How is premature labor treated?
Bed rest, intravenous fluids, oral or injectable drugs (terbutaline sulfate, ritodrine, magnesium sulfate, nifedipine) to stop contractions, antibiotics for vaginal or urinary tract infection.
How is respiratory distress syndrome in premature infants treated?
Respiratory distress syndrome is treated by supplying extra oxygen, in more serious cases the baby is hooked up to a ventilator. In some cases a surfactant drug can be given to coat the lung tissue.
What is premature labor?
In some cases, the first sign of fetal death is premature labor. Premature labor is marked by a rush of fluid from the vagina, caused by the tearing of the membrane around the baby; and by abdomina...
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How is premature labor diagnosed?
A physical and vaginal examination, a vaginal culture, urine and blood samples, a fetal heart monitor may be hooked up, fetal ultrasound, amniocentesis.
Can premature labor be hereditary?
Answer There are no studies which show that premature labor is hereditary, but it is worth letting your obstetrician know if you have such a history. It is also worthwhile to be more vigilant abou...
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