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Unformatted text preview: 3-11-08 Notes•Problems of PregnancyoEctopic PregnancyFertilized egg implants in fallopian tube and stretches the tube.10% of deaths occur because of ectopic pregnancy.Have to have surgery to remove egg and tube.oMiscarriage or spontaneous abortionSomething is wrong with the fetusCould be because of a hormonal imbalance in the mother Very rarely is it because of a problem in the woman’s internal organs.oStillbirthDeath of a child after it has passed the time where it should be able to live outside of the mom.oPremature birth80% of babies die because of low birth weightTypical pregnancy length is 40 weeks.1 in 10 babies are born prematurely (36 weeks or before)Typical in teenage moms and older momsCost about 15 times more to raise a premature baby during the first few monthsPremature survival•Gestation rateoThe longer the baby is in the mom, the healthier it will be....
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- Spring '08