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Why did daughter have seizures after delivery? toxemia

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Variety of causes: Seizures in newborns occur for a variety of reasons , but they do not experience toxemia. If you had toxemia prior to delivery, that stress on baby could set the stage for problems. Transient or long term lack of oxygen could result in anoxic seizures starting at a day or so, low blood sugar could ( though I have not seen it), a variety of metabolic and infectious causes are also possible.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Eclampsia.: Eclampsia (greek for "shining") is known since antiquity to affect young women in their first pregnancy either before or after delivery. If is a vasoconstrictive disorder originating from poor placental implatnation possibly due to a form of allergic reaction of the maternal body to the paternal antigens of the conceptus. It tends to recur with future pregnancies and Aspirin may help prevent it.

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