Preterm birth occurs in approximately 10% of all births worldwide. Preterm infants have reduced nephron numbers at birth in proportion to gestational age, and are at increased risk of neonatal acute kidney injury as well as higher blood pressure, proteinuria,… Continue Reading →
Advanced Maternal Age increases the risk of very preterm birth, irrespective of parity: a population-based register study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether advanced maternal age is associated with preterm birth, irrespective of parity. SETTING: Swedish Medical Birth Register. POPULATION: First, second,… Continue Reading →
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Newborn babies who need intensive medical attention are often admitted into a special area of the hospital called the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The NICU combines advanced technology and trained health care professionals to provide specialized care for infants.… Continue Reading →
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Premature labor occurs when the body begins to expel the baby out before 37weeks of pregnancy. The cervix begins to open up in readiness to give birth. It is important to be aware of the symptoms as it can help… Continue Reading →
The first time I attempted KMC I was filled with a mixture of emotions. I was happy to hold my baby in my arms for the first time after a long wait, (I think it was two weeks after birth).… Continue Reading →