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Symptoms Of Fetal Death
R there any symptoms of intrauterine fetal death? I'm 18 w preg. And felt the baby moves for 2 days then I'm not sure if it's the baby or gases anymore
Talk to your midwife:
There is no reason to worry, a quick visit for a fetal heart rate check will let you know if the baby is ok.
We prefer that you come n for an evaluation early, rather tan wait and worry.
Moms start feeling baby movement between 16 and 20 weeks, it may not be obviously 'baby' at 18 weeks. ...Read more
Breakdown of structu: The fetus within the intact fetal membranes is no longer nourished by the placenta (no heart pushing blood to & fro) so the structures begin to break down. They may pass as a miscarriage or need to be coaxed out by an induction or manual removal. Over time the tissue can attain a bag of soup consistency. Retained tissue can cause an infection that may kill mom (as I saw once in training). ...Read more
I had a missed misscarage. Fetal death reported 6 weeks ago. How long will it take to have a natural miscarriage on my own?
Usually: This usually occurs by now. Hopefully your doctor is following you and has discussed with you the fact that you may need a D&C. This is often but not always the case. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Loss: I am sorry for your loss. Grieving is painful but necessary. Consider sharing & accepting support from family, friends, a member of the clergy or a counselor. Sometimes if a person gets stuck in their grieving process - medications to help with sleep or depression can help. Take care. ...Read more
I am 4-5 wks pregnant, I've had 3 pregnancies, all lost (1 interuterine fetal death), how do I make sure I carry this baby??
Healthy living: Congratulations. Some times, we have no answers for why things happen. You are certainly prone to "miscarriages." Assuming the Gyn evaluated you and all is fine, simply be sure to live healthy for your growing baby-eat well, do not smoke, do not drink alcohol, decrease caffeine intake, take prenatal vitamins and Folic acid. Keep regular OB/GYN appts. Best wishes. ...Read more
including but not limited to:
Lack of movement ("life") sensations
Bleeding (usually moderate-heavy)
Cramps (usually moderate-severe)
lack of growth (Ultrasound)
Falling HCG (blood test) levels
Hope this info helps
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Are you referring: To fetal lobulation of the kidneys? That is a normal anatomic variant, not related to an in utero twin. ...Read more
No: This is simply not true at all. ...Read more
Unknown: 'unknown' reasons account for majority of stillbirths, meaning a source can't be identified. After that reasons include: fetal growth restriction/problem with placenta (due to hypertension, drug use), abruption (htn, drug use), infection, congenital abnormalities, umbilical cord compromise, hydrops (rh disease), platelet problems, uterine abnormality, heart problems, amniotic bands. ...Read more
Is it true that the closer you get to death the more your body start to curl up into the fetal position?
Dying Process: While this occurs in some people, this stereotype is not the usual situation. One scenario in which this can happen is the frail elderly patient that has a slow decline, confining them in bed over a prolonged period time. Then the large muscles, from disuse, begin to contract and atrophy, and the body becomes curled. ...Read more
See below: Most of the time doctors cannot determine the cause of fetal death. Occasionally if genetic studies are performed on the fetal tissue we may be able to give a plausible explanation as to why the woman miscarried. ...Read more
Yes, they happen: If you are talking about the unexpected passing of a fetus in an otherwise healthy woman's womb, it is not exactly common but it still does happen - despite prenatal care - and in most instances the cause is not found. If mom is known to have diabetes, high blood pressure, or the baby is too small doctors will do everything to deliver the baby before it passes in the womb. ...Read more
Our wood burning stove was left open accidentally all night. Would smoke from it affect a 12 week old fetus? Cause death or miscarriage?
What will be the usual cause of the death of the fetus inside the mother's womb? Does carrying heavy things one of the reason of it?
Most: Most miscarriages occur for causes other than external factors. Medical, gynecological conditions, genetic factors account for most of the cases. Heavy weights lifting is limited mostly in high risk pregnancies. But is not a usual cause. Best wishes. ...Read more
What does it mean to have ESR 1st hour 20 mms, 2nd hour 43mms. CRP 5.69 mg/L. I had a C-section 2 weeks ago due to fetal intrauterine death. Week 33?
A lot: Of these values are related to the intauterine demise of the fetus they should be repeated in a period of time to see how they react when your normalise ...Read more
Can a er doctor gave a death twins fetus back to the mother in a pee cup and tell her to put them in the freezer?
Unless the mother ask for such thing.
it is very inappropriate to behave that way.
second if the mother did abort they have to send the specimen to pathology for confirmation.
I am sorry on behalf of all my colleague who think that was not a professional, or a moral behavior.
I am really sorry. ...Read more
Yesterday I had miscarriage symptoms & b4 my u/s I seen a clear blob on my pad. My results showed no baby in the sac could that have been the fetus?
That is normal: And independent of the gender of the fetus. ...Read more
Infection: If the dead fetus is not removed it can cause blood clots after two weeks and so should be removed. Frequently the mother will spontaneously abort the fetus. ...Read more
Variable: Fetal alcohol syndrome has specific diagnostic criteria that include things like facial appearance, growth parameters, intellectual and learning data. Fetal alcohol effects are present in individuals without the full syndrome. ...Read more
Please see below.: Congenital toxoplasmosis symptoms can range from none to severe, and can be seen anywhere from the first month to later in life. Infected babies can have anemia, low platelets (which can cause easy bleeding or bruising), jaundice, small heads, brain calcifications, seizures, mental retardation, vision loss, or other neurologic problems. ...Read more
FAS is one end of: The fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Geneticists ; other pediatric specialists diagnose FAS 1 by: history of prenatal exposure, prenatal ;/or post-natal growth failure, evidence of central nervous system damage ; characteristic facial features. See http://www. Fasdcenter. Samhsa. Gov for the range of physical, neurobehavioral ; neurodevelopmental findings ; how best to help a child with an fasd. ...Read more
Cord accident: A tight nuchal cord (around the neck) can restrict blood flow in the cord itself, thereby slowly and possibly stopping oxygen flow to the baby. Its occasionally seen on ultrasound, but the main thing to be concerned about is decreased or no fetal movement after 24 weeks of pregnancy. Talk to your OB about kick counts. ...Read more