Challenges of prematurityCChallenges of prematurityChallenges of prematurityEnglishNeonatologyPrematureNANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZAndrew James, MBChB, MBI, FRACP, FRCPC12.000000000000041.0000000000000300.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about how well a premature baby might adapt to the world outside the womb, which depends on several gestational factors.</p><p>This section outlines the physiological challenges that are common for premature babies, including problems with breathing, blood circulation, and <a href="/Article?contentid=1842&language=English">digestion</a>. Also discussed are issues concerning the brain and some other challenges. All of these conditions are presented in brief, outlining the causes and general course of the problem. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Premature babies are at risk for difficulties immediately after birth due to the immaturity of their organs.</li> <li>Most organs are fully formed by the end of the first trimester however, the lungs, respiratory system and the brain continue to develop up until the final weeks before birth.</li></ul>
Défis de la prématuritéDDéfis de la prématuritéChallenges of prematurityFrenchNeonatologyPrematureNANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZAndrew James, MBChB, MBI, FRACP, FRCPC12.000000000000041.0000000000000300.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Renseignez-vous sur la façon dont un bébé prématuré peut s’adapter au monde à l’extérieur de l’utérus, qui dépend de plusieurs facteurs gestationnels.</p><p>Cette section présente les défis physiologiques courants auxquels font face les bébés prématurés, y compris les troubles de respiration, de circulation sanguine et de digestion. On y propose également d’autres questions relatives au cerveau et d’autres défis. Tous ces troubles sont décrits brièvement, en y présentant les causes et l’évolution générale.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Les bébés prématurés sont à risque d’éprouver des difficultés immédiatement après la naissance en raison de l’immaturité de leurs organes.</li> <li>La plupart des organes sont complètement formés à la fin du premier trimestre. Cependant, les poumons, le système respiratoire et le cerveau continuent à se développer jusqu’aux dernières semaines avant la naissance.</li></ul>

 

 

Challenges of prematurity1762.00000000000Challenges of prematurityChallenges of prematurityCEnglishNeonatologyPrematureNANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZAndrew James, MBChB, MBI, FRACP, FRCPC12.000000000000041.0000000000000300.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about how well a premature baby might adapt to the world outside the womb, which depends on several gestational factors.</p><p>This section outlines the physiological challenges that are common for premature babies, including problems with breathing, blood circulation, and <a href="/Article?contentid=1842&language=English">digestion</a>. Also discussed are issues concerning the brain and some other challenges. All of these conditions are presented in brief, outlining the causes and general course of the problem. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Premature babies are at risk for difficulties immediately after birth due to the immaturity of their organs.</li> <li>Most organs are fully formed by the end of the first trimester however, the lungs, respiratory system and the brain continue to develop up until the final weeks before birth.</li></ul><p>In addition to the unplanned and sometimes emergency nature of a premature birth, premature babies face additional and often immediate challenges. Premature babies are at risk for difficulties immediately following birth due to the immaturity of their organs and perhaps other problems as well. They must quickly adapt to the environment of the outside world, for which they are not completely prepared.</p><p>The health care team’s first priority will be to stabilize the baby, help with the baby’s <a href="/Article?contentid=1763&language=English">breathing</a> if necessary, and address any other immediate problems. In general, the more premature the baby is, the more assistance and interventions they are likely to need to be stabilized. </p><h2>The unborn baby: Timeline of growth and development</h2><p>This table charts the timeline of the development of the major organs and systems. It is presented here to give a sense of how developed each organ is at the time of the premature birth. </p><p>While all of an unborn baby’s organ systems and structures begin to develop in the first few weeks of pregnancy and most are fully formed by the end of the first trimester, some are not fully developed. For example, the lungs and respiratory system and the brain continue to develop right up until the final weeks before childbirth. As each organ grows and matures, it begins to function, not only doing what it was designed to do as an individual organ, but also functioning in concert with other organs. </p><p>Below is a detailed description of the development of the major organs from conception through to birth.</p> <span class="asset-image-title">Growth and Development Highlights</span> https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/challenges_of_prematurity.jpgChallenges of prematurity

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