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C Section Complications Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping
Dr said umbilical cord is wrapped around baby's neck. I'm 37 weeks. dr doesn't seem concerned but I am very worried. should I request for a c section?
Cord seperation: if cord persists after 3 weeks baby should be evaluated for immune defficiency,specially leucocyte adhesion deffects ...Read more
Would it be safe for me to have a vbac? I had a c-section a year ago on march 3, 2011 do to umbilical cord being wrapped around my childs neck. Im currently expecting once again; im 30 weeks pregnant at this point. I want to try having a vbac but i'm wor
It depends.: It depends upon the type of uterine incision you had during your first c/section. If your incision was a low transverse cervical incision, it is generally considered safe to have a VBAC. One you have had a uterine incision, there is an increased risk of having a uterine rupture during labor. This risk is less than 1%. The risk seems greater in those who have labor induced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My boyfriend & I have sickle cell anemia, our son will also inherit the disease. Should we wait until umbilical cord stops pulsating before clamping?
Doesn't matter: Sickle cell disease will affect his blood cells over time as they sickle with dehydration and illness, or as they live a shorter duration in the body. Generally there aren't any symptoms at birth, and nothing having to do with the cord will make a difference. In actuality, his fetal hemoglobin will be more protective from sickle cell, and treatments now focus on keeping fetal hemoglobin around. ...Read more
Heard it's beneficial to leave the umbilical cord attached to baby for 3 to 5 min so blood can go back to baby. True, benefits to doing this? dangers?
Maybe,maybenot: The idea is there is baby blood in the placenta & it is a good source of iron. Babies don't make much new blood in the first months so their level starts out higher than adults to begin with & normally falls as baby grows. The problem with this move is you can let too much blood go across & babies blood will be too thick & could lead to kidney damage or stroke. I'd avoid it. ...Read more
Sweat, water, bites : Many of these act just like the skin folds of the body, trapping moisture and from bathing or sweat. Soaps can also be trapped. The salt in the sweat causes itching, the itching aggravates the issue by irritating or tearing skin cells, that are even more irritated by sweat. A good cleaning followed by alcohol will dry out the area. Bug bites also trigger this problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Less used that fat: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Many more mscs in fat than bone marrow making ad-msc the center of most research now. ...Read more
Varies with location: These are collected at my local hospitals & stored in a cold facility for an extended period by the lab.The OB occasionally requests a pathologist examine the cord & or placenta for signs of breakdown or infection. If no issues have surfaced during the storage period they are destroyed. ...Read more
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