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Doctor insights on: What Is Prenatal Anoxia

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What is anoxia?

What is anoxia?

Anoxia: Anoxia means lack of oxygen. At birth, anoxia may be responsible for many conditions, such as brain damage, cerebral palsy, etc. ...Read more

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Can one die of anoxia if fainting?

Can one die of anoxia if fainting?

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. ...Read more

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A person who had anoxia has what type of personality?

A person who had anoxia has what type of personality?

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. ...Read more

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Does anoxia leading to hie happen because of a disease?

Does anoxia leading to hie happen because of a disease?

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. ...Read more

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Is anoxia leading to hie genetic?

Is anoxia leading to hie genetic?

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. ...Read more

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What is birth asphyxia? Anoxia? Hypoxia?

What is birth asphyxia? Anoxia? Hypoxia?

See below: All 3 terms refer to a decrease in the amount of oxygen the baby receives during the birthing process. If severe, it could have an effect on the child's brain. ...Read more

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Can a baby die of anoxia if nose and mouth are blocked by meconium?

Can a baby die of anoxia if nose and mouth are blocked by meconium?

Probably: However, we know that meconium is itself related to fetal hypoxia (deficient supply of oxygen) so you may be looking at the resiult rather than the cause. ...Read more

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What happens if u ate the prenatal alott?

What happens if u ate the prenatal alott?

One per day: Just take one prenatal vitamins today. You do not need to take more. Your body can't absorb more so take extra doesn't help. ...Read more

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What are advantages and disadvantages of prenatal diagnosis?

What are advantages and disadvantages of prenatal diagnosis?

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, . ...Read more

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Could albinism be prenatally detected?

Yes for most types: Several varieties of albinism exist, and prenatal diagnosis is available for most of them. ...Read more

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What is prenatal care like?

What is prenatal care like?

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. ...Read more

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How do I choose a pre-natal vitamin?

How do I choose a pre-natal vitamin?

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. ...Read more

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What are some prenatal care obstacles?

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. ...Read more

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Could prenatal pills cause acid reflux?

Could prenatal pills cause acid reflux?

Yes: Yes they certainly can. The iron in those pills can also cause general indigestion, nausea, and constipation. Check with your physician if this is persistent. Might try taking them with a starch like mashed potatoes to see if that relieves some of the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is zevit a complete prenatal supplement?

Is zevit a complete prenatal supplement?

Yes: Yes this product has adequate ingredients for pregnancy. It's always best to try to get your nutrients from food, if possible, as the body much better absorbs vitamins and minerals from food as opposed to a supplement. Food for thought! ...Read more

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Is it okay if I don't get prenatal care?

Is it okay if I don't get prenatal care?

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. ...Read more

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What are some prenatal tests for albinism?

What are some prenatal tests for albinism?

Depends: Testing depends on the type of albinism. Please check this website out - http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/sites/genetests/lab/disease/albinism? Db=genetests&search_param=contains. ...Read more

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What is noninvasive prenatal testing (nipt)?

What is noninvasive prenatal testing (nipt)?

Fetal DNA: Testing for free fetal DNA is available for detection of trisomies either from 9 weeks 0 days or 10 weeks 0 days, the latter being much less expensive. The results are available in 7 to10days with 99.99% accuracy. Both ACMG and FACOG recommend confirmation of an abnormal result with either amniocentesis or CVS. Other non-invasive tests include fetal ultrasonography and prenatal screening. ...Read more

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What to expect at my 16 week prenatal visit?

What to expect at my 16 week prenatal visit?

Prenatal visit: At 16 weeks, your doctor should check your vital signs, ask you if you have any complaints, go over the recommended tests during this time. He may offer you prenatal risk screen to assess your (as mother) risk of having a baby with chromosome abnormalities such as down syndrome, trisomy 18 and 13. Otherwise, to make sure you're uptodate on the required prenatal labwork. Us is to be expected at 18. ...Read more

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Can spring valley prenatal pills cause itching?

Can spring valley prenatal pills cause itching?

Niacin?: If you've taken in a lot of Niacin and are sensitive to it, it can make you itch like crazy. I don't know of anything else from reading the ingredients of this particular preparation. Maybe somebody else on healthtap has an idea. ...Read more

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What is non-invasive prenatal paternity testing?

What is non-invasive prenatal paternity testing?

NIPP: Non invasive paternity testing is a technology based on detection of fetal cells in the mother's blood. A variety of specialty labs offer this service and cite the ability to find such results as early as 8 weeks into the pregnancy. Traditional testing requires fetal cells from invasive procedures like sampling amniotic fluid by needle or the placental cells. ...Read more

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Is drinking coffee bad for prenatal development?

Is drinking coffee bad for prenatal development?

Caffeine: Although there are conflicting studies, 1 study in 2009 showed an ^ in miscarriages in women who consumed > 200mg of caffeine per day. Animal studies have associated caffeine use with birth defects, premature and preterm labor as well as low birth weight. ...Read more

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Are prescription prenatal pills better than otc?

Are prescription prenatal pills better than otc?

Yes: They contain the necessary amounts of vitamins needed, such as 1 mg Folic Acid which is not found in over the counter vitamins. ...Read more

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Can prenatal pills affect getting adominal pain?

Possibly: Prenatal pills usually contain higher levels of iron than normal multivitamins. Iron can be constipating, which can lead to abdominal pain. Any severe or persistent abdominal pain should lead to a visit to your doctor or an er. Any abdominal pain accompanied by vaginal bleeding is also a potential emergency. ...Read more

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How often do I need to go in for prenatal testing?

How often do I need to go in for prenatal testing?

Depends on risk: Prenatal care involves regular OB visits, but prenatal testing ranges from general screening (level I ultrasound, triple/quad/integrated screen, amniocentesis chromosomes) to gene tests when a prior child was affected--usually at 10-18 weeks. Realize that triple/quad/integrated screen looking for Down syndrome markers is inaccurate, sometimes leading to amnio and termination. Caveat emptor. ...Read more