Babies Have Amniotic Poisoning When They Are Not Even 9 Months Old?
Hi, r nI want to know what can contaminate the amniotic fluid and poison the unborn baby. R nMy first child (girl) died 7 days ago in the womb at 38 weeks of gestation due to amniotic poisoning which the doctor said probably largest infected with a virus. It is still difficult for my wife and I to accept this, maybe we can be more calm if we know the causes that are more obvious in this case. R nPlease for the info, thank you
Our condolences for what you and your family experienced and we understand your sadness.
The condition of the fetus dying in the womb is called IUFD / intra uterine fetal death or stillbirth. IUFD occurs when the fetus dies in the womb beyond the age of 28 weeks. There are several factors that can cause IUFD including:
Infections (maybe this is what is meant by amniotic poisoning), for example TORCH infection Placenta disorders so that the fetus does not receive adequate nutrition umbilical cord congenital disability Maternal disease factors: eg the mother has severe preeclampsia (sometimes referred to as pregnancy poisoning) The above factors it could have happened simultaneously. To ensure the exact cause, of course, it is necessary to carry out further examination by an obstetrician, for example with a blood test for TORCH examination. In the case of you and your wife, I suggest discussing again with the doctor who treated your wife about the most likely causes of IUFD in your child.
We recommend that you and your wife also consult with your obstetrician if you want to do the pregnancy program again. The doctor may suggest a series of tests to detect certain infections in the wife as a preventive measure for IUFD and so that the next pregnancy can be healthier and smoother. When you are pregnant again, you should routinely control your pregnancy at least once a month with an obstetrician and live a healthier lifestyle.
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Thank you and hope it helps,
dr. Devika Y