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What are the consequences of having maternal septic shock?

What are the consequences of having maternal septic shock?

Septic shock: Septic shock is caused by a serious bacterial infection usually found in the uterus. It is associated with vascular collapse, kidney damage, breathing difficulties, coma, and death. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

Shock is a condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen & nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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How many maternal deaths per year in the world?

How many maternal deaths per year in the world?

Highly varaible: It varies from 1, 100 per 100, 000 in mozambique to 8 per 100, 000 in the usa to the lowest of 1 per 100, 000 in (can you believe this?): greece and grenada (they're tied!) perhaps you should consider moving to greece? (not). ...Read more

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Why did maternal deaths double in past 25 years?

Why did maternal deaths double in past 25 years?

Many reasons: The U.S. Ranks 50th in the world for maternal mortality. Poverty, pre-existing conditions, obesity, teen pregnancy, lack of prenatal care, embolism are the most common causes. Variable availability of care. Reporting can cary with direct & indirect causation. Fatalities during but unrelated to a pregnancy are termed accidental, incidental, or nonobstetrical maternal death. ...Read more

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What are the causes of maternal mortality?

What are the causes of maternal mortality?

See below...: One of them most common causes of maternal mortality that you won't find on a death certificate is delay in seeking and receiving care. In developed countries, the specific leading causes are hemorrhage, thromboembolism, cardiac disease, infection, hypertensive disorders and amniotic fluid embolism. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can childbirth cause maternal death?

Can childbirth cause maternal death?

Yes: Unfortunately, childbirth can still cause death. This is usually from bleeding, general anesthesia or stroke. Your best bet to reduce this risk is to start your pregnancy healthy. Eat a balanced diet, exercise and control any medical problems you do have. Nothing can take the risk to zero but you would be surprised how much you can do! ...Read more

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My age is approx. 42 & I have stammering problem. It is in also in my maternal uncle & now in my son. Is this a hereditary problem & any solution ?

My age is approx. 42 & I have stammering problem. It is in also in my maternal uncle & now in my son. Is this a hereditary problem & any solution ?

Yes: I am not an expert on stammering but I am confident there is a genetic component. There are speech therapists who specialize in this. Given what i know about acupuncture it also could help..But i would see a seasoned clinician. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have extra ultrasounds due to "advanced maternal age"?

Is it normal to have extra ultrasounds due to "advanced maternal age"?

Yes: Advanced maternal age (age above 35 years old) is considered "high risk pregnancy. These pregnancies are monitored more closely than non high risk pregnancies, including more frequent ultrasounds. ...Read more

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What does maternal age have to do with the possibility of down syndrome?

What does maternal age have to do with the possibility of down syndrome?

Statistical risks: The risks of DS are at the low point in the early twenties, (~1/2700) and climb past 1/100 at 45 and over 1/20 after 55. The usual explanation is the accumulated toxic events of a woman's life can cause the eggs that sit in her ovary to become damaged as they age. ...Read more

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Why would maternal age be associated with an increase in errors that lead to down syndrome?

Why would maternal age be associated with an increase in errors that lead to down syndrome?

A woman's eggs are : as old as she is. An embryo receives ½ it's chromosomes from Dad & ½ from Mom. DNA replicates in each parental chromosome pair & crosses over between 2 sister chromatids joined in the center that then split into egg cells. At 35 & >, cohesion of maternal sister chromatids is progressively impaired, ^ing the risk of an egg's receiving 2 or 0 copies of a chromosome. Her 2 + Dad's 1 Chr. 21 = DS ...Read more

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