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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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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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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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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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Please, can you describe the primary causes that could result in a death of a 34 weeks fetus?

Please, can you describe the primary causes that could result in a death of a 34 weeks fetus?

Unknown: 'unknown' reasons account for majority of stillbirths, meaning a source can't be identified. After that reasons include: fetal growth restriction/problem with placenta (due to hypertension, drug use), abruption (htn, drug use), infection, congenital abnormalities, umbilical cord compromise, hydrops (rh disease), platelet problems, uterine abnormality, heart problems, amniotic bands. ...Read more