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It doesn't: Meconium affectes babies after they are born. ...Read more
Swallowed AF, cells: As a fetus grows, its organs and systems mature in preparation for functioning after birth. One such system is the gastrointestinal GI system. A fetus swallows amniotic fluid and its contents through pregnancy, and the "end" product literally is meconium, a dark green slimey substance. If baby's near term, it might pass a little and be ok. If early or stressed, it could breath it in and need help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
End of 1st trimester: The unborn fetus begins to accumulate meconium beginning at 12-16 weeks gestation until birth. The unborn baby does not normally excrete meconium stools while in the womb. Such passage is often a signal of fetal distress. Meconium is formed from swallowed amnionic fluid, intestinal secretions such as bile, & cellular debris. It can continue to accumulate throughout fetal development. ...Read more
A friend of mine got high at 19 weeks pregnant, she has not touched anything since then, will it show up in babies meconium at birth in 20 weeks?
Meconium tests: Meconium starts to form about 12 weeks into pregnancy and additives will remain. The sensitivity off the test may or may not reach back that far.Meconium testing for drugs is not routine in most locations.It is a normal part of surveillance if someone has come to the attention of family services for previous drug use/family violence. If she stays clean they may have no reason to test. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does it mean if the newborn has bloody meconium if the mother has placental separation ? And how we can manage him
Meconium = stressed.: When in fetus is stressed. he will often pass a bowel movement, called meconium. If the placental separates from the uterine wall before the baby is born, there will be bleeding too. The placenta is the link to mother's oxygen. Deliver the baby ASAP, c-section, suction mouth and trachea before baby breathes, and then give oxygen and respiratory support after birth if needed. I hope baby is ok ...Read more
What are the long-term effects if my baby had meconium aspiration syndrome? Should I be worried about any particular disease or brain damage?
Two primary issues: Mas outcomes can be divided into 2 main issues:lung & development.Since meconium passage itself comes from prenatal stress, which is a risk factor for movement disorders (CP) & learning problems.The intensity of the lung disease/ventilation/ecmo need points to further problems with oxygen supply to the brain & can amplify those issues. The lung disease could be minimal & brief or bad & long term. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: If your case is being followed by child services, it is routine for urine and meconium to be screened for evidence of drug use under directives of the state. Meconium is made over weeks and months and will be positive for many weeks after use. It is best that you make plans accordingly and be honest when questions are asked. It will go better for you if you do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
?: Please rephrase your question, it is not clear what you are asking. ...Read more
Peculiar wording???: Meconium starts forming after the gut is complete.This is around 12 weeks. It accumulates slowly, and represents gut enzymes,liver discharge, swallowed hair and skin. It will usually not empty until after the baby is born. ...Read more
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