Preterm/Premature Birth

About- Premature or preterm birth is the birth of a baby at fewer than 37 weeks 
Symptoms-

 Coordination problems
 Difficulties with feeding
 Fine hair on the body
 Inconsistant body temperature
 Less activity
 Low body fat
 Low bodyweight
 Movement problem
 Pale or yellow skin
 Shortness of breath
 Small size, with large head 

Causes-
The exact cause of a
Premature or preterm birth may not be identified. However, probable factors during pregnancy to develop this disease are
 Abortions

 Amniotic membrane infections
 An interval of less than six months between pregnancies
 Being underweight or overweight before pregnancy
 Conceiving through in vitro fertilization
 Diabetes
 Heart disease
 High blood pressure
 Kidney disease
 Multiple miscarriages
 Physical injury or trauma
 Poor nutrition or malnutrition
 Pregnancy with twins, triplets or other multiples
 Premature or preterm birth in a previous pregnancy
 Problems with the uterus, cervix or placenta
 Smoking, using illegal drugs, or drinking too much alcohol
 Stressful life events
 Urinary tract infection

Specialists to visit
 Maternal-Foetal Medicine Specialist

 Neonatologist
 Gynecologist and Obstetrician

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References
https://www.healthline.com
https://en.wikipedia.org
http://www.who.int
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.webmd.com

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