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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. 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 rate of preterm birth is approximately 11 percent; about 450,000 babies a year are born immaturely and a lot of them die. This is a very high number which is why this issue needs more attention. A normal term is 40 weeks, preterm is considered to be 37 weeks or less. Immature babies sometimes develop respiratory destress syndrome, immaturity of the lungs by the date of birth mainly because of the lack of the protein surfactant. Professor Mendelson’s work in lab focuses on progesterone.…

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    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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    antenatal depression and preterm birth. Previous studies reported multiple factors/mechanisms linking maternal depression with adverse birth outcome especially premature birth (Dunkel Schetter & Tanner, 2012). The factors responsible for maternal depression were poverty, adverse life events, chronic stress due to homelessness, racial disparity, and lack of prenatal care (Dunkel Schetter & Tanner, 2012). According to the studies included in this review, racial disparity was found to be an…

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    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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    Shedding Light on Preterm Births Cleveland Cavaliers player J.R. Smith III and his wife, Jewel Harris, recently revealed their baby, Dakota, was born prematurely. She was five months “early” and weighed only about one pound. “We know we’re not the only family going through this, who has been through this or who will ever go through it. That’s why we decided to share what we’re going through with you guys,” said Jewel Harris. Since the story came out, there have been a lot of questions about…

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    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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    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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    and entrance into the world. During pregnancy, week 9 to 38 is when we see the most growth and development of the baby. When a baby is born prematurely they are at a high risk for many different complications. Premature birth occurs when a baby is born before 37 weeks of pregnancy. This occurrence may lead to more time spent in the hospital then originally planned. Babies born premature are often seen with different health problems that can become short-term or long-term effects. Short term…

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    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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