Preterm birth

Preterm birth, also known as premature birth, is the birth of a baby at fewer than 37 weeks gestational age.[1] These babies are known as preemies or premmies.[1] Symptoms of preterm labor include uterine contractions which occur more often than every ten minutes or the leaking of fluid from the vagina.[8] Premature infants are at […]

Birth

For other uses, see Birth (disambiguation) and Childbirth. Lambing: the mother licks the first lamb while giving birth to the second Birth is the act or process of bearing or bringing forth offspring.[1] In mammals, the process is initiated by hormones which cause the muscular walls of the uterus to contract, expelling the fetus at […]

Several birth

“Triplets” redirects here. For other uses, see Triplet. Identical triplet brothers at graduation. Identical triplets are extremely rare. A multiple birth is the culmination of one multiple pregnancy, wherein the mother delivers two or more offspring. A term most applicable to placental species, multiple births occur in most kinds of mammals, with varying frequencies. Such […]