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    Preterm Labour Essay

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    implicated in its etiology, the two strongest risk factors for idiopathic preterm labour are low socio-economic status and previous preterm delivery. Intrauterine infection plays a major role in the genesis of preterm labour. Diagnosis of preterm labour is made when the symptoms of preterm labour are associated with cervical changes. Investigations specific for diagnosis of preterm labour include transvaginal ultrasonography, fetal fibronectin, maturity amniocentesis, PAMG-1 and cervico vaginal cultures. Cervical cerclage and progesterone supplementation are commonly used for prevention of preterm births in high risk populations. Management for women with established preterm labour includes administration of steroids for pulmonary maturity, magnesium sulfate for neuroprotection and tocolytics which give time for these drugs to act. Vaginal delivery is allowed in cephalic presentations; non cephalic presentations are delivered by Caesarean section. Best neonatal care available locally should be provided to these preterm infants, as they are prone to multi- system complications. DEFINITION Preterm labor is defined as regular contractions of the uterus resulting in changes in the cervix that start before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Changes in the cervix include effacement (the cervix thins out) and dilation (the cervix opens so that the fetus can enter the birth canal).ACOG FAQs PREGNANCY 20151 When birth of a baby occurs after 20 weeks but before 37 weeks of pregnancy, it is called…

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    Introduction Preterm birth can cause serious health problems or even be fatal for a baby, particularly if it happens very early (Weiss, 2015). In general, the more mature a baby is at birth, the better the chances of surviving and being healthy is. Ms. W’s case is no different; she is in preterm labor in the hospital, refusing treatment. Moreover, due to pregnancy and medication annoyance, Ms. W wants to discontinue all treatment, despite doctors’ orders. Ms. W’s potential risks of…

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    Essay On Premature Babies

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    The Controversies of Extreme Preemies Of all the babies that are admitted to NICUs, prematurely born children seem to be the most controversial. The controversy begins because sometimes parents must make an agonizing ethical choice of whether or not to keep their child alive when machines or the only thing doing so. Every life is worth trying to save, but there may be a point, financially, physically, and mentally, when the survival of preemies may be doing more harm than good to both the child…

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    Mi’Chaela Windsor was born October 29, 2013 as a 34-week premature baby and with a lip and tongue tie. She is the youngest sister out of the two, Serena Windsor who is 18 years old and Lekeiya Windsor who is 21 years old. Mi’Chaela has a mom and dad who is still married for 18 years, Diann Windsor and Michael Windsor. The Diann and Michael are both in their forties. Diann is a stay at home mom who recently received her Masters in Human Resource. Diann also home school Mi’Chaela due to the fact…

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    According to the World Health Organization (2012), 1 in 10 babies around the world are born prematurely. This equates to more than 15 million preterm births worldwide each year. Many of these babies will require special care to just stay alive (WHO, 2012). This means that many of these babies will experience some care in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) depending on gestational age and other clinical conditions. Lenclen and Carbajal (2007) found that an infant may have as many as 115…

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    Bath Salts Essay

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    Bath salts is the name given to a class of drugs that has common manmade chemicals related to cathinone. Bath salts are a kind of synthetic drug with mood-altering and stimulant properties, typically in the form of crystals (). The bath salt drug can be confused for the salts that are used during bathing. The creators of the bath salt drugs mimic the appearance of the bathing salts. Both of the salts are tiny, white, powdery particles and are usually sold in transparent pouches. …

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    March of Dimes: Jose Jacques Name: Jose Jacques Hometown: Miami, Florida Major: Exercise Science Instagram: hitmanlive5 Students across UWF are likely to see Jose’s positive and bright attitude around campus. What they might not know is how heavily involved he is. Jose is a member of the Beta Beta Phi chapter of Phi Beta Sigma, the media chair for Collegiate 100, the Vice President of the Haitian Student Organization, and is going be a facilitator for the Leadership Gauntlet this upcoming…

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    Dot & Lil Dot & Lil is a company that makes finely crafted goods for bath, body and home. They are located at Rosemont studio in Montreal, where all their products are made by hand. On their website www.dotandlil.com , the products listed that they sell and create ranges from facial care to candles, body oils and butters. They also sell different types of soaps like bar soap and liquid soap. Their most popular items that they are most known for are their bath salts and milks. They also make…

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    Many environmental factors play a role in the health of your unborn child therefore creating a risk factor for your child developing cerebral palsy. Small habits such as smoking drinking alcohol and use of any illicit drugs is putting your unborn baby at risk for permanent and potential health One of the most common questions about cerebral palsy is, is cerebral palsy genetic? 'A growing body of evidence ' suggests that cerebral palsy is a result of a combination of genetic factors, like those…

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    Essay On Preterm Birth

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    Preterm Birth Almost one million children die each year due to complications of preterm birth. That is 1 in 10 babies (“March”)! Preterm birth, also known as premature birth, is the birth of a baby at less than 37 completed weeks of gestational age. Theses babies are known as “preemies”(“March”). NICU Manager Hope Garcia of South Carolinas Spartanburg Regional medical center states that the unit cares for 450 preterm babies each year. “Preterm birth is a huge problem, especially in the county.…

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