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Causes Of Stillbirth
See below...: One of them most common causes of maternal mortality that you won't find on a death certificate is delay in seeking and receiving care. In developed countries, the specific leading causes are hemorrhage, thromboembolism, cardiac disease, infection, hypertensive disorders and amniotic fluid embolism. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multifactorial.: Genetic, environmental, infectious, metabolic reasons or even developmental accidents can cause birth defects. Taking Folic Acid at 1-5 mg daily throughout your reproductive life could prevent 95% of neural tube defects and up to 75% of cardiac defects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bleeding, high BP: Sadly, women are still dying around the world during childbirth. Some conditions could be prevented by better care and closer hospitals. Others cannot. Over the ages, leading causes of death eg infection have been better controlled in developed nations. However, it is still difficult to prevent progression of rising blood pressure as in preeclampsia and bleeding from placental or uterine problems. ...Read more
Oxygen: The care of premature birth babies is a battle between things known to increase survival including oxygen administration versus the risk of this life-saving oxygen cause retinopathy. No intervention is as good as oxygen and so this is an assumed risk. Treatment for this is possible including bevicizumab. ...Read moreSee 12 more doctor answers
Premature birth!: The cause is due to premature birth and possibly use of high oxygen concentration for breathing in premature infants. The retina is not fully developed and vascularized in the periphery and exposure to the air causes the peripheral retina to not vascularize, which can cause contraction, scarring and possible retinal detachment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bleeding !: Around the world, maternal hemorrhage, followed by infection causes most of the pregnancy related deaths. In the U.S. Maternal mortality is calculated in deaths per100, 000 live births. It is in fact, very low. An ectopic or tubal pregnancy can cause death by hemorrhage and is one of the leading causes. ...Read more
Many reasons: Complications in pregnancy can be from the pregnancy itself, such as placenta problems, amniotic fluid problems and problems with the baby's development. Other reasons might be medical complications related to diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus and many other medical conditions. Other reasons can be self imposed such as smoking drinking and using drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bleeding,infection: According to the world health organization, the major causes of death during pregnancy world wide are major bleeding, infections, unsafe abortions, eclampsia (blood pressure elevation during pregnancy), trauma/abuse and cardiovascular problems. Unintended pregnancy is a major cause of maternal death and illness. ...Read more
Jandice: Jaundice is common and occurs in about 60 percent of newborns, more so in premies. The most common cause is physiologic, meaning due to normal changes. Then infections, blood incompatible with mothers, rare blood disorders like enzyme deficiencies or liver disorders. Most important is to know the kind of jandice - direct or indirect is elevated. There are other reasons for rare indirect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genes, environ, luck: A mix of genetics, exposure & chance. The formation of the heart is a very complex process as a simple vascular tube transforms into a specialized pump intertwining 2 separate circulations. Sometimes cells fail to migrate or grow-->may lead to septal defects. Structures may not form, and if they interfere with bloodflow (e.g., valve not opening), then downstream structures don't grow or develop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SIDS: Also known as sudden infant death syndrome. This is when an otherwise healthy baby is put down to rest or sleep and when the parent checks on them finds them unresponsive. One theory for this is reflux which can happen during sleep and the infant aspirates stomach contents into the lungs and suffocates. ...Read more
Unknown: Although researched for decades the actual cause eludes us. In theory something in the breathing center of babies brain may be vulnerable. At most we understand associations. Prematurity, poverty, smokers in household, multiple birth & the big one, sleeping on the belly, are all associated with higher risk. ...Read more
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