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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

You don't: You cannot look at an ultrasound and read it. It takes training/experience. There is also a difference in expected fluid to baby ratio at different points during the pregnancy.It tends to be higher around 12 weeks and decline as they fill out. ...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

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If women were to purposely birth a baby in its amniotic sac. Wouldn't that lessen the chance of amniotic fluid embolism? I want a en caul birth

If women were to purposely birth a baby in its amniotic sac. Wouldn't that lessen the chance of amniotic fluid embolism?  I want a en caul birth

Pretty rare: En caul births are quite rare especially in live term gestations. The incidence is less than 1/80,000. It is fine to want to do that but important to understand that nature tends to cause the water to break at some point during labor. ...Read more

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How to increase amniotic fluid? AFI is 9,6, was 15 at 22 weeks, now 28 weeks. Baby weight is 1050 gr, & a week ahead, but with double nuchal cord

How to increase amniotic fluid? AFI is 9,6, was 15 at 22 weeks, now 28 weeks. Baby weight is 1050 gr, & a week ahead, but with double nuchal cord

Normal levels: An amniotic fluid index of 9.6 is normal so there is not a reason to want to increase it. When the fluid level is low sometimes it can be increased through IV hydration. Most often it can not be increased and should be regarded as a sign of elevated pregnancy risk. ...Read more

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My sister in law's baby died in utero around 16w. No amniotic fluid but she didn't have leaking. They said fetus was dehydrated. How so? Kidney issue?

My sister in law's baby died in utero around 16w. No amniotic fluid but she didn't have leaking. They said fetus was dehydrated. How so? Kidney issue?

Could be: Amniotic fluid includes urine made by the fetus during pregnancy.Those that have poorly formed or no kidneys or a severe blockage to their urine outflow, will not create enough amniotic fluid. The fetus remains so tightly shrinked wrapped, that they also can have poor lung growth (no room).These can survive pregnancy but die soon after birth. A loss early in pregnancy may indicate another issue. ...Read more

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What does an excess of amniotic fluid mean?

What does an excess of amniotic fluid mean?

Diabetes?: Most of the time we don't know what causes polyhydramnios. It is associated with maternal diabetes and can result from trouble with the fetal kidneys or swallowing ability. In and of itself, it isn't harmful, though it can result in cord prolapse if the water breaks through an open cervix. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Is low levels of amniotic fluid a big concern?

Is low levels of amniotic fluid a big concern?

Yes: Low fluid is something of concern. There is risks of growth retardation, fetal compromise due to cord compression. It could do to fetal anomalies. There is a lot of causes of low fluid. It is very important that your dr gives close f/u. ...Read more

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What is the name of the procedure that removes amniotic fluid?

What is the name of the procedure that removes amniotic fluid?

Amniosintesis: Amniosintesis refers to the removal of a sample of amniotic fluid for analysis. ...Read more

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What causes low amniotic fluid levels?

What causes low amniotic fluid levels?

Circulation issues: The amniotic fluid 'circulates' inside the uterus after it is manufactured including the baby swallowing some of it. If there are genetic problems with the fetus or problems in 'manufacturing' both can cause low levels. ...Read more

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Is excess amniotic fluid a cause for concern?

Is excess amniotic fluid a cause for concern?

Yes: Excess amniotic fluid can be associated with diabetes, infection, and birth defects that prevent the fetus from swallowing. It can also be associated with an increased risk of stillbirth. Once the causes above have been eliminated, testing of the fetus' wellbeing should be done until delivery. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how doctors check your amniotic fluid?

Can you tell me how doctors check your amniotic fluid?

Ultrasound: An ultrasound of the uterus is done to measure the pockets of fluid. There are two ways to do this. You can measure the single largest vertical pocket or you can measure the largest vertical pocket in each of 4 quadrants around the umbilicus and add them together. ...Read more