What are the causes of prematurity or premature birth?

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Premature birth is caused by premature labor, placental abruption, placenta previa, premature rupture of membranes, incompetent cervix, maternal toxemia, drug abuse or is usually unknown.
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What are some causes of premature birth?

I only know one way i think if the mother drinks a lot (achoholic) it can affects the babies growth. There are many other ways, but that's the only one i know. There are

What are three things that could cause a premature birth?

Three causes of premature birth include 1. Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM), where the bag of waters surrounding the baby breaks prematurely for unknown cause

Can a flu shot cause premature birth?

That is unlikely to be the cause but not impossible. Obstetricians and gynecologists recommend that women who are pregnant or intending to get pregnant should have flu shots.

What are causes of premature birth?

There are many conditions that can lead to a premature birth. I had placenta abruptio which is a separation of the placenta from the uterine wall. Many times the cause for pre

How is prematurity or premature birth diagnosed?

Prematurity is diagnosed by determining the gestational age of the baby using ultrasound imaging, calculating from a date of conception, using the Dubowitz exam, electronic fe

How is prematurity or premature birth treated?

Treatment depends on the complications. Often the premie is placed in a heat-controlled unit, fed oxygen, intravenous feedings, fetal monitoring, massage, may require drugs or