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Doctor insights on: Adoption After Infant Death

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Adoption (Definition)

Adoption is an activity in which the full parental rights to the "adopted child" are transferred from the child's current parents (usually the child's biological parents) to the adopting parents. The adopting parents will then raise the ...Read more


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Chances of successful pregnancy after 2 miscarriages and neonatal death?

Chances of successful pregnancy after 2 miscarriages and neonatal 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 more

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How rare are fatal complications for mothers when delivering a baby? Examples including amniotic embolism.

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 more

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Can babies die after getting their vaccines?

Can babies die after getting their vaccines?

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

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Is passing aids from an infected mother to her baby avoidable, either before or after birth?

Is passing aids from an infected mother to her baby avoidable, either before or after birth?

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 more

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Is breastfeeding after 12 months to twin baby results any weakness to mother?

Is breastfeeding after 12 months to twin baby results any weakness to mother?

Great job : Breast feeding is really hard. Breast feeding twins even harder. Great job! breast feeding is not harmful to the mother if that is what you are asking. ...Read more

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How to ensure safe new pregnancy when earlier child suffered from congenital cardiac anomalies?

How to ensure safe new pregnancy when earlier child suffered from congenital cardiac anomalies?

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

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Can an infant survive shaken baby syndrome?

Can an infant survive shaken baby syndrome?

Yes: Many fairly severe head injuries in children are recoverable. Current research suggests that the brain has remarkable ability to recover and is considered to be more and more "plastic" than we previously thought. ...Read more

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Do surrogate mothers produce breast milk after delivering the baby?

Do surrogate mothers produce breast milk after delivering the baby?

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

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My baby brother died an hour after birth.How can I get over his death?

My baby brother died an hour after birth.How can I get over his death?

Find a Therapist: Find a therapist in your area that you can talk to about your grief. If you are in school, you can talk to your school counselor about these issues. ...Read more

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What percent of women get through child birth no complications or death?

What percent of women get through child birth no complications or death?

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

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How dangerous is a pregancy after uterine rupture? 1st baby born normally, 2nd c-section, 3rd vbac attempt which resulted in stillbirth.

How dangerous is a pregancy after uterine rupture? 1st baby born normally, 2nd c-section, 3rd vbac attempt which resulted in stillbirth.

High risk pregnancy: Your physician there will know your specifics and if you are even advised to get pregnant again. Many women in your situation are advised against future pregnancies! ...Read more

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Why is 8 month premature baby boy is high risk to die than a premature baby girl?

Why is 8 month premature baby boy is high risk to die than a premature baby girl?

Not clear: The answer as to why prematurely born males have a higher mortality rate than females is not completely understood. ...Read more

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Can a 29 week old baby survive after birth?

Can a 29 week old baby survive after birth?

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 more

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Can a child die of sudden cardiac arrest without having shown symptoms before death?

Can a child die of sudden cardiac arrest without having shown symptoms before death?

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 more

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Do many babies die of sids after 4 months?

Do many babies die of sids after 4 months?

Sids: Most common age of side is between 2-4 months although its pretty rare. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can an infant have respiratory failure weeks after birth if at birth the epidural was administered too closely to the birth?

Can an infant have respiratory failure weeks after birth if at birth the epidural was administered too closely to the birth?

Epidural effects: Respiratory failure is caused by either fetal immaturity or infectious processes. The epidural, regardless of the timing of it, will have no effect on the newborn's lungs. ...Read more

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What happens to a baby after an insulin dependent mom gives birth?

What happens to a baby after an insulin dependent mom gives 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 more

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How can a fetus/baby die during a vbac procedure?

How can a fetus/baby die during a vbac procedure?

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