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Baby Exposed To Infected Amniotic Fluid
If the amniotic sac didn't break then would amniotic flyid embolisim be impossible? Can babies be delivered without amniotic sac broke?
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
How to protect a 2-yr old from mosquitos? Child develops blisters that ooze clear fluid shortly after being bitten.
Clothing/DEET/timing: Selecting loose fitting, long sleeve & long pant options can cut the available skin exposed to bites. Judicious use of deet containing bug spray, limited to lower legs/ankles, neck & forearms(not hands).Avoiding play during the swarming time around dusk or other times you notice them in significant numbers.To remain effective deet is renewed hourly/10% of concentration. ...Read more
Decreases amniotic : Decreased amniotic fluid level most commonly occurs due to rupture of membranes. Other causes can be due placental insufficiency or fetal renal anomalies. Your baby will continue to normally produce amniotic fluid by voiding. So the amniotic fluid does not dry up. Either less fluid is produced or more fluid is leaving than is produced. ...Read more
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
Infected in CMV prior to pregnancy. I realized there was no risk to the fetus. I want to perform amniocentesis. Is amniotic fluid used to do 16 20 wee?
Possible...: My advice would be to pose this question to your ob/gyn. As you will not be the one performing the actual procedure; best to ask the professionals. There is always a small risk of miscarriage after an amniocentesis; albeit minute...So best to discuss this with your obstetrician. ...Read more
Negligable: Transmisson of hepatitis c from person to persion via casual contact is rare. Transmission via nursing has not been reported. Generally hepatitis c is transmited via blood to blood contact (tainted blood transfusion, needle sticks from tainted needles, IV drug use with needle sharing, etc, ). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Current therapies which cut down the active HIV viral load during pregnancy has led to a reduction of maternal/child passage to below 5%.Baby is usually put on meds soon after birth until a variety of tests confirm the kid is clear at which point they are stopped, or continued if there is any evidence of the illness.Breastfeeding is not advised because it could transmit the germ. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby moves away!: Hello, In am amniocentesis, even though we try very hard to stay as far away from the baby as possible sometime we can not avoid it. If the baby is touched by the needle it usually moves away just like you or I would do if we encountered something sharp. Do not worry, with Ultrasound guidance sticking the baby is very rare. ...Read more
Will HIV present in dried blood /vaginal fluid or wet blood or vaginal fluid when spreaded on cloth and exposed to environment for several minutes?
What occurs when a 21 day old baby with hydrocephalus and ruptures meningocele becomes infected with pseudomonas infection?
Hard to say: S/he could survive with aggressive treatment to a life of disability and frequent medical procedures. It could also die of the related infection by such an aggressive germ. ...Read more
Can a doctor see Meconium stains on a baby during a C section even when he wasn't told by the midwife that the amniotic fluids were stained with Mecon?
In some areas: Meconium can pass ant any time before/during/of after labor/delivery. If I look at the umbilical cord, it will often show meconium staining that reflects passage prior to or during labor. The more intense the stain the longer the kid was surrounded by the material before delivery. Even small amounts may stain the fluid enough to stain the umbilical tissue. The midwife may never see it. ...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
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