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What is the definition or description of: Delayed separation of umbilical cord?

What is the definition or description of: Delayed separation of umbilical cord?

Cord seperation: if cord persists after 3 weeks baby should be evaluated for immune defficiency,specially leucocyte adhesion deffects ...Read more

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Can a HIV positive mother give birth to a HIV negative child, or does the virus always pass through the umbilical cord?

Can a HIV positive mother give birth to a HIV negative child, or does the virus always pass through the umbilical cord?

Not always: Even when mom does not receive antiretrovirals during pregnancy there is only about a 30-50% chance of perinatal infection in the infant. When prophylactic therapy is given this is markedly reduced. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Why do some people suggest delayed cord clamping when giving birth?

Why do some people suggest delayed cord clamping when giving birth?

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

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My boyfriend & I have sickle cell anemia, our son will also inherit the disease. Should we wait until umbilical cord stops pulsating before clamping?

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

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Does it hurt when the doctors cut off the umbilical cord?

Does it hurt when the doctors cut off the umbilical cord?

No: The umbilical cord does not hurt when it is clamped and cut. It has no nerves. ...Read more

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How far back does a drug test go using the baby's umbilical cord?

How far back does a drug test go using the baby's umbilical cord?

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 more

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I don't get to do it! do the student doctors cut the umbilical cord a certain way?

I don't get to do it! do the student doctors cut the umbilical cord a certain way?

Cutting the cord: No there is no special technique to cutting the cord, though as you may be able to imagine it would require some gymnastics for a mother to cut her babies cord. Fathers are occasionally allowed to cut the cord though. ...Read more