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What is the definition or description of: Placental insufficiency?

What is the definition or description of: Placental insufficiency?

Pregnancy risk: Placental insufficiency is a rare pregnancy complication of insufficient blood flow to the placenta during pregnancy. It is a potentially serious complication. If it is not detected and treated as soon as possible, can lead to life-threatening health complications for both infant and mothers. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Neerhof
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Placental Insufficiency (Definition)

Placental insufficiency is a rare pregnancy complication of insufficient blood flow to the placenta during pregnancy. It is a potentially serious complication. If it is not detected and treated as soon as possible, can lead to life-threatening health complications for ...Read more


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What are the tests for placental insufficiency?

What are the tests for placental insufficiency?

Doppler studies.: Doppler studies of the fetal umbilical artery and the middle cerebral artery are the cornerstone of placental failure management. Only experts can perform these tests reliably. ...Read more

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How does diabetes mellitus causes placental insufficiency ?

How does diabetes mellitus causes placental insufficiency ?

Blood flow: Diabetes is a glucose control disorder that affects blood vessels. If diabetes is well controlled then the injury to blood vessels is negligible. When blood vessels are narrowed or compromised-then the fetus receives less blood flow and nutrients which may be associated with newborn problems. ...Read more

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I was told i have placental resistance. Is this the same as placental insufficiency? i am a nurse on a medical surgical floor, should i be on bedrest?

I was told i have placental resistance. Is this the same as placental insufficiency? i am a nurse on a medical surgical floor, should i be on bedrest?

Bedrest not helpful: On US, placental resistance to flow is either normal, or increased resistance to free flow of fetal blood may occur, shown by doppler imaging of cord blood pressure, reported as the S/D (systolic and diastolic) pressure ratio. So long as the fetus continues to grow normally, nothing need be done. Significant slowing growth indicates a C/S is needed. O diastolic flow requires emergency C-section ...Read more

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Where can I find more info on placental insufficiency?

Please see URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001485.htm As you can imagine, this is a big topic, very relevant to pregnancy and fetal safety. ...Read more

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What things can I do to treat placental insufficiency at home?

Keep appointments: It would be quiet essential that uou keeo your prenatal appointments so that your doctor can monitor the well-being of your fetus. Beyond that, there is probably nothing more specific that you can do for placental insufficiency. Maintaining a well balanced diet, keeping well hydrated, and taking your prenatal vitamins would be the most you could likely do on your own. ...Read more

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Nt scan/blood results: 1.5mm; Hcg 1.34MoM; PaPP 0.37MoM; Measures 2 days behind GA (11wks.5d). Mom: 30yrs old. How likely is placental insufficiency?

Nt scan/blood results: 1.5mm; Hcg 1.34MoM; PaPP 0.37MoM; Measures 2 days behind GA (11wks.5d). Mom: 30yrs old. How likely is placental insufficiency?

Low Papp-A: Individual test results must be interpreted by the ordering physician who has all the information and can apply it to the clinical scenario. Low 1st TM PAPP-A levels can be associated with fetal growth restriction later in pregnancies. Typically serial fetal growth sonograms are done periodically throughout the pregnancy to monitor for this. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the newborn has bloody meconium if the mother has placental separation ? And how we can manage him

What does it mean if the newborn has bloody meconium if the mother has placental separation ? And how we can manage him

Meconium = stressed.: When in fetus is stressed. he will often pass a bowel movement, called meconium. If the placental separates from the uterine wall before the baby is born, there will be bleeding too. The placenta is the link to mother's oxygen. Deliver the baby ASAP, c-section, suction mouth and trachea before baby breathes, and then give oxygen and respiratory support after birth if needed. I hope baby is ok ...Read more

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Will a small baby stay small all his life?

Will a small baby stay small all his life?

Not a guarantee.: It's certainly not a guarantee that a small baby will become a small adult. Genetics play a big role there. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Small baby?

What is the definition or description of: Small baby?

Small baby: Very low birth weight is less than 3 pounds 5 ounces & extremely low birth weight is less than 2 pounds 3 ounces. Normal weight at term delivery is between 5 pounds 8 ounces & 9 pounds 4 ounces. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it for a small baby to have pneumonia?

How dangerous is it for a small baby to have pneumonia?

It can be: It *can* be very dangerous for an infant to get pneumonia. Pneumonia can be caused by bacteria, viruses, and other problems. In most cases, there is a straightforward medical treatment and most babies are significantly better in a few days. Rarely, though, a baby can have a serious infection which is difficult to treat and may cause long term complications or even death. ...Read more

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How can I cure lumbosacral meningomyelocele in small baby.?

How can I cure lumbosacral meningomyelocele in small baby.?

No cure/manage: These are defects in the nervous system that date back to early weeks of fetal development. They can vary is size and distortion of spinal elements.They can be open to the air or under a fragile membrane. There is no cure. Initial management focuses on closing over the defect to prevent infection and managing associated problems like hydrocephalus.Specialty care for their lifetime is necessary. ...Read more

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12 was preg. Placenta is abnormal shape like a crescent. Causing small baby and bleeding. Can it correct itself as baby grows?normal baby?

12 was preg. Placenta is abnormal shape like a crescent. Causing small baby and bleeding. Can it correct itself as baby grows?normal baby?

Perinatologist: There are a wide variety of placental appearances. Some are normal variations and some are not normal. Those that are not normal do not self correct. Your doctor should clarify the placental findings. If the significance is uncertain the referral to a perinatologist for a 2nd opinion should be done. ...Read more

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Small baby, but healthy. Did not have rds so why did they intubate in dr?

Small baby, but healthy. Did not have rds so why did they intubate in dr?

Multiple options: The only way to know for sure is to ask the doctor. The most common reason to intubate in the delivery room is if the baby isn't vigorous and meconium (stool formed while in the uterus) was noticed before or during delivery. They briefly intubate to suction the newborn's lungs in case they breathed in (aspirated) some of the meconium. In that situation the tube is taken back out immediately. ...Read more

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Is there problem if the scans report the foetus "small baby"? Scans show a 2week disparity from dates. 1 week disparity was there fron 1st scan.

Is there problem if the scans report the foetus "small baby"? Scans show a 2week disparity from dates. 1 week disparity was there fron 1st scan.

Possible: Intrauterine growth retardation (iugr). This can occur from a myriad of causes but the best advice is to first visit a perinatologist for higher level fetal ultrasound. If iugr is verified the possible causes and treatments can then be discussed. ...Read more

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Chest infection in my small baby? What should they be doing?

Chest infection in my small baby? What should they be doing?

Hard to say: You get the most from this site when you provide adequate background information and ask a related question. Small ?, Chest infection ? These are nonspecific terms. You are welcome to start over. The age & gestation of baby if premi. What kind of chest infection & how it was diagnosed ? Is baby home or hospitalized ? These are all relevant issues. Each post is never linked. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more