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What Happens To A Baby That Isnt Getting Enough Oxygen In The Womb
What are the best postions to sleep in to have a healthy baby. I have heard that sleeping on your back reduces oxygen supply to the baby. Is it true?
If a woman is pregnant w quadruplets and looses one baby. What happens to that baby? Is the baby absorbed into body?
Yes.: As the attached image demonstrates any fetal demise with ongoing pregnancy will result in mummification of the lost fetus (papyraceous) that can sometimes be seen as part of the placenta/afterbirth. A fetal demise in more advanced gestational age may not always lead to complete reabsorption but rather an incomplete autolysis and dehydration of the retained embryo. ...Read more
They don't: The lungs never inflate in the womb. They are at rest & compact like a dry sponge before it absorbs water. At birth the baby gasps forcefully, filling the lungs with air & it begins doing the work of gaining oxygen. The placenta, which did the work before can be clamped. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quite common: Some have speculated that the close position of the babies stomach to the diaphragm causes a rubbing that triggers the hiccups.This is common & generally continues on through the first months after birth. Once the child grows longer & the stomach can drop away from the diaphragm the frequency declines. It bothers mom's more than the baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: Not at all. In fact, it's almost guaranteed, given the length of the cord and how little space there is, that the cord is all around the baby. If the cord is in someways compromised, i.e., if it is pinched in there somewhere, it would result in decreased baby movements. You can take an active baby as a good sign. ...Read more
Is it possible to know if the unborn baby is having breathing problems at 5 months in the womb that can later cause a disibility. ?
Womb: A fetus does not breathe air as there hopefully is none in the uterus ...Read more
Malrotation: Malrotation is a birth problem where the stomach located on the opposite side of where it should be. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a paternity test done while the baby is in the womb? If so will it hurt the baby?
Yes: There is testing available now and it is considered safe. ...Read more
During pregnancy, is it true that I have to sleep on my left side or the baby will have lack of oxygen and blood flow?
When you find time!: Birth announcements are wonderful to send any time after the baby's birth. But, don't stress about getting them out at any certain time; you'll have enough to do for the first few weeks. Send them whenever you feel comfortable and don't feel like you must stress yourself additionally to get them out at some predetermined time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
During preg, when does the baby grow big enough to be in stomach, instead of only behind the pelvic bone.
12 weeks: The baby extends over the pubic bone. ...Read more
Baby is in the head down position at 29 weeks. Is she likely to stay there? Does this increase the possibility of preterm/early delivery?
Yes and no: Since most babies deliver from the head down position it is likely to end up that way but change is possible. No, being head down does not mean you are more likely to deliver early. Be aware of your sensations and check out any early contractions with the OB to be sure you know when to come in for an evaluation.Early labor can be stopped so baby has a better chance to avoid newborn intensive care. ...Read more
If a fetus dies in the womb would you know it? Can it stay in there w no action or will your body know something is wrong and expell it?
When a woman pregnant is there anyway that her baby can die inside her stomach...Or how could u make a baby die inside your stomach?
Yes, but....: Yes, a baby can die when in utero (still inside the mother). "making a baby die" is called inducing abortion, and should not be done with medical support. It can be very dangerous to the mother, could be considered murder in certain jurisdictions, and is against many peoples morals and ethics. ...Read more
What is a intervillious thrombosis in placenta? what is the risk to me and my unborn baby. Dr. seems unconcerned.Ultrasound weekly.
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