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My daughters heart rate dropped 5 hours before having her due to an epidural she is 2 now could that be a cause of developmental delays or leg probs?

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Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

The low fhr at the time of birth will not cause any neurological deficit later on in life.
Our brain is very resilient esp - in uterine. Anoxic/asphyxia insult at the time of delivery can cause lingering effects. Please explore other reasons for her developmental delay.

In brief: No

The low fhr at the time of birth will not cause any neurological deficit later on in life.
Our brain is very resilient esp - in uterine. Anoxic/asphyxia insult at the time of delivery can cause lingering effects. Please explore other reasons for her developmental delay.
Dr. Ashu Syal
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Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unlikely

Not knowing the details of your labor and delivery, any thoughts would be speculation.
Almost always, transient (coming and going) variations in fetal heart rate are either a normal part of what happens during contractions or due to some obstetrical issues of fetal position, movement, etc. Why not speak with your obstetrician?

In brief: Unlikely

Not knowing the details of your labor and delivery, any thoughts would be speculation.
Almost always, transient (coming and going) variations in fetal heart rate are either a normal part of what happens during contractions or due to some obstetrical issues of fetal position, movement, etc. Why not speak with your obstetrician?
Dr. James Henning
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Dr. Mark Diamond
...or pediatrician
Dr. James Henning
yes, certainly!
Dr. Julius Mapalad
Anesthesiology
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In brief: No

Without to knowing the exact situation, i cannot comment completely.
However, if her heart rate dropped, and they didn't take you immediately to c-section, then i can assume that the heart rate drop was a normal drop secondary to a decrease in your blood pressure, which is a result of the epidural. This normal decrease is not associated with developmental delays or anatomical problems.

In brief: No

Without to knowing the exact situation, i cannot comment completely.
However, if her heart rate dropped, and they didn't take you immediately to c-section, then i can assume that the heart rate drop was a normal drop secondary to a decrease in your blood pressure, which is a result of the epidural. This normal decrease is not associated with developmental delays or anatomical problems.
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