Premature Birth

Premature Birth/Labor Conditionpremature birth/labor condition

A child born too early is at risk for developing neurological and physical problems. A premature birth/labor condition is defined as the birth of a baby prior to the 37th week of pregnancy. In the United States, one out of every eight babies is born prematurely. Health care providers can often take steps to delay labor if it starts before 37 weeks.

Some symptoms of premature birth/labor condition include:

  • contractions every 10 minutes or more often
  • change in vaginal discharge (leaking fluid or bleeding)
  • pelvic pressure (feeling that the baby is pushing down)
  • low, dull backache
  • period-like cramps
  • abdominal cramps with or without diarrhea

Preterm birth can lead to various complications. The complications can increase in severity depending on a variety of factors, particularly the degree of prematurity. Although babies that are born from 23 to 26 weeks can survive, they are at high risk for severe complications such as:

  • respiratory problems
  • cerebral palsy
  • problems with vision
  • digestive problems
  • learning disabilities
  • bleeding in the brain
  • fluid accumulation in the brain
  • developmental delay
  • seizures

Many times, these complications do not become evident until later in childhood or even adulthood. A learning disability, for example, might not be discovered until the child starts attending school.

If your child was born with a disability that resulted from premature birth, call Thurswell Law toll-free at (866) 354-5544 for a free consultation.

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