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Amniotic Band Syndrome
Intraunterine proble: In pregnancy in about 1 per 1200 pregnancies, the lining of the uterus containing the fetus breaks and the lining, a sheet of fibrous bands, can twist around parts of the fetus leading to miscarriage, poor circulation in a limb of the fetus, and sometimes amputation of a part (usually fingers which are mobile), there is no prediction nor cure for this fortunately uncommon event. ...Read more
What to do if I am 6 months pregnant and am at risk for amniotic band syndrome. can I choose to induce labor ?
Difficult to know: If ultrasound shows that amniotic band is attaiched to the baby and is causing problem, special kind of surgery might be done.Surgery occurs while the baby is still in the mother’s uterusOnce bands are seen, a laser can be used to cut the bands and free the baby from them.e able to help the baby. ..Earliest amniotic bands have been detected at 12 weeks gestation, by vaginal ultrasound. ...Read more
If 1 twin dies in utero (vanishing twin syndrome) is it likely or possible that the dead twins amniotic sac will continue to grow?
No. : The sac will not grow if the fetus does. ...Read more
5 months pregnant. On amniotic fluid sample test, "fetal karyotype was found to be 47, ##, +21 indicating down syndrome.". Should i go for abortion?
Personal decision: Yes, your child has down's syndrome. I have no idea how those children are treated in india. However, they are the most loving, kind people i care for. They have the capacity for love and joy unlike any of my other patients. Will the child require extra care and have different needs - absolutely. Only you can decide if you have the capacity to provide this and continue the pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adhesion: Synechia is an "adhesion", or a fibrous scar. Uterine synechiae or "amniotic sheets" or "amniotic folds". Sonographically demonstrable uterine synechia may have history of uterine instrumentation or infections. Most commonly, uterine synechiae an incidental finding on obstetric US and do not interfere with the development and growth of pregnancy rarely associated with any complications. ...Read more
Fluid around baby: Amniotic fluid is the fluid that surrounds and protects the baby. The baby makes the amniotic fluid. How much fluid you drink, how well the placenta works and how the baby is doing all affect how much fluid there is. Too much fluid can be concerning as can too little fluid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Amniotic sac: The amniotic sac (also bag of waters) is the sac in which the fetus develops in amniotes. It is a tough but thin transparent pair of membranes, which hold a developing embryo (and later fetus) until shortly before birth. The inner membrane, the amnion, contains the amniotic fluid and the fetus. The outer membrane, the chorion, contains the amnion and is part of the placenta. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lung Development: Amniotic fluid initially is filtered from the mother's blood and passes through the pregnancy's membranes to create a nourishing cushion during the first few weeks of development. Later, it is a byproduct (urine) of the baby's circulation which is taken into the lungs during the baby's practice breaths. The fluid pressure then induces growth and opening of the lung's branches. ...Read more
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