Latest Gestational age Stories

2008-04-17 12:30:00

New research showed that girls, babies that weighed more, babies who do not have a twin and babies whose mothers received steroids for lung development were more likely to survive being born prematurely.Additionally, these factors were noted to minimize risk of problems including blindness, hearing loss and cerebral palsy."Using the five factors in combination really gives you a better idea of how children are going to do, rather than singling out a single factor," said Dr. Rosemary Higgins...

2007-02-19 18:00:37

The world's youngest gestational-age baby, born at 21 weeks and six days, has survived after nearly four months at Baptist Children's Hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Miami, FL. She is going home tomorrow. Amillia Sonja Taylor was born on Oct. 24, 2006 at Baptist Hospital of Miami. She weighed just under 10 ounces and measured 9.5 inches in length, slightly longer than a ballpoint pen. Amillia is healthy and thriving, her doctors said, and is well enough to be cared...

2006-03-15 14:50:00

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who are physically active before pregnancy are less likely to develop diabetes during pregnancy, a new study shows. It also indicates that the risk rises with the amount of pre-pregnancy television viewing. While smaller studies have suggested that exercise can reduce the risk of so-called gestational diabetes, the current study is among the largest and best-designed that has examined this relationship to date, lead investigator Dr. Cuilin...

2006-01-03 15:17:36

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pregnant women with diabetes tend to have abnormally large babies, but it seems that active fetuses manage to stay a relatively normal size, new research suggests. While babies of diabetic women are prone to become overly big, a condition called macrosomia, it has been unclear why a substantial proportion do not develop this problem. The "fidgety fetus hypothesis" has been proposed as an explanation, suggesting that increased fetal activity can counteract...

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