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Fetal Death In Utero
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Yes, they happen: If you are talking about the unexpected passing of a fetus in an otherwise healthy woman's womb, it is not exactly common but it still does happen - despite prenatal care - and in most instances the cause is not found. If mom is known to have diabetes, high blood pressure, or the baby is too small doctors will do everything to deliver the baby before it passes in the womb. ...Read more
Is it true that the closer you get to death the more your body start to curl up into the fetal position?
Dying Process: While this occurs in some people, this stereotype is not the usual situation. One scenario in which this can happen is the frail elderly patient that has a slow decline, confining them in bed over a prolonged period time. Then the large muscles, from disuse, begin to contract and atrophy, and the body becomes curled. ...Read more
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