Premature Birth

Premature birth can be very worrying and distressing for parents, and can have long-term consequences. but medical advances mean the outlook is better than ever before. Multiple studied have shown improved survival for babies borm prematurely, including those born severally premature.

PREMATURE BIRTH

Premature birth can be very worrying and distressing for parents, and can have long-term consequences. but medical advances mean the outlook is better than ever before. Multiple studied have shown improved survival for babies borm prematurely, including those born severally premature.

And that includes survival without neurological disabilities which are one of the potential long-term issues.

Before 37 weeks of pregnancy, watch out for the following symptoms which could be signs of premature labour.

  • An increase in pelvic pressure
  • A fluid discharge which could mean your waters have broken
  • Bleeding
  • Rhythmic or constant cramping in your abdomen or lower back

If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your doctor. Fortunately, the level of support given to parents of premature babies has also improved, with certain charities such as Tommys.org, offering help and advice.

Voice: Dr Ranj Singh