The 6 key questions about premature babies

Written by: Dr. Manuel Baca Cots
Edited by: Top Doctors®

1. When do we talk about premature babies?

The premature baby is one born before 37 weeks of pregnancy.

2. Why is a baby born early?

There are two main factors that are the techniques of fertilization and the stress of modern life. Independently there are other factors due to maternal or fetal disease.

3. Can the expectant mother follow some tips to prevent the baby from being born early?

A thorough monitoring of your pregnancy, with correct control of how it progresses and a life planning that contributes to the full health of mother and fetus.



4. What risks can a baby born prematurely have?

Although there are highly specialized centers to care for premature babies, being born before the end of pregnancy always involves a risk in the development and growth of the various organs and systems.

5. What tests are done to the newborn?

Once born the premature is controlled as has been the evolution of all its organs: brain, digestive heart, eyes and even the growth of joints such as hips.

6. What special treatment or care should be followed?

The circumstances of the maternal womb are reproduced through incubators, monitors and medications so that all these organs continue to grow normally.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Manuel Baca Cots

Bachelor and Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Baca Cots is a renowned specialist in Pediatrics, specialty obtained after performing the MIR in the Maternal and Child Hospital of Malaga. Dr. Baca Cots was a researcher in the project Preventing early nenonatal infection by Streptococcus group B in Andalusia. He is currently the Head of the Pediatric Service of the Quirón Hospital in Málaga, where he coordinates more than 70 professionals.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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