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Umbilical Cord Issues During Pregnancy
Is it okay to stretch and reach high during pregnancy? I heard it can make the babies umbilical cord wrap around it's neck.
Myth: Most cord wraps occur due to baby's spontaneous movement. Around 12 wks, there is more room/fluid compared to baby size and they can flip and spin a lot. I have seen as many as 5 neck wraps in a normal newborn. Although this can complicate delivery and lead to a c-section, there is nothing you do that will cause or prevent it. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Uncommon finding: This is found in 1/2 to 1 % of newborns & 2/3 have no additional issues of any importance. In some additional anomalies are found & should be obvious to the examining physicians. Some anomalies require special studies for detection like those of the kidneys. ...Read more
Pregnancy complications, if they check the umbilical cord would the doctors/ ultrasound tech check for knots in the cord?
Yes: They would check but not all knots are seen. They usually don't tighten until delivery and rarely are problems. ...Read more
Eco/level 2 ultrasound revealed thick umbilical cord small amount of fluid around baby's heart. Is this normal? Or cause for worry? 1st pregnancy
Consult G.Y.N.doctor: YourU/S revealing thick umbilical cord and small amount of fluid around baby heart is not normal, but may be it is going go away (fluid). Subsequent U/S may show some change in fluid around heart. Persuming there is no other abnormality seen on U/S, Wish every thing is going to be normal ...Read more
Can a fetal doppler detect womb sounds, maternal heart beat, and umbilical cord (abdomen the size of a 26 week pregnancy) with a pseudo pregnancy.?
Fetal doppler...: ...Can detect any movement of blood in the body, but with a false pregnancy, all the doppler rhythms should be at the same rate as the woman's heartbeat. Fetal heartbeat tends to be much faster so if you find that, the pregnancy is probably real. ...Read more
How long does it take tramadol not to show up in the umbilical cord? My friend has been taking them her whole pregancy. 8 days away from delivery.
Ashamed?: If she is not ashamed to take tramadol (I assume without a doctors recommended) then why stop now and try to hide her tramadol use? 8 days away and with 9 months of use her baby, umbilical cord iare pretty well saturated. Unfortunately her sense of conscience is only hitting her now. Chronic use of tramadol can lead to withdraw symptoms of the baby. Her baby's doc needs to know for baby care ...Read more
What is the reason of single umblical artery during pregnancy? Will it reoccur in next pregnancy? Pls hlp dr
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I had abortion spina bifida. I had sub chorionic hemorrhage and single umblical artery during pregnancy. Could that be the reason for spina bifida?
Not much of a cord: During the first month there is a lot going on in development but there is not much of a cord as you may visualize it. A lot of the embryonic work goes on in a mass of tissue attached to a thick stalk. At about 30 days a crude cord is forming. The fetal cord has the ability to grow longer under tension. I've seen one 9 feet long compared to the nl 3. The only one I know snapped happened @ birth. ...Read more
Umbilical cord prolapse caused a 30 second lack of oxygen to the baby during delivery. Will the baby be okay?
Only 30???: I am reluctant to accept the initial statement as realistic. Once a cord begins to prolapse it can produce an intermittent but complete obstruction to blood flow that may add up to a significant o2 deficit over time. I'm not sure anyone can estimate the insult accurately. If only 30, probably no long term effect. If low 1/5/10 min apgars and seizures in the 1st 24hr, it was longer and more problemat ...Read more
Hernias can cause pain and more commonly when things are intermittently stuck or incarcerated in the defect.
This is a sign that you should have this issue evaluated by a medical professional and consider treatment if it is frequent or changes your ability to do normal daily activities. ...Read more
Will single umblical artery in pregnancy reoccur in next pregmancy? What is the cause for it? Pls hlp dr
Does having a mesh that repaired a unbilical hernia afftect a pregnancy? Can there be cimplication if birth is via csection?
Usually not: During the C-section your surgeon will avoid the area, most of the time is not a problem. ...Read more
I had sub chorionic hemorrhage and single umblical artery this pregnancy. Aborted. Will it reoccur in nextpregnancy and wht could be the cause for it?
Need more info: We would need to know more details like how far along you were when you lost the pregnancy. Subchorionic hematomas are common and increase the risk of miscarriage but they do not recur on future pregnancies. A single umbilical artery is not typically associated with miscarriage. ...Read more
Observation best: Although an umbilical cord hernia may look odd, the chances of it closing are quite high. Some people put coin, cotton, gauze on the hernia with tape. This does not help and occlusion of the site is not recommended. The physician will follow the hernia size with you, but over time-even as long as 2 yrs-it will close. Unless unmanageable-surgery is not recommended. ...Read more
Cord stem cell use: These early cells can be used for a variety of testing, but one of the most important is understanding what extracellular signals induce the stem cells to differentiate into a particular cell type. ...Read more