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Can forceps delivery cause head and brain injuries in babies?

Can forceps delivery cause head and brain injuries in babies?

Yes: Yes it can, but in the hands of a well trained obstretician they can also be life saving. ...Read more

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Vaginal Tear During Delivery (Definition)

A vaginal tear occurs when a delivering infant stretches the vagina and perineum causing either to "split" its lining ...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

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Does a forceps delivery contribute to brain injury and what are the symptoms?

Does a forceps delivery contribute to brain injury and what are the symptoms?

Forceps brain injury: Usually would not result in br injury, also count in time duration from full dilation to forceps use. Difficulty from forcep delivery add up to total trauma + times suffering low oxygenation. Symptoms would not appear till late if just cognitive weakness, if physical trauma-brain bleed sx would be immediate (reflexes + respiration adequacy + tonus of muscles..). ...Read more

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Can lifting heavy objects in third trimester cause placenta abruption ? Does it affect the baby in any way or just affect me ?

Can lifting heavy objects in third trimester cause placenta abruption ? Does it affect the baby in any way or just affect me ?

Not likely: In general lifting objects does not cause problems for pregnancy but obviously if something is too heavy for you or makes you uncomfortable then it should be avoided. ...Read more

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Can lifting heavy objects in third trimester cause placenta abruption ? Does it affect the baby in any way or just affect me ?

Can lifting heavy objects in third trimester cause placenta abruption ? Does it affect the baby in any way or just affect me ?

Not likely: In general lifting objects does not cause problems for pregnancy but obviously if something is too heavy for you or makes you uncomfortable then it should be avoided. ...Read more

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Can problems with the placenta cause a breeched baby?

Can problems with the placenta cause a breeched baby?

Yes: A placenta previa (covering the cervix) can increase the risk of a breech baby. ...Read more

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In how many percentage of cases a mother or baby died due to general anesthesia in c section.? In your practise. ?

In how many percentage of cases a mother or baby died due to general anesthesia in c section.? In your practise. ?

General Anes and OB: General anesthesia is used for urgent delivery and when regional anesthesia ( spinal or epidural ) is contraindicated. Statistically, general anesthesia is very safe, with severe complications in 1 or of 50, 000 to 1 out of 200, 000 cases. I have been in practice 37 years and have never seen a severe complication from general or regional anesthesia for delivery. ...Read more

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Can heavy lifting cause placenta abruption? Can it cause harm? I'm 38weeks and been lifting heavy things preparing for the baby & the baby's room

Can heavy lifting cause placenta abruption? Can it cause harm? I'm 38weeks and been lifting heavy things preparing for the baby & the baby's room

Not necessarily: you need to have risk factors for the placental ubruption, as high blood pressure, abnormally situated placenta, etc, if the baby is kicking well , no pain, no vaginal bleeding, you should be fine, in addition to avoiding over-exertion and having enough rest as you can afford, call your doctor for an exam / ultrasound for reassurance ...Read more

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How can cesarean delivery be a possible risk factor for ttn or respiratory distress syndrome?

How can cesarean delivery be a possible risk factor for ttn or respiratory distress syndrome?

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

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Umbilical cord prolapse caused a 30 second lack of oxygen to the baby during delivery. Will the baby be okay?

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

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Are all my delivery problems related to cerebral palsy? Hours of pushing, forceps for low fhr, etc

Are all my delivery problems related to cerebral palsy? Hours of pushing, forceps for low fhr, etc

Unlikely: There are many things that can cause difficult labor, and many infants born during difficult labor and delivery who do not have cerebral palsy. ...Read more

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What are the tests for possible delivery with shoulder dystocia?

What are the tests for possible delivery with shoulder dystocia?

There isn't one: It is generally impossible to tell beforehand if shoulder dystocia will occur. ...Read more

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Hi, can having an orgasm after cervical stitch cause contractions, or any problems to the baby/pregnancy. 24 wks with 5 cm long cervix with stitch. ?

Hi, can having an orgasm after cervical stitch cause contractions, or any problems to the baby/pregnancy. 24 wks with 5 cm long cervix with stitch. ?

Cerclage: It appears you are asking about a cervical cerclage. In general nonpenetrative sexual activity is not restricted in women with a cerclage. Vaginal intercourse is restricted because the suture material for the cerclage is very sharp and can cause injury. Of course individual cases must be addressed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a perineal tear (grade 2) and painful labor cause enough scar tissue to cause future infertility and severe postnatal menstrual cramping ?

Can a perineal tear (grade 2) and painful labor cause enough scar tissue to cause future infertility and severe postnatal menstrual cramping ?

Perineal tear: Not unless there is some low grade infection in the uterus or pelvic area. Get checked for problems like infection and endometriosis. ...Read more

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Baby was born with lack of oxygen. What complications can this cause?

Baby was born with lack of oxygen. What complications can this cause?

Asphyxia: The lack of oxygen called asphyxia. It may cause injury to the brain and other organs. The neonatologist, who is taking care of the baby, should explain to you how bad it is. ...Read more

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What kind of incision for delivery of singleton in transverse lie with anterior placenta previa? Will low transverse cut risk hemorrhage/uterine tear?

What kind of incision for delivery of singleton in transverse lie with anterior placenta previa? Will low transverse cut risk hemorrhage/uterine tear?

Hyst'omy MANDATED: hello Annie-_777 I am not an OB GYN but I have had a lot of experience which tells me that a lower abdominal incision (Pfannen-Stiel) is a better incision in almost all situations. This situation of a transverse lie and an anterior placenta praevia is a very hazardous situation because you need the baby out and the cord clamped within seconds of opening the uterus so choose a very skilled surgeon. ...Read more

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Could the staples from a previous bilateral femoral/ingnal hernia repair with mesh put a baby or placenta at risk during pregnancy?

Could the staples from a previous bilateral femoral/ingnal hernia repair with mesh put a baby or placenta at risk during pregnancy?

Hernia repair: Whether done open or laparoscopic the mesh, tacks, and suture from the hernia repairs will incorporate into your own tissue. Once the healing process is complete then the material utilized for the repair becomes part of your own tissue and pregnancy can go on safely without any risk of the fetus. ...Read more

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