Therapy to prevent premature birth is not effective according to researchers
Birth of premature babies is considered as one of the most concerning health issues. Whenever a baby is born before the 37th week, it is considered as premature and it carries a lot of risks for the mother as well as the baby. There was a time in the past when such babies had very low chances of survival.
A new therapy is been carried out in countries like UK, US and Europe,where babies are being prevented from being born prematurely. Though the therapy is considered safe, it is proved to be ineffective as well.
1 Advanced neonatal technology is saving the lives of premature babies
Thanks to the neonatal technology of the present era that enables such weak babies to survive inspite of several health issues. These babies begin their lives in incubators with proper care and attention till they can eventually stabilize on their own and eventually these premature babies can also enjoy a normal life.
2 What are the factors that cause premature birth?
There is no such definite or uniform reason behind the cause. But depending on certain lifestyle activities like drinking, smoking, drug abuse, poor diet, stress or improper weight gain often leads to premature child births. Some of the other probable factors include:
- Suffering from any chronic diseases
- Hormonal imbalances
- Problems related to the placenta where the child birth needs to be induced early
- Issues with the structure of the uterus
- Age is also an issue. If you are under the age of 19 and over the age of 35, you might be more prone to delivering a premature baby.
- In case you are expecting twins, you can suffer from early labor
3 What is the problem?
There was a therapy recommended in some of the developed European nations, the United Kingdom and the USA that prevented pregnant women from giving birth to premature babies. According to the new research and study that got published, this entire therapy seems to be ineffective and not result-oriented at all.
4 Was the therapy considered safe for the mother and the baby?
According to the researchers, the treatment is absolutely safe for both the child and the mother and doesn’t induce any harmful side effects on them. Unfortunately, it doesn’t provide any successful effect or achievement for what it has been developed. The review of the medicine is under process and researchers claim that the use of the medicine should also be reviewed once again.
5 Progesterone hormone was considered to prevent premature deliveries
The previous studies show that the progesterone was the hormone that was used in the therapy to prevent pregnant ladies from having premature child births. Very little was known about the long term effects of the treatment among women and children born out of it after the therapy.
6 What the new research has to claim?
The current research seems to be more focused on women who have greater chances of premature deliveries. Among the group, half of the women were given progesterone while the rest a placebo pill. It was found that the treatment didn’t reduce the chances of premature deliveries and also didn’t provide any health benefits to the mother and the baby. But the therapy was not harmful and seemed safe.
It was concluded by the researchers and the experts involved in the experiment that women who desire to make use of progesterone therapy for eliminating the premature birth issues, need not worry about the safety of their baby, at least for 2 years. Safety factor has been time and again reassured.
7 Newer ways needs to be found out to restrict the premature deliveries
Babies that are born out of premature deliveries are potentially at greater risks of developing both short term and long term related health issues. The researchers and the experts of the field need to explore and find out newer ways and strategies that can help the pregnant women to carry their babies till the complete term without the risk of premature deliveries.
8 Take every step carefully while planning for pregnancy
In case you are planning to conceive, you have to start preparing yourself early. You have to be at the optimal levels of your health and fitness preferably without any serious issues. When you are leading a healthy life, it becomes easy to become pregnant and carry it till the full term avoiding the risks of premature deliveries.
This is possible only when you are leading a lifestyle that is considered healthy and good. Stop drinking alcohol and quit the habit of smoking. Drug abuse is yet another aspect that must be avoided at any cost. You have to make sure that your diet includes all kinds of nutrients that are good for you and your baby. This will mean that your baby is less likely to have a birth injury when it is born and you will be less likely to need to plan for a birth injury claim.
Don’t neglect your health and in case of any prior problem, get it treated and then plan for pregnancy so that there are no complications.