World Prematurity Day 2020 | Best Treatment for Premature Baby

World Prematurity Day 2020 | Best Treatment for Premature Baby
0 17 November 2020
World Prematurity Day 2020 | Best Treatment for Premature Baby

An average healthy pregnancy can last for around 40 weeks and in few rare cases, babies arrive sooner. And when a baby arrives into his world earlier than 37th week, the baby is termed as a premature baby.  Premature babies run a higher risk of complications, sooner the delivery before 37th week, higher the risk of complications like intellectual disabilities, physical development problems, compromised immune system, respiratory and vison problems which can carry on through their life.

It is estimated that around 15 million babies are born prematurely around the globe out of which 1 million babies die prematurely due to potential complications. Premature birth is one of the leading causes of infant death around and in an effort to raise awareness November 17 is observed as World Prematurity Day 2020. And on this occasion we help you get an idea of premature baby birth and guide you towards best premature baby treatment in Mumbai, Read on:

Why are babies born prematurely?

Premature birth can happen when the pregnant mother has an inherent health problem like diabetes or has a harmful lifestyle habit during pregnancy or even if she is under undue stress. Even healthy women with a shorter or weaker cervix have increased risk of going to early labour. And this premature delivery can be again divided into three categories:

  • Extremely preterm (delivery in less than 28 weeks)
  • Very preterm (delivery in 28 to 32 weeks)
  • Moderate to late preterm (delivery in 32 to 37 weeks)

What are the symptoms of premature birth?

Delivering earlier than the 37 weeks can affect the development of the baby whose intensity depends upon the category of premature delivery mentioned above. In general common symptoms of a premature baby can include the small size with a larger head, sharp features unlike rounded appearance due to lower fat stores fine hair, lower body temperature and lower reflex actions of the baby.

What are the complications of premature birth?

While not all babies born premature experience health complications, the majority of the babies are found to an experience health problem at some point of life owing to premature delivery. However, the risk of short term and long term complications is quite high for the baby. Breathing problems, heart problems, metabolism and immune system problems are short-term complications and intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, impaired learning are long term problems often identified in premature babies.

What are the treatments for premature birth in India?

Regular screening and medical consultation from expert gynaecologist is the basic necessity for pregnant women with health problems. And while at it adhering to a healthy and stress-free lifestyle plays a crucial role in healthy pregnancy. As for women with increased risk of having premature baby, hormonal treatment, medications and other holistic premature treatments are available today in India. If you are living in Mumbai and are looking for premature baby treatment in Mumbai, Dr Neelima Mantri is the best doctor for premature treatment in Mumbai and you can contact her here: