Although she can’t wait to hold her baby in hers arms, no mum-to-be wants her baby to arrive earlier than planned. This article covers known causes of premature birth and offers tips on how to minimise the chances of it, a must read for all mums-to-be.
The third trimester sees the completion of a significant number of developmental milestones for the foetus. A preterm labour compromises this development. With the help of Dr Malathi Sitaram, Consultant Neonatologist and Paediatrician at Parkway East Medical Centre, we help mums-to-be learn more about babies’ development during this period in order to understand why preterm babies are different from full term babies. This article is part of the DreamBig, an education series by Abbott, which aims to spread awareness on prematurity and help turn small starts into big futures.