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What Happens To A Baby After A Mom Who Is Insulin Dependent Gives Birth
Variable: Women who maintain tight control of their diabetes, with A1c values in a great range,could have a birth similar to other mothers.The less tight the control, and higher the A1c values, the more risk for baby.Baby makes its own insulin based on the glucose amount coming over the placenta. If they make a lot, and the cord is clamped, their blood sugar drops and they may need IV's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood Sugar Monitor: Newborn babies who have insulin-dependent moms during pregnancy are at risk for being hypoglycemic after birth. This is because the baby is accustomed to a high-insulin environment, and once born, is also producing quite a bit of its own insulin. This decreases the baby's blood sugar after birth, which is closely monitored and corrected if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if a woman is exposed to HIV and given PEP while Breast feeding a Baby who is 1year and a half?
Reduce risks to baby: If the exposure to HIV was real, and a doctor recommended post-exposure medication, health authorities recommend you don't feed the baby breast milk. You can pump and discard your milk if this is a short duration post-exposure treatment. Hopefully your doctor can help you decide that based on your clinical situation. ...Read more
Statistics from 2008: 24 per 100, 000.Get a more detailed answer ›
Question too broad: When you submit a question to the site please be specific.Your question has been the subject of many books.If you have a specific question that we can address in the space allowed please submit a new one. Questions are not linked on the site. ...Read more
Why everyone scares of downs syndrome if a women conceives after 35? If it is real what precaution should a woman take if she conceives at 39?
Confusing question: If you are referring to a down syndrome child the terms referring to "mongolism" have not been used in more than 4 decades.It was an archaic scientific idea that it represented a primitive form of human. Mothers will only know for sure if their baby carries this defect after delivery, unless prenatal chromosome studies are done on fetal cells. ...Read more
My baby is 36 weeks an every time she's giving a bottle her oxygen level drops why is this happening? An yes she was born early too.
What if a pregnant woman was given a Rhogam shot when she and the father are Rh-. What will happen to the fetus?
What is the minimum amount of time a pregnant woman has to wait before an unborn baby can be tested for birth defects?
CVS: Chorionic villous sampling can be done at 10-12 weeks ...Read more
What are the consequences if a mother tests positive for marijuana after giving birth? How will it affect the baby?
Please tell me if it is possible for a mom to take care of an infant child after a brain aneurysm and 3 week coma?
It is possible: A patient may recover completely from a brain aneurysm and the sequelae. Ultimately, you will have to see how the patient has recovered. Help with pt/ot and rehab are tremendous to get a patient back to normal. It may take some time, but it is entirely possible to have a complete recovery even if there was coma. ...Read more
Both: The mom and baby are both important. That's why high risk obstetricians are called maternal-fetal medicine specialists. ...Read more
Plan your day: Rest while your baby is sleeping.Get a more detailed answer ›
My b/f's14 y/o daughter is giving birth in a few weeks I want to know is itdangerous? Is she at risk for more complications and if so what to expect?
Yes: Babies disposal system was handled by you through the placenta up until the cord was cut. At that point all the mundane issues of metabolism shift to baby. They are transitioning to air-breather blood cells from in the womb cells which requires work that transiently makes them jaundiced. It gradually gets batter as baby catches up with the work.Your doc will know if it is too much. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same Rx if no med: Use of any medication during pregnancy should be avoided if possible & used only if the benefit outweighs any risks. Congenital heart defects involve genes on many chromosomes & a certain number will occur with or without medication exposure.I doubt anyone can prove this med triggers a specific defect, although some meds can. Most of these infants are normal but transiently show sluggish reactivity. ...Read more