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Can A Baby Survive At 18 Weeks
My friend used meth 1 time at 18 weeks pregnant, very small amount, will it show in babies meconium at birth, if she delivers at full term. in 22 week?
Meconium starts : forming between 12-16 weeks. The Chicago-based lab we used when I worked for the NV State Health Division claimed that their assay could detect illicit drugs in meconium used 6 months prior to delivery. A temporary decrease in oxygen from a "hit" of meth may cause permanent damage in some areas of the fetal brain. Encourage her to 'fess up, for her baby's sake & to get addiction counseling. ...Read more
Yes;Depending: The survival of an infant at 28 wks is possible at most centers that are prepared for such deliveries. Early recognition & aggressive treatment of respiratory & other issues are needed & with rx they can make it.However, some deliver prematurely because of problems such as infection, maternal hypertension, etc. & the degree of instability caused by these issues can influence outcome. ...Read more
Unlikely : The water breaking may permit germs to enter the fetal membranes and cause infection of baby and mother.If the leak sealed over and the baby carried longer, survival would be possible. If the delivery occurred now, the baby would not survive. ...Read more
Will taking 1 hit of meth at 18 weeks pregnant show up in babies meconium at birth in 22 weeks? never used again? she will be tested, along with baby.
Meconium: Think.. where will it all go , or `accumulate? But In Meconium which begins to form, I believe around 12 th or 16th wk. Drugs can be detected in Meconium by second trimester. If you stay clean and your UDS continues to be negative, they may not test Meconium. But are you asking this question for yourself or for your Baby, that little helpless, precious being expecting all protection from Mama. ...Read more
Absolutely: Not only survive, but have a good chance at high quality of life if enrolled in early intervention shortly after discharge. Think of it as " early prevention." therapists teach positioning to prevent bad motor habits, how to read her " cues, " &, how to promote social communication. 11weeks is subtracted from her chronological age for developmental testing at her "corrected age" till 2years old. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Twin babies died at 18 weeks in the utero and found out at 21 week,were in the same sac,i only pass 1 placenta is it ok to get pregnant 4 mths after?
4 months = 16 weeks: You need to go see a doctor to get an abortion. If you don't want to see your doctor, then check out Planned Parenthood (http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-info/abortion). But don't wait as you're already far into your pregnancy. Time limit is usually 20 weeks. Check out https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/104738-when-is-the-latest-a-pregnant-woman-can-get-an-abortion ...Read more
I lost my babies at 18 weeks and found out at 21 weeks,they were in the same sac so they died i gave birth,is it healthy to get prego after 4 months?
Can a baby stay in the womb longer than 47 weeks or is impossible? The placenta will show old at the u/s?
After a 18 weeks miscarriage with twins can i have a healthy baby getting pregnant after 4 months?
Yes: Most certainly, you can have a healthy baby conceiving 4 months after a miscarriage. What happened to cause a miscarriage? Did you have trauma, an infection or unexplained cervical dilatation with ruptured membranes and miscarried? If you had cervical dilatation then you may discuss cervical cerclage (putting a stitch around your cervix to keep it closed) or vaginal progesterone with your doctor. ...Read more
At How Many Weeks Can You Find Out Sex Of Baby. Went In At 13 Weeks & Doctor Said 85% It Was A Baby Boy ?
18-22 weeks: Ultrasound is fairly accurate and is the least invasive way to find out if you are having a boy or a girl. This procedure is most accurate during the 18-22nd weeks of your pregnancy. Prior to this time the baby may not be well enough developed to get an accurate answer with a gender ultrasound. After this time the baby is more crowded making it more difficult to get a good view. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SIL lost baby at 20 wks due to incompetent cervix. Had stitch with #2 to term. Lost #3 at 8 wks a year after #2 Does she have problem carrying babies?
Im 38.5 weeks high risk pregnancy.....Cause i had 2 stillbirths one at 36 weeks and the other at 20 weeks so will i beable to get my labor induce?
IF you were my pt: I would induce u at 39 weeks or earlier , if earlier u must have an amnio but since you are 38.5 i would induce u right at 39 weeks, as the ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks and i would be doing nsts and bpps each week until u deliver, indcucion is safe and easy and effective when done properly, almost all of my pts want to be induced, please call your OB to discuss and get it scheduled. ...Read more
No: The safest place for your baby is in his/her bed. In some European countries they give out a box for the baby to sleep in. A baby should be placed in the supine position and in a safe place where he/she won't wiggle off the edge. Sleeping with a baby is potentially dangerous as an adult may roll over and block the baby's airway. ...Read more
Had a natural missed miscarriage at 12 weeks 2 days, but baby passed at 9 weeks. I'm 39, but healthy. How soon can I start to have baby again?
How painful is a natural misscariage? How long will it take? Fetus died at 6 weeks just started 7 weeks later
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