A member asked:
what are the effects of chorioamnionitis on babies?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky answered
34 years experience Pediatrics
Chorioamnionitis...: ...Is a bacterial infection of the "water" in which the baby is immersed during gestation. Because this "water" goes all through the lungs and the GI tract, chorioamnionitis means the baby has an infection right at birth, and needs to be treated immediately.
Answered on Jun 20, 2014
Dr. Roy Benaroch answered
26 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: "chorio" is an infection in the membranes surrounding the baby, usually near delivery. Mom will often run a fever. This does increase the risk of infection spreading to baby, but usually with good obstetric care including intravenous antibiotics for mom, the baby will be fine. Sometimes right after birth blodo tests will be done on baby to see if signs of infection.
Answered on Dec 16, 2014
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