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Doctor insights on: How Long Can A Baby Live Without Amniotic Fluid

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What percent of babies are born with problems because of high amniotic fluid?

What percent of babies are born with problems because of high amniotic fluid?

See below:: 1 % of pregnant women have too much amniotic fluid. In some women, fluid builds up slowly or quickly. This can happen at 16 weeks of pregnancy, and it usually causes very early birth. What problems can polyhydramnios cause? Polyhydramnios may increase the risk of these problems during pregnancy: prematurity, abruption, prom, stillbirth, post part. Hemorrhage & fetal malposition. Read more

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Could human babies breathe in amniotic fluid?

Could human babies breathe in amniotic fluid?

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

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How does amniotic fluid Embolisim happen 2 days after delivery if baby and placenta are no longer inside you??

How does amniotic fluid Embolisim happen 2 days after delivery if baby and placenta are no longer inside you??

Allergic reaction: Amniotic fluid embolism is a rare condition. It's due to amnionic fluid entering the maternal circulation.This results in a combination of cardiogenic shock, respiratory failure and a coagulation disorder causing blood clots or bleeding. Although most cases occur during or shortly after delivery, on rare occasions it has occurred 48 hours after delivery due to a delayed allergic reaction to the fluid Read more

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Is it possible to have extra amniotic fluid around the baby because of the baby being big?

Is it possible to have extra amniotic fluid around the baby because of the baby being big?

Kind of.: The two can be related. For example diabetes can cause both a big baby and increased fluid. But a big baby does not necessarily cause extra fluid. Read more

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Is thick amniotic fluid will harm the baby? How to treat that problem? Thanks

Is thick amniotic fluid will harm the baby? How to treat that problem? Thanks

Meconium?: I'm not sure if you are referring to thickened amniotic fluid that results from the baby having a bowel movement which is referred to as meconium? If so we only know about it at the time of delivery, and there is nothing to do except to make sure neonatology is present at the delivery to examine the baby. ... Read more

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Can alzheimer's genes be detected via amniotic fluid before a baby is born?

Can alzheimer's genes be detected via amniotic fluid before a baby is born?

Genes for Alzheimers: Well, the gene for alzheimer's disease isn't known as yet. And their may be more than one cause for what we call alzheimer's disease. So, without knowing what gene causes the disease, we can't detect it by amniocentesis. Read more

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Could low amniotic fluid in utero cause problems for the baby after delivery?

Could low amniotic fluid in utero cause problems for the baby after delivery?

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 more

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How can I tell if my baby has low amniotic fluid? The ultrasound looks like it doesn't have any fluid for it. It almost looks like it's squished in th

How can I tell if my baby has low amniotic fluid? The ultrasound looks like it doesn't have any fluid for it. It almost looks like it's squished in th

You don't: You cannot look at an ultrasound and read it. It takes training/experience. There is also a difference in expected fluid to baby ratio at different points during the pregnancy.It tends to be higher around 12 weeks and decline as they fill out. Read more

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Having a lot of amniotic fluid, and a Spina bifida baby at 20 weeks. What are the risks? I want to know your opinion, please.

Having a lot of amniotic fluid, and a Spina bifida baby at 20 weeks. What are the risks? I want to know your opinion, please.

We can only provide: Information; you & your spouse need to discuss delivery options & outcomes with your Fetal-Maternal Medicine Specialist & the pediatric neurosurgeon who reviewed all of your fetal ultrasounds. Lower limits of fetal viability, ability to survive outside the womb, are 22-25 weeks & survival rates ^ weekly. See http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/m/pubmed/11753511/. Take care of yourselves. Read more

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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

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

Pretty rare: En caul births are quite rare especially in live term gestations. The incidence is less than 1/80, 000. It is fine to want to do that but important to understand that nature tends to cause the water to break at some point during labor. Read more

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How to increase amniotic fluid? AFI is 9, 6, was 15 at 22 weeks, now 28 weeks. Baby weight is 1050 gr, & a week ahead, but with double nuchal cord

How to increase amniotic fluid? AFI is 9, 6, was 15 at 22 weeks, now 28 weeks. Baby weight is 1050 gr, & a week ahead, but with double nuchal cord

Normal levels: An amniotic fluid index of 9.6 is normal so there is not a reason to want to increase it. When the fluid level is low sometimes it can be increased through IV hydration. Most often it can not be increased and should be regarded as a sign of elevated pregnancy risk. Read more

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My sister in law's baby died in utero around 16w. No amniotic fluid but she didn't have leaking. They said fetus was dehydrated. How so? Kidney issue?

My sister in law's baby died in utero around 16w. No amniotic fluid but she didn't have leaking. They said fetus was dehydrated. How so? Kidney issue?

Could be: Amniotic fluid includes urine made by the fetus during pregnancy.Those that have poorly formed or no kidneys or a severe blockage to their urine outflow, will not create enough amniotic fluid. The fetus remains so tightly shrinked wrapped, that they also can have poor lung growth (no room).These can survive pregnancy but die soon after birth. A loss early in pregnancy may indicate another issue. Read more

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What is amniotic fluid?

What is amniotic fluid?

Fluid around baby: Amniotic fluid is the fluid that surrounds and protects the baby. The baby makes the amniotic fluid. How much fluid you drink, how well the placenta works and how the baby is doing all affect how much fluid there is. Too much fluid can be concerning as can too little fluid. Read more

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What is in amniotic fluid?

What is in amniotic fluid?

Pregnancy: The fluid produced to surrond the growing fetus. For a detailed aswer go to a site such as google which can tell you all about it in deep detail. Read more

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What is the purpose of amniotic fluid?

What is the purpose of amniotic fluid?

Lung Development: Amniotic fluid initially is filtered from the mother's blood and passes through the pregnancy's membranes to create a nourishing cushion during the first few weeks of development. Later, it is a byproduct (urine) of the baby's circulation which is taken into the lungs during the baby's practice breaths. The fluid pressure then induces growth and opening of the lung's branches. Read more

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How can I increase my amniotic fluid.?

How can I increase my amniotic fluid.?

Oral hydration.: You are not in complete control of your amniotic fluid volume, as this may be mostly reliant on fetal issues. You can and should, however, hydrate yourself vigorously throughout pregnancy and that might help with your amniotic fluid as well. Read more