Other Diseases
Preterm Birth

​Disease: Preterm Birth (Premature Birth)

Causes:
There are many factors for preterm birth: 

  •  Previous premature delivery.
  • Multiple pregnancies.
  • Mother with chronic diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
  • Mother with infections.
  • Pregnancy at a young age is a main risk factor for premature birth.
  • Mother lifestyle such as: (Smoking, stress, tension).
  • Early separation of the placenta or uterine contractions before end of pregnancy.


Health problems of premature baby:
Most of the preemies health problems are the results of preterm births and prior to full development of their different body organs, a matter which requires medical assistance with devices and drugs to overcome this period, such as:

  • Breathing problems.
  • Cardiovascular problems.
  • Blood problems such as the anemia.
  • Poor function of the gastrointestinal system.

 
Caring for a premature baby:
The premature baby requires care in a NICU where he will be provided with the followings:

  • Appropriate warmth to maintain his body temperature.
  • Nutrition through solutions and tubes.
  • Emergency breathing device.
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