Doctor insights on: Suffocation during birth in children

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What is the definition or description of: Suffocation during birth?

What is the definition or description of: Suffocation during birth?

Newborn Asphyxia: Suffocation during birth is also known as Asphyxia Neonatorum. It is when the pulse becomes decreased or absent during birth for a prolonged period of time (usually greater than five minutes) and may result in the newborn requiring Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation at birth and continued support after birth. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Suffocation During Birth (Definition)

Suffocation during birth is also known as Asphyxia Neonatorum. It is when the pulse becomes decreased or absent during birth for a prolonged period of time (usually greater than five minutes) and may result in the newborn requiring Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation at birth and ...Read more


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What kind of condition is suffocation (asphyxia) during birth?

What kind of condition is suffocation (asphyxia) during birth?

Lack of oxygen: Prior to labor, the oxygen line supplying baby is tucked in between the body parts in the womb & generally works well or baby wouldn't form right. Labor stresses baby, increases oxygen needs and increases demand on the placenta. If detaching, wrapped around the neck or tied in a loose knot;labor may lead to a cut off o2 and damage to baby may result. Forgetting to start breathing can do the same thing. ...Read more

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Are there any complications during birth if you hvve type 1 diabeties?

Are there any complications during birth if you hvve type 1 diabeties?

YES, MANY possible: Can be minimized by good control and being cared for
bu high-risk pregnancy obstetrician ...Read more

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What are the pain management options open to me during birth?

What are the pain management options open to me during birth?

Options: Options include not receiving any medications at all, some patients feel strongly that they wish to experience every aspect of the birth of their child. The most significant pain of labor is during the late stage as the baby passes the lower birth canal. Epidural catheters are highly effective for this and allow mothers to have very good pain control while being able to fully experience the birth. ...Read more

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Is pooping during birth common?

Is pooping during birth common?

Stress response: The passage of meconium or the first stool is a common sign of stress during or prior to labor. The baby is thought to be struggling due to cord compression or other issue bringing lack of nutrient or oxygen transfer & that results in a release of stool. In some this is minor with minimal effect. In some it can set up a life threatening pneumonia as the material gets into the lungs. ...Read more

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Can normal seperation of placenta during birth cause Amniotic Fluid Embolisim?

Can normal seperation of placenta during birth cause Amniotic Fluid Embolisim?

Very rare event: Amniotic fluid embolism is a very rare event occurring in about 1/50, 000 deliveries. The exact cause in unknown. ...Read more

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If you have gonnorhea and your baby is a still born can they still catch the infection during birth?

If you have gonnorhea and your baby is a still born can they still catch the infection during birth?

Confusing, ask again: This sounds like a horrible situation. Please accept my condolences for this terrible loss. But it's a confusing question on several accounts. Gonorrhea does not cause fetal death (stillbirth). And there is no such thing as infection of human who has died (stillbirth, child, adult, or anyone). Re-post a new question to clarify what you mean. ...Read more

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When I have sex I alway get torn, normally were a women would during birth, I've never had kids! Why does this happen?

When I have sex I alway get torn, normally were a women would during birth, I've never had kids! Why does this happen?

Need Exam: The skin of the perineum should be somewhat flexible aloowing you to have sex without tearing or splitting. When that does occur, it could just be that you are unlucky and it is normal for you. But it could also indicate a more significant problem with that tissue. You should see your gynecologist for an exam and testing as necessary to define the problem. Whatever is going on is likely treatable. ...Read more

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What if I have an asthma attack during birth?

What if I have an asthma attack during birth?

It will be treated.: Taking care of asthma is important during pregnancy. Asthma medications are safe to take. Not breathing is not safe. Make sure your doctors and nursing team know you have asthma so that a care plan can be established. There is nothing wrong with getting a breathing treatment during labor. Oxygen is good for you and the baby. ...Read more

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What kinds of fractures can occur in an infant during birth?

What kinds of fractures can occur in an infant during birth?

Clavicular, brachial: Upper extremity fractures as above are most common in cases of shoulder dystocia. Other fractures are much less common and can occur with manipulation during delivery of a breech fetus from the vaginal or abdominal route. ...Read more

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Pain shot given to womn during birth of a baby?

Pain shot given to womn during birth of a baby?

There are several: There are several possibilities for pain during labor. There are local anesthetics like xylocaine, similar to what dentists use to work on your teeth; heavy duty nsaids, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) etc. If you have a specific question about a particular med please find out which one. ...Read more

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How often do women die of blood loss during birth?

How often do women die of blood loss during birth?

25%: 25% of all maternal deaths are due to hemorrhaging related to pregnancy. The frequency depends on where the mother is deliverying or receiving care. The rate is higher in third world countries more than in advanced care countries where blood transfusions, surgery and anesthesia are readily available. ...Read more

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How common is having blood incompatibility during birth?

How common is having blood incompatibility during birth?

Rarely problematic: Many mothers with babies with rh incompatibility get rhogam, a medication which decreases its severity of the incompatibilty many other types of blood incompatibility may require special light therapy (phototherapy). Nowadays, babies very rarely need special type of blood transfusion, known as exchange transfusion. ...Read more

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What is the name of the painkiller they give you during birth?

What is the name of the painkiller they give you during birth?

Painkillers in labor: The common pain medications in labor, other than epidural, is IV demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) Nubain or stadol. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood that I transfer HIV to my child during birth?

Yes: These are the main ways in which someone can become infected with hiv:
unprotected penetrative sex with someone who is infected.
Injection or transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products, donations of semen (artificial insemination), skin grafts or organ transplants taken from someone who is infected.
From a mother who is infected to her baby; this can occur during pregnancy, at birth an. ...Read more

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Self-conscious about my vagina during birth, what to do?

Self-conscious about my vagina during birth, what to do?

It's a challenge: Maintaining modesty during childbirth is not completely possible. You can certainly limit the exams to some degree and restrict the number of people in the room, but by the end your overwhelming focus will simply be to get the baby out. Likewise, the professionals who will be helping you will have a similar focus. Don't let a misplaced sense of modesty distract you from an amazing experience! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how ovulation during birth control work?

Can you tell me how ovulation during birth control work?

Most block ovulation: One of the mechanisms of action of hormonal contraceptives (pills, injections, patches, subdermal implants, vaginal rings...) is to block ovulation. Intrauterine contraceptive devices containing copper do not affect ovulation. ...Read more

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How could my daughter have contracted staph epi during birth?

How could my daughter have contracted staph epi during birth?

Staph epi everywhere: Estimates exist that state all newborns begin to acquire some bacteria on their skin by 6 hours of age. (usually staph epi + others) this is often in spite of normal hospital practices. Mom, dad & all visitors that touch baby may pass their staph & it usually simply stays on the body surface causing no harm. Kids also begin to swallow germs that contaminate their fingers & mouth. ...Read more

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