The birth of a premature baby can be a major concern for parents, health care providers and other caregivers.
What should you do if you think your baby has a medical issue?
This is an expert discussion of what to do if your newborn is premature.
You can find more information on this topic at the American Academy of Pediatrics website.
What to do If Your Baby Is PregnantMidwives and midwives have the power to detect the signs of labor and delivery that are usually not detected until weeks after birth.
They can also perform a series of ultrasounds to look for abnormal findings in the fetus and help doctors understand how the baby is doing.
But what happens during labor, and what happens when the baby dies, are two different things.
The two things can be very different.
What to doIf your baby seems too young to be a live birth, the midwife may not tell you about the early signs of labour or delivery.
Instead, she will ask you questions about the baby’s health.
She may ask about your diet, how much you drink, how many children you have, and other information.
If she thinks that you are not breastfeeding, she may also ask you about your medical history and discuss possible pregnancy-related complications.
The midwife will also ask about the gestational age of the baby.
This is the age when a baby is most likely to be born.
She will usually be asked if you are breastfeeding.
If you feel that the baby might be too young, the mother may not be able to give birth to a baby.
She or she may be in labor or might need assistance in giving birth.
If you are pregnant and your midwife thinks that your baby might not be viable, you may need to seek medical help or perform an elective Caesarean section to help prevent complications.
The following topics should be considered before the birth of your newborn.
How can you tell if you or your midwifery provider is experiencing labor or delivery?
During labour or labour induction, the caesareans are used to help the baby get out of the uterus.
During the first two or three days after birth, these caesaresis procedures are usually performed on the first week of life, typically at 10 weeks of gestation.
You will see your midwives at the hospital.
Midwives can use ultrasound to look at your baby’s heart rate, blood pressure and other vital signs during labour.
They may also monitor the heart rhythm of the mother, or use a computerized cardiac monitor to measure the baby breathing.
You should also have a CT scan or an MRI of the skull and the baby, or look at an ultrasound picture to determine the fetal heartbeat.
Midwives may also perform ultrasound to check the baby for abnormalities such as abnormally small or malformed bones, bleeding in the head or neck, or other issues.
Midwife LAFayette La, the state’s first midwife, is credited with helping to diagnose a number of deaths in the midwives community.
LAFaye La is known for her ability to use ultrasound, CT scans, and the cardiac monitor in conjunction with ultrasound to detect abnormal findings.
She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work in saving the lives of more than 1,000 babies born to women who had had a stroke.
Lafaye La also helped the United Nations to improve its birth rate by more than 30 percent in just 10 years.
What if you notice signs of distress during labour?
Midwives and their colleagues at hospitals, neonatal intensive care units, and birth centers should look for signs of fetal distress or problems, including:Waking up in the middle of the night or feeling weak.
Waking in the morning or feeling unwell or weak.
Being tired or lethargic, such as with the flu or a cold.
Being too tired to go to work or for school.
Being irritable or uncooperative.
Tiredness or weakness with a child or an adult.
Feeling dizzy or having difficulty seeing.
Fainting or being unable to stand up or walk.
Seeking help or being afraid to go home.
Midwiferies should check the mother’s breathing to determine if she is breathing normally.
They also may perform tests to measure heart rate and breathing during labour and to help doctors figure out how much the baby has been breathing.
If your midawoman is unable to diagnose signs of maternal distress or the baby seems to be too small or has problems breathing, the doctor or midwife can also order an ultrasound to see how the heart is beating and the amount of oxygen available to the baby during the birth.
You may also need to have an ECG (electrocardiogram) to determine how the newborn is breathing.
Midwifers may also have an amniocentesis to determine whether the baby still has a heart.
These tests can be performed on a variety of babies.