Pregnancy and Labor - March 11, 2008 Pregnancy & Labor...

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March 11, 2008 Problems of Pregnancy - ectopic pregnancy - Miscarriage/spontaneous abortion: the fetus dies and passes out of the mother’s body.  Moms grief over the lost of potential.   - Hormonal imbalance - Still birth: the death of a child after birth.  - Premature birth/low birth weight (LBW) – babies can die due to premature birth.  1/10  babies are born early.  Prone to infections, low blood sugar.  $70,000 to take care of a  premature baby.  Factors that determine a baby’s chance of survival 1. Baby’s gestational age a. How long the baby needs to stay inside the mother’s body. 2. Baby’s weight b. the more the baby weighs, the higher chance of survival 3. Presence or absence of breathing problems 4. Presence of absence of congenital abnormalities c. ex: hole in heart 5. Presence or absence of severe diseases 6. Rupture of amniotic membranes before 24 weeks 7. Sex of a child d. a girl baby has a higher chance of surviving, given all things are equal  8. diabetes in the mother 9. Severe high blood pressure in the mother e. too high of a blood pressure makes it harder for the mother to breathe and increases the  chance of strokes and heart attacks in the mother while she goes into labor. Early Labor
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course FCE 145 taught by Professor Jacobs during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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