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Does Delivery With Shoulder Dystocia Cause Delivery Complication Asphyxia
Not likely: Although the causes for autism are still being discovered and likely involve a combination of factors, complications during delivery/birth, while being a risk factor for many other problems, do not seem to be a major contributor or risk for autism specifically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not squeezed: Normal vaginal delivery squeezes some of the fluid in the lung spaces out during passage through the birth canal. C-sections alows that fluid to remain and thereby can cause a poor exchange of oxygen. Ttn uaually resolves on its own with supportive care. Ttn can also happen with a normal delivery but less often. ...Read more
Placenta accreta: A previously undiagnosed placenta accrete may be diagnosed at the time of a cesarean section. This would occur when the OB is trying to remove the placenta but cannot because it is attached (accreta). On the other hand, if the placenta detaches easily, the uterine cavity is always explored so it would be rare to have an attached placenta left behind but a focal placenta accrete could be missed. ...Read more
Many reasons...: C/Sections are done for many different reasons. Some of the more common reasons are: The baby is bottom first (breech); the baby isn't doing well and needs to be delivered quicky; the mother isn't doing well and needs to be delivered quickly; the baby is too big and can't come out in-spite of adequate labor; mom has had a prior c/section... There are many other reasons. Best wishes! ...Read more
How common are cord accidents/prolapse/compression with footling breech at+after 28 weeks of pregnancy? is footling breech dangerous during pregnancy?
Umbilical cord prolapse caused a 30 second lack of oxygen to the baby during delivery. Will the baby be okay?
Only 30 ???: I am reluctant to accept the initial statement as realistic. Once a cord begins to prolapse it can produce an intermittent but complete obstruction to blood flow that may add up to a significant o2 deficit over time.I'm not sure anyone can estimate the insult accurately.If only 30, probably no long term effect. If low 1/5/10 min apgars and seizures in the 1st 24hr,it was longer and more problemat ...Read more
Can an epidural during labor cause paralysis? I'm concerned that having an epidural during labor can cause paralysis. Is there a substancial risk involved?
Extremely Rare: And even then, the more experienced the anesthesia provider, the less likely such a rare event will occur; 20-30 years can easily pass on a busy labor and delivery ward without either a penetrating injury, an epidural bleed or an abscess happening (causes of paralysis). Have a look at this detailed summary: http://www.Allaboutepidural.Com/main-content/can-i-get-paralyzed-from-epidural. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Generally respiratory distress following c section is because of fluid in the lungs that can take few hours to clear up , other times it really depends on the reason for the c section. If the c section is done because of fetal distress it indicates there was some problem already and c section is only incidental. ...Read more
2 weeks: Really depends on the nature of the complication. ...Read more
Yes: Yes it can, but in the hands of a well trained obstretician they can also be life saving. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Babies don't need kidneys much during pregnancy because the placenta does that job.They do make pee that ends up as amniotic fluid. The right amount of fluid creates extra volume in the womb that pushes back against the muscular womb & allows the lungs to develop.(important) Things that stop or limit fluid formation includes absent kidneys or blockage in the outflow. Such defects can be a problem ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does having a previous endometritis effect current pregnancy or cause any type of complications during labor and delivery?
Sometimes: Abruption is a bleed from the placenta; a disruption of either the mother or baby's blood supply. Many causes: trauma, high blood pressure, drugs (cocaine), preterm labor, polyhydramnios. Can be very large or very small, so even US can miss a diagnosis. Symptoms: usually preterm contractions, sometimes vaginal bleed. Fetal monitoring is necessary. Wait, watch; abruption can self-heal sometimes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How dangerous is a pregancy after uterine rupture? 1st baby born normally, 2nd c-section, 3rd vbac attempt which resulted in stillbirth.
There isn't one: It is generally impossible to tell beforehand if shoulder dystocia will occur. ...Read more
Complex question: This has to do with where the nerve tear occurred. The ganglion is just off the spinal cord and shoulder dysytocia brachial plexus injuries can occur before or after. Preganglionic injuries tend to have a poorer outcome and can cause a related horners syndrome as well. Because of where the injury is, there tends to be less spontaneous healing or surgical options. I hope this answer helps. ...Read more
Zavanelli: It's a maneuver of last resort in cases of severe shoulder dystocia. I can think of at least 1 other circumstance in which an obstetrician might be desperate enough to think of using the Zavanelli. If there was a very short umbilical cord and/or a nuchal cord that was so tight that it could not be cut without risking injury to the baby. I don't know of any such case reports but it's possible. ...Read more
Stuck Shoulders: A shoulder dystocia is when the shoulders get stuck after the head delivers.Most of the time it is mild and resolves quickly. Rarely it can be very dangerous for the baby, causing nerve damage, brain damage and rarely fetal death. It is hard to prevent. The most important thing is to remain calm and listen to your doctor and nurses during the pushing phase. They can help you push at the right time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe labor problem: Shoulder dystocia occurs when the baby's head is delivered vaginally but the shoulders take more than a minute to deliver. This can cost the baby its life, brain or nerves, or it may only cause a fracture and mild perinatal injury. If you have shoulder dystocia, permanent injury to the baby's brachial (arm) plexus is anticipated in 0.5-1.6% of cases with congenital paralysis of that arm. ...Read more
Serious complication: Shoulder dystocia occurs when the baby's head delivers but the shoulders are too big to come through. This results in injury to the chest outlet (fracture of the clavicle), arm (fracture of the humerus) and/or the nerves traveling from the neck to the arm. Some of the nerve injuries are permanent and result in congenital arm paralysis. This dire complication occurs in large babies and/ big mothers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is C-section necsisary for 4th baby after 3rd was shoulder dystocia delivery? All perv were vaginal. All less than 8 lbs., no diabetes or obesity in
It will be offered: Since the recurrence rate of shoulder dystocia is relatively high and the consequences can be grave, a c-section should be offered or even highly recommended to you. You must weigh all options and make the best decision for you and your baby in conjunction with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, my first pregnancy was a traumatic one, was induced and had my baby after 18 hours, with shoulder dystocia, Would you advice CS? now pregnant.
Not necessarily: Each pregnancy is different in its conduct and labor progress, and the events of the first pregnancy will not necessarily be repeated in the second. A vaginal birth with the 2nd pregnancy may go very smoothly and if all else "fails" thank God for safe Cesarean sections. ...Read more
Muster not heard of: I believe you mean shoulder dystocia which is a problem with large babies. Different manuevers are done by the OB to deliver the shoulder. ...Read more
Not subtle: Typically a birth complicated by significant birth asphyxia, which is where the baby is not getting enough blood and oxygen to the brain, is followed by a floppy baby, often with little crying or breathing without help from the doctors and nurses, seizures may also be a complication. Baby's may need to be on a breathing machine. Mild birth asphyxia may only have low tone that goes away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Rare : Mostly pain involving a joint with clicking, swelling, and possible decrease in motion. Rarely can this become malignant ...5% ...Read more
Too vague . .: The problem is that the shoulder is actually made of several boney structures--so it really does depend upon the specifics, such as : which bone, which part of the effected bone, how many 'pieces' there are to the break, and whether any of the surrounding 'soft tissues' were also damaged. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scheduled for my 2nd shoulder surgery in 3 weeks. 1st surgery = 100% rom no complications but it tore again while fishing. Why does it keep tearing?
SLOW down: If you had a repair of anything in the shoulder, it takes 8-12 weeks to heal, restore motion and strength enough to do certain activities. Sounds like you returned to activity way too soon. Something does not make sense- get a 2nd opinion ...Read more
Potentially big: Shoulder dystocia occurs when the baby's shoulders are stuck behind the pubic bone. Some babies end up with permanent neurologic injuries from this problem, although most have only transient effects from the maneuvers required to complete the delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually very minimal: The standard risks of any procedure are possible, such as: infection, nerve or vessel damage, and clot. These potential complications are rare and occur generally less than 1% of the time. Other procedure/disease specific complications may include persistent pain, stiffness, weakness, and a need for further surgery. Discuss your surgery thoroughly with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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