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What Are The Causes Of Bruises On A Stillborn Fetus
Stillbirth: Prior to 20 weeks gestation the fetus is an abortus. After 20 weeks it is a stillbirth. Some states make the distinction on the basis of fetal weight with < 500 gm an abortus and > 500 gm a stillbirth. ...Read more
BV: The relationship between bacterial vaginosis and miscarriage has been the subject of a lot of research in recent years. Studies have found various types of links between bacterial vaginosis and problems with pregnancy. Some studies have found that having a bacterial vaginosis infection increases the risk of having a low-birthweight infant or giving birth premature ...Read more
Not Likely: P17 injections are to prevent preterm labor for women w/ cervical incompetence. Given, they decrease likelyhood of miscarriage. This is hormone usually produced by placenta, sometimes drops in this will cause early contractions. I would recommend sitting down for further discussion with your ob/gyn or family doctor to discuss further, the risks/benefits. ...Read more
I had a stillborn and a miscarriage, the cause was a vagina infect will this problem cause me to miscarry again?
It's possible.: Certain infections of the genital tract can predispose a woman to premature labor, miscarriages, and stillborns. If you are planning on trying to conceive again, you should visit an ob/gyn beforehand, so you can make sure these infections are treated first. Very sorry for your loss. ...Read more
I have had bv and yeast infection haven't started any treatment yet. Can this cause stillborn or early labor? 26weeks pregnant
Take the treatment: Knowing you are pregnant, your doctor would not have prescribed treatment unless s/he believed it would be safe for the pregnancy and your baby. In fact, the opposite is true: BV itself risks premature labor and other complications. Take the treatment as prescribed, or contact your doctor if you still have questions about it. ...Read more
34 weeks pregnant no fetal movement 36 hrs cramping in thighs tender tummy and sevre bark like cough?
See your doctor: You need to see our doctor as soon as possible to make sure baby is ok. Need ultrasound if possible. ...Read more
I encourage them to: The pregnancy creates the expectation and preparation for an outcome. Many don't understand how mothers can cope with this event, and I have seen many different reactions over the years. I do encourage the parents to visualize and hold the baby. Without doing so, mom's can be haunted by what baby may have looked like, and have recurrent nightmares that include deformities and other imagined events. ...Read more
Depends: An autopsy may be able to rule out congenital abnormalities that were not known while in the womb. Additionally an autopsy and placenta exam may determine if an infection caused the death of the baby. Sometimes an autopsy will not be able to come up with a definitive cause of death. ...Read more
Probably not: We are very sorry you lost your baby. When a couple suffers the loss of a pregnancy or a child, a different set of medical questions comes up, and this require very different kinds of medical and genetic tests to give you the best answer to the question, "why did this happen? " the usual genetic screening tests are not as complete or useful. ...Read more
I had a stillborn feb18, 2013 I had a miscarriage about 5months ago, I'm trying to get pregnant and it seems like I can't. What could be wrong?
See a Perinatologist: First of all, I would like to stress that you should relax. Stress can prevent pregnancy. The best news is that you have gotten pregnant before. So, you will get pregnant again. The most important thing is to find a reason for your still birth and your miscarriage. It is best you see a high risk pregnancy doctor that is called a perinatologist to guide you. Please tell your doctor your concerns. ...Read more
Had a stillborn at 38wks last may due to placenta stop working. Currently 24wks preg what is the chance of it hapening again. In this pregnancy?
1st baby born at 7months.2nd baby born at 6months and lived for 3days nxt kid was a stillborn. Tests detect no infection. Now I'm pregnant. Wats my prblm?
See OB soon: Please schedule a visit with an obgyn experienced in high risk pregnancy now. You may be a candidate for weekly Progesterone injections which can prevent preterm labor. You may need a cerclage to hold the cervix closed. You may need testing for clotting disorders or something called anti phospholipid antibody syndrome. Schedule a visit soon. ...Read more
I gave birth to my stillborn son on 25/4/13. Today, on 21/6/13, I have found out that I am pregnant again. Will my baby be healthy? I don't want to worry.
6 MONTHS PREGNANT WITH TWINS ONE IS STILLBORN AND THE OTHER ONE IS ALIVE AND I'M NERVOUS AND SCARED AND STRESSED OUT NOT KNOWING WHAT TO DO JUST WANT TO GIVE UP ON EVERYTHING THAT WHAT I'M GOING TO DO?
Don't Give up!: Renee, this is a terrible tragedy but it has happened to others and they have come through. You still have one precious life inside you and you need to take special care of yourself right now to protect this one and to make it possible for you to have others. Please call your physician right now and tell him or her exactly what you are feeling and ask for help. Or go to hospital. Good luck! ...Read more
About 1:160: The incidence of stillbirth after 20 weeks' is about 1:160. However, the incidence at different time periods can be different. It really depends on your gestational age. Frequently stillbirth is related to a fetal or placental abnormality, and if those are diagnosed earlier in the pregnancy, the risk for stillbirth might go up, depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more
Close OB followup: Information on your lost pregnancy is helpful in trying to avoid the same outcome. While there are never any guarantees, your OB physician will follow you closely performing tests such as ultrasound or biophysical profiles that might guide management and the best time to deliver. Without knowing lifestyle choices, it is hard to be more specific. But your OB physician can advise you on this. ...Read more
Yes: Having a stillborn does not mean you can not have future healthy pregnancies. Avoid tobacco, caffeine, alcohol, illicit drugs ; unnecessary medications. Remain physically active and eat healthfully. Aim for at least 8 hours of sleep per night. Take your prenatal vitamins and keep all prenatal appointments. Take care. ...Read more
AM 6 MONTHS PREGNANT WITH TWIN ONE IS STILLBORN AND THE OTHER ONE IS ALIVE WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO?
Very high risk: This is a very high risk situation and should be handled one on one. Hopefully you have an Obgyn and possibly a Perinatologist involved in your care who can help guide you through the process. In general the pregnancy would be continued focusing on the safety of the live twin. The type of twins, location of babies, status of amniotic fluid and cervix are important factors. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my son was stillborn and had twelve fingers twelve toes will I have another child with this?
Probably not: If you're offered a chance for chromosomal studies and/or an autopsy, go for it. There's a good chance this is Patau's which doesn't recur that often. And please remember this -- the fact that Junior was otherwise well-formed tells the world that you can, indeed, have a healthy baby. May you find comfort in the weeks ahead. ...Read more
My son was stillborn and had twelve fingers, twelve toes. What are the chances I will have another child with this?
Hard to say: Were there other issues? This can arise as a single defect, not associated with other problems and not the cause of the stillbirth. This can be a new autosomal dominant feature or passed through the family, it can skip a generation. This can also occur as part of a syndrome or collection of associated problems. A geneticist can usually help you sort through this issue. ...Read more
I gave birth to my stillborn baby boy feb/03 everysince then I've been having this pain in my in my lower back on the right side feels internal?
Please Clarify: February 2003 was eleven and a half years ago. You would have been twelve years old. Have you not been examined by a physician since then? Have you not brought this pain and symptoms to a physician in person in eleven years? You will not find any answer to your question on the internet. You need an examination. ...Read more
6 MONTHS PREGNANT WITH TWINS ONE IS STILLBORN AND THE OTHER ONE IS ALIVE AND I'M NERVOUS AND SCARED AND THINK THAT THE OTHER ONE IS GOING TO DIE?
I didn't realize:
That your twins were born and that's when one did not survive! Sorry for your loss! I still believe that concentrating on your new born is the ":way to go"!
Congratulations therefore are also "in order"! THERE IS NO REASON AT ALL THAT YOUR NEW BABY has a higher risk because its twin was stillborn!!!!!
HOPE THIS HELPS!
DR Z ...Read more
When you know the baby is going to be stillborn, do you have to do it vaginally? Can you request c-section and do they agree to do one in that case?
Var: That is something that you will need to discuss with your doctor. It is not inappropriate to perform a cesarean delivery in the case of a fetal demise, but it is not usually indicated just for that reason. ...Read more
I gave birth to my stillborn baby boy Feb/13 everysince then I've been having pain In my lower back right side it feels internal what could be wrong?
Differential list is long : Possibly due to an epidural or spinal received during labor; streteching of lower lumbar spines and sacral nerve bundles due to pressure at delivery; direct damage to coccyx and innervation from pressure of fetal head during delivery; internal pelvis muscle strain, sprain, or tear; uterine myomas;
endometriosis, retained products of conception (need D & C) ...Read more
Hi I had a stillborn baby in January my breasts have recently been leaking milk but now feel so heavy and like their burning inside?
I had a stillborn on the 16th april and I stopped bleeding two weeks after I had slight white discharge, had unprotected sex about 4 times am pregnan?
I had a stillborn baby 7 month ago and two early miscarriages since. My periods now seem to be early each month by two days, will I still be ovulating?
Menopause: Given your age this question must be answered in person after evaluation and testing at your gynecologist's office. I am very sorry to hear of the difficult time you have had attempting to become a mother. Let's get this figured out. But, be prepared you very well may be entering menopause. ...Read more
Dear Dr. This year I had two stillborns. First baby at 32weeks and had spina bifida. Second baby was a stillborn too at 20 weeks due. No reasons were told by doctors both the times. I don't want it to happen when I conceive third time. Need your advices
Consult Geneticist: In this case I'd advise that you be referred to a geneticist as well as try and discover if an autopsy was ever done on your 20 week stillborn to find out whether or not it may have also suffered some birth defects especially neural tube which is what the 32 weeker seemed to have. If you'd like a private discussion contact me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR for an appointment ...Read more
Depends: This varies with their age and stage of development. Any kid over 2 has a concept of death, but they are fantasy based until about 6-8 and a short statement is enough. Expect brief questions for at least a year but make answers brief. 8-12 can usually process more info, but still keep it simple. After 12-14 they can usually process it better, so you can be full in your description & discussion. ...Read more
Its possible, but: Unlikely. It takes some time for hormones and the uterus to get back to normal. ...Read more
Up to you.: An autopsy may be able to rule out congenital abnormalities that were not known. An autopsy and placenta exam may determine if an infection caused the death of the baby. Sometimes an autopsy will not be able to come up with a definitive cause of death. So it is up to you if you would like the death to be investigated further, with the understanding that an answer still may not be determined. ...Read more
I gave birth to my stillborn son on 25th april 2013 we really want another baby when is it recommended to try again?
3 mos: Wait at least 3 months to allow your body to return to normal and then try again. ...Read more
I had a stillborn 4 wks ago. Ferretin level is 33. Do I need an oral supplement before trying for another baby? I'm not sure of previous ferretin level
I gave birth to my stillborn son on the 8th november 2012 and I am still waiting for my period. Why can this be?
Stillborn: Once a procedure has been done to rectify this problem the patient can go home the same day or the following day if their condition is stable. ...Read more
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