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3-11-08 Notes - Notes Problems of Pregnancy o Ectopic...

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3-11-08 Notes Problems of Pregnancy o Ectopic Pregnancy Fertilized 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. o Miscarriage or spontaneous abortion Something is wrong with the fetus Could be because of a hormonal imbalance in the mother Very rarely is it because of a problem in the woman’s internal organs. o Stillbirth Death of a child after it has passed the time where it should be able to live outside of the mom. o Premature birth 80% of babies die because of low birth weight Typical pregnancy length is 40 weeks. 1 in 10 babies are born prematurely (36 weeks or before) Typical in teenage moms and older moms Cost about 15 times more to raise a premature baby during the first few months Premature survival Gestation rate o The longer the baby is in the mom, the healthier it will be.
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