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When And How Does A Fetus Recieve Oxygen
Is it safe for me to do 4th d&c will it will affect my chances of carry a baby to full term when I'm ready?
It depends: It depends on why you have needed 3 previous D & C's. Every time the cervix is dilated there is always a risk that a cervical tear can occur which can damage the ability of the cervix to remained closed during pregnancy. Talk to the MD who is doing the procedure about this concern. ...Read more
Not very: Imagine that you are snorkeling under water. Do you notice how muffled all of the sounds are from even a nearby motorboat? Same for the baby, who is under water, so to speak, and also has less developed hearing sensitivity. Most sounds outside your body would be very diminished in the intrauterine environment. ...Read more
Statistics from 2008: 24 per 100, 000.Get a more detailed answer ›
6-8 liters: Blood volume increases progressively from 6-8 weeks gestation and reaches a maximum at approximately 32-34 weeks with little change thereafter. The increase in plasma volume (40-50%) is relatively greater than that of red cell mass (20-30%) resulting in hemodilution and a decrease in haemoglobin concentration. Approximately 300-500 cc is lost with vag delivery & up to 1000 cc for c-sections. ...Read more
Since inception: Pregnancy has always had gestational diabetes since womankind has been able to conceive. We are more aware in the 21st century of its' implications with fetal death and macrosomia(large babies). Diabetes can get worse during the pregnancy, but can stop after delivery. However, it is an early warning sign that as the woman ages, it may return as adult onset diabetes mellitus. ...Read more
If a person is on a ventilator, and does not have a trachea, how long do hospitals (namely icu's) allow this?
Tracheotomy: I am assuming you are asking about a tracheotomy or tracheostomy. If the person is expected to be on a ventilator long term or has been on the it long term (> 2 weeks) usually a "trach" is done. Sometimes, a trach is done initially if there are airway issues. A trach allows the person to be more comfortable, allows easier nursing care, and prevent future airway complications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My haemoglobin level is 7.6.. How long will it take to get that back to normal without a blood transfusion?
How low does oxygen need to be at nighttime before I will need to have oxygen? One of my readings was 88. Does that require oxygen? I have CHF also.
Mgt: I would suggest an overnight study to determine the % of time that your O2 saturation readings were low. In the meantime, I would suggest checking with your specialist regarding the benefits of using O2 supplementation at night. ...Read more
If my immunity drops before and during menses, does that mean the immunity i pass to my infant through breastmilk will be weaker?
How long does THC stay in your and the unborn babys system, and will they be able to detect it when i deliver since i quit now?
How long do you have to hold your breath to produce a drop in blood oxygen levels? And, how fast would your blood reoxygenate after you took a breath?
Blood oxygen: Why are you asking these questions, as the question does not seem related to illness. Why are you holding your breath? ...Read more
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