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How Does An Unborn Baby Breathe In The Womb
Depends: If your immunizations are up to date the major risk to pregnant women in hospital would likely be cmv. To acquire this one would have to have contact with blood or other bodily secretions intimately. You didn't say what you did in hospital or how close you are to patients, and if close, what types of patients. The risk is probably very very small. ...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
Can castor oil cause my unborn baby to have her first poop in the womb? I'm 2 hours and 15 minutes from being 40 weeks.
Motherf Nature: The baby is provided with oxygenated blood from the mother through the umbilical cord. He/she does not need lungs at this stage, only after birth. ...Read more
They don't: The lungs never inflate in the womb. They are at rest & compact like a dry sponge before it absorbs water. At birth the baby gasps forcefully, filling the lungs with air & it begins doing the work of gaining oxygen. The placenta, which did the work before can be clamped. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can a fetus survive without a heart I went to the doctor today and he said that my baby has a hole n her heart and that it wasn't a heart murmer because people can't be born with a heart murmer and that a fetus doesn't need a heart to survive n the womb
Talk to MD: A fetus cannot survive without a heart, but that is not your problem. The doctor is describing a condition where there is a hole in the heart. This can be several things, and so you need to have along talk with your doctor about what this means for your baby. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Takes $$/effort: If the woman's ovaries remain, these can be stimulated to make eggs. At the appropriate time these can be removed and placed in storage. The fathers sperm are added to create embryos which can then be placed in a a surrogate woman who carries the pregnancy.This requires a fertility center with the technical skill and local /national laws that permit the procedure. It is not always successful. ...Read more
No: They tend to grow at a pretty normal rate prior to birth. Deficiencies in linear growth will eventually occcur in the average ds kid as they grow older. However, some maintain a relatively normal rate of growth, dependingg on other factors affecting their health. ...Read more
Can be done: Depends on what the abnormality is, but it can and is being done ...Read more
If a fetus dies in the womb would you know it? Can it stay in there w no action or will your body know something is wrong and expell it?
Both: Can happen. Usually the fetus will be expelled. This is a spontaneous abortion. If there is a delay, then this called a missed abortion. The second type may require a d and c. ...Read more
Carefully: However it wants. CarefullyGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes, low birth weigh: Medical studies have shown repeatedly that expectant mothers who have untreated gum disease give birth to lower weight babies. Obviously, something about the gum disease causes that, but it is not known specifically. If your obstetrician oks it, go ahead and get your gum disease treated and help your fetus (baby)! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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