Amniotic Poisoning?

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Never heard of a baby in the womb dying from amniotic poisoning. Guess * what causes it?

1 Answer:

Hello Ayundawa.

Thank you for asking the HealthReplies.com Community.

Regarding amniotic poisoning, the term is actually less precise, because amniotic fluid is very important for the fetus in the womb, which allows the fetus to float in the amniotic sac during pregnancy so that the fetus can move, and as a cushion that protects the fetus from external injury or sudden movement. Therefore, amniotic fluid is one of the parameters for the examination of the womb.

The term you're probably referring to is Meconium Aspiration Syndrome. This syndrome occurs when the amniotic fluid mixes with the feces (meconium) of the fetus, which is then inhaled by the fetus while in the womb. The presence of this feces will cause irritation of the fetal lungs, infection of the fetal lungs and obstructing the fetal airway. Fetal stool normally passes at birth within the first 24 hours. However, this stool can come out while the fetus is still in the womb due to various factors, one of which is physiological stress, such as pregnancy infection or difficult birth.

However, not all fetuses that pass feces in the womb will experience Meconium Aspiration Syndrome. Some cases, babies do not have problems, but in some other cases babies can experience the syndrome, ranging from mild to severe. Several factors that can increase the risk of a baby developing Meconium Aspiration Syndrome include:

Babies who are past their due date should be. Babies who have difficulty at birth or experiencing fetal distress. Babies who have problems with the umbilical cord and placenta. Babies younger than gestational age.

If you are pregnant, we recommend that you routinely control your pregnancy directly, either to a midwife, general practitioner or obstetrician, to detect early possible occurrence of Meconium Aspiration Syndrome in babies.

This is the information we can convey, thank you and hope it is useful.

Regards,

Dr. M. Rizki

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