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Doctor insights on: What Happens To A Baby After A Mom Who Is Insulin Dependent Gives Birth

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What happens to a baby after an insulin dependent mom gives birth?

What happens to a baby after an insulin dependent mom 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 more

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Insulin (Definition)

A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more


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Could you tell me what happens to a baby after a mom who is insulin dependent gives birth?

Could you tell me what happens to a baby after a mom who is insulin dependent gives birth?

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 more

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How often does a woman die while giving birth to a baby ?

How often does a woman die while giving birth to a baby ?

Yes: Childbirth was once a leading cause of death in childbearing years for women in the late 1800's. Modern medical management has reduced risk a lot but has not eliminated it completely. That is one reason regular prenatal care is important for any pregnancy. ...Read more

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What happens if a woman is exposed to HIV and given PEP while Breast feeding a Baby who is 1year and a half?

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

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What happens to a woman giving birth to a baby?

What happens to a woman giving birth to a baby?

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

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What happens to the baby when a woman has a miscarriage?

What happens to the baby when a woman has a miscarriage?

Good Question: Everyones' different, sometimes the fetus may pass on it's own, if nothing has happened in 1-2 weeks, discuss with your doctor regarding options such as medicines or procedures. ...Read more

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When exactly does a mother know her child is mongolian ..When intrauterine or after delivery?

When exactly does a mother know her child is mongolian ..When intrauterine or after delivery?

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

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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.

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.

Maybe: She may be holding her breath while drinking and may need to take breaks. Why are they checking her oxygen? More history and physical needed for this particular case. Please see your doctor ...Read more

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What if a pregnant woman was given a Rhogam shot when she and the father are Rh-. What will happen to the fetus?

What if a pregnant woman was given a Rhogam shot when she and the father are Rh-. What will happen to the fetus?

Nothing: The Rho-gam are antibodies against the Rh positive marker. If the mother and the father are Rh- then the baby can only be Rh-. The Rho-gam will not bind to anything. ...Read more

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What are the consequences if a mother tests positive for marijuana after giving birth? How will it affect the baby?

What are the consequences if a mother tests positive for marijuana after giving birth? How will it affect the baby?

Depends on time: the answer depends on the time of use of MJ. if used during pregnancy, baby could have growth issues, and/or withdrawals. if used after delivery, and not breastfeeding, baby usually not affected. hth ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is a priorty for a patient who is diabetic and pregnant--mom or baby?

What is a priorty for a patient who is diabetic and pregnant--mom or baby?

Both: The mom and baby are both important. That's why high risk obstetricians are called maternal-fetal medicine specialists. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a baby to have jaundice after 24hr of giving birth?

Is it normal for a baby to have jaundice after 24hr of giving birth?

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 more

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Is a pregnant woman with diabetes more likely to give birth to a child with high birth weight?

Is a pregnant woman with diabetes more likely to give birth to a child with high birth weight?

Yes: Make sure that the diabetes is under good control. Dr thornalley in england has shown that diabetics become short of vitamin b1. All diabetics should be getting this as a supplement in large doses. See a nutritionist familiar with this research. ...Read more

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What happen if a woman takes Zoloft (sertraline) and has a baby with a heart defect?

What happen if a woman takes Zoloft (sertraline) and has a baby with a heart defect?

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