Is Blood Clotting Can Be A Major Cause Of Fetal Death In The Womb 7-8 Months Of Age?
I want to ask. My brother has been pregnant 4 times and his four children have not been saved / died in the womb at the age of 7-8 months. Has been checked by a doctor and not indicated a virus. Now she is pregnant again 6 months of pregnancy. And the doctor said that he had a blood clot that caused the intake of nutrients and nutrients did not reach the fetus and the fetus eventually weakened. The question is whether blood clots are the main cause of fetal death “before?
Hello, good morning. beforehand thanks for the question.
Fetal death in the womb (stillbirth) where this occurs at a gestational age that has passed 20 weeks or when the fetus has reached 500 grams of weight and above, can occur due to various factors, but some of the causes are not known with certainty. One of the risk factors for a baby to die in the womb is due to a disruption in the placenta because this organ connects the mother and the fetus and supplies food and oxygen to the fetus. Disorders of the placenta are usually more at risk for mothers who have hypertension or blood clotting disorders, become pregnant in old age (> 40 years), premature rupture of membranes, conceive twins, have a history of caesarean section, a history of previous placental disorders, and a history of injury to stomach.
Apart from the disruption to the placenta, several other possibilities include:
- Preeclampsia, which is high blood pressure experienced in pregnant women
- there is bleeding in the mother both before and when giving birth
- history of diabetes since before pregnancy
- Liver disorders during pregnancy
-infection in the mother, which can have an impact on the fetus
- genetic disorders in the fetus
- placental abruption ie the placenta is released from the uterus before the fetus is born
- the umbilical cord is wrapped around the fetus
To find out the cause of previous fetal death can only be known by examinations carried out at the time the incident took place or you can consult with a gynecologist who previously handled the birth of your sibling. The doctor needs to know his complete history and direct examination, we cannot guess and ascertain whether the preceding cause is due to a blood clot, because there are various possibilities as I have mentioned before.
For now the most important thing to do is to prevent events like before from happening again, and ensure the condition of the mother and fetus are always healthy, some of these prevention tips you can recommend to do:
Live a healthy lifestyle such as consumption of healthy foods with balanced nutrition, free of cigarette smoke, alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs. Make sure you have a healthy weight before planning a pregnancy. Consider the movement of the fetus starting in the 26th week until the 28th pregnancy. Note how often the fetus moves each day. Knowing the rhythm of fetal movements can make it easier for you to detect or be a little cautious if your little one does not move so actively as usual. Check the obstetrician to the doctor. While checking the womb, tell the doctor all the complaints that you experience. Thus the information that we can convey, hopefully helps.