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Why don't more obgyns practice delayed cord clamping?

Why don't more obgyns practice delayed cord clamping?

Maternal Death: As i understand it, one of the leading causes of maternal death world wide is post partum hemorrhage (bleeding to death immediately after giving birth). Clamping the cord quickly reduces the risk of this. ...Read more

Dr. Aimee Barton
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Neonatology (Definition)

Neonatology is a Medical Subspeciality of Pediatrics which deals with diseases and conditions of Newborn including Premature NewBorns and their care Neonatology specialists generally limit their practice to babies born in the hospital or admitted to hospital after ...Read more


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Single umbilical cord artery in pregnancy?

Single umbilical cord artery in pregnancy?

Uncommon finding: This is found in 1/2 to 1 % of newborns & 2/3 have no additional issues of any importance. In some additional anomalies are found & should be obvious to the examining physicians. Some anomalies require special studies for detection like those of the kidneys. ...Read more

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Do fetal hiccups mean the cord can be rapped around babies neck?

Do fetal hiccups mean the  cord can be rapped around babies neck?

No known association: Over three decades I have never seen any association between the two. I have had an infant with 5 wraps around the neck & no hiccups & hundreds with no wrap & hiccups. Just because the two may appear together on occasion does not mean the one issue was a signal of the other. ...Read more

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Should we save our baby's umbilical cord stump?

Should we save our baby's umbilical cord stump?

Some people do: Once the cord stump dries up and falls off, it's harmless and some people do keep it for a memento. What to keep in a baby box or album is a very personal decision, and also varies with culture. But dried cord stump poses no risk of carrying infections or anything bad. Also, the dried cord stump has no potential future medical use (banking cord blood is totally different process). ...Read more

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Is a straight umbilical cord dangerous?

Is a straight umbilical cord dangerous?

Straight cord: It may be dangerous because of poor blood supply to the placenta abd fetus. ...Read more

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When will my infant's umbilical cord fall off?

When will my infant's umbilical cord fall off?

1 weeks: The umbilical cord usually falls off in the first 7-10 days. May take up to two weeks. If you were told to clean with alcohol, then do so once a day. Cleaning every diaper change with alcohol keeps it too clean and delays falling off.Once it falls off it will stink for a week or so. Then you can clean every change with alcohol. ...Read more

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How safe is mismatched umbilical cord blood transfusion?

How safe is mismatched umbilical cord blood transfusion?

Depends: Infants usually do not react adversely to mismatched blood immediately. How did the infant get this mismatched cord blood? In some countries where there is no immediate source of blood, there is something called 'walking donor'-which has saved many a life. While I am not concerned, the blood bank can tell you prior to the next transfusion if there are any antibodies produced from such a case. ...Read more

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Anterior disc repl surgeon cut sympathetic nerve resulting in stage3 horners wallenborgs syndromes cut vocal cord nw hv issues breathing reversable?

Anterior disc repl surgeon cut sympathetic nerve resulting in stage3 horners wallenborgs syndromes cut vocal cord nw hv issues breathing reversable?

Prediction difficult: Am unclear how all of this happened to you while having a disc surgery. Would suggest you see a medical neurologist and a rehab doctor and get this all assessed. ...Read more

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Has high riskt to damage cord spermatic during the communication hydrocele surgery in children??

Has high riskt to damage cord spermatic during the communication hydrocele surgery in children??

No: In the hands of a skilled pediatric surgeon, there is extremely little risk of damage to the cord. Make sure your surgeon is comfortable with operating on children and trained to do it. ...Read more

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My baby died in womb at 40 weeks + 4 days. No umbrical cord wrapping or placenta seperation. Does cephalo pelvic disproportion cause death. ?

My baby died in womb at 40 weeks + 4 days. No umbrical cord wrapping or placenta seperation. Does cephalo pelvic disproportion cause death. ?

Sorry for your loss: Tragically, many fetal deaths after 40 weeks remain unexplained. Cpd means that the baby gets "stuck" after a very prolonged labor. If your baby died before labor started, then it wasn't cpd. If you decide to have another child, give yourself enough time to grieve and heal, and then work closely with a perinatologist (high risk OB specialist) who can do extra specialized testing and monitor well. ...Read more

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Had 20 week ultrasound. Midwife reported umbilical cord attached to the membrane of placenta. Is this serious?

Had 20 week ultrasound. Midwife reported umbilical cord attached to the membrane of placenta. Is this serious?

Please explain ??: The umbilical cord arises from the placenta and must be attached for that to happen. Perhaps there is another way to describe your question. If not please call the OB and ask them to explain what they really meant. ...Read more

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Is it normal if umbilical cord stump bleeds?

Is it normal if umbilical cord stump bleeds?

Depends on situation: Since the umbilical stump is composed of arteries & a vein that fed baby during pregnancy, it acquired a significant size.As the cord stump dries & separates, there is often a bit of bleeding.Usually only enough to cover a few q-tips.Local care as you would a scratch is all that is needed unless the bleeding persists.Occasionally the pediatrician needs to cauterize a stubborn bleeder in the offic. ...Read more

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At 30 wks ultrasound there is a single loop of umbilical cord loosely entwining baby's neck..is there any risk?.what are the chances of stillbirth?

At 30 wks ultrasound there is a single loop of umbilical cord loosely entwining baby's neck..is there any risk?.what are the chances of stillbirth?

Chances low: It is not uncommon to have the cord around the neck before birth. It may become disentangled naturally. Sometimes during labor if the cord is around the neck the infant may have fetal distress that can be picked up by fetal monitoring during labor. I would not be too worried right now as long os the fetus shows signs of movement. Your OB doc can follow this during the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hubby small avm ruptured-caused diplopia. 3 neurosurgeons haven't linked infant spinal meningitis & plan radiosurgery . Should spinal tap been given?

Hubby small avm ruptured-caused diplopia. 3 neurosurgeons haven't linked infant spinal meningitis & plan radiosurgery . Should spinal tap been given?

No: a spinal tap may worsen the situation due to change in pressure gradient (usually there is some swelling with leaking avm's as free blood is an irritant) Gamma knife surgery makes sense. ...Read more

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Can you repair t5 spinal cord injury?

Can you repair t5 spinal cord injury?

Depends: Spinal cord injury is very complex and the ability to "fix" the problem depends on many things including how badly the nerves have been injured, the age of the patient, the mechanism of injury, etc. Unfortunately, the overall healing potential of the spinal cord is quite poor and many injuries result in permanent problems. ...Read more

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Can a baby die from congenital diaphragmatic hernia?

Can  a baby  die from congenital diaphragmatic hernia?

Yes : If the hernia is large enough to allow the abdominal organs to go in i the chest during development, they can physically prevent the lung from developing. In its most severe case, rapid death due to inability to get oxygen in to the system can occur immediately after delivery. It is important to understand however that this is not the case for all hernias. See a pediatric surgeon for your details. ...Read more

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Neonate with umbilical vein catheter .can we give him NGT feeding?

Neonate with umbilical vein catheter .can we give him NGT feeding?

Depends on health: Infants with umbilical vein catheter can have NG feedings, but sometimes feedings are delayed due to other health conditions. Your pediatrician or neonatologist knows your infant the best and can make recommendations when to start feedings. ...Read more

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How come a mother who undergoes cesarean section may have spinal cord injury and brain injury?

How come a mother who undergoes cesarean section may have spinal cord injury and brain injury?

Blod Clot: A blod clot to the brain and or spinal cord is always a risk with surgery although uncommon. Pregnancy itself increases the risk for clotting. Sounds like an unfortunate event. ...Read more