A 34-week preemie refers to a baby born prematurely after 34 weeks of pregnancy. A typical pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks, according to the Mayo Clinic, and 34 weeks is considered a late preterm birth. This is the most common term for premature birth.
Some clothing patterns for preemies are Lorrabelle's gown by Careware and the Touching Little Lives preemie sleeper. Another pattern is the hospital shirt by Janet Wolfe.
Treatments for jaundice include blood transfusions, surgery or a liver transplant, according to BootsWebMD. eMedicineHealth.com notes that intravenous fluids, antibiotics and medication are other options. For self-care at home, diet restrictions, avoiding alcohol and staying hydrated are all adequat
Jaundice is a pronounced yellowing of the skin and eyes caused by the presence of excess bilirubin in a patient's bloodstream, according to Mayo Clinic. Bilirubin is one of the breakdown products produced in the body's reprocessing of red blood cells, and abnormal amounts of it build up in the body'
Baby clothing patterns for sewing, knitting or crochet that are easily adapted to the small size of a preemie are baby gowns, newborn sleepers, infant kimonos, bibs, booties, onesies, sleep sacks, hats and shirts. The simplest patterns that fit a preemie are looser style gowns and kimonos.
Bevscountrycottage.com has a number of free crochet and knit hat patterns for preemies available on its website. Carewear.org offers a free sewing pattern for a fleece hat for preemies.
Jaundice in a newborn usually means that her liver may not yet be mature enough to filter out bilirubin, according to Healthline. Bilirubin is a yellow substance that results from the normal process of the breakdown of red blood cells by the liver
About 98 percent of premature babies born at 33 weeks gestation survive, according to BabyCenter. Thirty-three weeks is considered moderately premature by the American Academy of Pediatrics, so these babies have a better prognosis than infants born earlier. These babies typically do not have long-te
Jaundice is a yellowing of the skin caused by too much bilirubin in the body, according to Healthline. Bilirubin is a pigment formed by the breakdown of red blood cells in the kidneys.
Jaundice becomes dangerous when bilirubin levels exceed 20 to 25 milligrams per deciliter. High bilirubin levels, which indicate severe jaundice, can cause extreme sleepiness, seizures, muscle rigidity and intellectual disability, according to MedlinePlus.