Displaying items by tag: premature labour - MedhealthTV

Meena had gone to the Doctor for her 36th week Check up. Upon doing an ultrasound the Doctor told her that her Amniotic fluid index ( AFI) is on the lower normal - Borderline. An AFI between 8-18 is considered normal. Meena’s was 8. She got a little concerned about the health of her baby.

When a baby is born before 37 weeks of gestation, it is considered premature birth. 

Mothers in their early 30s have the lowest chance of having a premature baby, new research has found, with the risk rising significantly once the mother passes 40.

Records of more than 165,000 pregnant women were analyzed,

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 11:31

Cord around the neck

1 out of 3 babies is born with the cord around the neck. For most babies, it does not matter at all if there is a chord around the neck. Most of the time the chord is long.  The average umbilical cord length is around 50-60 centimeters long, and baby is able to handle the stress of labor fairly well as long as labor goes about in its own phase.

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