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Suffocation During Birth In Children
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
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
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
YES, MANY possible:
Can be minimized by good control and being cared for
bu high-risk pregnancy obstetrician ...Read more
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
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
Antibiotic treatment: Your infection will be treated with antibiotics and your baby will be observed for signs of infection. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What are the chances of having to use a vaccume during birth. I am 21 years old and this is my second child?
Consult your OB Dr.: He or she knows your obstetric status best of all & can advise accordingly. ...Read more
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
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
Many problems: Many things can result from birth hypoxia: from nothing to severe cerebral palsy and death. Learning problems, behavioral problems, adhd, seizures occur at increased rates in neonatal hypoxia (oxygen deprivation). Not a good thing to have. If your baby suffered hypoxemia at birth, have her/him watched carefully by the pediatrician for the above problems. ...Read more
Gave birth 1 week ago. BP spiked 191/90 during birth then deopped 138/65. At 1 week check up BP 148/100. doc had me lay down retook still high?
Postpartum HTN: Antihypertensive agents may be required temporarily postpartum if the hypertension is severe. Usually if the systolic bp is greater than 140s. Monitor bp closely. The pills may be stopped after a few weeks depending if the pressure comes back to normal. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
I am 31 years old 93 kg of 160cm tall. Can you please help me with a diet? I added extra pounds during birth. I want to go to 65-70 kg, blood group a+
Weight watchers: I love weight watchers... Limit portions, no fried food, lots of water, no sweets or fried food, eat breakfast everyday. ...Read more
Depends on the STD: Some pass during pregnancy (syphilis), some rarely pass at all (HPV). Gonorrhea can pass during the birthing and trigger blindness. Chlamydia can pass during birthing and cause pinkeye but also not show up for weeks when it then produces a terrible pneumonia. Recognition and treatment during pregnancy can stop any of this from happening. ...Read more
HERPES IN NEWBORN: YES. THE CHANCES ARE ABOUT ONE IN THREE ...Read more
Accupuncture: Different cultures, especially eastern cultures, have utilized alternative, or natural pain relief methods for not only childbirth, but also surgical procedures. These methods have included accupuncture and hypnosis, both of which have been adopted in some hospital settings in the United States. ...Read more
Congenital: Wpw is the syndrome associated with an extra (or accessory) pathway between the top (atria) and bottom (ventricle) chambers of the heart. Yes this is present from birth. Patients with the extra electrical connection may have episodes of extreme tachycardia (rapid heart beat). This can be treated with medication or by ablating the extra pathway in a cath lab. ...Read more
As needed: The vaginal opening stretches to an adequate size to pass the baby's head and shoulders. This is approximately 10 cm. However, if there is not enough stretch in the walls during the baby's passage, the vagina can tear or an episiotomy given in order to allow the birth. ...Read more