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Babies Born At 25 Weeks Chance Of Survival
If I took one hit of medicinal marihuana, and I'm 25 weeks pregnant, how long will it take to get out of my system and my unborn babies system?
My babies heart rate was 170 beats/min in 8 weeks 6 days, 166 in 13 weeks 1 day, 137 in 25 weeks. By this can I able to know the gender of the baby?
Survival rate: More than 90 percent of the babies survive. ...Read more
Sometimes necessary: In rare cases, the expectant woman is very ill from preeclampsia, maternal condition, etc or is in unstoppable labor or at risk from infection or bleeding, so needs delivery to preserve the health of her and often also the baby. In other cases, the condition of the fetus is deteriorating so delivery is carried out to prevent further harm or death. This is a very difficult decision by expert team. ...Read more
Born 3mths. Premature. I had kidney issues up until age 6. I was on kidney meds but grew out of it. I'm 26&want babies. What's my chance of Preeclampsia?
Depends: If your kidney function is totally normal (tests can be done to check this) and you have no blood pressure issues at all, then the chance of getting preeclampsia should be about the same as that of the general population, which is approximately 15%. See your doctor to have kidney function and blood pressure assessed before you start trying to get pregnant. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my son was born 24 25 weeks I was wonder have any went through when the premature baby want pee and puff up an?
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I'm 25 weeks pregnant. Diagnosed with placenta previa totalis. Baby is in breech position. Is there a chance of my placenta migrating and baby rotating?
Yes there is!: As the uterus grows your placenta may migrate up, and the baby may turn to the vertex (head down) position. There is no guarantee. You need to be watched closely. If previa still exists and/or baby is still breech at term, you'll need a c section. Avoid intercourse or anything else in the vagina while you have a previa. This could cause severe bleeding. Be seen for any bleeding. Good luck. ...Read more
5'4 and 115 pds, thin frame size 2, just found out I'm having twins. Will I have a problem carrying babies to term? Chances of babies born small?
Maternal age: It is really important to choose an Obgyn and begin your prenatal care. All twin pregnancies are high risk. Your age of 39 also makes the pregnancy high risk. Your small stature is not likely to be an issue increasing risk but of course each case needs to be managed individually ...Read more
10-99 %: It really depends on how premature they are. With every week they stay inside the mom, their stay in the intensive care unit goes down by several weeks and their survival rates rise significantly. ...Read more
Encephalitis: The survival rate is based on the type of infection and how quickly it is treated and then the response to the antibiotics. With present day treatments and early intervention the results of survival have surprising good. ...Read more
I had an ultrasound today at 8 weeks 3 days pregnant, the babies heart rate was 172 bpm is this normal? And a good sign of survival?
Normal HR: Normal heart rate at around 8 weeks. A normal HR at 8 weeks is a good sign but is not a good predictor of long term issues/survival. Take good care of yourself and work with your OB/GYN closely over the coming months and ask lots of questions. A new baby is an both an exciting and scary time. Good luck. ...Read more
Seldom a problem: With regular prenatal care this combination is seldom a problem. The bigger threat is unrecognized rh sensitization/ reaction in baby & preventive care using Rhogam during and after pregnancy if needed has dropped the frequency of rh disease significantly. B to o issues occasionally cause a moderate jaundice problem that needs monitoring but I've never seen one produce a major problem. ...Read more
Possible: Some people have active babies, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Let your ob/gyn know how active your baby is and keep regular appointments. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
I'm 25 weeks and 4 days pregnant my baby weighs 1.2 kgs does this mean she'll just be a big baby or is this a health risk?
Needs monitoring: Larger than average babies are a concern although they may be perfectly normal. Don't jump to conclusions at this early stage because estimating weight can be very imprecise, but it is something to recheck as you get farther along. ...Read more
25 weeks scan babys BPD & FAC is 6 days ahead & FL is 4 days behind gest age I & husbnd are short 5.1 & 5.5 should I wory? It was normal at 20 week.
25 weeks how much of a reduced movement from baby should I be worried about I still feel him move here and there but not as much should I be worried?
Not necessarily: Fetal movement changes as the baby gets bigger and has less room to move. Counting kicks is one of the ways to assess fetal well being. To do this, pick a time of day preferably after a meal and lie down on your side and count the number of times the baby moves in 30 minutes. If it is decreased, eat or drink something cold and sweet and count for another 30 minutes. If it remains alot less call MD ...Read more
Excellent: Please discuss with the neonatologist at your hospital they can give u the exact percenatage and discuss problems the baby will have and give an estimate how long it will be in the special care nursery. ...Read more
It happends: If a babies nervous system has been exposed to addictive substances during the later stages of pregnancy, they will generally undergo a withdrawal process similar to that of an addict after birth. This can be very dramatic, with high pitched crying & a hyper reactive nervous system for days or weeks after birth. Pediatricians and neonatologists will often medicate the child for comfort during this. ...Read more
Yes and no: They received immune factors from their mother during pregnancy that acheive higher/lb amounts than mother has herself. They can also receive IgA in breast milk that acts to preven germs from attaching to babies insides and causing infections. Yet this is temporary and will fade over 2-3mo. Their system does not hold on to stimulation by shots well, so many doses are neeeded the 1st yr. ...Read more
No: Babies are not born knowing how to swim. A baby can sometimes hold their breath as a reflex, but this should not be mistaken as an innate ability to swim. Water can be very dangerous for your baby: it takes a very short time for a baby to drown. It is extremely important that you carefully monitor your baby at all times whenever he or she is near water, and this includes the bath tub. ...Read more
Imcomplete question: This site can provide valuable incite for many issues if you use it properly. When you submit a question, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review. This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete, We do not have access to any previous question or data you upload ...Read more
Little higher: It actually used to be closer to 10%, but with more scheduled inductions and C-sections at around 39 weeks, the actual number has dropped below that 10%. I doubt it has dropped as low as 4% though. I certainly have not seen a number that low yet, but I'm sure it's headed that way. ...Read more
Yes: Fibroids are common and many women with them become pregnant. Sometimes they can affect your ability to get pregnant, particularly if they are in the lining of the uterus where an embryo (potential baby) implants. Large fibroids (greater than 5cm) sometimes can also block the fallopian tubes making it difficult for the sperm to reach the eggs. If you have difficulty, see your doctor. ...Read more
Great!: Now days babies born at 28 weeks, have a 95% chance of survival. It does not mean they will not require a lot of care and support both inside and out the nicu. ...Read more