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What is the definition or description of: Meconium stained amniotic fluid?

What is the definition or description of: Meconium stained amniotic fluid?

Meconium staining: Sometimes, however, a baby has a bowel movement before or during birth. If this happens, the amniotic fluid released when the mother's bag of water breaks will have a greenish tint. At times when the baby is not getting enough oxygen before or during birth, the baby may take a breath and inhale some meconium, which can irritate the baby's lungs and cause lung problems that can be severe. ...Read more

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How does meconium stain amniotic fluid causes amniotic fluid embolism?

How does meconium stain amniotic fluid causes amniotic fluid embolism?

It does not!: Meconium passage in utero is common and generally without consequence provided there is no fetal distress. Amniotic fluid embolism is a very rare but almost always lethal maternal complication of late pregnancy. The two conditions are unrelated. ...Read more

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What happens when a newborn inhales meconium and amniotic fluid?

What happens when a newborn inhales meconium and amniotic fluid?

Meconium aspiration: babies born through meconium stained amniotic fluid are at risk of aspiration. meconium can cause blockage of airway and inflammation of lung tissue. Babies with meconium aspiration frequently show sings of breathing difficulties and need to be admitted to Neonatal ICU for support and observation. ...Read more

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What is meconium?

What is meconium?

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 more

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3 months without use give me negative meconium result?

3 months without use give me negative meconium result?

Meconium drug test: Meconium drug screens on newborns have a window of exposure for up to 20 weeks. ...Read more

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What length of time does meconium represent for a baby?

What length of time does meconium represent for a baby?

?: Please rephrase your question, it is not clear what you are asking. ...Read more

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What length of time does meconium represent for a baby?

What length of time does meconium represent for a baby?

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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Would meconium be positive if drugs used within days of delivery?

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 more

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How often is meconium drug testing done?

How often is meconium drug testing done?

As often as needed: Meconium drug testing is often done to validate a positive drug screen in the mother or newborn as the method is not confused by some innocent otc preparations. It can also demonstrate drug use over the months prior to birth where a urine test may miss those not used within days of birth. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of meconium?

What are the long term effects of meconium?

Confusing question: All newborns will pass meconium.It is the accumulated fecal debris of pregnancy consisting of bile, digested hair, shed cells and protein debris in a stacky mass.After its passage, it is gone and transitional or regular stools form. Kids who suck some meconium into their lungs before or during the birthing process can have variable outcome based of the amount and degree of damage the material cause. ...Read more