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Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping Hospitalized Since Birth
Son was Coombs postive at birth from tested blood in umbilical cord. I'm O postive and he's b postive. Is this why he was Coombs postive ?
Cord seperation: if cord persists after 3 weeks baby should be evaluated for immune defficiency,specially leucocyte adhesion deffects ...Read more
Can a HIV positive mother give birth to a HIV negative child, or does the virus always pass through the umbilical cord?
Right after I give birth can a doctor draw blood from my baby umbilical cord and fathers blood to do a NIPP test at the hospital on spot?
Unlikely: The newer NIPP testing is offered on blood from the mother and designated father as early as 9 weeks of gestation. You can arrange for the placental blood to be drawn and sent to a regular paternity testing centers.Most hospitals will have the information available for you to obtain test kits.It is not covered by most insurance.No hospital I am aware of tests this on site. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More blood to baby: Quoting this good article on the pros & cons: "a delay of even 30 to 45 seconds in cord clamping, especially in preterm infants can provide more blood volume and improve cardiovascular stability. By delaying even 30 seconds, blood volume can increase by 8 to 24%" for more of this article: www.Pregnancy.Org/article/delayed-or-immediate-clamping-of-cord. ...Read more
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
Not at all: Umbilical cords do not have nerves.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: The umbilical cord does not hurt when it is clamped and cut. It has no nerves. ...Read more
About 1 month: Usually newborn urine or meconium is tested not the umbilical cord. Different drugs stay in the system for different amounts of time and detection will vary. Remember that it is crucial you tell your doctor about any drug use. This is about keeping your baby safe not avoiding getting caught. The doctors can best care for your baby is they know the truth. Be open and honest and keep your baby safe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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