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What is intra uterine fetal death?

What is intra uterine fetal death?

In utero demise: An intrauterine fetal death or demise is a pregnancy complication where the fetus dies in the uterus before labor occurs. It usually requires labor induction or a d & e to remove the fetus and the other products of conception from the uterus. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Home Birth (Definition)

A home birth is the delivery of a child at home rather than in a hospital or other medical facility. Home births are associated with a somewhat higher rate of birth complications than delivery in the hospital or ...Read more


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What are the chances of fetal death after the 2nd month?

What are the chances of fetal death after the 2nd month?

Fetal death: Once a fetal heart beat is heard externally using a doppler device the overall risk of pregnancy loss is approximately 1-2 %. There are many different causes and reasons for loss. ...Read more

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Describe the disorder called fetal death.?

Describe the disorder called fetal death.?

Fetal death: Fetal death refers to the spontaneous intrauterine death of a fetus at any time during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Fetal death--what happens to the baby?

Fetal death--what happens to the baby?

Breakdown of structu: The fetus within the intact fetal membranes is no longer nourished by the placenta( no heart pushing blood to & fro) so the structures begin to break down. They may pass as a miscarriage or need to be coaxed out by an induction or manual removal.Over time the tissue can attain a bag of soup consistency.Retained tissue can cause an infection that may kill mom ( as i saw once in training). ...Read more

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I had a missed misscarage. Fetal death reported 6 weeks ago. How long will it take to have a natural miscarriage on my own?

I had a missed misscarage. Fetal death reported 6 weeks ago. How long will it take to have a natural miscarriage on my own?

Usually: This usually occurs by now. Hopefully your doctor is following you and has discussed with you the fact that you may need a D&C. This is often but not always the case. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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R there any symptoms of intrauterine fetal death? I'm 18 w preg.And felt the baby moves for 2 days then i'm not sure if it's the baby or gases anymore

R there any symptoms of intrauterine fetal death? I'm 18 w preg.And felt the baby moves for 2 days then i'm not sure if it's the baby or gases anymore

Talk to your midwife: There is no reason to worry, a quick visit for a fetal heart rate check will let you know if the baby is ok. We prefer that you come n for an evaluation early, rather tan wait and worry. Moms start feeling baby movement between 16 and 20 weeks, it may not be obviously 'baby' at 18 weeks. ...Read more

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I've been depressed and not sleeping after suffering from fetal death?how do I get ovr it?

I've been depressed and not sleeping after suffering from fetal death?how do I get ovr it?

Loss: I am sorry for your loss. Grieving is painful but necessary. Consider sharing & accepting support from family, friends, a member of the clergy or a counselor. Sometimes if a person gets stuck in their grieving process - medications to help with sleep or depression can help. Take care. ...Read more

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I am 4-5 wks pregnant, I've had 3 pregnancies, all lost (1 interuterine fetal death), how do I make sure I carry this baby??

I am 4-5 wks pregnant, I've had 3 pregnancies, all lost (1 interuterine fetal death), how do I make sure I carry this baby??

Healthy living: Congratulations. Some times, we have no answers for why things happen. You are certainly prone to "miscarriages." Assuming the Gyn evaluated you and all is fine, simply be sure to live healthy for your growing baby-eat well, do not smoke, do not drink alcohol, decrease caffeine intake, take prenatal vitamins and Folic acid. Keep regular OB/GYN appts. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could I bleed to death if home birth?

Could I bleed to death if home birth?

Indeed !: Home birth with an experienced nurse midwife is reasonably safe . Normally, after the afterbirth delivers the uterus will contract and slows down bleeding. Hospitals have a dedicated staff and blood bank should this serious obstetrical emergency develop. Talk to your caregiver and assess your particular risk. ...Read more

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What can I expect in the first few hours after a home birth?

What can I expect in the first few hours after a home birth?

Please ask the perso: Person who did your delivery as that person should have told u what to expect and problems to call about ! if you have not delivered yet please don't do that at home- this is the year 2013, not 1813, and I have seen many horrible things happen because of home birth that could have been prevented in the hospital! no one can predict the future , do not take a chance with your baby or u! ...Read more

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