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Midwives in Botswana and the identification of small for gestational age (SGA) babies during pregnancy

Sina Tshepo Sheila Letubo

Midwives in Botswana and the identification of small for gestational age (SGA) babies during pregnancy

by Sina Tshepo Sheila Letubo

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Written in English


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Thesis (M.Sc.) - University of Surrey, 1996.

StatementSina Tshepo Sheila Letubo.
ContributionsUniversity of Surrey. European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences., Royal College of Midwives.
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In a study that examined previous preterm and small for gestational age (SGA) births and the risk of stillbirth in a subsequent pregnancy, the risk of stillbirth was increased in the setting of a prior SGA infant; the highest risk was for a prior SGA infant born at less than 32 weeks (OR, ; 95% CI, –) A glucose profile needs to be done on all women at risk for gestational diabetes, e.g. age 40 years or more, a BMI of 40 or more, previous gestational diabetes, previous big babies (above kg), previous shoulder dystocia or a previous stillbirth of unknown cause.

  In an attempt to identify and manage women with high BGLs, the maternity system has defined a disease and created a label that clinical guidelines can be based around. When high BGLs are identified for the first time during a pregnancy it is referred to as ‘gestational diabetes’ (GD) or ‘gestational diabetes mellitus’ (GDM).   Johnson W, Elmrayed SAA, Sosseh F, Prentice AM, Moore SE. Preconceptional and gestational weight trajectories and risk of delivering a small-for-gestational-age baby in rural Gambia. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. ;(6)– pmid Language: English. Entry Date: Revision Date: Publication Type.

Objective. To establish the percentile charts of birth weights for gestational age and sex within the Cameroonian population. Methods. A review of medical records of infants born between January and December at the maternities of two hospitals in Cameroon, Central Africa. Multiple pregnancies, births of HIV infected women, stillbirths, and births with major fetal malformations were. A Pocket Guide for Student Midwives is an accessible, portable book offering student midwives everything they need to grasp the key elements of midwifery language, Identification of newborn at birth Incontinence Small-for-gestational-age baby (SGA) Smoking and pregnancy


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Midwives in Botswana and the identification of small for gestational age (SGA) babies during pregnancy by Sina Tshepo Sheila Letubo Download PDF EPUB FB2

Preterm birth (born before 37 weeks of pregnancy) and being small for gestational age, which are the reasons for low-birth-weight (LBW), are also important indirect causes of neonatal deaths.

LBW contributes to 60% to 80% of all neonatal deaths. INTRODUCTION. According to Anderson et al., the interest for small-for-gestational-age (SGA) newborns began when it was observed that babies classified as SGA, appropriate-for-gestational-age (AGA), or large-for-gestational-age (LGA) had specific morbidity and mortality for each birth weight (BW) class, according to the gestational-age (GA).

The adequacy of fetal growth for GA came in Cited by: 5. The recommendations are based on observational studies and indicate the optimal gestational weight gain span to balance the risk of having a large for gestational age (LGA) or a small for gestational age (SGA) baby. Midwives play an important and versatile role in promoting healthy behaviours in women during pregnancy, and with more than 47 Cited by: 7.

The term large‐for‐gestational‐age has mainly been used for fetuses or newborns with an (estimated) weight >90th percentile or >2 standard deviations from the mean for the gestational age. The Ponderal Index is an indicator of body proportions of infants, defined as body weight divided by the third power of length (g/cm 3).

Macrosomia Cited by: 9. nurse-midwives properly licensed and practicing in accordance with the provisions of article 38 of this title” (Nurse Practice Act) Definitions Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM): A certified nurse-midwife is an individual educated in the two disciplines of nursing and midwifery File Size: KB.

Neonatal data: sex, year of birth/death and customised birthweight centile (derived from sex, birth weight, gestation, maternal ethnicity, parity, height and weight)9 and categorised as small for gestational age (for gestational age (10th - 90th centile) and large for gestational age (>90th centile) Midwifery.

At 24–28 weeks gestation, GDM was present in 8/9 (89%) in the No Treatment group and 11/56 (20%) Decoys. NICU admission was highest in the Treated group (36% vs 0% p = ), largely due to small for gestational age, and Large for Gestational Age babies greatest in the No Treatment group (0% vs 33% p = ).

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (No. ) and created AOM Screening for Gestational Diabetes. (2,3) The AOM endorsement of the SOGC GDM CPG also lists a series of considerations for midwifery practice.

IMPLEMENTATION TIP Unlike a clinical practice guideline, this document does not offer recommendations for care. Some studies have tried to identify whether any risks are associated with treating GDM.

Results from four trials found no increase in small-for-gestational-age neonates, rates of neonatal hypoglycemia, or admission to neonatal ICUs asso-ciated with treatment (Hartling ).

Health care costs were. Small for Gestational Age Fetus Investigation and Management Clinical Guideline V Page 4 of 17 Some individual risk factors (in the absence of other obstetric issues) do not need to be referred to the Obstetric clinic and the scans should be booked on Maxims by the community midwife.

Example: week gestational age delivery, g weight is appropriate for gestational age but is still LBW. One third of low-birth-weight neonates - infants weighing less than g - are small for gestational age. There is an % incidence of low birth weight in developed countries, and 6–30% in developing countries.

To examine evidence regarding psychosocial development from one month to four years of age in small for gestational age and intrauterine growth-restricted children. Studies were included if. “Better ways of screening for small for gestational age are urgently required” Gordon Smith.

The “most promising” approach to screening for stillbirth risk may be to improve identification of small for gestational age infants, they said in the journal The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist.

Gestation is the period of fetal development from the time of conception to birth. Gestational age (or menstrual age), as defined by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), is the “time elapsed between the first day of the last menstrual period and the day of delivery.” Gestational age is expressed in completed weeks (week and 4-day-old fetus is expressed as a week fetus).

small for gestational age, and Large for Gestational Ag e babies greatest in the No Treatment group (0% vs 33% p =). Conclusion: An RCT deferring ‘Booking GDM’ treatment is feasible. Most women with untreated ‘Booking GDM’ in mid 2nd trimester had GDM at 24–28 weeks.

Early treatment may have both benefits and harms. A full RCT is. The quality assurance review of midwives’ imaging demonstrated % sensitivity and specificity in the diagnosing gestational number, and 90% sensitivity and 96% specificity in the diagnosis of.

Gestational age is a measure of the age of a pregnancy which is taken from the beginning of the woman's last menstrual period (LMP), or the corresponding age of the gestation as estimated by a more accurate method if available.

Such methods include adding 14 days to a known duration since fertilization (as is possible in in vitro fertilization), or by obstetric ultrasonography. Small for gestational age was defined as a birthweight below two standard deviations for gestational age, according to the sex-specific Swedish standard curve of foetal growth.

21 We hypothesized that migrant babies would have a higher chance of being small for gestational age than native Swedes because of poorer maternal health and nutritional. To determine intrauterine growth status, the birth attendant should obtain weight, length, and head circumference within the first 4 to 8 hours of life.

12 These measurements, in relation to gestational age, determine if the neonate is small, appropriate, or large for gestational age. Features of preterm and small for gestational age babies Limits of serum bilirubin levels in neonates Social security benefits Useful addresses and resources Immunization and vaccination schedule for children Nursing and midwifery council documents relevant to midwives Abbreviations.

Other Titles: Midwives. National Midwifery Guidelines for Consultation and Referral - 3rd Edition Issue 2 () The Guidelines provide information to assist midwives to integrate evidence with experience (clinical judgment) in providing midwifery care and to assist midwives in their discussions with women regarding the suitability of different maternity care options.

AGA babies have lower rates of problems and death than babies that are small or large for their gestational age. The weight for full-term infants that are born AGA will most often be between 2, grams (about lbs or kg) and 4, grams (about lbs or 4 kg).

Infants weighing less are considered small for gestational age (SGA).Improving ante-natal care. Conventional ultrasound units are out of reach for the majority of primary care facilities in the country as they can only be operated by specialists, and have.