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Does Eclampsia Cause Stillbirth
With difficulty: Unfortunately it's not always evident. Examination of the stillborn sometimes shows us cord problems or obvious birth defects. The placenta is examined for problems, an autopsy can be ordered on the infant looking for birth defects. Chromosomes & blood tests looking for abnormalities (diabetes, lupus, infection, etc) are also done. However, many times the reason is unexplained or unclear. ...Read more
Several.: Obstetric complications (abruption, multiple gestation, preterm birth - 29%), placental disease and fetal growth restriction (fgr - 24%), fetal genetic/structural abnormalities (14%), maternal/fetal infection (13%), umbilical cord abnormalities (10%), hypertensive disorders (9%), other maternal medical conditions (8%). One third/fourth of cases remain undiagnosed/idiopathic. @34 weeks fgr likely. ...Read more
Pregnancy.: Some pregnancies are afflicted by preeclampsia, a condition of widespread endothelial malfunction under the influence of placental products. In essence, the placenta never implanted well in the maternal uterus; as the fetus grows the placenta becomes increasingly stressed to provide adequate nutrients to the fetus and the maternal pressures increase. When the disease is severe, convulsions occur. ...Read more
Chances: If you become infected during around the time of conception there is a less than 5% chance that your baby will also be infected. During the 3rd trimester there is a 65% chance your baby will also be infected. However, babies infected duirng later pregnancy are less likely to develop serious health problems. ...Read more
I had a stillbirth at full term...In your field how often does this happen and what are the chances of it repeating?
No cause was found.
About 1 in 1000: The risk for fetal demise is about 1 in 1000 at 39 to 40 weeks. The chance for a recurrence is about twice as high. ...Read more
Hi I want to ask if you have Eclampsia and you give normal birth to your baby can it cause to baby's hart to just give in with no medical reason?
Reformulate: Reformulate your question. It's not clear what's being asked. If you have eclampsia but have a normal baby after birth, the baby will not hurt. Ecalmpsia, however, cause complications with labor and delivery and the rate of baby's complications/untoward outcomes is definitely higher than in women without eclampsia. ...Read more
Not fully understood: Preeclampsia and eclampsia are not fully understood. Neither are fully understood laboratory changes associated with it like changes in liver enzyme levels or platelet numbers nor why sometimes the liver is enlarged or the kidneys show signs of damage and at other times they don't. Effective treatment in almost all cases is removal of the placenta, with sooner or later recovery of the patient. ...Read more
My daughter has a condition called pre-eclampsia.What causes this and any reremedies? I know it's serious.
Hi I need to know can eclampsia be the cause of my baby's hart giving out at birth with no medical reason to why her hart stoped?
Eclampsia: first so sorry for your loss. Eclampsia can cause decreased blood flow to baby causing death, in essence causing baby heart to fail becasue of poor flow to it from placenta. Not sure if this is the cause or not in your case. As former ob doctor having dealt with still births I know how painful this can be for family. You will be in my family's thoughts and prayers. ...Read more
I gave normal birth and the baby's hart just stoped right after and she died with no medical reason for it? could Eclampsia be the cause?
I am very sorry: to hear about that. Ecclampsia is a maternal condition characterized by very high vessel tone (blood pressure, kidney failure, fluid retention among other symptoms). Congenital conditions are a very common cause of death soon after delivery. Stillbirth is a catch-all term for a LOT of conditions. but frequently, no clear cause is found. http://www.marchofdimes.com/loss/stillbirth.aspx ...Read more
There R multiple causes of stillbirth, cord knot, infection, IUGR etc, but in those with unknown causes, is there a theory on what might be thecause?
Unknown=unknown: The more advances we make in genetic analysis & general study of fetal development the more of these cases will move from unknown to known. I watched a monitor abnormality during labor turn out to be a baby gripping his cord hard during contractions, causing a dangerous reduction in heart rate.That kid turned out fine, but it points out that sometimes we can't find evidence after the fact ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a stillbirth due to a placenta abruption. NO known cause.One healthy birth previously. Would I be likely to have another abrupt or healthy preg?
Abruption chances: First of all, I am sorry for your loss. The risk for a recurrent complicated placental abruption in your next pregnancy is about 33/1000. Special surveillance would need to be undertaken about 3 months prior to the gestational age of the baby you lost due to the first placental abruption. Best of luck to you. ...Read more
Pre-Eclampsia: Nope. Not in any way.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Although legionnaires' can have long-term effects, particularly on the elderly or the chronically ill, these effects are typically fatigue or neurologic symptoms. In the immunosuppressed (hiv patients, those on certain medications, or the severely ill), the bacterium has been known to spread to several organs only on very rare occasions, and no involvement of the uterus has been reported. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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