Effect Of Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, Platelet And Leukocyte Levels In Fetuses Aged 5 Months?
Morning doctor, I want to ask, I am more than 5 months pregnant, and I am a twin but one died, and I had a blood check it turned out that my Hb was 11.6 then my hematocrit was 32.4 then my platelets were 493 and my leukocytes were 11.4 Will it affect the fetus ?? Does it require special action ?? Then what about the handling or action for babies who die ?? Then whether the baby who died will affect the living baby ?? Thank you
Hello Fathin, Thank you for the question.
The death of one baby in multiple pregnancies is not a rare condition. The death of one baby in twin pregnancies that occurs in the first trimester of pregnancy has no impact on other babies who are still alive. However, if the death of one of these babies occurs in the middle of the second trimester (over 17 weeks), then this condition has the potential to cause a number of disorders such as growth disturbance in infants who are still alive (intrauterine fetal growth), premature births of living babies, death and preeclampsia. The cause of death of one baby can vary from one another.
Handling this condition depends on several things, whether the baby shares one placenta or each has its own placenta (monochorinonic or dichorionic twins), gestational age, and the presence of other pregnancy complications such as preeclampsia. If the death of one of these babies is caused by complications of pregnancy or problems in the health of the mother, the doctor will recommend undergoing the delivery process immediately. But if this condition is not caused by a particular health problem, your doctor can recommend keeping the pregnancy as long as possible by keeping a close watch on your baby.
Your blood test results have no effect on the fetus, however, these results can occur due to the death of one fetus (increased platelets and leukocytes).
Because this condition is a complex condition and your obstetrician who understands your pregnancy better, please consult with the obstetrician who is treating you. Do not hesitate to discuss with your doctor about the best treatment for you and your baby.
This information helps you.