posted by mysterychicken .
It's been a while since I've been on Jishka...not many questions these days. How have you all been?
Just needed to know what are the major causes for premies? (premature babies) and what can taking drugs have effect on the baby in the womb.
I've searched up google but can't find exactly what I need. Thanks! -MC
Happy New Year to you! Try the following GOOGLE Search for the first part of your question:
P.S. Here's a search for the 2nd part of your question:
Thank you! And happy new year to you as well! -MC
Believe it or not, but worldwide, smoking is still the number one cause of premies. In most of the world, they die. Secondary causes worldwide focus on air pollution.
In the US and UK, causes are more illusive. Read the section on causes in this:
Notice there are a number of risk factors: smoking, drugs, nutrition, prenatal care, socio-economic standing of the mom, other births, previous pregnancies terminated, and so on. Being a mom-to-be is serious business.