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Adoption After Infant Death
Depends: The chances of a successful pregnancy would depend on the reasons for the miscarriages and the neonatal death. Miscarriages are relatively common, but when a women has multiple miscarriages, that can indicate and underlying medical/genetic condition that may make it more difficult to have a normal pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How rare are fatal complications for mothers when delivering a baby? Examples including amniotic embolism.
Maternal death: 37 F asks: How rare are fatal complications for mothers when delivering a baby? Examples including amniotic embolism. ANS: rare but this depends on age, ethnicity, social class, access to prenatal care and past history of preg complications. So share you question with your Drs and discuss with them. Let us know what they say. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Interesting question: The number of deaths among unimmunized infants from pertussis has climbed from zero in the 1990's, to more than 30 last year.The deaths from millions of doses of the vaccine in the same period= zero.The pattern is similar for other vaccines, with less fatalities from those diseases. The risk benefit ratio shows vaccines to be the better choice, however, you will never convince some of that fact. ...Read more
Yes: Current therapies which cut down the active HIV viral load during pregnancy has led to a reduction of maternal/child passage to below 5%.Baby is usually put on meds soon after birth until a variety of tests confirm the kid is clear at which point they are stopped, or continued if there is any evidence of the illness.Breastfeeding is not advised because it could transmit the germ. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No guarantees : Any pregnancy has ~ 4% risk of an unexpected outcome. The recurrence risk for a second congenital heart disease after one is 4% unless a parent has any form of defect where the risks increase. Total risks are the two added together & includes risk of prematurity, cleft lips, etc. ...Read more
Yes: Under most circumstances, women who give birth can produce breast milk (for that matter, some women who do not give birth can produce breast milk). The process is certainly aided by pumping or placing a baby on the breast. If a surrogate does not do anything to encourage milk production, there may be limited production and the milk supply will "dry up". ...Read more
Low: Mortality rate in the US is approximately 17 per 100,000 live births. Many factors contribute to mortality and complications. Here is some information: http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/MaternalInfantHealth/PMSS.html ...Read more
How dangerous is a pregancy after uterine rupture? 1st baby born normally, 2nd c-section, 3rd vbac attempt which resulted in stillbirth.
Not clear: The answer as to why prematurely born males have a higher mortality rate than females is not completely understood. ...Read more
Absolutely: Not only survive, but have a good chance at high quality of life if enrolled in early intervention shortly after discharge. Think of it as " early prevention." therapists teach positioning to prevent bad motor habits, how to read her " cues, " &, how to promote social communication. 11weeks is subtracted from her chronological age for developmental testing at her "corrected age" till 2years old. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely: However, this is a diagnosis of exclusion, and far less common in babies than an unsafe sleep environment. The channelopathies are a family of illnesses that take the lives of perhaps 4000 people, including kids, in the us each year. Anatomic heart defects and missed WPW can cause sudden witnessed death; anything from black widow bite to electrocution a negative autopsy if there are no witnesses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can an infant have respiratory failure weeks after birth if at birth the epidural was administered too closely to the birth?
Variable: Women who maintain tight control of their diabetes, with A1c values in a great range,could have a birth similar to other mothers.The less tight the control, and higher the A1c values, the more risk for baby.Baby makes its own insulin based on the glucose amount coming over the placenta. If they make a lot, and the cord is clamped, their blood sugar drops and they may need IV's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lack of oxygen : If your uterus ruptures, the cord or fetal parts an be pushed out of the uterus into your abdomen. This dramatically cuts off the oxygen supply to the fetus. Depending on how quickly you have your emergency cesarean, the baby can be fine, permanently injured, or die. Just a few minutes is all it takes to make the difference. ...Read more
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