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What Is Prenatal Anoxia
Generally no: A simple faint restores adequate blood flow to the brain as you become horizontal, and recovery is forthcoming. If you die from a faint it can be from a fatal arrhythmia (such as from long qt syndrome or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.). A physician can help determine if there is cause for concern.
Anoxia = no oxygen: Anoxia is the medical term for total lack of oxygen, which is not a personality feature. Someone who has been oxygen-deprived due to illness or injury can develop "anoxic brain injury" which varies in severity from total permanent coma to milder symptoms such as confusion, forgetfulness, physical weakness, disinhibition (doing things that aren't socially appropriate) and difficulty learning.
More event than ill: Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy is by definition caused by lack of blood flow (&o2) resulting in damage to the brain. Consider a sudden loss of blood presure (bp) in a pregnant mom where blood doesn't flow thru the placenta or a baby whose unstable BP slows blood flow thru the brain. Either prevents nutrients from getting to the brain & injury occurs. An illness may cause a drop BP & trigger process.See 1 more doctor answer
No: Hie, or hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, is not thought to have a genetic predisposition. However, underlying conditions that may predispose to hie, such as fetal growth restriction, fetal macrosomia, placental insufficiency, abnormal placentation, etc, may have genetic bases.See 1 more doctor answer
It depends.: If a woman is at higher risk for having a child with a birth defect, detecting it in their unborn child can be helpful. Depending on the results, she may need to deliver in a tertiary setting or she may choose to terminate the pregnancy, .
Prenatal care: Prenatal care is seeing a nurse practitioner or physician during a pregnancy monthly until about 36 weeks gestation then weekly if there are no medical issues. Weight gain, BP check, fetal heart rate and any maternal concerns are discussed at each visit. A sonogram may be done to see if the fetus is growing properly. Blood work is usually done the first visit and culture for gbs at 36 weeks.
Many good ones but..: There are many good prenatal vitamins. One of the most important ingredients is folic acid, proven to prevent neural tube defects, but I have become aware of research suggesting that synthetic Folic Acid may increase breast cancer risk. Safest choice may be one that provides the natural 5-mthf form of folate such as basic prenatal by thorne research and prenatal pro by designs for health.See 1 more doctor answer
Prenatal Care: Some females may be unaware of the need for prenatal care. Some may live in rural areas and have difficulty accessing care. Some females don't obtain care in a timely manner as they are not aware they are pregnant. Transportation can be an issue. Some areas offer free prenatal services for women who are impoverished.
Ok if you don't mind: Dying from preventable short- or long-term avoidable complications, or have serious fetal problems go untreated, which otherwise can cause fetal death. The serious complication and death rate for pregnancy has decreased enormously in the past century because of huge breakthroughs in prenatal care. You are entitled to choose 17th century prenatal care, but I personally would not recommend it.