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How Often Do Babies Die After Amnio
<1:200-1:1000.: Amniocentesis complcations occur infrequently nowadays, with most recent studies quoting an overall complication rate of 1:200 - 1:1, 000. Fetal loss is a component of these complications and should occur even more rarely than those numbers above. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Amniocentesis is a procedure used to draw a sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds and cushions the baby in the womb. This fluid contains cells that have been sloughed off of the developing fetus. Amniocentesis is most often used to detect genetic abnormalities, though the results can also reveal the baby's sex, gauge lung maturity (if done close to term), detect amniotic fluid infections, or ...Read more
Screening vs confirm: Blood screening is a relatively non invasive way to get information on significant problems but by definition it is screening. Screening is an effort to narrow down the list of people that need a specific confirmatory test.By example, for every 1000 screened, 10 may be positive, and offered the amnio to find 1 true positive. An amnio is more invasive & risky but gives more definitive results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doesn't matter.: Elective delivery should be discouraged prior to 39 weeks gestation regardless of lung maturity tests. Babies born electively (with no other medical indication) prior to 39 weeks have higher risks of respiratory distress and nicu admission even when the amnio test demonstrates "lung maturity." if there is a medical reason for delivery, the amnio is unnecessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No guarantees: Amniocentesis can detect many abnormalities, depending on what you are looking for. Most commonly it will identify the chromosomal makeup of the fetus and measure alpha-fetoprotein (afp). Abnormal chromosomes are found in down syndrome, and high AFP may indicate spina bifida. Even a normal amnio can never guarantee a normal baby as there are conditions that it cannot identify. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have nf child, spontanous case, not my or hubby have it, if I do a maternit21 test insted of cvs or amnio...can we stll know if second child has nf too?
About a week: Generally, the interval between amnios gone for fetal lung maturity are spaced about a week apart somewhat depending on the urgency of wanting to deliver and how near to maturity the initial testing was. ...Read more
Hi, fetal ascites dx at 14w, fetal anomaly scan at 15w NAD, TORCH /Amnio NAD, what is the likelihood of a happy/healthy baby please?
19 weeks pregnant all amnio came back normal so they think my placenta has issues. Are chances still good baby will make it? Baby 2.5 weeks behind.
Too complex: Your question is quite complex with limited information provided in the format on healthtap. I recommend you make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your concerns, as they have your entire record in front of them. An answer on healthtap will necessarily be limited because we don't have your full prenatal record. Don't sit at home worrying, make an appointment, address your fears/concerns. ...Read more
I had an amniocentesis which was normal, but the baby appears to have a cleft palate on ultrasound. Why wasn't this detected on the amnio?
This is common: Amniocentesis will not show most cleft fetuses because we don't know the gene problem most of the time. In fact, even very sopisticated gene testing will show the genetic causes of cleft lip and palate less than 20% of the time. This field is still very young! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
16 weeks pregnant, Down syndrome screening test positive, 1/150 chance that baby might have abnormality. Will do amnio. Please explain what results mea?
High Risk for Downs: The screening test result means that you have a 1 in 150 chance that your fetus has down syndrome. While this is considered a positive screen, the chance is still less than 1%. Rather than an amino, you might consider a blood test like the maternit-21, which can be done from your blood and is greater than 99% accurate. Discuss this option with your ob. ...Read more
I'm a 38yr old African American pregnant(19w2d) woman w/ my 1st child.I had 2 normal AFP results.Is an amnio still necessary w/o history of disorders?
Only you can tell: This would only be necessary if the results would change how you handle your pregnancy.The same data can be done on fetal cells circulating in your blood.The NIPP is a non-invasive test that can be done as early as 8 wks.Originally promoted for paternity studies they can do a full chromosome workup on it.Many would want to know so they could prepare mentally if a problem is expected. ...Read more
Don't know: Interesting question. Why does this interest you? It would be impossible to know as it requires reporting of every incident and that just doesn't happen. And there are many reasons that children are not born...Genetic anomalies, poor placenta, problems with mom, blighted ovums, etc. It has happened for eons and will continue to happen . Nature still affects us. ...Read more
Slow growth: Iugr= intra uterine growth retardation. This descriptive term applies to growth, when the size of the fetus/baby bump does not meet the size expected for the stage in the pregnancy. The reason can be as simple as having the wrong dates, (expected date of conception) or some process that is interfering with the growth of baby. Iugr is a result, not a cause & sometimes results from fatal conditions. ...Read more
Too many: You'd have to be more specific in your question. How many babies die…during birth? In the first month? From home accidents? From automobile accidents? From SIDS? From RSV? From meningitis? From abuse? From congenital heart disease? …. You see the answer depends on the details of the question. Using the details you're interested in (age and cause) then google your question for those statistics. ...Read more
Ubpredictable: There are known associations. 1. A male at or about 3 to 4 months. 2.Preventive position in the crib should be supine. 3. Commoner in bottle fed.4.Sometimes warning symptoms include irritability, a "simple cold", or occasional apnea (stopped breathing) for a few seconds during sleep. It is usually nocturnal and can be related to vitamin b1 and/or magnesium deficiency. ...Read more
Crib position: The supine position has helped but there are still cases that occur without general explanation. My colleagues and i and other workers worked on this many years ago and showed that a deficiency of vitamin b1 and magnesium were a common cause. It requires knowledge of warnng symptoms but most siids are found dead in the crib. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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