Premature Babies

Premature birth is defined as birth before the 36th completed week of pregnancy. The earlier the birth the greater the risks to the infant. Babies born after 32 completed weeks usually do very well indeed after birth, and the risks of complications rises progressively for babies born below 32 weeks, although advanced neonatal care has dramatically improved the outcome. Babies born between 26 and 28 weeks are now estimated to have an 80% chance of survival, with 70% of survivors having no disability.

An important difference between being born too small (SGA) and being born too soon (prematurity) is that premature babies may have all the problems of an SGA baby, but have additional problems due to the immaturity of all the major body systems – bowels, kidneys, circulation, lungs, immunity and brain.

 

Causes

Delaying Labour

Premature Birth

  • Premature Babies
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Hypertension & Pre-eclampsia
  • Bleeding During Pregnancy
  • Low Birth Weight & SGA
  • IUGR
    • Due date & Gestational age based on period

      Due date & Gestational age based on period

      Due Date Calculator based on Last Menstrual Period (LMP).
      Enter the first day of your Last Menstrual Period and the length of your cycle in order to estimate your Due Date and the gestational age at present.
      Note, all dates given are estimates; We will give you a more accurate indication of your due date when you have your 7-10 week ultrasound scan.

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    • Gestational Age based on Due Date

      Gestational Age based on Due Date

      Gestational Age based on the Due Date
      If you know your due date, you can calculate how many weeks of pregnancy you have completed so far.

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    • Fertility calculator

      Fertility calculator

      Enter the date of your last menstrual period and the length of your cycle to show the period at which you are most fertile.

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