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Does The Baby Cause Preeclampsia Or Is It Something In The Mother
Neither: There is no definite etiology known for pre-eclampsia. The predominent theory is that the placenta is a significant factor in the development of pre-eclampsia, how or why is not known. It is clear that the cure for pre-eclampsia is delivery - so something about the pregnancy is clearly involved. To further complicate the picture, about 25% of pre-eclampsia cases arise after delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: Not at all. In fact, it's almost guaranteed, given the length of the cord and how little space there is, that the cord is all around the baby. If the cord is in someways compromised, i.e., if it is pinched in there somewhere, it would result in decreased baby movements. You can take an active baby as a good sign. ...Read more
Is it possible to know if the unborn baby is having breathing problems at 5 months in the womb that can later cause a disibility. ?
Womb: A fetus does not breathe air as there hopefully is none in the uterus ...Read more
What is a placenta, meaning where does it grow from? Does it grow from the mother, the baby, or both?
No gas is not: Dangerous for baby or mother.Get a more detailed answer ›
Baby is in the head down position at 29 weeks. Is she likely to stay there? Does this increase the possibility of preterm/early delivery?
Yes and no: Since most babies deliver from the head down position it is likely to end up that way but change is possible. No, being head down does not mean you are more likely to deliver early. Be aware of your sensations and check out any early contractions with the OB to be sure you know when to come in for an evaluation.Early labor can be stopped so baby has a better chance to avoid newborn intensive care. ...Read more
When a child is born with extra chromosomes is that a genetic trait from the father side or the mother side? Or can it go both ways?
Both but not a trait: During formation of either egg or sperm (gametes), the chromosome (c) pairs that make up the normal cell separate & each gamete is supposed to have 1/2 of a pair. If any pair does not separate, three rather than a pair of that c be in the embryo. Having an extra c in every cell of the fetus confuses development.Miscarriage or birth defects often occur.This is not a trait but an error in whole cms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is salmonella only a risk to a foetus if the infection spreads to the mothers blood or can the gastric infection also harm the baby or spread to baby?
Depends on type: Alopacia has many types and causes, the chance of you passing this on is low, as most causes are environmental or unknown. ...Read more
It depends: Electricity usually passes from the point of contact directly ground. If the uterus is in that path, and depending on the strength of the electrical current, the fetus can be affected. However, if the shock is minor, and the baby continues to be moving afterwards the likelihood of problem is small. Regardless, after any shock it would be a good idea to be evaluated by your obstetrician. ...Read more
What do it mean when the placenta is in front instead of on the side? And what damage can it cause during labor?
Can non-invasive listeria infections harm the unborn baby/foetus or is it just the invasive type that gets into the blood stream?
Listeria: Non invasive listeria can enter the bloodstream of immuno-comprimised individuals causing septicemia which can affect the fetus. ...Read more
There is a disease it is like a water bag in the middle of the brain that is caused by early born
i want to know is it dangerous or deadly ? thank u
Hydrocephalus: You may be describing hydrocephalus, a neurologic condition when the fluid of the brain and spinal canal (CSF) fills up abnormally large spaces in the brain (ventricles), creating pressure on the brain tissue. Some people are born with it (congenital) as a result of genetic or developmental defect. Others develop it later from injury or disease. The condition is often treated surgically. ...Read more
If there is something wrong with the fetus, can it be "fixed" or treated? Is there any fetal condition that can be treated while still in the womb?
Limited: I think in-utero treatment is limited and, many times, somewhat experimental. Certain placental aberrancies (e.g. Twin-twin transfusion syndrome) are amenable to treatment. ...Read more
If baby transferred viral conjunctivitis to the mother can the mother transfer it back to the baby? Or will the baby now have the antibodies for that
If a placenta has an extra lobe is it always connected to the main placenta? Is it possible it could be hidden and not seen at delivery (c-section)?
Thinking normal: No. But, many women will swear that talking to the fetus is beneficial and part of becoming a mother. ...Read more
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