Pre-mature Infants: Information for Delivery and for Women Who Were Born Pre-Mature

John Fisher
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Two news studies were released this week regarding pre-mature infants.  Both are important to know if you or someone you know is pregnant. 

 

            The first study discussed how safe it is for pre-mature infants to be born vaginally.  The study concluded that in most cases it is safe for a pre-term baby to be born vaginally.  The study found that pre-term infants who were not breeched between 24 and 28 weeks 84% of the vaginal deliveries were successful.  However, if the pre-term infant was breech only 27.6% of vaginal deliveries were successful.   This study found that there was no difference in morality rates between vaginally deliver and C-sections for pre-term babies born between 24 and 32 weeks.  It is important to know that with this study, the successful results were for infants who were not breeched, if a pre-mature baby is breeched; it is significantly safer to have a C-section. 

 

            The second study found that women who were born pre-mature are more likely to have complications during their own pregnancies than women who are born at full term.  Further, the earlier a woman is born the higher the rate of future complications.   This means that a woman born pre-mature at 24 weeks has a higher chance of multiple complications while pregnant than a woman who was born pre-mature at 32 weeks.  Specifically, the study found that if the pregnant woman was born premature between 32 or 36 weeks, they were 14% more likely to have complications while pregnant then a pregnant woman born at full term. 

 

Additionally, a pregnant woman born before 32 weeks was twice as likely to suffer one or more complications while pregnant than a pregnant woman born at full term.  This study is not meant to cause alarm, as the complications looked for in the study are common complications of pregnancy: preeclampsia, gestational hypertension and gestational diabetes.  All pregnant women are screened and monitored for these complications, while receiving prenatal care.  This study was merely pointing out that women born pre-maturely are more likely to have one of these complications.  Therefore, women born pre-maturely should inform their doctors and beware of these issues. 

 

            These two studies are important to be aware if you have having a premature birth or if you were born prematurely.  The more information that women and their families have going into a pregnancy the better off they will be. 

 

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