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  • Essay On Preterm Birth

    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. Preemies are very expensive, suffer through long and short term effects, also have a huge increased death rate” (Garcia). In South Carolina,13.8% of babies are born premature. South Carolina has a letter grade of D, meaning preterm birth rate is greater than or equal to 12.9% but less than 14.6% (“March”). Urgent attention is needed to better understand and reduce rates of preterm birth. Different premature babies suffer long-term effects. Long- term effects…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Preterm Birth

    Brazell cross point to Kirk Preterm birth carries the possibility of increasing the mortality and morbidity rate of the fetus. Studies have shown that there have been an association between low socio-economic status and an increased rate of negative health outcomes and preterm deliveries (Iams & Donovan, 2011). The United States and Canada have reported a connection amongst maternal women with low education levels and premature births (Iams & Donovan, 2011). These reports have also been…

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  • Preterm Birth Summary

    What is the name of the article? From what nursing journal was this research article obtained? The name of the article is “Maternal psychiatric disorders and risk of preterm birth.” The research article was obtained from a journal called Annals of Epidemiology. What are the problem and the purpose of the study? The problem and purpose of the study are to identify if mothers with a psychotic disorder are at increased risk to have preterm births. What type of research method is…

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  • Essay On Preterm

    Why It’s Important to Intervene Preterm infants have an altered trajectory compared to their peers. Since medical advances and increased technologies have allowed the lives of more preterm infants to be saved, the focus is now able to be moved towards focusing on reducing preterm psychosocial, cognitive, and developmental deficits. According to Lai et. al (2016), long-term neurodevelopmental abnormalities impact about 50% of preterm infants in terms of their motor development, cognitive…

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  • Micro Preemie Research Paper

    What is premature birth? A premature birth is a birth that takes place more than three weeks before the baby is due. In other words, a premature birth is one that occurs before the start of the 37th week of pregnancy. Normally, a pregnancy usually lasts about 40 weeks. Premature birth gives the baby less time to develop in the womb. Premature babies, especially those born earliest, often have complicated medical problems. The survival rates for a premature baby surviving rising the further…

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  • Non-Pharmacological Pain: A Literature Review

    an individual’s quality of life” (Lewis, Dirksen, Heitkemper and Camera, 2014). And like every individual, pain is perceived differently regardless of the age. For a newborn(neonates) who is born before 48 weeks, they are exposed to greater pain sensitivity and intensity due to inability to control the pain process (Hatfield, 2014). A preterm who is placed into the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are at severe risk for pain because they are commonly predisposed to multiple procedures and…

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  • What Ethical Issues Arise Regarding Improving Or Enhancing A Patient's Quality Of Life?

    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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  • Preterm Labour Essay

    Preterm labor is defined as regular contractions of the uterus resulting in changes in the cervix that start before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Preterm births are classified according to gestational age at delivery. Though multiple interactive continuous variables are 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…

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  • The Major Cause Of Pre-Term Labor

    BACKGROUND : Pre term labour is the major cause of preterm birth that affects 12 – 18 % of all births in India. Cervical shortening (effacement) is one of the first steps in the parturition process, preceding labor by several weeks. As cervical length decreases in the second trimester, the risk of spontaneous preterm birth increases , especially when effacement occurs early in the second trimester . Because effacement begins at the internal cervical os and progresses caudally , it is often…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Kangaroo Care

    Imagine a world where, as a mother, one could possibly save the life of their premature newborn, just by holding them. Premature birth usually occurs within more than 3 weeks before the scheduled birth date, for example while a normal pregnancy will last about 40 weeks, a premature birth would happen at 37 weeks or earlier and occurs in 1 in every 10 births (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2015). Skin-to-skin contact, also known as Kangaroo Care, is proven to have positive…

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