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Doctor insights on: Baby Exposed To Infected Amniotic Fluid

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What percent of babies are born with problems because of high amniotic fluid?

What percent of babies are born with problems because of high amniotic fluid?

See below:: 1 % of pregnant women have too much amniotic fluid. In some women, fluid builds up slowly or quickly. This can happen at 16 weeks of pregnancy, and it usually causes very early birth. What problems can polyhydramnios cause? Polyhydramnios may increase the risk of these problems during pregnancy: prematurity, abruption, prom, stillbirth, post part. Hemorrhage & fetal malposition. ...Read more

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Could human babies breathe in amniotic fluid?

Could human babies breathe in amniotic fluid?

They sometimes do: Infants sometimes have amniotic fluid in their mouth which can get sucked into their lungs at delivery.The OB makes an effort to clear the nose & mouth after the head is delivered, but if baby comes out rapidly that may not be possible. This material can trigger rapid breathing & a trip to the nicu for a few days as it can act identical to pneumonia. Most do well with treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have extra amniotic fluid around the baby because of the baby being big?

Is it possible to have extra amniotic fluid around the baby because of the baby being big?

Kind of. : The two can be related. For example diabetes can cause both a big baby and increased fluid. But a big baby does not necessarily cause extra fluid. ...Read more

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Is thick amniotic fluid will harm the baby ? How to treat that problem ? Thanks

Is thick amniotic fluid will harm the baby ? How to treat that problem ? Thanks

Meconium? : I'm not sure if you are referring to thickened amniotic fluid that results from the baby having a bowel movement which is referred to as meconium? If so we only know about it at the time of delivery, and there is nothing to do except to make sure neonatology is present at the delivery to examine the baby .... ...Read more

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How does amniotic fluid Embolisim happen 2 days after delivery if baby and placenta are no longer inside you??

How does amniotic fluid Embolisim happen 2 days after delivery if baby and placenta are no longer inside you??

Allergic reaction: Amniotic fluid embolism is a rare condition.It's due to amnionic fluid entering the maternal circulation.This results in a combination of cardiogenic shock, respiratory failure and a coagulation disorder causing blood clots or bleeding.Although most cases occur during or shortly after delivery,on rare occasions it has occurred 48 hours after delivery due to a delayed allergic reaction to the fluid ...Read more

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Can alzheimer's genes be detected via amniotic fluid before a baby is born?

Can alzheimer's genes be detected via amniotic fluid before a baby is born?

Genes for Alzheimers: Well, the gene for alzheimer's disease isn't known as yet. And their may be more than one cause for what we call alzheimer's disease. So, without knowing what gene causes the disease, we can't detect it by amniocentesis. ...Read more

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Could low amniotic fluid in utero cause problems for the baby after delivery?

Could low amniotic fluid in utero cause problems for the baby after delivery?

Potentially.: Persistent, chronic, severe oligohydramnios leads to pulmonary hypoplasia (small and maldeveloped lungs) that can prove lethal postnatally. Less extreme oligohydramnios is much more common and is typically a problem for labor - not postnatally if your obstetrician is competent. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my baby has low amniotic fluid? The ultrasound looks like it doesn't have any fluid for it. It almost looks like it's squished in th

How can I tell if my baby has low amniotic fluid? The ultrasound looks like it doesn't have any fluid for it. It almost looks like it's squished in th

How many weeks: Depending on how many weeks you are the tech may check on your amniotic fluid levels. There are a few ways to estimate amniotic fluid volume. They include amniotic fluid index (AFI) and deep pocket measurements. Your doctor will estimate your amniotic fluid volume by measuring fluid pockets during an ultrasound. It is not done routinely. If you're baby is growing accordingly I'd have low suspicion ...Read more

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Having a lot of amniotic fluid, and a Spina bifida baby at 20 weeks. What are the risks? I want to know your opinion, please.

Having a lot of amniotic fluid, and a Spina bifida baby at 20 weeks. What are the risks? I want to know your opinion, please.

We can only provide: information; you & your spouse need to discuss delivery options & outcomes with your Fetal-Maternal Medicine Specialist & the pediatric neurosurgeon who reviewed all of your fetal ultrasounds. Lower limits of fetal viability, ability to survive outside the womb, are 22-25 weeks & survival rates ^ weekly. See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/11753511/. Take care of yourselves. ...Read more