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What Is The Probability That My Baby Lungs To Be Mature On An Amnio At 37w5d
Doesn't matter.: Elective delivery should be discouraged prior to 39 weeks gestation regardless of lung maturity tests. Babies born electively (with no other medical indication) prior to 39 weeks have higher risks of respiratory distress and nicu admission even when the amnio test demonstrates "lung maturity." if there is a medical reason for delivery, the amnio is unnecessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Amniocentesis is a procedure used to draw a sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds and cushions the baby in the womb. This fluid contains cells that have been sloughed off of the developing fetus. Amniocentesis is most often used to detect genetic abnormalities, though the results can also reveal the baby's sex, gauge lung maturity (if done close to term), detect amniotic fluid infections, or ...Read more
I have an amnio coming up at 37weeks. How does the test measure lung function? What in the fluid says if they are mature or not?
Several: It measure not function, but the presence of certain chemicals whose presence indicates that mature cells are present. That indicates the vast likelihood that the baby's lung functions would be "mature". ...Read more
About a week: Generally, the interval between amnios gone for fetal lung maturity are spaced about a week apart somewhat depending on the urgency of wanting to deliver and how near to maturity the initial testing was. ...Read more
34 weeks GA: Typically antenatal steroids are given to mothers who are going to deliver before 34 weeks gestation, as the lungs aren't mature by this time. They still may be given after 34 weeks, in some circumstances, but most babies have mature lungs and breathe well on their own without mothers getting steroids by 34 wks GA. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The steroid used is specific to stabilizing membranes & improving lung production of surfactant. It mimics what happens naturally when if mom develops high blood pressure & natural stress steroids speed lung maturity.It is only given at specific gestation's where research shows it will help. No long term negatives are seen for baby. ...Read more
Should I get betamethasone shots if my amniocentesis tests showed my baby will have lung problems?
If an infant has pulmonary hypertension secondary to BPD (bronchopulmonary dysplasia), will the pulmonary hypertension go away as the lungs mature?
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
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