San Diego Hospital Reveals Birth of World ’s Tiniest Surviving Baby
(SAN DIEGO) — When she was born, the baby girl weighed about the same as an apple. A San Diego hospital on Wednesday revealed the birth of the girl and said she is believed to be the world’s tiniest surviving micro-preemie, who weighed just 8.6 ounces (245 grams) when she was born in December. The girl was born 23 weeks and three days into her mother’s 40-week pregnancy. Doctors told her father after the birth that he would have about an hour with his daughter before she died. “But that hour turned into two hours, which turned into a day, which turned into a week,” the mother said in a video released by Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women &Newborns. More than five months have passed, and she has gone home as a healthy infant, weighing 5 pounds (2 kilograms). The baby’s family gave permission to share the story but wanted to stay anonymous, the hospital said. They allowed the girl to go by the name that nurses called her: “Saybie.” Her ranking as the world’s smallest baby ever to survive is according to the Tiniest Baby Registry maintained by the University of Iowa. Dr. Edward Bell, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Iowa, said Saybie had the lowest medically confirmed birth weight submitted to the registry. But “we cannot rule out even smaller infants who have not been reported to the Registry,” he said in an email to The Associated Press. The hospital said the girl officially weighed 7 grams l...
ConclusionThis study indicates that having access to a known midwife might have an impact on women’s birth experience. This study was limited by its small sample size and further research would need to randomise fearful women to counselling or continuity of care to determine the contribution of each to reducing fear.
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ConclusionsSuccessful non-surgical management of an interstitial pregnancy is feasible, although appropriate selection of cases is advised. A large gestational sac is a risk factor for treatment failure and should prompt surgical intervention. Subsequent pregnancies can generally be considered safe and with a favorable outcome.
ConclusionsThe use of an indwelling, intrauterine Foley balloon catheter has positive results in the management of cesarean scar pregnancy.
CONCLUSIONSBased on this study ICP does not seem to be associated with women’s survival. There is no need to follow-up ICP mothers' health because of the nonexistent risk of premature death.
ConclusionWarm compresses applied during the second stage of labor increase the incidence of intact perineum and lower the risk of episiotomy and severe perineal trauma.
Publication date: Available online 15 June 2019Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Bassel H.Al Wattar, on Behalf of the AB-FAB study group, Aarti Lakhiani, Adalina Sacco, Aditi Siddharth, Alexandra Bain, Alexandra Calvia, Atiyah Kamran, Bing Tiong, Bethan Warwick, Caroline MacMahon, Diana Marcus, Emma Long, Gillian Coyle, Gillian Elizabeth Lever, Gina Michel, Gomathy Gopal, Hana Baig, Hannah Louise Price, Hawra Badri, Helen StevensonAbstractObjectiveTo evaluate the value of fetal scalp blood sampling (FBS) as an adjunct test to cardiotocography, to predict adverse neona...
ConclusionsThere was heterogeneity regarding ESBL colonization rates in different continents. The pooled prevalence rate was higher in Africa compared to other areas. Given that the highest rate was observed in African studies, considering implementing screening efforts for ESBL colonization during pregnancy may be justified.
This article discusses the medications used to treat AIBD prior to conception, during pregnancy, and while breastfeeding, as well as highlights those that are contraindicated. The preferred approach to management in these patients is also discussed. Additionally, we present the available information regarding neonates of mothers with a diagnosis of AIBD, including the likelihood, identification, and management of neonatal blistering and the effects from medication exposure in utero. PMID: 31195784 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: The major potential biomarkers in maternal urine associated with CHD were 4-hydroxybenzeneacetic acid, 5-trimethylsilyloxy-n-valeric acid, propanedioic acid, hydracrylic acid, and uric acid, respectively. These results indicated that the short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) and aromatic amino acid metabolism may be relevant with CHD. PMID: 31198782 [PubMed - in process]