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Does lack of oxygen at birth affect later behavior?

Does lack of oxygen at birth affect later behavior?

Yes it can: Many things can result from birth hypoxia: from nothing to severe cerebral palsy and death. Learning problems, behavioral problems, adhd, seizures occur at increased rates in neonatal hypoxia (oxygen deprivation) . Not a good thing to have. If your baby suffered hypoxemia at birth, have her/him watched carefully by the pediatrician for the above problems. ...Read more

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If child does not cry at time of birth, he is having lack of oxygen?

If child does not cry at time of birth, he is having lack of oxygen?

Not necesarily: Some infants are rather quiet and ventilate well without ever crying.The iconic picture of a doc holding a kid up by its feet and slapping it on the bottom to get it to cry would be considered abusive by today's standards.It could hurt the hips and baby is allowed to pink upon its own with no negative effects.Monitoring of babies heart rate and breathing effort allow early intervention if needed. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a baby survive with serious brain damage due to no oxygen for 20 minutes at birth?

Please tell me, could a baby survive with serious brain damage due to no oxygen for 20 minutes at birth?

Yes: Severe anoxia causing brain injury and server handicap may not result in early infant death. Children with severe brain injury whether acquired late in pregnancy, even within days of the onset of labor, or less likely during labor may live for decades requiring a great deal of special care and services. ...Read more

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Would lack of oxygen at birth cause nystagmus of the eyes?

Would lack of oxygen at birth cause nystagmus of the eyes?

Yes: Brainstem damage can affect the neural pathways which control eye movements. ...Read more

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Can lack of oxygen at birth cause a mental illness such as borderline personality disorder?

Can lack of oxygen at birth cause a mental illness such as borderline personality disorder?

No. Not BPD: No. There have been no study to date showing any correlation between lack of oxygen at birth and bpd. Developmental delays and some progressive developmental disorders, on the other hand, have had some data. ...Read more

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I am 27 yr old female. I had a head MRI done due to headaches.. However, my head has been fine since then, the result showed a few mm of black spot..the radiologist suggested that it is old and most likely occur during my birth due to lack of oxygen. It'

I am 27 yr old female. I had a head MRI done due to headaches.. However, my head has been fine since then,  the result showed a few mm of black spot..the radiologist suggested that it is old and most likely occur during my birth due to lack of oxygen. It'

What are you asking?: Not sure what your question is. I can tell you that a widely shared opinion in medicine is there is a down side to diagnostic (over) testing: the "incidental find." Rarely, it's the "zebra" that saves a person's life, but most of the time, it's clinically irrelevant or insignificant. In your case, your radiologist ruled out "red flags," so rest easy. If concerned, ask PCP about 1-2y follow-up MRI ...Read more

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What can I expect at the birth?

What can I expect at the birth?

Joy: Everyone is different, and some women have prolonged labor that can be difficult and very tiring, whereas others have a short labor that goes smoothly and is short. The good news is that in all cases, it is hopeful that you have a healthy bundle of joy that you will have to love and cherish for the rest of your life! ...Read more

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Are all birth injuries avoidable?

Are all birth injuries avoidable?

Macrosomia: Macrosomia or large for gestational age infants are at high risk of birth injury. Jcaho is monitoring all the maternity hospitals for prevention of these types of injuries ranging from clavicular fractures to brachial palsy and CNS injuries physicicians' malpractice insurers have workshops and/or training courses to detect macrosomia before vaginal delivery and consider c-section. ...Read more

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What is the ideal birthing position?

The one that.....: Easy - the one that works best for you! good luck. ...Read more

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What can I expect in child birthing classes?

What can I expect in child birthing classes?

Depends: Its very dependent on what kind of class you are in. They vary based on their philosophy and the instructor. Bradley is all about a medication free birth and fairly anti-interventionalist / anti-medicine. Lamaze is a little radical than bradley. The hospital based course is likely to be supportive of hospital practices. All will give you similar information, with their own slants. ...Read more

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What to do if I am so scared of birth, how did yours goes?

What to do if I am so scared of birth, how did yours goes?

It is pretty normal: to be apprehensive about delivery. I see you live in New York. Unlike some parts of the world - there are a number of things that can be done here to make your delivery more comfortable. Although I did not consider pregnancy a piece of cake - the end result was certainly worth it. Take care. ...Read more

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What is a birth plan?

What is a birth plan?

Wish list: If you had complete control of everything that occurred during your labor and delivery what would you want to happen. This would include your wishes for pain control, walking around in labor, having an iv, an episiotomy, eating in labor, who would be in the room, who would cut the cord, etc. ...Read more

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What is a lotus birth?

What is a lotus birth?

See below: The umbilical cord is not tied off. The infant and placenta are delivered as one. ...Read more

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Is lotus birthing safe?

Is lotus birthing safe?

NO SCINTIFIC STUDIES: There are no scintific studies done to decide its safety to my knowledge.But according to some it may not be safe for the infant as there may be overload of blood and cause the baby some problems.Onthe other side the proponents of lotus borth feel it is better for the baby. ...Read more

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What causes still birth?

What causes still birth?

Many possibilities: Structural:cord accidents (true knots in cord),placental abruption, premature placental failure;Infection (viral, bacterial);chromosomal defect;Maternal health issues. Many times the true cause is not evident on initial observation, so a full autopsy by a pathologist with experience in this area may provide useful information. ...Read more

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How do i give birth at home?

How do i give birth at home?

With a midwife: For normal (not high-risk) pregnancies home births have better outcomes than hospital births but it is crucial to have a skilled midwife. Not all midwives do home deliveries but many do. See www.naturalbirthblog.com/find-a-midwife/ to help locate a good midwife. You may want to interview 2 or 3 to find one you really like. I also advise reading Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin. ...Read more

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Will I be able to give birth?

Will I be able to give birth?

VERY complicated: You ask a very simple question, but there is no simple answer. Have you delivered before? Any problems? Biggest issue at age 46 is getting pregnant... Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I jog after giving birth?

Can I jog after giving birth?

Yes: But it depends on what type of delivery u had and what happened at the time of delivery , so ask your OB when you can start jogging. ...Read more

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What exactly is a birth mark?

What exactly is a birth mark?

Birthmarks: A birthmark is a benign irregularity on the skin which is present at birth or appears shortly after birth, usually in the first month. They can occur anywhere on the skin. Birthmarks are caused by overgrowth of blood vessels, pigment cells, smooth muscle, fat, skin cells, and other tissue. Some pigmented birthmarks carry a small risk of malignant transformation with time. ...Read more