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Excessive Amniotic Fluid Surrounding The Unborn Infant
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
Decreases amniotic : Decreased amniotic fluid level most commonly occurs due to rupture of membranes. Other causes can be due placental insufficiency or fetal renal anomalies. Your baby will continue to normally produce amniotic fluid by voiding. So the amniotic fluid does not dry up. Either less fluid is produced or more fluid is leaving than is produced. ...Read more
They sometimes do: Infants sometimes have amniotic fluid in their mouth which can get sucked into their lungs at delivery.The OB makes an effort to clear the nose & mouth after the head is delivered, but if baby comes out rapidly that may not be possible. This material can trigger rapid breathing & a trip to the nicu for a few days as it can act identical to pneumonia. Most do well with treatment. ...Read more
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
Decreased perfusion: Oligo can be either loss of fluid or decreased production. A stressed infant will shunt oxygenated blood to more vital organs, less renal perfusion, therefore less urine produced. Anything that decreases placental perfusion can cause it (abruption or placental separation, poor implantation, vascular problems, clots, uterine abnls, etc). There are too many causes to list here, ask your ob. ...Read more
Ascites: If what you mean is that there is a dena or swelling in the babies abdomen that could be a sign of ascites. This can be the result of a variety of conditions. Given how many different conditions could be causing this it's best to have a visit with your obstetrician or perinatologist to discuss the possible causes. ...Read more
No: It will not harm the baby.Get a more detailed answer ›
2 possibilities: The theoretical reason is that the operative delivery disrupts the tissues and allows amniotic fluid to more easily pass into the woman's blood vessels. But it's not entirely clear if this is a true risk or just an association. Women with suspected amniotic fluid embolism are rushed to c-section. So it's possible it's the other way around, amniotic fluid embolism increases risk of c-section. ...Read more
If women were to purposely birth a baby in its amniotic sac. Wouldn't that lessen the chance of amniotic fluid embolism? I want a en caul birth
Diabetes?: Most of the time we don't know what causes polyhydramnios. It is associated with maternal diabetes and can result from trouble with the fetal kidneys or swallowing ability. In and of itself, it isn't harmful, though it can result in cord prolapse if the water breaks through an open cervix. Ask your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They are different: Iugr =small for gestational age= a small baby despite appropriate length of gestation/pregnancy--causes: smoking, alcohol abuse, drug use, infections, excessively low amniotic fluids, maternal hypertension, hypothyroid etc... Preterm means baby is born before its time and thus had not the opportunity to grow in utero! if you still have question, repost here or consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If amniotic sac is intact during vaginal delivery or c section, Are chances of AMniotic Fluid Embolisim basically zero chance?
Yes: Actually, AFE is quite a rare event and, to a degree, independent of a patient's ruptured status. The general idea is that there is a breech and/or permeability of the of the natural blood-amniotic barriers. This allows products of pregnancy to, unaturally, enter the maternal circulation and cause catatrophic events (primarily in the lungs), culminating in death, oftentimes. ...Read more
No: Fetuses are normally surrounded by amniotic fluid. This is required for the baby to move relatively freely. This fluid is vital and in no way harms the baby. ...Read more
Increased problems: The infant of a smoker will see their placental blood vessels age faster & start to shrink, reducing their blood flow & cutting their birth weight by 1/2 lb or more. They will have a higher risk of crib death, 2-3x as many ear & lung infections. They will grow up wanting to smoke because their source people do. Interesting legacy to give someone you are supposed to love. ...Read more
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