https://www.vox.com/2018/6/9/17435322/pregnancy-due-date-test-premature-birth Only 4 percent of women give birth on their estimated delivery date. That’s because of the natural variation in how long it takes a baby to grow and because of our limited ability to predict due dates. Medicine, it turns out, is surprisingly bad at measuring the precise age of a fetus or howContinue reading “Why doctors are so bad at predicting pregnancy due dates”
Category Archives: Newborn Health
4 HUGE BENEFITS OF AN UNDISTURBED FIRST HOUR AFTER BIRTH
http://www.collective-evolution.com/2017/05/02/4-huge-benefits-of-an-undisturbed-first-hour-after-birth/ The first hours after a baby is welcomed into the world may have short- and long-term consequences. Evidence has shown that newborns who are placed skin to skin with their mothers immediately after birth have better respiratory, temperature, and glucose stability, and significantly less crying that stipulates less stress. “Because the first hour after birth is soContinue reading “4 HUGE BENEFITS OF AN UNDISTURBED FIRST HOUR AFTER BIRTH”
Scientists Create Artificial Womb That Could Help Prematurely Born Babies
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/04/25/525044286/scientists-create-artificial-womb-that-could-help-prematurely-born-babies An illustration of a fetal lamb inside the “artificial womb” device, which mimics the conditions inside a pregnant animal.- The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Scientists have created an “artificial womb” in the hopes of someday using the device to save babies born extremely prematurely. So far the device has only been tested onContinue reading “Scientists Create Artificial Womb That Could Help Prematurely Born Babies”
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