pregnancy cohort. Women were recruited between 24 and 29 weeks gestation at the Wake County and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill obstetric clinics between February 1996 and June 2000. We inferred haplotypes ...
This study evaluated the consequences of late preterm birth on child growth in the first two years of life as compared to term deliveries in a population-based cohort from a middle-income country. Among the strengths of the study, besides sample size, are the low rates of refusal and loss to follow-up, and the prospective cohort design that allows assessment of temporal relationships.. A key limitation of the study is that most of the confounders studied were self-reported by mothers. Furthermore, in the analyses of late preterm birth and wasting at 12 and 24 months of age, the low number of children born late preterm that were wasted resulted in reduced precision.. Some methodological issues of this study are worthy of being discussed. First, some of the increase in morbidity among late preterm children may be attributable to observation and detection bias, because mothers and medical doctors may be more attentive to monitor symptoms and signs of medical complications and diseases in preterm ...
Secular trends in the prevalence of preterm birth and international comparisons of the rates of preterm birth are difficult to interpret because of differences, both formal and informal, in the registration of extremely preterm births. Accurate estimation of gestational age is another problem in the measurement of preterm birth. Preterm birth is heterogeneous in several ways. It is heterogeneous in terms of the extent to which the birth is preterm (20-27 weeks, 28-31 weeks or 32-36 weeks of gestation); in whether the birth was elective or spontaneous; and among spontaneous idiopathic preterm births, in whether there was preterm labour or premature rupture of the membranes. Case-control study designs taking account of these subgroups have been a recent feature of epidemiologic approaches. The classic social associations of preterm birth--low socioeconomic status, extremes of maternal age, primiparity, being unmarried--apply to extremely preterm and moderately preterm births as well as to the mildly
Results In total, 7.5% (95% CI 7.2 to 7.9) of all spontaneous births were preterm. The prevalence of preterm birth according to the mothers BMI was 7.3% (95% CI 6.9 to 7.7) for normal weight, 7.6% (95% CI 6.4 to 8.9) for underweight, 8.2% (95% CI 7.4 to 9.1) for overweight and 8.3% (95% CI 7.0 to 9.6) for obese women. The risk of spontaneous preterm birth was increased in overweight women compare to normal weight mothers (crude OR 1.15, 95% CI 1.13 to 1.31). After adjustment for marital status and education, increased risks of preterm delivery were found in both overweight (OR 1.18, 95% CI 1.04 to 1.34) and obese women (OR 1.21, 95% CI 1.00 to 1.45). Further adjustment for age, parity, infant sex, smoking and alcohol abuse, reduced the associations to non-significant level. ...
The purpose of the present study was to search for associations between spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB), single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with the apoptotic pathway as triggered by oxidative stress, maternal lifestyle and health status. SNP genotyping [rs7560 for c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), rs9517320 for mammalian STE20-like protein kinase 3 (MST3), rs1049216 for caspase 3 (CASP3)] in the placenta and maternal blood of 300 controls with at-term birth and 43 cases of sPTB was performed. No association was identified in genotype frequencies or combinations of foetal/maternal genotypes between single SNPs and sPTB. The risk of sPTB was significantly reduced by physical activity and significantly increased by current hypertensive diseases, premature rupture of membranes (PROM) or preterm PROM (P-PROM) and previous sPTB. The TT/GA genotype of JNK/CASP3 in maternal blood and maternal health status (current hypertensive diseases, current PROM/P-PROM, previous sPTB) were ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Progesterone for the prevention of preterm birth. AU - Salati, Jennifer. AU - Caughey, Aaron B.. PY - 2014/1/1. Y1 - 2014/1/1. N2 - Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality in the United States and is one of the leading causes worldwide, with the highest rates of mortality occurring in those born at less than 32 weeks gestation. A history of preterm birth is one of the strongest risk factors for recurrent preterm delivery; however, early cervical shortening and multiple gestations also confer an increased risk of preterm birth. The precise causal mechanisms underlying the preterm birth pathway are still under investigation; however, available evidence suggests a role of progesterone in preterm birth prevention in certain high-risk populations. Specifically, intramuscular 17-hydroxyprogesterone appears beneficial in women with a prior pretermbirth at less than 37 weeks gestation (relative risk, 0.55; 95% confidence interval, 0.42-74) and preterm ...
Progesterone for the prevention of preterm birth: indications, when to initiate, efficacy and safety Helen Y How, Baha M SibaiDivision of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH USAAbstract: Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity and long-term disability of non-anomalous infants. Previous studies have identified a prior early spontaneous preterm birth as the risk factor with the highest predictive value for recurrence. Two recent double blind randomized placebo controlled trials reported lower preterm birth rate with the use of either intramuscular 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (IM 17OHP-C) or intravaginal micronized progesterone suppositories in women at risk for preterm delivery. However, it is still unclear which high-risk women would truly benefit from this treatment in a general clinical setting and whether socio-cultural, racial and genetic differences play a role in patients response to
A baby born at less than 37 weeks of gestation is considered preterm. This occurs more often among black women than white women and is a leading cause of infant morbidity and mortality in the United States. Obesity is associated with intrauterine infections, systematic inflammation, dyslipidemia, and hyperinsulinemia, all of which may increase the risk of preterm birth. In order to investigate the relations of preterm birth with prepregnancy obesity and gestational weight gain, the BUSM researchers used data from the Slone Epidemiology Centers Black Womens Health Study. They compared mothers of more than 1,000 infants born three or more weeks early with mothers of more than 7,000 full-term infants. They examined two types of preterm birth: that indicated for medical reasons (medically-indicated) and that occurring for no known reason (spontaneous).. The researchers found that obesity increased the risk of medically-indicated preterm birth and very early spontaneous preterm birth (,32 weeks), ...
since we know that preterm birth is the most common cause of infant death, and survivors of preterm birth may need special health care or educational interventions in order to thrive and be productive in our workforce.. Looking back: ideally, Alachua Countys preterm birth rate 12.5% (# of preterm births per 100 births) should go down year after year, and the total number of pre-term births should be fewer than observed last year.. We can compare our past or current pre-term birth rate to that of other counties and to the state. But in order to reduce the number of pre-term births, we need to take local action. To guide our interventions, we need to look forward.. Looking forward: Because we know that pre-term births are more common in pregnant women under stress, it is helpful to know where pre-term births cluster in our community, so that we can do what is possible to reduce environmental stress in those neighborhoods. One of the main stressors many women face is domestic violence, thus by ...
New research presented at ACOG 2014 shows that inadequate weight gain in the second trimester is an independent risk factor for spontaneous preterm birth.
Preterm birth is the leading cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality. Risk factors for preterm birth include a personal or familial history of preterm delivery, ethnicity and low socioeconomic status yet the ability to predict preterm delivery before the onset of preterm labour evades clinical practice. Evidence suggests that genetics may play a role in the multi-factorial pathophysiology of preterm birth. The All Our Babies Study is an on-going community based longitudinal cohort study that was designed to establish a cohort of women to investigate how a womens genetics and environment contribute to the pathophysiology of preterm birth. Specifically this study will examine the predictive potential of maternal leukocytes for predicting preterm birth in non-labouring women through the examination of gene expression profiles and gene-environment interactions. Collaborations have been established between clinical lab services, the provincial health service provider and researchers to create an
Chronic stress is considered to be one of many causes of human preterm birth (PTB), but no direct evidence has yet been provided. Here we show in rats that stress across generations has downstream effects on endocrine, metabolic and behavioural manifestations of PTB possibly via microRNA (miRNA) regulation. Pregnant dams of the parental generation were exposed to stress from gestational days 12 to 18. Their pregnant daughters (F1) and grand-daughters (F2) either were stressed or remained as non-stressed controls. Gestational length, maternal gestational weight gain, blood glucose and plasma corticosterone levels, litter size and offspring weight gain from postnatal days 1 to 30 were recorded in each generation, including F3. Maternal behaviours were analysed for the first hour after completed parturition, and offspring sensorimotor development was recorded on postnatal day (P) 7. F0 through F2 maternal brain frontal cortex, uterus and placenta miRNA and gene expression patterns were used to identify
Objective: Despite decades of research on risk indicators of spontaneous preterm birth (PTB), reliable biomarkers are still not available to screen or diagnose high-risk pregnancies. Several biomarkers in maternal and fetal compartments have been mechanistically linked to PTB, but none of them are reliable predictors of pregnancy outcome. This systematic review was conducted to synthesize the knowledge on PTB biomarkers identified using multiplex analysis. Materials and methods: Three electronic databases (PubMed, EMBASE and Web of Science) were searched for studies in any language reporting the use of multiplex assays for maternal biomarkers associated with PTB published from January 2005 to March 2014. Results: Retrieved citations (3631) were screened, and relevant studies (33) were selected for full-text reading. Ten studies were included in the review. Forty-two PTB-related proteins were reported, and RANTES and IL-10 (three studies) followed by MIP-1 beta, GM-CSF, Eotaxin, and TNF-RI (two ...
Objective: Despite decades of research on risk indicators of spontaneous preterm birth (PTB), reliable biomarkers are still not available to screen or diagnose high-risk pregnancies. Several biomarkers in maternal and fetal compartments have been mechanistically linked to PTB, but none of them are reliable predictors of pregnancy outcome. This systematic review was conducted to synthesize the knowledge on PTB biomarkers identified using multiplex analysis. Materials and methods: Three electronic databases (PubMed, EMBASE and Web of Science) were searched for studies in any language reporting the use of multiplex assays for maternal biomarkers associated with PTB published from January 2005 to March 2014. Results: Retrieved citations (3631) were screened, and relevant studies (33) were selected for full-text reading. Ten studies were included in the review. Forty-two PTB-related proteins were reported, and RANTES and IL-10 (three studies) followed by MIP-1 beta, GM-CSF, Eotaxin, and TNF-RI (two ...
A recent study published in Obstetrics and Gynecology has shown potential links between sleep disorders in pregnant women and premature births. Premature birth is defined by the WHO as happening before 37 weeks or 259 days of gestation and plays a large role in neonatal mortality and morbidity. It is estimated that premature birth accounts ...
From: Leanne Martin ,[email protected]> Date: Wed, 03 Feb 1999 14:40:14 PST Fwd Date: Wed, 03 Feb 1999 21:28:49 -0500 Subject: Re: Premature Birth & Abduction? >From: Jim Mortellaro ,[email protected]> >Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999 15:49:42 EST >To: [email protected] >Subject: Re: Premature Birth & Abduction? >>Date: Tue, 02 Feb 1999 12:13:34 -0800 >>From: Judith Dale ,[email protected]> >>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto ,[email protected]> >>Subject: Re: Premature Birth & Abduction? >>Lets get down to brass tacks here. Why is it happening? What if >>anything, do we need to do to respond? Is it a threat to our >>well-being as humans? Although, I must say, I believe we are so >>much of a threat to ourselves, that an alien threat doesnt >>seem much worse to me. >Dear, dear Judith Dale... thank you. A breath of fresh air in >a stale room full of rhino juice and Gripple Dripple... Finally! >I think I love you, Gday Judith, Jim & List, Yes! Lets please get down to brass tacks ...
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Introduction. Preterm birth, defined as childbirth occurring at less than 37 completed weeks or 259 days of gestation, is a major determinant of neonatal mortality and morbidity and has long-term adverse consequences for health.1 3 Children who are born prematurely have higher rates of cerebral palsy, sensory deficits, learning disabilities and respiratory illnesses compared with children born at term. The morbidity associated with preterm birth often extends to later life, resulting in enormous physical, psychological and economic costs.4,5 Estimates indicate that in 2005 the costs to the United States of America alone in terms of medical and educational expenditure and lost productivity associated with preterm birth were more than US$ 26.2 billion.6. Of all early neonatal deaths (deaths within the first 7 days of life) that are not related to congenital malformations, 28% are due to preterm birth.7 Preterm birth rates have been reported to range from 5% to 7% of live births in some developed ...
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Preterm birth is the most common cause of death and harm to newborn babies. In the USA, about one in every 10 babies is born preterm, before the 37th week of pregnancy. Preterm birth is more common in African American women, affecting about one in every seven babies. In Europe, about 1 in 20 births is preterm, and in African countries, almost 1 in 5 babies are delivered before 37 weeks.. Babies born early may have difficulties at birth and health problems during early childhood. They are more likely to die during their first year and to experience long-term disabilities such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy, blindness, and hearing loss. Reducing the numbers of preterm births is therefore important to pregnant women and their families, and is a global health priority.. Progestogens are medications that are similar to the pregnancy hormone progesterone. They are thought to help prevent preterm birth in women who may be at higher risk of an early birth. Women who have had a preterm birth in a previous ...
The MoD is on a quest to reduce preterm births and because roughly half of them are from unknown causes, a good deal of the research they fund is to get at the root causes and potential prevention of those unknowns. Preeclampsia is - at last count - the number one KNOWN cause of preterm birth, around 15%. The March of Dimes does fund *some* research in preeclampsia, recognizing its role in this problem, and was an active participant in a PE workshop at NIH 3 years ago (I was a presenter there on behalf of the PF). I will also find out the current status and amount of that research, relative to the overall pot of money being spent in this area. I believe that if you are donating to them, you should understand how much of your dollar is targeted to the issues you care about ...
A search of the published and unpublished medical and health economics literature by us revealed that relatively few studies have estimated the long-term economic impact of preterm birth.18,19,29 Moreover, the studies that have been conducted to date were based on relatively small samples of infants and frequently violated current methodologic requirements of health economic evaluation.19 Our study generated a mean cost difference of £14 614 (US $22 798) when infants born at ,28 weeks gestational age were compared with term infants and £11 958 (US $18 654) when infants born at 28 to 31 weeks gestational age were compared with term infants. Moreover, these cost differences had been calculated after a multivariate analysis controlled for a wide range of clinical and sociodemographic confounding factors including birth weight for gestational age, year of birth, sex, survival period, maternal age and morbidity, multiplicity of birth, and a comprehensive profile of childhood diseases.. The major ...
For those of you living on the east coast, Im sure like me, you have a deep appreciation for the EZ Pass. With an EZ Pass, instead of sitting in traffic breathing exhaust and slowly inching up to the toll booth with your dollar bills in hand, you can drive right through the terminal. Because of that little box fixed to the windshield, its smooth sailing from Florida to Maine.. It turns out there is yet another reason to appreciate your EZ Pass. It is the reason for better birth weights and less premature births in the communities surrounding the toll plazas. A new study finds that among roughly 30,000 births within 2 kilometers of a toll plaza in a recent study, 255 premature births and 275 low birth weigh births were averted because of the installation of an E-ZPass. (source). ...
Five researchers from four states are investigating how genetics and infections interact to cause preterm birth as well as how proteins and hormones regulate a healthy pregnancy, all with the goal of giving more babies a healthy start in life, the March of Dimes announced today.. The researchers will study the role that fetal fibronectin, a protein, plays in triggering premature rupture of the membranes; and how progesterone, a hormone that has been shown to prevent preterm birth in some women, helps a healthy pregnancy. Nearly half a million babies - one out of every nine - are born too soon each year in the United States. Preterm birth is a serious health problem that costs the nation $26 billion annually. It is the leading cause of neonatal death, and babies who survive an early birth have increased risks of lung disease, cerebral palsy and intellectual and developmental disabilities, problems that can affect their health throughout their lives. In 2011, the US preterm birth rate dropped to ...
Preterm birth is associated with adverse renal health outcomes including hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and an increased rate of progression to end-stage renal failure. This review explores the antenatal, perinatal, and postnatal factors that affect the functional nephron mass of an individual and contribute to long-term kidney outcome. Health-care professionals have opportunities to increase their awareness of the risks to kidney health in this population. Optimizing maternal health around the time of conception and during pregnancy, providing kidney-focused supportive care in the NICU during postnatal nephrogenesis, and avoiding accelerating nephron loss throughout life may all contribute to improved long-term outcomes. There is a need for ongoing research into the long-term kidney outcomes of preterm survivors in mid-to-late adulthood as well as a need for further research into interventions that may improve ex utero nephrogenesis. ...
Genetic mutations in the enzyme methylenetetrahydrofoloate reductase (MTHFR) and coagulation protein Factor V appear to have significant association with blood clots and tissue injury to the placenta and developing baby, ...
Many studies have been conducted to examine whether Caesarean Section (CS) or vaginal birth (VB) was optimal for better maternal and neonatal outcomes in preterm births. However, findings remain unclear. Therefore, this secondary analysis of World Health Organization Global Survey (GS) and Multi-country Survey (MCS) databases was conducted to investigate outcomes of preterm birth by mode of delivery. Our sample were women with singleton neonates (15,471 of 237 facilities from 21 countries in GS; and 15,053 of 239 facilities from 21 countries in MCS) delivered between 22 and |37 weeks of gestation. We assessed association between mode of delivery and pregnancy outcomes in singleton preterm births by multilevel logistic regression adjusted for hierarchical data. The prevalences of women with preterm birth delivered by CS were 31.0% and 36.7% in GS and MCS, respectively. Compared with VB, CS was associated with significantly increased odds of maternal intensive care unit admission, maternal near miss, and
Curbing Premature Birth. A study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine reports that scientists from the Stanford University have identified a molecule in the uterus that can be blocked to delay or halt premature birth. The identification of the molecule can help in curbing deaths and disability in the newborns.. More than 10% of all infants are born prematurely after less than 37 weeks of pregnancy whereas nearly 3% are born quite prematurely after less than 31 weeks of pregnancy. Normal pregnancies last between 38 and 42 weeks. However, there is a mystery behind the labour process which begins in the womb. At present, there is no effective treatment for premature labour. Previous researches have shown that the calcium levels of muscle cells within the uterus walls help control womb contractions.. In this case, researchers focused on TRPV4 molecule that controls the flow of calcium into cells. Scientists found that uterine tissue from pregnant women possessed higher levels of ...
Sometimes, theres just no explanation for why a woman has her baby early. However, certain factors play a part in bringing a baby into the world earlier than expected. If youre pregnant with twins or triplets, you may have your babies earlier than if you were pregnant with one. If youve already had a premature baby, theres a slightly higher chance of you having another premature birth. Social factors play a part, too. Girls under 16 and who have little support are the most likely to have a premature baby. A womans age, class, education and the type of job she does, if it involves long hours and strenuous activity, can affect her chances of having a baby early. Smoking, taking drugs and being underweight are all linked with problems that can cause premature birth.. ...
Scientists have revealed alarming results in regards child mortality, setting premature birth as a leading cause of death among infants. The study showed that over 1.1 million babies died of premature birth complications in 2013, while pneumonia, which used to be the leading cause of childhood death, killed over 935,000 souls worldwide. At the same time, infectious diseases continue to steal … [Read more...] ...
Our client, the March of Dimes, delivered its first report card to America yesterday. And we dont have a passing grade when it comes to the number of premature births that occur in this country. Premature births can lead to...
Smoking ban cuts premature births, BBC News has reported. Despite the BBC News headline, this research only showed an association between the smoking ban and a reduction in premature births. It didnt show direct cause and effect…
Chair of the PTBP Initiative Steering Committee and WIRFs Executive Director, Professor John Newnham, said, Preterm birth is the single largest cause of death and disability in children up to five years of age in the developed world. Until recently, preterm birth has been considered to be an unfortunate but inevitable consequence of many human pregnancies, but times have changed. Several decades of research have now left us with the knowledge and skill base that if applied appropriately will safely reduce the rate of preterm birth ...
The bottom line is that women who were treated had about a 30 percent reduction in having a pre-term delivery compared to a placebo, said Dr. Nancy Green, medical director of the March of Dimes, and this was a very well-designed clinical study. The results are good news to clinicians because the causes of pre-term birth are poorly understood and researchers have found few interventions effective in preventing ever-increasing rates of premature delivery. The efficacy of 17P is particularly surprising because it is an old drug that has languished on storage shelves for decades, researchers said. Because the patent on the drug has long-expired, 17P is of little interest to the pharmaceutical industry. The study required public funding in order to resurrect it from the dust heap of clinical research. This is a beautiful study. The network of institutions working together with public health support made it possible, Dr. Emile Papiernik of the Assistance Public Hospital in Paris, told United ...
Preterm birth, i.e., delivery more than 3 weeks before term, affects annually an estimated 13,000,000 newborn infants and rates are increasing1. Only in the USA, about 500,000 infants are born preterm each year and of those, 80,000 are delivered very preterm (more than 8 weeks before the expected date). Without effective care, the number of deaths among very preterm infants would equal that of major causes of death in adults, such as Alzheimers disease or essential hypertension. While mortality after preterm birth was high until a few decades ago, advances in perinatal medicine have resulted in almost universal survival2 so that the concept of prematurity nowadays is shifting from being a pregnancy complication to a common developmental basis for a whole and new generation of young adults. Although this progress is very welcome for women delivering preterm, their infants and their families, there is an increasing concern because preterm birth has been identified as an emerging risk factor for ...
Preterm Birth and PROM Testing Market Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2018 - 2026. Global Preterm Birth and PROM Testing Market: Overview This report analyzes the current and future scenario of the global preterm birth and PROM testing market. Increase in preterm births, rise in demand for point-of-care testing
We investigated the association between the risk of preterm delivery and each metabolic gene of glutathione S-transferases mu 1 (GSTM1), theta 1 (GSTT1) and cytochrome P450IA1 (CYP1A1) along with exposure to particulate matter <10 μm (PM10). This study was assumed to identify gene-environment interaction that increases the risk of preterm delivery. A case-control study was carried out on 117 women with preterm deliveries and 118 women with term deliveries in Seoul, Korea. Logistic regression analyses were performed to explore the impact of each gene, PM10 exposure and their interaction on the risk of preterm birth. The risk of preterm birth was associated with the GSTM1 null genotype only. Exposure to high levels of PM10 (≥75th percentile) during the third trimester of pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of preterm birth when compared to low-level exposure to PM10 (<75th percentile). We found that exposure to high levels of PM10 during the third trimester in the presence of ...
Preterm birth is an ongoing health crisis both nationally and globally, occurring at a rate of 9.85% in the USA in 2016, an increase for the first time in decades for the last 2 years.1 Defined as delivery at ,37 weeks of gestational age, preterm birth occurs spontaneously (without obvious medical reason) in roughly two-thirds of cases in the USA and is medically indicated in the remaining one-third.2 Preterm birth is linked to a wide range of adverse health outcomes for both mothers and infants. Infants born prematurely are more likely to suffer from respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, intraventricular haemorrhage and necrotising enterocolitis shortly after birth, and stay in the hospital an average of 12 days longer than full term births.2 They are also more likely to have long-term complications such as cerebral palsy and retinopathy, as well as increased incidence of chronic diseases such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes mellitus.2 3 Mothers who give birth ...
Premature birth affects 450,000 U.S. babies each year and is the leading cause of newborn deaths. But in about half of cases, doctors never figure out what triggered premature labor in the pregnant mom.. Now, theres a new clue: A Stanford study, published today, gives important details of how the microbiome - the bodys community of bacteria - behaves in women whose pregnancies go to the full 40-week term, and whats different in women whose babies come three weeks, or more, early. A specific pattern of vaginal bacteria was linked to greater risk of preterm delivery, and the longer the pattern persisted, the greater the risk, the study found.. The work is one piece of a larger effort by the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center at Stanford to bring experts from many branches of science together to work on preterm birth. The researchers collected weekly bacterial samples throughout pregnancy from four body sites for 49 pregnant women, of whom 15 delivered prematurely. Patterns of vaginal ...
This essential guide for parents of premature babies covers gestational age, premature birth risk factors, premature labour and premature development.
We proposes to examine the hypotheses that maternal exposure to air pollutants during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of very preterm birth (VPTB,
Arroyo V, Díaz J, Ortiz C, Carmona R, Sáez M, Linares C. 2016. Short term effect of air pollution, noise and heat waves on preterm births in Madrid (Spain). Environ Res 145:162-168, PMID: 26706568, 10.1016/j.envres.2015.11.034. Auger N, Hansen AV, Mortensen L. 2013. Contribution of maternal age to preterm birth rates in Denmark and Quebec, 1981-2008. Am J Public Health 103(10):e33-e38, PMID: 23947312, 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301523. Benmarhnia T, Rey L, Cartier Y, Clary CM, Deguen S, Brousselle A. 2014. Addressing equity in interventions to reduce air pollution in urban areas: a systematic review. Int J Public Health 59(6):933-944, PMID: 25255913, 10.1007/s00038-014-0608-0. Birth Cohort Public Use File, 1999-2003 2015, [accessed 10 November 2015]. Blumenshine P, Egerter S, Barclay CJ, Cubbin C, Braveman PA. 2010. Socioeconomic disparities in adverse birth outcomes: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med 39(3):263-272, PMID: 20709259, ...
Several hospitals and advocacy groups have made recommendations that warrant discussion as a good first step in the effort to help reduce premature births, a Daily Herald editorial says..
We often get questions from women wondering whether they are at risk to have a premature baby. What makes some women give birth early? We dont always know what causes preterm labor and premature birth. However, there are some things that we do know make it more likely. These things are called risk factors. Having a risk factor doesnt mean that you will definitely have preterm labor or give birth early. But it may increase your chances ...
Researchers from the University of Adelaide have successfully tested a drug that is showing some early promise in efforts to prevent pre-term birth.
As we approach Mothers Day, many of us who are lucky enough to be called mommy will remember the birth stories of our children … the contractions, the exhaustion … all of which are followed by the elation of seeing our newborns face for the first time. But if you have experienced preterm labor and a premature birth, you know that all of these emotions will quickly be overshadowed by the fear of a premature baby. After two full-term births, my third child unexpectedly came a month early, and I now know firsthand just how frightening this can be. Thankfully, he was fine, but this is not always the case ...
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Prenatal cocaine exposure is associated with premature birth, birth defects and attention deficit disorder.[42] ... "Definition of Premature birth". Archived from the original on 9 July 2009. Retrieved 16 January 2008.. ... Prenatal methamphetamine exposure can cause premature birth and congenital abnormalities.[114] Short-term neonatal outcomes ... Most births are successful vaginal births, but sometimes complications arise and a woman may undergo a cesarean section. ...
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"Seattle Space Needle was site of premature birth". The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon. Associated Press. June 12, 1974. p. 92.. ...
"Skewed Birth Sex Ratio and Premature Mortality in Elephants". Animal Reproduction Science. 115 (1-4): 247-254. doi:10.1016/j. ... At birth, the calf weighs about 100 kg (220 lb), and is suckled for up to three years. Once a female gives birth, she usually ... In zoos, Asian elephants die at a much younger age; captive populations are declining due to a low birth and high death rate.[5 ... They died within one month of birth, major causes being stillbirth and infanticide by either the calf's mother or by one of the ...
Associated with premature birth and low birth weight[6]. Cause[edit]. Because plaque-induced gingivitis is by far the most ... A risk for delivery of premature labor and low-birth-weight infants". Journal of Natural Science, Biology, and Medicine. 1 (1 ...
Hallman, M (Apr 2012). "Premature birth and diseases in premature infants: common genetic background?". The Journal of Maternal ... often just after birth.[48] Multiple-birth infants are also more likely than single-birth infants to have CP.[53] They are also ... Cerebral palsy occurs in about 2.1 per 1000 live births.[2] In those born at term rates are lower at 1 per 1000 live births.[48 ... In babies that are born at term risk factors include problems with the placenta, birth defects, low birth weight, breathing ...
... women are considered responsible for minimizing miscarriage and premature birth. There are many theories as to why this may be ... In the beginning of the 19th century however, traditional birth attendants were replaced by modern birth attendants also known ... Many midwives practice perineal massage to promote stretching, ease birth, and minimize maternal trauma. In facing birth ... However, cesarean birth has a negative image in Japan, and is often perceived as suggestive that a woman was incompetent or ...
Prenatal cocaine exposure is associated with, for example, premature birth, birth defects and attention deficit disorder. A ... Prenatal methamphetamine exposure can cause premature birth and congenital abnormalities. Other investigations have revealed ... the effects around the birth or when the mother gives birth, and problems that will arise later in the child's life caused from ... Marijuana can cause low birth weight, tremors, poor eyesight, late start of breathing, and a hole in the heart. In the first ...
Baby (20 August 2014). "Fatherhood: Premature Birth". Baby Magazine. Retrieved 29 December 2020. Sports TV Guide, Listings, ...
Coslovich, Gabriella (14 December 2004). "ACMI's premature birth". The Age. Retrieved 28 February 2015. Veski Tony Sweeney. ...
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... premature births account for 9.6 percent of total births and for 28 percent of newborn deaths. The highest rates of premature ... Funds raised by the event support March of Dimes-sponsored research and other programs to prevent premature birth, birth ... In 2005, as preterm birth emerged as the leading cause of death for children worldwide,[2] research and prevention of premature ... Global Report on Birth Defects[edit]. The March of Dimes published its Global Report on Birth Defects in 2006, which estimated ...
Smoking is associated with 30% higher odds of preterm birth. Prenatal cocaine exposure is associated with premature birth, ... birth defects and attention deficit disorder. Prenatal methamphetamine exposure can cause premature birth and congenital ... spontaneous birth after 37 weeks is considered term and is not associated with the same risks of a preterm birth. Planned birth ... "Definition of Premature birth". Archived from the original on 9 July 2009. Retrieved 16 January 2008. Lama Rimawi ...
premature birth could already have resulted from earlier and longer existing difficulties. Second, being born at such an ... Preterm birth is known to be a predictor for potential developmental disabilities later in childhood, which further complicates ... Very Preterm Birth is Associated with Disabilities in Multiple Developmental Domains, Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Volume ...
"Smoking bans cut asthma and premature births by 10%, study says". BBC News. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2015.. ... "Smoking bans cut premature births and child asthma attacks". Reuters. 28 March 2014.. ... Banning smoking in public places has helped to cut premature births by 10 percent, according to new research from the United ... reductions in preterm births and hospital attendance for asthma, but not with a decrease in low birth weight.[70][71] A 2016 ...
"Sarah Brown launches £1.5m study into premature births". Archived from the original on 24 November 2015. ... "Premature babies care study launched by Sarah Brown - BBC News". BBC News. Archived from the original on 20 January 2016. ... "Launch of the Edinburgh Birth Cohort Study , Upcoming Events". Retrieved 24 November 2015.. [ ... On 28 December 2001, she gave birth prematurely to a baby daughter, Jennifer Jane; who died at ten days old.[74][75] Gordon ...
"Big Earthquakes Cause Premature Births". Wired. Retrieved 12 November 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) Lundy, ... In utero exposure to Ramadan fasting has a negative effect on male birth rate causing a skewed sex ratio for total births. When ... The effects on exposed males and females is drastically different where the male birth rate drops by 26% the female birth rate ... Even job-related stress has been found to be associated with low birth weight and preterm birth. Working long hours, having ...
Sclerema neonatorum, affecting premature births. Weber-Christian disease, a symmetrical form of the disease of unknown origin ...
Filipinos are also an ethnic group that is a risk factor for premature births and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or "Lou ... "Premature Birth Fact Sheet" (PDF). Honolulu, HI: Hawai'i Department of Health, Family Health Services Division. Majounie E, ... ISBN 978-0-8147-9691-7. "Preterm birth by Filipino women linked to genetic mutational change". Hayes D, Shor R, Pieron P, ...
Premature birth may be traumatic. Emotional difficulties in coping with the pain of childbirth can also cause psychological ... 2011). Premature birth: subjective and psychological experiences in the first weeks following childbirth, a mixed-methods study ... Ford, Elizabeth; Ayers, Susan (December 2011). "Support during birth interacts with prior trauma and birth intervention to ... However, even normal birth can be traumatic, and thus PTSD is diagnosed based on symptoms of the mother and not whether or not ...
Her infant brother, Patrick, died two days after his premature birth in 1963. Caroline lived with her parents in Georgetown, ... A year before Caroline's birth, her parents had a stillborn daughter named Arabella. Caroline had a younger brother, John Jr., ...
Fish oil has only a small benefit on the risk of premature birth.[48][49] A 2015 meta-analysis of the effect of omega−3 ... Secher NJ (2007). "Does fish oil prevent preterm birth?". Journal of Perinatal Medicine. 35 Suppl 1: S25-7. doi:10.1515/JPM. ... "Omega−3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids to prevent preterm birth: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials". www. ... a decrease in the rate of preterm birth or improve outcomes in women with singleton pregnancies with no prior preterm births.[ ...
During pregnancy: Low birth weight, part B, ch. 3. Premature birth, part B, ch. 3 (Note that evidence of the causal link is ... Laws limiting smoking decrease premature births. Stillbirth and congenital malformations in children Recent studies comparing ... Secondhand smoke causes premature death and disease in children and in adults who do not smoke IARC 2004 "There is sufficient ... In France, exposure to secondhand smoke has been estimated to cause between 3,000 and 5,000 premature deaths per year, with the ...
After knowing of this, a pregnant Mary divorced from Straker, but had ("Confetti Check A-OK!") a premature birth due to shock. ...
... therefore authentic caul births are rarer than the statistic indicates. Most "en-caul" births are premature. According to ... Birth with a caul is rare, occurring in fewer than 1 in 80,000 births. This statistic includes en-caul births, which occur more ... physician or midwife upon birth of the child. The "en-caul" birth, not to be confused with the "caul" birth, occurs when the ... Birth with a caul is rare, occurring in fewer than 1 in 80,000 births.[citation needed] The caul is harmless and is immediately ...
Munnerlyn was born three months premature and at birth weighed three pounds, eight ounces. He grew up in Happy Hills, which was ... Munnerlyn is active with March of Dimes charities, a cause close to his heart as he was a premature baby himself. When asked ...
... the name refers to his premature birth. Eleutherios ("the liberator") was an epithet for both Dionysus and Eros. Other forms of ... Apollonian and Dionysian The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nietzsche Cult (religious practice) Theatre of Dionysus Apollodorus ...
Davis, Dána-Ain (2019-06-25). Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth. NYU Press. ISBN 978-1-4798-1660-6 ... Neonatal adverse outcomes from IPV include low birth weight and preterm birth, an infant who is small for gestational age and ... out-of-hospital births (such as home births and birthing centers with midwifery assistance) "generally provided a lower risk ... As of 2018, the US had an estimated 17.4 deaths per 100,000 live births. It is estimated that 20-50% of these deaths are due to ...
"New discovery could help prevent preterm birth in at-risk pregnant women". "New blood test may predict premature births". 14 ... "Spontaneous preterm birth and small for gestational age infants in women who stop smoking early in pregnancy: prospective ... "Report finds too little has changed to combat still birth". 21 January 2016. " ...
Trigonocephaly is a result from the premature closure of the metopic suture.[10][11] Using Virchow's law again to predict the ... It is estimated that craniosynostosis affects 1 in 1,800 to 3,000 live births worldwide.[3] 3 out of every 4 cases affect males ... Child with premature closure (craniosynostosis) of the lambdoid suture. Notice the swelling on the right side of the head. ... This is a term sometimes used to describe the premature closure of the coronal suture plus any other suture, like the lambdoid ...
He was one of the smallest premature births in New Jersey to survive. He also holds the record as one of the world's smallest ... 2009 Infant heading home after underweight birth, The Times of Trenton, August 16, 2007 - accessed July 11, 2009 The Tiniest ...
... premature births, or low birth weight.[152] Similarly, in studies examining the effects of topical retinoids during pregnancy, ... Unlike combined birth control pills, it is not approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for this purpose.[1][ ... In women, the use of combined birth control pills can improve acne.[100] These medications contain an estrogen and a progestin. ... Approximately 160 babies were born with birth defects due to maternal use of isotretinoin during pregnancy.[186][187] ...
Umbilical cord blood is obtained when a mother donates her infant's umbilical cord and placenta after birth. Cord blood has a ... Results have been promising; however, as of 2009[update] it was premature to speculate whether these experiments will lead to ... who have lost their stem cells after birth. Other conditions[13] treated with stem cell transplants include sickle-cell disease ...
... ପ୍ରିମାଚ୍ୟୁର ବା ନିର୍ଦ୍ଦିଷ୍ଟ ସମୟ ପୂର୍ବରୁ ପ୍ରସବ premature birth ହୋଇଥିଲେ ୧୪ ଦିନ ପର୍ଯ୍ୟନ୍ତ ରହେ । ବିଭିନ୍ନ ରୋଗ ଯଥା ଫିଜିଓଲୋଜିକ ଜଣ୍ଡିସ, ...
A pregnancy that ends this way, but that is between 20 and 37 weeks old is known as "premature birth" if the baby is born alive ... If the fetus dies in the womb after 20 weeks, or while it is born, this is known as "stillbirth". Premature births and ... Humans can also chose to end the pregnancy before birth takes place. This is called an induced abortion. Often, the term ... If it does not get the right number its development happens wrong (it does not grow right.) It may have many bad birth defects. ...
... and premature birth.[20] Thyroid hormone requirements increase during and last throughout pregnancy.[11] As such, it is ...
These include: risks associated with regional or general anesthesia premature labor premature rupture of membranes infection of ... and at risk for a preterm birth, when cerclage is compared with no treatment, there is a reduction in preterm birth and there ... A c-section is required for women giving birth with a TAC. A transabdominal cerclage can also be placed pre-pregnancy if a ... In women with a prior spontaneous preterm birth and who are pregnant with one baby, and have shortening of the cervical length ...
At birth. Tapered fingers. More common. Less common. At birth. Flattened nose. Most common. Least common but variable. ... Premature death. Stroke. Interrupted blood flow to the brain. Convulsions. Sudden, irregular body movements that can be violent ...
Birth to adulthood. New York: Academic Press. *^ a b Case, R., Okamoto, Y., Griffin, S., McKeough, A., Bleiker, C., Henderson, ... and inhibit irrelevant or premature responses, so that a strategic plan of action can be made and sustained. Reaction time to ... In the age span from birth to middle adolescence, the changes are faster in all of the domains. With development, thought in ... Case, R. (1985). Intellectual development: Birth to adulthood. New York: Academic Press. ...
Idealist and rebel, Andreyev spent his last years in bitter poverty, and his premature death from heart failure may have been ... 1871 births. *1919 deaths. *People from Oryol. *People from Oryol Governorate. *Imperial Russian dramatists and playwrights ...
... consanguineous parents possess a high risk of premature birth and producing underweight and undersized infants.[75] Viable ... Diamond JM (1987). "Causes of death before birth". Nature. 329 (6139): 487-8. doi:10.1038/329487a0. PMID 3657971. S2CID 4338257 ... These ties were often sealed only upon the birth of progeny within the arranged marriage. Thus marriage was seen as a union of ... Offspring of biologically related persons are subject to the possible effects of inbreeding, such as congenital birth defects. ...
After birth, the decline of T-cell function begins with the progressive involution of the thymus, which is the organ essential ... pre-mature T-cells), thus reducing output of peripheral naïve T-cells. Once matured and circulating throughout the peripheral ...
In humans, the eyelids are fused for a while before birth, but open again before the normal birth time; however, very premature ... premature birth, or trauma among others.[7] These cases are known as cortical visual impairment.[7] Screening for vision ... is the condition when a child's visual systems fail to mature normally because the child either suffers from a premature birth ... Leber's congenital amaurosis can cause total blindness or severe sight loss from birth or early childhood. ...
A birth of inactivity? A review of physical activity and parenthood. Prev Med (Review). 2008-02, 46 (2): 99-110. PMID 17919713 ... Evidence against either a premature stop codon or the absence of obese gene mRNA in human obesity.. The Journal of Clinical ... calendar time and birth cohort in Finnish adults. Eur J Public Health (Research Support). 2008-06, 18 (3): 339-44. PMID ...
The WHO estimates 3.7 million premature deaths worldwide in 2012 due to air pollution.[74] Brazil burns significant amounts of ...
Cassina M, Donà M, Di Gianantonio E, Litta P, Clementi M. First-trimester exposure to metformin and risk of birth defects: a ... Azziz R. Controversy in clinical endocrinology: diagnosis of polycystic ovarian syndrome: the Rotterdam criteria are premature ...
Congenital lactose intolerance is an extremely rare genetic disorder in which little or no lactase is made from birth.[1] The ... Developmental lactose intolerance may occur in premature babies and usually improves over a short period of time.[1] ... autosomal recessive enzyme defect that prevents lactase expression from birth.[2] People with congenital lactase deficiency ... cannot digest lactose from birth, so cannot digest breast milk. This genetic defect is characterized by a complete lack of ...
Medical issues generally related to multiple births include premature births, low birth weights, and associated medical ... Triple to twins reduction has statistically shown better pregnancy outcome with premature birth before 32 weeks reduced to 10.1 ... preterm deliveries or birth weight. The pioneer of the procedure Mark Evans initially discouraged twins to singleton reduction ...
... maternal anatomic or hormonal abnormalities and paternal and maternal chromosomal causes excluded or at least 1 premature birth ... The increased risks of recurrent miscarriage, intrauterine growth restriction and preterm birth by antiphospholipid antibodies ... and preterm birth.[3] A frequent cause of such complications is placental infarctions. In some cases, APS seems to be the ...
Cases of birth defects showed up in the first year, leading the FDA to begin publishing case reports and to Roche sending ... Isotretinoin may stop long bone growth in young people who are still growing.[7] Premature epiphyseal closure can occur in ... April 22, 1988 Anti-Acne Drug Faulted in Birth *^ CDC. January 21, 2000 Accutane®-Exposed Pregnancies -- California, 1999 MMWR ... Generally though, premature epiphyseal closure seems to be primarily related to: *high doses of isotretinoin beyond the ...
Given that FH is present from birth and atherosclerotic changes may begin early in life,[46] it is sometimes necessary to treat ... Sitosterolemia and cerebrotendineous xanthomatosis are two rare conditions that can also present with premature atherosclerosis ... FH have had high levels of cholesterol since birth, probably increasing their relative risk.[30] Prior to the introduction of ...
In Art and Artist (1932), the psychologist Otto Rank wrote that the psychological trauma of birth was the pre-eminent human ... "The pathophysiology of acquired premature ejaculation". Translational Andrology and Urology. 5 (4): 434-449. doi:10.21037/tau. ...
A kidney infection during pregnancy may result in premature birth or pre-eclampsia (a state of high blood pressure and kidney ... of mothers to develop pyelonephritis and increases risk of low birth weight and preterm birth.[77] Some also support treatment ... In a group of children with a fever, ranging in age between birth and two years, two to 20% were diagnosed with a UTI.[20] ... Condom use without spermicide or use of birth control pills does not increase the risk of uncomplicated urinary tract infection ...
Holmes, Bob (2012) "First Glimpse at the birth of DNA" (New Scientist April 12, 2012) ... suggests that it is premature to dismiss the RNA-first scenarios.[2] Suggestions for 'simple' pre-RNA nucleic acids have ...
Preterm birth, congenital heart disease, birth asphyxia, exchange transfusion, prolonged rupture of membranes[1]. ... About 7% of those that are born premature develop necrotizing enterocolitis.[2] Onset is typically in the first four weeks of ... In the United States of America it caused 355 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2013, down from 484 per 100,000 live births in ... Ziegler EE, Carlson SJ (March 2009). "Early nutrition of very low birth weight infants". J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med. 22 (3 ...
As of 2006[update], the youngest child to survive a premature birth in the United States was a girl born at Kapiolani Medical ... Partial birth abortionEdit. See also: Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. "Partial-Birth abortion" is nomenclature for a procedure ... Unintended live birthEdit. Although it is uncommon, women sometimes give birth in spite of an attempted abortion.[129][130][131 ... The American Birth Control League was founded by Margaret Sanger in 1921 to promote the founding of birth control clinics and ...
Iconoclastic Departures: Mary Shelley after "Frankenstein": Essays in Honor of the Bicentenary of Mary Shelley's Birth. Madison ... Percy did not care about the condition of this premature infant and left with Claire, Mary's stepsister, for a lurid affair.[47 ... 1986: Gothic, directed by Ken Russell, is the story of the night that Mary Shelley gave birth to Frankenstein. Starring Gabriel ... Her mother was a German and had died on giving birth to her. Raised as Victor's "cousin" in the Frankenstein home. ...
Babies who are born premature - before 37 weeks of pregnancy - can have health problems that last their whole lives. Learn ways ... Preventing Premature Birth. Preventing Prematurity. Its best for babies to be born at full term. Heres 5 ways to help prevent ... A progesterone shot can increase the chance for a full-term pregnancy if youve had premature labor in the past. ...
... the mothers age when she gave birth, or whether she smoked - it still did not explain the link between premature births and ... Premature births have previously been linked with attention deficit disorder, learning difficulties and emotional problems in ... Even when the researchers considered the risks for premature births - lower socio-economic class, ... He stressed that most of the teenagers who were premature babies did not have depression, and that the triggers for depression ...
Women with poorly-managed asthma have a higher chance of giving birth too early or having a small baby, a review of evidence ... Asthma link to premature births. By Helen Briggs Health editor, BBC News website ... Women with poorly-managed asthma have a higher chance of giving birth early or having a small baby, a review of evidence ... Having asthma increased a mothers risk of pre-eclampsia by at least 50%, while risks of pre-term birth were increased by about ...
Following a premature birth it is important that the parents and the infant quickly establish a good relationship. ... Vaginal bacteria linked to premature birth A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology in April 2020 reports ... Women carrying twins are at higher risk for premature birth and miscarriage - those whose cervix dilates before 24 weeks are at ... The research also highlights specific bacteria that are associated with premature birth. This knowledge could help design tests ...
Pregnancies separated by less than 18 months or more than 5 years carry an increased chance of preterm birth and low birth ... including premature birth and low birth weight - than those spaced 18 to 23 months apart. They say that previous studies were ... of live births are conceived within 12 months of a prior birth. About 12% of all live births in the US are preterm according to ... Spacing pregnancies too close together - or too far apart - can increase the risk of premature birth, researchers report. They ...
This day is a call to raise awareness efforts to reduce death and disability caused by premature birth. ... Shining a Light on Premature Births. Nov 18, 2011, 7:45 PM, Posted by NewPublicHealth ...
What is the association between the Vaginal Microbiome and Premature Birth?. Spontaneous premature birth is considered to be ... A birth is defined as premature if the baby is born at less than 37 weeks of pregnancy. ... However, due to the complexity of spontaneous premature birth, it has so far been difficult to understand its causes to create ... The results from the study could lead to the development of predictive tests for women most at risk of premature birth. ...
How to Decrease Risk of Preterm Birth. Some (but not all) premature births can be prevented; there are several things a mom-to- ... After the birth, the baby is typically moved to a neonatal intensive care unit ( NICU), where he/she is placed in a warmer ( ... Respiratory distress syndrome: premature babys bodies are not able to create a substance known as surfactant, which is a ... In the U.S., about 1 out of every 8 babies is born premature, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ...
A premature birth is a birth that takes place more than three weeks before the baby is due. In other words, a premature birth ... Most premature births occur in the late preterm stage.. A premature birth means that your baby hasnt had the usual amount of ... But premature birth can happen to anyone. In fact, many women who have a premature birth have no known risk factors. ... Often, the specific cause of premature birth isnt clear. Many factors may increase the risk of premature birth, however, ...
Olaf Bodamer of Boston Childrens Hospital to support his investigation of preterm birth. ... Bodamers study will focus on births occurring in collaboration with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where the birth rate ... A preterm birth is one in which a baby is born before 37 weeks of pregnancy have been completed. In 2015, approximately one of ... A growing body of research shows that the human microbiome also plays a role in pregnancy outcomes, including preterm birth. ...
... this research only showed an association between the smoking ban and a reduction in premature births. It didnt show direct ... Smoking ban cuts premature births, BBC News has reported. Despite the BBC News headline, ... "Smoking ban cuts premature births," BBC News has reported. Despite the BBC News headline, this research only showed an ... The research that the BBC News story is based on recorded premature birth trends in Belgium around the time of a public smoking ...
... it is worth remembering that premature entry into force could yet bring political and technical birth pains for some. ...
New research suggests that drinking lots of artificially sweetened beverages may be linked with an increased risk of premature ... The researchers did not report the actual risk of premature babies in each group. However, according to the March of Dimes, one ... suggests that drinking lots of artificially sweetened beverages may be linked with an increased risk of premature births. ... which increases the risk of premature delivery. To investigate whether there might be a direct link, the researchers looked at ...
Heres what you need to know about your babys care and the possible complications of a premature birth. ... But premature birth can happen to anyone. In fact, many women who have a premature birth have no known risk factors. ... A premature birth is a birth that takes place more than three weeks before the babys estimated due date. In other words, a ... In the first weeks, the complications of premature birth may include:. * Breathing problems. A premature baby may have trouble ...
Heres what the experts have to say about the effects of premature birth and what it means for pregnancy. ... There are lots of preventative measures that can be taken to help reduce the risk of another premature birth, such as a ... According to the miscarriage and premature birth charity Tommys, 60,000 babies are born prematurely each year in the UK. This ... A large number of premature births [Tommys estimates 40%] are due to waters breaking early. Or there may be medical problems ...
Defined as a baby arriving at least three weeks early, premature birth affects nine percent of US births and is the top cause ... Blood test may predict premature birth. AFP. 7 Jun 2018. Washington (AFP) - US and Danish researchers said Thursday they have ... Until now, some tests for predicting premature birth were available but they tended to work only in women at high risk, and ... experts say it has the potential to reduce fatalities and complications from the 15 million premature births per year worldwide ...
University of Adelaide researchers have found that women who use marijuana can double the risk of giving birth to a baby ... Marijuana use doubles risk of premature birth. Premature baby in a neonatal intensive care unit.. Photo by Sheraz Sadiq, ... Preterm or premature birth - at least three weeks before a babys due date - can result in serious and life-threatening health ... found that the greatest risks for spontaneous preterm birth included:*Strong family history of low birth weight babies (almost ...
There is also an increased risk in early births among overweight women. Babies are much more likely to be born prematurely if ... There is also an increased risk in early births among overweight women. Babies are much more likely to be born prematurely if ... There is also an increased risk in early births among women who are classified as overweight. These are the findings of an ... Scientists found that being overweight increased a mother’s chances of giving birth early by 25 percent. Once women entered ...
... hospitals such as Rush-Copley in Aurora and advocacy groups are working to reduce pre-term births. They want to make it easier ... Smoking, obesity, alcohol use and previous premature births are among risk factors, but some early births, like Sengers, ... Multiply out those costs and the economic burden of preterm births in the U.S. is $51,600 for each premature baby, or $26.2 ... "When it comes to awareness of the consequences and the cost of a premature birth, I agree thats very important," Senger said ...
Brain scans on premature babies reveal abnormalities that might explain why so many suffer mild cognitive difficulties as they ... Premature babies brains dont grow so well after birth. Life 2 August 2006 BRAIN scans on premature babies reveal ... The rate of premature births in the US has increased by more than 30 per cent over the past two decades due to multiple births ... The scans, performed on 113 babies born at between 22 and 29 weeks, show that the more premature a baby, the slower it develops ...
... rel=nofollow,12.9 million babies are born premature every year and ... Premature Babies and Birth Defects A new report suggests that a staggering 12.9 million babies are born premature every year ...
PLoS Medicine has a new study out by Saad Omer, an assistant professor of global health, epidemiology and pediatrics at Emory University Schools of Public Health & Medicine. It has some potentially important news for. ...
About one in nine pregnancies ends in premature birth before 37 weeks. In the UK, 50,000 babies a year are premature, 10,000 of ... Researchers have found a potential way of preventing premature births by healing unwanted ruptures in the delicate membrane ... it will either fail and cause premature birth, or allow amniotic fluid to leak out of the womb with potentially fatal results. ... Forty per cent of preterm births are caused by a break in the fetal membrane. Unlike other mammals, humans have no healing ...
... doesnt seem to prevent premature birth, and might even worsen that risk. ... Spong and colleagues took a closer look at a study of treatments for women at risk of premature birth because of an ... Research is raising new concern about the value of bed rest in preventing premature birth, and some specialists are urging ... doesnt seem to prevent premature birth, and might even worsen that risk. ...
Babies born to women suffering from rheumatoid arthritis during pregnancy are likely to have low birth weight and be premature ... Arthritis in pregnancy linked to premature birth. Share this article with a friend. Your Name:. ... Babies born to women suffering from rheumatoid arthritis during pregnancy are likely to have low birth weight and be premature ... Arthritis in pregnancy linked to premature birth. Family / 17 June 2018, 08:00am / IANS ...
Doctors say this could lead to a better understanding about premature births. ... Garretto divides premature births into two groups. Iatrogenic premature births are caused by an underlying health condition ... A glimpse into the premature birth mystery. If research continues to support the idea that premature births are down during the ... doctors found that premature birth rates had dropped drastically. The importance of understanding premature birth Diana ...
Premature newborns face an increased risk of one or more complications.. The Most Common Complications of Premature Births. The ... Risks of Complications for Premature Newborns. Babies born before the 37th week of gestation are considered premature. ... Infection - A premature baby might not be able to resist certain infections. For its own protection the baby is placed in an ... Premature newborns are sometimes referred to as "preemies". Mothers who have their baby prematurely are often frightened and ...
Preterm Birth: Definition and Source. Premature or preterm birth is birth less than 37 weeks gestation based on the obstetric ... March of Dimes aims to reduce preterm birth rates and increase equity, and monitors progress through Premature Birth Report ... Preterm birth rates were calculated as the number of preterm births divided by the number of live births with known gestational ... Premature birth and its complications are the largest contributors to infant death in the U.S., and a major cause of long-term ...
Blocking a molecule in the uterus could delay or even halt premature birth, the leading cause of death and disability of ... Curbing Premature Birth May Hinge on a Single Molecule. By Charles Q. Choi 23 December 2015. ... Premature birth can lead to major problems because many organs, including the brain, lungs, and liver, need the final weeks of ... Blocking a molecule in the uterus could delay or even halt premature birth, the leading cause of death and disability of ...
Reuters) - Banning smoking in public places has helped to cut premature births by 10 percent, according to new research from ... Reuters) - Banning smoking in public places has helped to cut premature births by 10 percent, according to new research from ... Fridays research in The Lancet, which analyzed data on more than 2.5 million births and almost 250,000 hospital attendances ... it found rates of both pre-term births and hospital attendance for asthma fell by 10 percent within a year of smoke-free laws ...
  • Premature (also known as preterm) birth is when a baby is born too early, before 37 weeks of pregnancy have been completed. (
  • Additionally, pregnancy complications can result in preterm birth because the baby has to be delivered early. (
  • A progesterone shot can increase the chance for a full-term pregnancy if you've had premature labor in the past. (
  • Researchers at the University in San Francisco, California, report that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is unlikely to negatively impact on pregnancy-related outcomes such as premature birth, transmission to babies via breast milk, and infertility. (
  • It turns out we should follow our parent's advice when we're thinking about becoming parents ourselves, with a study finding eating the traditional 'three-vegies' before pregnancy lowers the risk of a premature birth. (
  • A birth is defined as premature if the baby is born at less than 37 weeks of pregnancy. (
  • Any disruptions or imbalance in the composition of the microbiome, or dysbiosis, during pregnancy is associated with pregnancy loss and, as outlined in the above research, premature birth. (
  • In other words, a premature birth is one that occurs before the start of the 37th week of pregnancy. (
  • An underlying infection , such as group B strepococcus (GBS - see box) or a bladder infection might also trigger premature labour (women who have a short cervix are more prone to infections during pregnancy as the infection is able to enter the uterus more easily). (
  • A preterm birth is one in which a baby is born before 37 weeks of pregnancy have been completed. (
  • A growing body of research shows that the human microbiome also plays a role in pregnancy outcomes, including preterm birth. (
  • Dr. Olaf Bodamer, Associate Chief of Genetics and Genomics at Boston Children's Hospital, says: "While it is, of course, of considerable concern that the level of preterm births in our region is higher than average, the situation provides us with significant opportunities to learn more about ways in which human genomics and the maternal microbiome might predict pregnancy outcomes. (
  • Babies born to women suffering from rheumatoid arthritis during pregnancy are likely to have low birth weight and be premature, according to researchers. (
  • The European study's findings, presented at a conference in London organized by the Tommy's Campaign, a pregnancy research non-profit, also shows that a woman is 100 percent more likely to go into premature labor is she is of low socio-economic status, left school early, is in her teens, lives alone, is single or smokes. (
  • Smoking during pregnancy has been found to impair the baby's growth and to be associated with preterm birth. (
  • Premature birth can lead to major problems because many organs, including the brain, lungs, and liver, need the final weeks of pregnancy to fully develop. (
  • In experiments where mice were given drugs known to set off premature labor, these inhibitor compounds significantly prolonged pregnancy and prevented premature labor. (
  • The research team from the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology (IRDB) at Imperial observed the impact of premature rupturing of the membrane and antibiotic treatment on the vaginal microbiota by taking swabs from the vaginas of pregnant women at different points during their pregnancy and analyzed them to reveal the different types of bacteria present, their proportions and any changes. (
  • Normally, about six in 100 women had a pre-term birth, but among women exposed to the earthquake in the third month of pregnancy, this rose by 3.4 per cent, meaning more than nine women in 100 delivered their babies early. (
  • The March of Dimes credits education about medically unnecessary c-sections and inductions scheduled before 39 weeks of pregnancy as well as new treatments, like progesterone, which may help prevent some preterm births. (
  • The following symptoms before 37 weeks of pregnancy could indicate premature labour. (
  • If a pregnancy is found to be at high risk of premature birth, the mother is treated to extend the pregnancy as far as possible. (
  • Women who are having a multiple pregnancy (twins, triplets or more) are also have a higher chance of giving birth prematurely. (
  • Researchers focused on women who are considered to have a greater risk of premature delivery - either because they have previously delivered a baby early or have lost a baby late in pregnancy. (
  • Report Cards are intended to spur action to improve equity and reduce preterm birth, with the goal of giving every mother and baby a fair chance for a healthy pregnancy and birth. (
  • Depression in either parents during pregnancy increases the risk of premature birth, says a study published in BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (BJOG) . (
  • Depression in women during pregnancy is known to be associated with low birth weight and increased risk of premature birth. (
  • Further progress is needed into the understanding of how depression of either parent affects pregnancy in order to help prevent preterm birth. (
  • Taking into account the natural rise in maternal cholesterol during pregnancy, researchers examined the effects of maternal cholesterol levels on rates of premature delivery, impaired fetal growth and birth defects. (
  • The data, gathered from two different clinical trials, found that thousands of early preterm births-those that occur up to 34 weeks into the pregnancy-could possibly be prevented by taking an affordable DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) supplement. (
  • In a 2013 study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition , mothers taking 600 milligrams of DHA were less likely to give birth to underweight babies or babies born before the 34th week of pregnancy. (
  • One cause of premature birth is abuse during pregnancy. (
  • Yet flu shots remain a notoriously tough sell among pregnant women: of the 12,233 women who gave birth to a live-born or stillborn infant between November 2010 and March 2012, a "disappointingly low" 16% received the flu vaccine during their pregnancy, the researchers said. (
  • A new review has found that taking omega-3 supplements during pregnancy could reduce the risk of premature births. (
  • Our laboratory work suggests medicines that block P2X7, if given to mothers during pregnancy, might protect premature babies from this form of brain damage. (
  • 4 Other premature births happen after the mothers' waters break early or by planned caesarean sections, prompted by complications in the pregnancy. (
  • A premature or 'preterm baby' refers to babies born before 37 weeks of the pregnancy. (
  • It is hoped that this updated statistic will encourage more pregnant women to take good care of their bodies during pregnancy in order to minimize the chance of sub-optimal dietary and lifestyle choices contributing to premature births. (
  • It should be pointed out that while the term "premature birth" is typically used for infants who are born before 37 weeks of pregnancy, a "normal" pregnancy period can vary from woman to woman. (
  • Premature birth is birth that happens before 37 weeks of pregnancy. (
  • It provides full-service care to mothers who are at high-risk for preterm birth throughout their pregnancy. (
  • Part of the problem is we don't have a great way to identify moms at risk for preterm birth, especially those in their first pregnancy. (
  • Nold has been collecting samples from women early in pregnancy to see if there's anything detectable early on that could show who is at risk of giving birth prematurely. (
  • Complications from premature birth can be deadly for infants. (
  • Infants born to women who conceived within six months of their previous birth have a 40% increased risk of preterm birth, according to Augustin Conde-Agudelo, of the Santa Fe de Bogotá Foundation in Colombia, and colleagues, who carried out the review. (
  • Dr. Bodamer's study will focus on births occurring in collaboration with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where the birth rate is over 4,000 newborn infants per year. (
  • Premature infants, especially those born very early, are also at increased risk for death. (
  • There is a huge burden - financial, emotional, psychological, developmental - that premature infants and families must bear," Cornfield said. (
  • The test, described in the journal Science, could help reduce problems related to premature birth, which affects 15 million infants worldwide each year. (
  • An unprecedented reduction in [preterm birth] PTB of [very low birth weight] infants was observed in one health region of Ireland during the COVID-19 lockdown. (
  • Preterm birth iw when babies are born less than 37 weeks gestational age and is when infants' brains and lungs are at a critical stage of development. (
  • The first generation of extremely low-birth-weight (ELBW) premature infants (less than 1,000 grams) who were born after the introduction of neonatal intensive care has now survived into their fourth decade. (
  • Premature infants cost the United States $26.2 billion, or roughly $51,600 per infant, two-thirds of which is spent on medical care. (
  • Because only about 30 percent of infants in this age group survive their early birth, it is extremely important to be able to accurately diagnose infection in these women. (
  • Overall, the odds of preterm birth (defined as deliveries at less than 37 weeks' gestation) and lower-birth-weight infants were lower among the babies of vaccinated women. (
  • Dr. Blml and colleagues have been studying preterm infants to learn more about how premature birth might cause changes in brain structure that may be associated with clinical problems observed later in life. (
  • Early Intervention for Low-Birth-Weight Premature Infants: What Can We Achieve? (
  • The purpose of this study was to investigate how premature infants' oxygen saturation changed in response to music therapy while they were receiving endotracheal suctioning. (
  • Seventeen percent of women of childbearing age in the state didn't have medical coverage in 2005, and 21.2 percent smoked, which raised their risk of having infants with birth defects. (
  • Some risk factors for preterm birth include delivering a premature baby in the past, being pregnant with multiples, tobacco use and substance abuse, and short time (less than 18 months) between pregnancies. (
  • In the United States, nearly 10 percent of pregnancies end in a preterm birth. (
  • Spacing pregnancies too close together - or too far apart - can increase the risk of premature birth, researchers report. (
  • Conde-Agudelo's group also found that pregnancies spaced longer than 5 years have a significantly higher risk of problems - including premature birth and low birth weight - than those spaced 18 to 23 months apart. (
  • Scientists speculate that maternal illnesses or sexually transmitted diseases, which can reduce fertility, could explain the link between widely spaced pregnancies and increased risk of preterm birth and low birth weight. (
  • Is a woman who has experienced premature birth more at risk with subsequent pregnancies? (
  • uBiome, the leader in microbial genomics, has awarded the next in its series of Microbiome Impact Grants to Dr. Olaf Bodamer of Boston Children's Hospital, who will study the genomics of women throughout their pregnancies in order to better understand preterm birth, a condition affecting one in ten babies born in the United States. (
  • Dr. Bodamer will study women through their pregnancies and beyond, in order to create the first-ever integrated, longitudinal "omics" dataset with particular focus on preterm birth. (
  • Our results add to a growing body of evidence from different populations suggesting small but significant increases in prematurity and a decrease in birth weight in pregnancies in mothers with rheumatoid arthritis,' said Yun-Chen Tsai, from the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan in Taiwan. (
  • Globally, more than 1 in 10 pregnancies end in premature birth - around 15 million babies every year. (
  • We are helping women around the world have healthy pregnancies by trialling a cheap, easy-to-use saliva test that can tell how likely a woman is to give birth prematurely. (
  • About one in nine pregnancies ends in premature birth before 37 weeks. (
  • However, some pregnancies are known to be at risk of ending in preterm birth. (
  • WASHINGTON - New research is raising fresh concern that an age-old treatment for troubled pregnancies - bed rest - doesn't seem to prevent premature birth, and might even worsen that risk. (
  • The researchers are studying whether combination treatment prolongs the women's pregnancies - whether it delays or prevents premature birth. (
  • A wealth of worldwide research has established that induced abortion substantially increases the risk of preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies. (
  • The timing of a baby's birth could be influenced by the father's genetic make-up, according to a new study of prolonged pregnancies. (
  • Half of the women had premature deliveries and half had full-term pregnancies. (
  • Affecting almost 7.5m pregnancies per year, preeclampsia is the single greatest cause of premature births and is still responsible for the deaths of more than 75,000 mothers and half a million babies each year. (
  • Funding supports the capabilities of PQCs to improve the quality of perinatal care in their states, including efforts to reduce preterm birth and improve prematurity outcomes. (
  • Our discovery of an association between a gene variation that is more common in individuals of African descent and a cause of premature birth, can explain in part the disparity in prematurity rates in African-Americans," said Dr Jerome Strauss, who led the study. (
  • Now, hospitals and advocacy groups are working to reduce preterm births by forming a prematurity caucus among state legislators and pushing for action on several recommendations from a task force assigned to evaluate the issue. (
  • Advocates say following the recommendations will make it easier to track data about prematurity statewide, educate the public about risk factors and provide the best treatment for premature babies and their parents. (
  • As November is Prematurity Awareness Month , the March of Dimes today released its annual prematurity birth report card . (
  • To talk to other parents of premature babies, visit BabyCentre's friendly prematurity support group . (
  • There are different levels of prematurity, and generally the risk increases the earlier the birth is - babies at highest risk are those born before week 26. (
  • Enough of the biological process behind prematurity was shared that the researchers could develop a single test to predict early births for women from all five sites in the study. (
  • Potential predictive factors included birth weight, maternal antenatal corticosteroid exposure, retinopathy of prematurity, growth parameters, and smoking history. (
  • In the spirit of World Prematurity Day (celebrated November 17) , consider doing something to honor the parent of a premature baby. (
  • Causes of Prematurity: There are many factors linked to premature birth. (
  • Prematurity - or birth before 37 weeks of gestation - is a leading contributor to infant death in the United States. (
  • Special Colorado activities during the month to mark prematurity awareness include education sessions for nurses who take care of premature babies at The Children's Hospital and University Hospital and the lighting of a pink-and-blue cause ribbon on the exterior of Denver's Pepsi Center. (
  • Even when the researchers considered the risks for premature births - lower socio-economic class, the mother's age when she gave birth, or whether she smoked - it still did not explain the link between premature births and depression. (
  • The findings needed to be confirmed before researchers could look at whether early intervention would help to reduce the risk of premature babies. (
  • Specifically, the researchers found that the presence of B. longum/B. breve, L. iners/R. solanacearum, L. crispatus/L. acidophilus, and Lactobacillus gasseri/L. johnsonii were linked to a reduced risk of premature birth. (
  • In a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and other institutions combed through genetic data and surveys from 23andMe to see if certain genes were linked to a risk for preterm birth. (
  • The findings mean researchers can potentially determine which pregnant women are at high risk of giving birth prematurely due to their genetics and take steps to mitigate that risk. (
  • Researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University school of medicine believe that their findings could prove to be significant in helping physicians to identify patients who may benefit from therapeutic interventions and preventative measures including changes in lifestyle and or medical therapy to reduce their risk of premature birth. (
  • Soft drinks -- both artificially sweetened and sugar sweetened -- were recently linked to high blood pressure, the researchers add, which increases the risk of premature delivery. (
  • The researchers did not report the actual risk of premature babies in each group. (
  • Researchers are not certain why spacing births too closely or far apart increases the risks of problems. (
  • Washington (AFP) - US and Danish researchers said Thursday they have developed an inexpensive blood test that may predict with up to 80 percent accuracy whether a pregnant woman will give birth prematurely. (
  • A large international study led by University of Adelaide researchers has found that women who use marijuana can more than double the risk of giving birth to a baby prematurely. (
  • Looking at different windows of time, the researchers found that premature birth rates were down between 15 to 23%, neonatologist and lead study author Jasper Been told the New York Times . (
  • The researchers were interested to see if a smoking ban applied in phases across the region would be associated with the number of preterm births. (
  • Researchers collected data on births in Flanders (a region in Belgium) from 2002 to 2011. (
  • They researchers used these data to determine the annual risk of preterm birth in the years preceding the public smoking ban, during the three phases of the ban and immediately after the ban. (
  • When examining the unadjusted percentage of births that were considered preterm, the researchers found that the rate in the four years prior to the smoking ban was relatively stable (although there was a slight reduction seen between 2004 and 2005). (
  • The researchers say the findings suggest that cardiovascular risk assessments in women should take into account whether they have had a premature birth. (
  • Researchers used data from the Swedish Medical Birth Registry to look at more than 2 million women who gave birth in Sweden from 1973-2015. (
  • Researchers in our Edinburgh centre are working on a new, more accurate test for predicting premature birth. (
  • Tommy's is setting up a platform that will help researchers study premature birth more effectively. (
  • For their study, the researchers analysed birth certificates of all babies born between 2004 and 2006 in Chile, where there are 200,000 births a year. (
  • Researchers reviewed birth and hospital admissions records of more than 1.3 million Swedes born from 1973 to 1985. (
  • Researchers have found a potential way of preventing premature births by healing unwanted ruptures in the delicate membrane that surrounds a fetus in the womb. (
  • The surprise: Some 37 percent of women who took the precautions had a premature baby, compared with just 17 percent of the women who didn't scale back, the researchers report in Obstetrics & Gynecology. (
  • To figure out how to predict preterm birth, the researchers used blood samples from 38 American women who were at risk for premature delivery because they had already had early contractions or had given birth to a preterm baby before. (
  • Researchers examined more than 16,000 births involving female U.S. military veterans between 2000 and 2012, and found that having PTSD in the year before delivery increased the risk of spontaneous premature birth by 35 percent. (
  • These types of births typically account for about six deliveries for every 100 births, according to the researchers. (
  • Due to the design of the study, the researchers were only able to find an association between PTSD and premature birth. (
  • However, in a surprising new twist, the researchers found that low maternal cholesterol levels, which may be related to a woman's genetic makeup, diet or other health factors, also may lead to adverse birth outcomes, including premature birth and low birth weight. (
  • In their study of 1,058 South Carolina women and their newborns, researchers found about 5 percent of the women with cholesterol levels in the moderate range of 159-261 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl) gave birth prematurely. (
  • No differences were seen in the rate of birth defects, but researchers did detect a trend towards smaller head sizes among babies born to women with very low cholesterol. (
  • Researchers from Finland and the USA have identified a gene linked to an increased risk of premature birth. (
  • In this new study published in PLoS Genetics, the researchers took a different approach and decided to compare the human genome to other mammals such as the chimpanzee, rat and mouse to identify candidate genes, and then looked to see if any of these human genes were correlated with premature birth. (
  • The researchers then looked for these candidate genes in a group of 328 Finnish mothers who had had a premature birth. (
  • From this information, researchers pinpointed a small set of biomarkers for premature birth and another set that predict a pregnancy's gestational age, or how long the woman has been pregnant, which is related to the due date. (
  • But now researchers say a trial in the US, and another in Australia, has found that DHA alone could help us avoid over 107,000 high-risk pre-term births every single year, according to the study published in the journal Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids . (
  • The researchers expected that pH self-testing would significantly reduce the number of premature births. (
  • Previously unrecognized and unidentified infections of amniotic fluid may be a significant cause of premature birth, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. (
  • Knowing why preterm births occur might help prevent them, researchers said. (
  • In this project, the researchers set out to investigate links between premature labour and inflammation, focusing on the role of a naturally occurring protein called P2X7. (
  • 4 Researchers are investigating the link between inflammation and premature labour, with the longer term aim of finding ways to identify women who are at risk and stop their babies from being born too soon. (
  • The researchers concluded that placental barriers-on-a-chip could help explain inflammatory responses in human placenta and possibly lead to better ways to treat or prevent preterm birth caused by infections. (
  • In a study to be published in this month's edition of the journal Pediatrics , researchers from the CDC say that approximately 33 percent of infant deaths can be attributed to premature births. (
  • Now, University of Connecticut researchers report in Reproductive Sciences a potential treatment that could stop many cases of premature labor and birth in their tracks. (
  • The researchers knew that cytokines, small proteins that alert the body to infection and cause inflammation, had been found in the amniotic fluid of many women who gave birth prematurely. (
  • But first the researchers need to figure out if GM-CSF is really what's causing premature birth in women. (
  • He stressed that most of the teenagers who were premature babies did not have depression, and that the triggers for depression in those born prematurely were the same as for everyone else. (
  • He pointed out genetics alone do not determine if a woman will give birth prematurely. (
  • A woman's age and underlying health conditions, such as preeclampsia can affect a woman's risk of giving birth prematurely. (
  • According to the miscarriage and premature birth charity Tommy's , 60,000 babies are born prematurely each year in the UK. (
  • Women who work more than 40 hours a week in demanding professions and who commute long distances to work are 40 percent more likely to give birth prematurely, according to a large-scale study involving more than 16,000 mothers in 17 European countries. (
  • Pregnant women who are at risk of giving birth prematurely can be identified easily with the help of microbes living in their reproductive tract, reveals a new study. (
  • However, when this occurs before 37 weeks, the baby is born prematurely and is termed as Premature rupture of membrane (PPROM). (
  • The samples were collected from about 250 pregnant women who were with and without risk factors for giving birth prematurely like family history of preterm birth or miscarriage. (
  • According to Reuters , mouthwashing mothers may be less likely to give birth prematurely. (
  • About 12 percent of white and African American women with very high cholesterol levels gave birth prematurely. (
  • Scientists have developed a prototype blood test to predict whether pregnant women who give signs of early labour will in fact give birth prematurely. (
  • Fewer adults who were born prematurely at low-birth weights were employed or had children and they were more likely to have lower incomes, be single and report more chronic health conditions than their normal-birth-weight-term counterparts, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics . (
  • Lack of prenatal care is associated with maternal complication low birth weight and prematurely in newborns. (
  • Close to 400,000 children are born prematurely-before 37 weeks-in the US every year, roughly one out of every 10 births. (
  • While 'preventing' preterm birth is proving to be elusive, we do know that certain health situations and lifestyle factors can contribute to babies being born prematurely. (
  • Premature or preterm birth is birth less than 37 weeks gestation based on the obstetric estimate of gestational age. (
  • A newborn is classified at birth as premature if born less than 37 weeks. (
  • A recent study has shed light on this problem by identifying certain genes that appear to be linked to an increased risk for women giving preterm birth, or before 37 weeks' gestation. (
  • In the United States, just under 10% of babies are born premature, defined as delivery before 37 weeks gestation. (
  • Babies born before the 37th week of gestation are considered premature. (
  • Births before 24 weeks' gestation, after 44 weeks' gestation and multiples births were not included in the analysis. (
  • Of these, 32,123 (7.2%) were classified as preterm births (occurring before 37 weeks' gestation). (
  • Many premature babies, defined as those born before 37 completed weeks of gestation, are at high risk for developing cerebral palsy, said Jennifer Toerpe, director of the Women's Health Institute at Rush-Copley. (
  • They found that compared with those born at term, young adults born very premature - at less than 32 weeks' gestation - were more than twice as likely to be hospitalized for schizophrenia or delusional disorders, almost three times as likely for major depression , and more than seven times as likely for bipolar illness. (
  • Table 3 Live births, neonatal and infant mortality by birthweight and gestational age at birth, Website accessed 12 May 2015. (
  • Premature birth was defined as delivery before 37 weeks of gestation. (
  • Professor Louis Muglia, a senior researcher on the study from Vanderbilt University in the USA, said that humans have the shortest gestation period of any primate when brain and body size is considered, and suspected that there must be a genetic explanation for premature birth. (
  • Professor Muglia and his team predicted that having relatively large heads and narrow birth canals in comparison to other primates would favour the evolution of a shorter gestation period in humans, meaning babies were smaller at the time of birth. (
  • Causes of low birthweight:- The primary cause of low birthweight is premature birth (being born before 37 weeks gestation). (
  • A worldwide study of preterm births has found that 15 million babies are born before 37 weeks' gestation every year, with one million of those babies dying from complications. (
  • Onset of this disease commonly occurs after 32 weeks gestation but can occur late in the second trimester, and is one of the most common causes of premature birth. (
  • So it was considered a major breakthrough when the NIH released the results of its study in 2003, showing 17P was effective at preventing delivery before 37 weeks' gestation for many women who had previously experienced preterm birth and were carrying a single baby. (
  • According to current reports, about 450,000 premature babies are born before they reach 37 week of gestation period. (
  • Table 5 - Live births (all, singleton and multiple) by birthweight and gestation. (
  • She adds that in the US between 19% and 25% of live births are conceived within 12 months of a prior birth. (
  • About 12% of all live births in the US are preterm according to the March of Dimes, a non-profit health organisation. (
  • Preterm birth rates were calculated as the number of preterm births divided by the number of live births with known gestational age multiplied by 100. (
  • Report cards for states and jurisdictions, except District of Columbia, display up to 6 counties with the greatest number of live births. (
  • Prof Karine Kleinhaus, who led the study, said: "Generally, there are more male than female live births. (
  • Live births 1887-2014. (
  • In 2007 the premature… rate in America was 12.6% of all live births (and over 17% of all African-American births). (
  • Worldwide, Malawi (a landlocked country in southeastern Africa) is the country with the highest rate of preterm birth per 100 live births. (
  • Live births, stillbirths, and the intensity of childbearing measured by the total fertility rate. (
  • Mild pre-eclampsia will be monitored but if it's severe, labour may be induced as giving birth is the only way to cure it. (
  • At present, 40 per cent of fetal surgeries are followed by leakage of amniotic fluid and premature labour. (
  • The new findings suggest that flu shots help prevent pregnant women from going into premature labour. (
  • Premature birth - does inflammation hold clues to delaying labour? (
  • Preterm labour and birth final scope April 2013. (
  • Around 40 per cent of premature births happen when expectant mothers go into labour too soon, typically without warning. (
  • Around 40 per cent of premature births happen because the mother goes into labour too soon, often without warning - many parents are totally unprepared for the early arrival of their baby. (
  • Why can cause premature labour and, importantly, what can't. (
  • In relation to indicators of premature birth, seven species of bacteria present in the microbiome were associated with preterm birth. (
  • Recurrent depression in the fathers was not associated with preterm birth at all. (
  • One of our most exciting findings is that there were shared biological pathways associated with preterm birth across these five different groups of pregnant women," said the study's senior author, Nima Aghaeepour , PhD, assistant professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine. (
  • Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the study found that a change in the gene sequence in the SERPINH1 gene could increase the risk of preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) in women of African descent. (
  • There were about 87 women who were at the hospital with premature rupture of membranes. (
  • an increase in discharge and/or a gush/repeat trickling of fluid, which could mean your waters have broken (preterm premature rupture of membranes). (
  • Premature newborns face an increased risk of one or more complications. (
  • Blocking a molecule in the uterus could delay or even halt premature birth, the leading cause of death and disability of newborns worldwide, according to a new study in rodents. (
  • Around twelve percent of babies born in the US are preemies , and premature birth is the leading cause of death among newborns . (
  • What kinds of care do premature newborns often require in the NICU? (
  • After the birth, the baby is typically moved to a neonatal intensive care unit ( NICU), where he/she is placed in a warmer (incubator) and will be connected to monitors that track the baby's heart rate, breathing and blood oxygen level. (
  • Don't hesitate to ask your doctor questions or express any concerns you may have about how your asthma may effect your baby, or how a preterm birth may effect your baby's health. (
  • A premature birth is a birth that takes place more than three weeks before the baby is due. (
  • Premature birth gives the baby less time to develop in the womb. (
  • A premature birth means that your baby hasn't had the usual amount of time to develop in the womb before needing to adapt to life outside the womb. (
  • A premature baby may have trouble breathing due to an immature respiratory system. (
  • Women with poorly-managed asthma have a higher chance of giving birth early or having a small baby, a review of evidence suggests. (
  • He said: "It's important to optimise your treatment to lower your risk of a preterm birth or a small baby. (
  • Your baby may have very mild symptoms of premature birth, or may have more-obvious complications. (
  • This means that if your baby is 18 weeks old but was born eight weeks premature, you subtract eight from 18 and use this adjusted age (10 weeks) as a guide to which milestones he should be hitting. (
  • However, if your baby was very premature, there's a higher risk of developmental delay so keep an eye on them and bring it to your doctor's attention sooner rather than later if there's something you're worried about. (
  • Defined as a baby arriving at least three weeks early, premature birth affects nine percent of US births and is the top cause of death before age five among children worldwide. (
  • Premature baby in a neonatal intensive care unit. (
  • Preterm or premature birth - at least three weeks before a baby's due date - can result in serious and life-threatening health problems for the baby, and an increased risk of health problems in later life, such as heart disease and diabetes. (
  • The scans, performed on 113 babies born at between 22 and 29 weeks, show that the more premature a baby, the slower it develops nooks and crannies in the cortex, the outer surface of the brain vital for the most advanced mental capabilities. (
  • Infection - A premature baby might not be able to resist certain infections. (
  • Inability to maintain body heat - A premature baby is born with little body fat and immature skin, which makes it harder to maintain body heat. (
  • Any baby born before 37 weeks is considered preterm, or a premature birth . (
  • You've had a premature baby in the past. (
  • PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A premature baby can spend days or even months in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or NICU. (
  • Once women entered the obese category not only did the risk of delivering to soon jump to 60 percent, the threat of having an extremely premature baby also rose significantly. (
  • My Premature Baby' is available on all devices (phones, tablets). (
  • In 25% of preterm births, the delivery is planned because the mother and/or baby are suffering life-threatening complications such as pre-eclampsia, kidney disease or growth restriction. (
  • Giving birth is one of the most life-changing experiences you'll ever have, but it doesn't always go as planned, especially when your baby is premature. (
  • Staying emotionally strong for your premature baby is all about looking after yourself as well as them. (
  • You've probably been longing for this moment, but when it's time to take your premature baby home, it can be daunting. (
  • The treatment does not appear to pose any harm to mother or baby but has no effect on preventing an early birth, the findings reveal. (
  • The team found that whilst the therapy appeared to be safe, it did not reduce the risk of premature delivery and offered no notable health benefits for mother or baby. (
  • In spontaneous premature birth, the mother goes into labor and delivers her baby more than three weeks early. (
  • Premature birth -- when a baby is born three or more weeks early -- happens for a variety of reasons, with genetic, environmental and immune-system factors all potentially contributing. (
  • Preterm" or "premature" birth refers to any baby that arrives at 37 weeks or earlier, at least three weeks before its due date. (
  • Causes of birth injuries: Many birth injuries occur because of the baby's size or the position of the baby during labor and delivery. (
  • The only cure for preeclampsia is delivery of the baby, after which preeclampsia most commonly goes away in a few days after the birth. (
  • The monitor is attached to the baby by wires that lead from the baby's chest, and possibly also from his hand or foot, or even from his umbilical cord if a line was placed there right after birth. (
  • New research has found that fathers of premature babies show even higher stress levels than mothers for up to two weeks after taking their new baby home. (
  • Other times, low birth weight may be an indication that the baby has not finished developing. (
  • Very low birth weight (VLBW) is a subset of low birth weight occurring when a baby is born weighing less than 3 pounds, 4 ounces (nearly 1,500 grams). (
  • You've heard of a premature baby, but what exactly is considered to be premature? (
  • This is called an 'elective preterm birth' and can happen if the mother and/or the baby are very unwell, leading to a decision by the caregiver to deliver the baby(s), even though they are premature. (
  • In recent years, the use of vitamins A and C, supplements or changing a woman's diet to eat fish once a week have shown promising results in reducing the likelihood of having a premature baby. (
  • Currently, the best way doctors have to identify moms at risk for having a premature baby is if they're already had one. (
  • A baby is considered premature when he or she is born three or more weeks early. (
  • Globally, complications related to a preterm birth is the top cause of death for children under the age of 5, according to the WHO. (
  • Premature babies can quickly develop serious complications, such as infection in the bloodstream (sepsis) and respiratory distress syndrome. (
  • While not all premature babies experience complications, being born too early can cause short-term and long-term health problems for preemies. (
  • While more research is needed before the test is ready for widespread use, experts say it has the potential to reduce fatalities and complications from the 15 million premature births per year worldwide. (
  • Pneumonia - Complications with premature-related respiratory problems can lead to pneumonia. (
  • Premature birth and its complications are the largest contributors to infant death in the U.S., and a major cause of long-term health problems in children who survive. (
  • Because of previous medical complications, the couple knew the twins could come early and they did, weighing 3 pounds, 10 ounces according to a post Nelson put on Twitter to announce the births. (
  • The most serious problems with preterm births tend to arise with babies born at 34 weeks or earlier, but even babies born a week or two early can face complications. (
  • A lack of capacity at her local maternity unit meant Claire was rushed to Sheffield's Jessop Wing, leaving her terrified that she'd be unable to stay close to Bobby if he faced the complications that many premature babies endure. (
  • Premature birth is a major cause of infant death and raises the risk of many potentially disabling conditions, including cerebral palsy, cognitive impairment, blindness, deafness and respiratory illness. (
  • If a woman is in preterm labor, steroids may be given to help mature the baby's lungs and reduce the risk of respiratory distress syndrome in premature babies. (
  • When having multiple births your children may be premature, have low birth weights, respiratory difficulties, and learning disabilities. (
  • An earlier study from Nova Scotia showed that women who are admitted to hospital with respiratory illnesses during flu season while pregnant are more likely to deliver babies that are small for their gestational age or have a low birth weight. (
  • Premature babies often have respiratory problems because their lungs aren't well developed. (
  • A prime example of such a scenario is respiratory distress that is caused by underdeveloped lungs in premature babies. (
  • A medical condition called preeclampsia can lead to premature birth. (
  • Stress, poverty and lack of health care can lead to premature birth. (
  • They found women with asthma gave birth to babies weighing on average 93g (0.2lb) less than the babies of mothers without asthma. (
  • The results, presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) in Amsterdam, showed that except premature delivery, no adverse outcomes have reported for mothers with rheumatoid arthritis. (
  • Doctors say that the pandemic could yield clues about what causes premature births, but that expecting mothers should still be aware of their risk for early labor. (
  • March of Dimes is working to expand solutions to help all mothers and babies have healthy, full-term births. (
  • A new study conducted by the research team from Procter and Gamble may have established a connection between pregnant mothers using mouthwash for oral health and the premature or on-time birth of their children. (
  • While both new and recurrent depression in the mothers was associated with an increased risk of moderately preterm birth of around 30% to 40%, new depression in the fathers was associated with a 38% increased risk of very preterm birth. (
  • For the mothers, depression increased the risk of preterm birth, regardless of whether the depression was new or recurrent. (
  • They also pointed out the need for further investigation into the differing impact of low cholesterol levels on the rates of premature delivery in white and African American mothers. (
  • Based on more than 12,000 women in Nova Scotia who gave birth in the immediate aftermath of the H1N1 flu pandemic, the study adds to mounting evidence that the flu can have "really detrimental effects for both mothers and their babies," said first author Alexandra Legge, a fourth-year medical student at Dalhousie University in Halifax. (
  • Research has shown that chronic stress from racism is associated with a higher risk of premature birth among African American mothers, which also puts them at a higher risk of infant death . (
  • Doctors fear that the only drug approved to prevent preterm birth, the nation's leading cause of infant mortality and disability, will no longer be available to expectant mothers. (
  • Similar research comparing the bacterial composition of the vaginal microbiome in pregnant women found specific types of bacteria to be associated with decreased or increased risks of preterm birth. (
  • A study of more than 3000 pregnant women in Adelaide, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand has detailed the most common risk factors for preterm birth. (
  • The risk of premature birth in pregnant women can be reduced with the use of specific antibiotic treatment. (
  • Previous research suggested that the therapy - a hormone called progesterone - may stop pregnant women from giving birth early but little was known about its long term effects. (
  • The staff conducting the study compared their incidences of premature birth to those in a group of 155 pregnant women with the same disease who used water to rinse. (
  • It's commonly used to treat asthma in pregnant women and to help with breathing in very premature babies. (
  • Around 70 pregnant women at high risk of giving birth too soon are taking part in this trial. (
  • Pregnant women who use protease inhibitors (PIs) during their first trimester have a more than 50 percent increased risk of premature delivery, according to a recent paper from the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study. (
  • Studying this problem has proven tricky, in part because it's not feasible to run clinical trials including pregnant women, and human placentas donated after birth can only survive a few hours. (
  • The population of macrophages in pregnant women does tend to ramp up right before the women give birth. (
  • Women carrying twins are at higher risk for premature birth and miscarriage - those whose cervix dilates before 24 weeks are at highest risk - and yet one common treatment is not recommended for this population. (
  • Tommy's is saving lives by researching how we can prevent premature births by finding those at risk early on. (
  • Scientists have found that drugs normally used to prevent heart disease may delay preterm birth . (
  • If we could raise public awareness that this is a critical health care issue and educate women about what these risk factors are so they can manage and prevent preterm births, that would go a long way," said Louise Fazio, clinical manager of the NICU at Rush-Copley. (
  • The data suggests that bed rest does not prevent preterm birth in this high-risk population, but it doesn't definitively answer that question," cautioned Spong. (
  • They also call for a re-doubling of efforts to find alternative interventions to prevent premature births. (
  • The best way to avoid these costs would be to prevent early births in the first place. (
  • He told the BBC: 'Ideally we'd like to predict which women are at greatest risk for having pre-term birth and be able to prevent it. (
  • Tissue engineers from the UK have, for the first time, developed an artificial fetal membrane from human stem cells to be used as a 'repair patch' to prevent premature births. (
  • Johns Hopkins will use a $2 million federal grant to look for new ways to prevent premature births. (
  • Prevent over 100,000 premature births a year! (
  • It has helped to prevent a third of all premature births. (
  • A glove to prevent premature birth ( Changes to the microbiological equil. (
  • If we could prevent these infections in the first place, or detect them sooner, we might one day be able to prevent some of these premature births," said research associate Dan DiGiulio, MD, who conducted the study in the laboratory of senior author David Relman, MD. About 12 percent of all births in this country are premature and the frequency of premature birth is increasing. (
  • The findings suggest it may be possible to identify women whose bodies are unable to prevent the formation of premature calcium deposits. (
  • Then, doctors could suggest changes in diet and other interventions to help prevent this kind of preterm birth, Buhimschi said. (
  • If case management is going to prevent premature births, it's needs to happen with women like Marie Anderson. (
  • With chapters nationwide, the March of Dimes works to prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. (
  • Now, a new Danish study published on the preprint server medRxiv* in May 2020 reveals the impact on preterm birth rates. (
  • A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology in April 2020 reports that women who deliver early are more likely to have a greater variety of bacteria in their birth canals. (
  • Report Card grades are assigned by comparing the 2017 preterm birth rate in a state or locality to March of Dimes' goal of 8.1 percent by 2020. (
  • It is based on Healthy People 2020 methodology and compares the group with the lowest preterm birth rate to the average for all other groups. (
  • Grade ranges were established in 2015 based on standard deviations of final 2014 state and District of Columbia preterm birth rates away from the March of Dimes goal of 8.1 percent by 2020. (
  • A new report suggests that a staggering 12.9 million babies are born premature every year and 7.9 million are born with serious defects . (
  • About 13 percent of babies are born premature in Maryland each year. (
  • Their analysis showed that in the 10 years after delivery, women who delivered preterm (before 37 weeks) had 2.5 times the risk of developing heart disease compared with women with full-term births (39-41 weeks). (
  • We do see calcium deposits in full term births as well, which is probably part of the normal breakdown of the membranes at the appropriate time," study senior author Dr. Irina Buhimschi said in a hospital news release. (
  • However, recent research from the University of Maryland has found that the presence of certain bacteria present in a woman's cervix may indicate how likely she is to have a premature birth. (
  • The SUPPORT trial is the first ever clinical study comparing the effectiveness of three different treatments in preventing premature birth in women with a shortened cervix. (
  • Spong and colleagues took a closer look at a study of treatments for women at risk of premature birth because of an increasingly diagnosed complication called a short cervix. (
  • At least 59 studies to date confirm that forcibly opening a woman's cervix to commiit an induced abortion can lead to an incompetent cervix for subsequent births. (
  • Having a shortened cervix too soon reflects the early effacement, or thinning, of the cervix, creating risk for premature delivery. (
  • The shorter your cervix is, the higher the risk of premature birth. (
  • One recent study of a vaginal progesterone gel found that treatment started before 24 weeks for women with a short cervix was associated with a 45 percent reduction in the rate of preterm birth before 33 weeks and with improved outcomes for the babies. (
  • Pressure on the cervix is stronger leading premature labor. (
  • Premature births are the main reason that the U.S. infant mortality rate is higher than in most European countries, according to a government report issued November 3. (
  • The report said that premature births are the main reason the U.S. ranks number 30 in the world in infant mortality. (
  • Cervical cerclage is another treatment that has shown significant reductions in preterm births and infant mortality. (
  • Preterm birth is a leading cause of infant mortality in the U.S.," Prak Pandiyan said. (
  • The preterm birth rate shown at the top of the report card was calculated from the NCHS 2017 final natality data. (
  • Preterm birth rates in the trend graph are from the NCHS 2007-2017 final natality data. (
  • In 2017, the premature birth rate was 9.93 percent of births, up slightly from 2016, when it was 9.85 percent. (
  • Iowa, Rhode Island, Wyoming and Puerto Rico lowered their preterm birth rates in 2017. (
  • The following tables show the median birth weight, length and head circumference of premature babies at different gestational ages for each sex. (
  • This timeline of events might be disturbed in premature kids because there are significant physiological switches at birth, as well as stimulatory events, that happen irrespective of gestational maturity of the newborn," he said. (
  • While the risks associated with preterm births are known, the medical community has struggled to decipher why some women were more prone to giving birth before they are due. (
  • Of the 15 million babies born premature every year, 1 million won't survive -- and those who do survive often face increased risks of life-long health problems. (
  • If they have access to a health care provider during this time, it can make it easier for women to get help in managing chronic conditions like hypertension or diabetes, improve their nutrition, or quit smoking, all of which reduce risks for preterm birth. (
  • Dr. Malinda Harris, neonatologist at East Tennessee Children's Hospital stopped by the WATE 6 On Your Side studios to share more about premature babies and health risks. (
  • The rate of premature births in the US has increased by more than 30 per cent over the past two decades due to multiple births following IVF treatment. (
  • Despite the BBC News headline, this research only showed an association between the smoking ban and a reduction in premature births. (
  • Two interesting changes noted by doctors around the world are a dramatic reduction in premature births 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) . (
  • For example, improvements in antenatal care may have reduced the rate of premature birth. (
  • Despite this success, the preterm birth rate rose for the fifth year in a row in 2019, and 1 in 10 babies (10%) was born too early in the United States. (
  • In New Mexico, the preterm birth rate among black women is 26% higher than the rate among all other women. (
  • Grades were determined using the following scoring formula: (preterm birth rate of each jurisdiction - 8.1 percent) / standard deviation of final 2014 state and District of Columbia preterm birth rates. (
  • Preterm birth rate of 8.2 percent to 9.2 percent.Score greater than 0.0, but less than or equal to 1.0. (
  • Preterm birth rate greater than or equal to 11.5 percent.Score greater than 3.0. (
  • The three-year improvement in the U.S. preterm birth rate means that 40,000 more babies were given a healthy start in life and spared the risk of life-long health consequences of an early birth. (
  • Change from previous year was assessed by comparing the 2015 county preterm birth rate to the 2014 rate. (
  • Rhode Island has lowered its preterm birth rate steadily since 2007, when the rate was 10.8 percent. (
  • O ther factors include her depression, her low income, and the fact that she's African-American (the preterm birth rate for black women is about 60 percent higher than for white women). (
  • premature baby's bodies are not able to create a substance known as surfactant, which is a chemical that keeps the lungs inflated. (
  • A premature birth is a birth that takes place more than three weeks before the baby's estimated due date. (
  • It's normal to feel worried about your baby's development if they were born premature but every child develops differently and as long as they're otherwise healthy, try not to let it overshadow your enjoyment of them,' says Professor McAuliffe. (
  • Throughout November, the March of Dimes seeks to draw attention to the seriousness of premature birth, which has been called the biggest threat to a baby's health. (
  • The research also highlights specific bacteria that are associated with premature birth. (
  • The presence of these bacteria were a more important influencer of premature birth in women of Afro-Caribbean descent. (
  • The results revealed that subtle changes to the bacteria present in the vagina were strongly associated with the mother's waters breaking early and preterm birth. (
  • The research team analyzed the samples, and the results show that premature rupture of the membrane was linked to a shift in the microbiota, with a drop in Lactobacillus and an increase in other types of bacteria, including potentially harmful bugs like Staphylococcus and Streptococcus. (
  • A new study reveals that bacteria can account for most premature births. (
  • According to Time , premature births can be traced to certain types of bacteria, which makes women who have this bacteria at much higher risk of giving premature birth. (
  • Treating pregnant mice with this drug sharply reduced preterm birth in mice that had been exposed to pieces of dangerous bacteria. (
  • As such, there is currently no effective treatment for premature labor. (
  • What is the treatment for premature birth? (
  • Even though FDA approval is new, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has recommended since 2003 that doctors treat women at risk of premature birth with progesterone. (
  • What are the causes of premature birth? (
  • Read more about the causes of premature birth. (
  • Physical abuse is one of the most common causes of premature birth. (
  • I had severe preeclampsia that caused my premature delivery. (
  • A new study shows that women who eat vegetables regularly before becoming pregnant have a significantly lower risk of premature birth. (
  • The new study from the University of Queensland titled, "Prepregnancy dietary patterns and risk of preterm birth and low birth weight: findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health," was published in the latest issue of the journal The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. (
  • The results from the study could lead to the development of predictive tests for women most at risk of premature birth. (
  • Changes in genes could be responsible for the higher rate of premature babies in African-American women than in European-American women, a new study suggests. (
  • Our study has found that the risk factors for both forms of preterm birth vary greatly, with a wide variety of health conditions and histories impacting on preterm birth,' says Professor Dekker, who is the lead author of the study. (
  • Data from the pandemic - a circumstance that scientists could never devise for a controlled study - could help answer some of the questions about premature birth. (
  • Professor Gian Carlo Di Renzo, a specialist in prenatal medicine at the University of Perugia in Italy and the author of the study, believes these results represent the most conclusive evidence yet that premature birth is a social problem. (
  • This is still the case, but what this study shows clearly is that premature birth is also inextricably linked to socio-demographic factors such as class, education and the type of job you do. (
  • The study found the number of preterm births dropped after each consecutive smoking ban, but can't prove the smoking ban itself cut these rates. (
  • This was an observational study (before and after study) looking into the association between a public smoking ban and the number of preterm births in Belgium. (
  • Between 2002 and 2011, there were 606,877 births that were included in the study. (
  • An FDA-reviewed study of 463 women with a history of premature birth found that 37% of women injected with Makena delivered early in comparison to 55% of women who hadn't received the shot. (
  • Premature birth may increase the risk for serious mental illness in adolescence and young adulthood, a recent study reports . (
  • The study, published online last month in Archives of General Psychiatry, used obstetric data from the Swedish Medical Birth Register, which includes information on more than 99 percent of all hospital births in the country since 1973 and contains prospectively collected information on the 95 percent of Swedish women who attend antenatal clinics. (
  • In this study, more than 350,000 births in Sweden between 2007 and 2012 were investigated for parental depression and incidences of either very preterm birth (between 22 and 31 weeks) or moderately preterm birth (32-36 weeks). (
  • Professor Anders Hjern, from the Centre for Health Equity Studies in Stockholm (CHESS), said,"Depression of a partner can be considered to be a substantial source of stress for an expectant mother, and this may result in the increased risk of very preterm birth seen in our study. (
  • THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) significantly increases a pregnant woman's risk of premature birth, according to a new study. (
  • The study found that recent PTSD is associated with about two additional premature births for every 100 deliveries. (
  • Friday's research in The Lancet, which analyzed data on more than 2.5 million births and almost 250,000 hospital attendances for asthma attacks, was the first comprehensive study to look at how anti-smoking laws affect children's health. (
  • Professor Muglia hopes to expand the study and look at other population groups, as well as investigating the role of FSH and its receptor in birth timing. (
  • Six key genes have been identified in the largest study of premature birth to date. (
  • The new study built on earlier research that found a similar link between omega-3s and a reduced risk for preterm births. (
  • The study included 100 ELBW survivors and 89 normal-birth-weight control participants for comparison. (
  • The study objective was to compare body composition, glycemia, lipid levels, and blood pressure in adults born with extremely low birth weight (ELBW) versus age- and sex- matched normal birth weight (NBW) control subjects and to examine related previous and current exposures. (
  • But the new study did not prove that these early calcium deposits cause premature birth. (
  • CHICAGO Premature birth appears to trigger developmental processes in the white matter of the brain that could put children at higher risk of problems later in life, according to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). (
  • The authors of this most recent study indicate that at least a dozen causes of newborn death that are not typically classified as deaths due to premature birth are actually due to underdeveloped organs associated with premature status. (
  • Once broken as a result of mechanical stress, weakness, bleeding or prenatal surgery, it will either fail and cause premature birth, or allow amniotic fluid to leak out of the womb with potentially fatal results. (
  • For one thing, according to the report, fertility treatments and other methods that assist in reproduction probably play a role because these treatments often lead to twins, triplets or other multiple births. (
  • Reasons that can contribute to premature births these days consist of infertility treatments, and multiple births. (
  • Most multiple births are caused from using fertility drugs. (
  • Diana Garretto , MD, an OB-GYN and maternal fetal medicine specialist at Stony Brook Medicine in New York, told Insider that there are many factors impacting premature births. (
  • Maternal stress, such as the death of a loved one, lack of social support, or a difficult or abusive relationship, has also been shown to increase the risk of premature birth. (
  • Our results suggest that both maternal and paternal depression should be considered in preterm birth prevention strategies and both parents should be screened for mental health problems. (
  • Other known medical conditions than can lead to premature births and may be related to abortion include "uterine adhesions, infection, mental stress, increased maternal age, and substance abuse," quoting . (
  • and Greenwood Genetic Center, Greenwood, S.C., confirm previous findings by other groups that very high levels of maternal cholesterol can increase the risk of premature birth. (
  • Factors contributing to premature birth include maternal genetics, fetal genetics and environmental components, such as nutrition, stress, and infection. (
  • They identified which bits of cell-free RNA signaled a future premature delivery, and which maternal, placental and fetal genes these RNA fragments came from. (
  • The rate of premature birth across the United States rose for the third year in a row, according to the annual premature birth report card from March of Dimes, a nonprofit organization that works to improve maternal and infant health. (
  • Cutting off all access to the drug, whether it is Makena or its compounded versions, would be "a big disaster," especially for women in disadvantaged communities who are at a higher risk of preterm birth, says Dr. George Saade , the director of maternal-fetal medicine and chief of obstetrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. (
  • One of the causes of brain damage in premature babies is maternal infection," says Dr Khan. (
  • UConn Health's Christopher Nold, an obstetrician who practices maternal-fetal medicine at Hartford Hospital, and Anthony Vella, an immunologist, were curious about the immune system's role in premature birth. (
  • As in past studies, the new research showed very high cholesterol levels (more than 261 mg/dl) to be a major risk factor for premature birth. (
  • WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2016 -- A new potential risk factor for premature birth has been identified. (
  • Any complication that a premature newborn experiences will be treated in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). (
  • Brooke wanted to be a spokeswoman for the cause "knowing the work that March of Dimes does for researching the cause of premature birth and helping families with babies in the NICU [neonatal intensive-care unit], important development for treatments, and they provide education to help more moms have healthy, full-term babies. (
  • Their son was 8 weeks premature, but doing very well. (
  • The fairest summary of the findings is that they provide some circumstantial evidence that smoking bans may reduce premature birth rates. (
  • There is also an increased risk in early births among overweight women. (
  • Overall, the majority of extremely premature adults are living independently and contributing well to society. (
  • By their fourth decade, these adults born extremely premature had increased body fat, lower lean mass, and a 4-fold increased risk of developing dysglycemia. (
  • Premature birth, occurring before 37 weeks, is a risk factor for development of many medical conditions, including Cerebral Palsy. (
  • The major concern in cases of premature labor is the development of the newborn's lungs. (
  • Reducing preterm birth is a national public health priority. (
  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New research suggests that drinking lots of artificially sweetened beverages may be linked with an increased risk of premature births. (
  • What are the health implications for premature babies? (
  • Being born premature puts babies at risk for a host of lifelong health issues, ranging from breathing trouble to developmental delays. (
  • Iatrogenic premature births are caused by an underlying health condition that means the mother must deliver early. (
  • The NICU experience is something Sprik and other parents of premature babies wouldn't wish on anyone, but it's an ordeal faced by about 12 percent of Illinois parents, as one in eight babies is born too soon, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. (
  • If all of them were to receive the shot, 10,000 preterm births could be avoided annually, according to research by the National Institutes for Health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the March of Dimes. (
  • Preterm birth is a significant public health issue in the United States," says Sandra Kweder, deputy director of the Office of New Drugs in the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. (
  • His ultimate goal is to stop so many babies from being born too soon, save their lives and improve their health - both at birth and throughout their lives. (
  • Table 5 Website accessed 12 May 2015. (
  • The right amount of cholesterol is fundamental for good health, both before and after birth, explained Dr. Muenke. (
  • Epidemiologic evidence linking low birth weight to subsequent cardiometabolic disorders has led to the developmental origins of health and disease hypothesis. (
  • Premature births present a major public health concern in the United States. (
  • Premature births also create a substantial economic burden for families and health care systems. (
  • Not all birth defects are apparent at birth, particularly the ones that can cause learning disabilities, certain health problems the child might face as he/she gets older, etc. (
  • The U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has more on preterm labor and birth . (
  • However, it's racism and structural discrimination, rather than race that influences black women's risk for premature delivery, says Rachel Hardeman , a public health researcher at the University of Minnesota who studies the effect of racism on various health outcomes. (
  • In 2007, the state formed a special task force charged with lowering preterm birth rates, says Dr. Ailis Clyne, the medical director at the Division of Community Health and Equity at the Rhode Island Department of Health. (
  • Preterm birth can lead to long term health and development problems, and is one of the main reasons for children dying in infancy. (
  • Health care providers everywhere have started asking what can be done about known risk factors for preterm birth like chronic unemployment, a stressful home life or depression that aren't so easily observed in the doctor's office. (
  • Premature birth does not mean a child will develop Cerebral Palsy or any health issues. (
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  • The World Health Organization suggests 22 weeks and 500g in birth weight). (
  • The state's poor performance reflects several factors, including its relatively high pre-term birth rate and a large number of women of childbearing age without health insurance. (
  • If expecting parents and their health care provider are especially concerned about the possibility of having a premature birth due to relevant family medical history or other factors, it is best to avoid excessive sexual stimulation during the third trimester. (
  • Premature babies are at greater risk for death and long term health issues. (
  • What are lifelong health issues associated with premature birth? (
  • Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn death and babies who survive often face the risk of lifelong health challenges. (
  • Better understanding the risk factors involved in preterm birth moves us another step forward in potentially developing a test - genetic or otherwise - that will help us to predict with greater accuracy the risk of preterm birth. (