Newborns Lack Oxygen?
Hello, this is my little sister’s breech, so I never go to an obstetrician. So when the amniotic fluid and blood come out at 4 o’clock in the morning, I am taken to the hospital and brought to the place of delivery and only operated at 9 am. and given an infusion. my question is why the baby is lacking oxygen and also given an IV
Wa alaikumsalam, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. The lack of oxygen that reaches the tissue is called hypoxia. In infants, this condition can occur due to various possibilities, including:
Anemic condition or lack of red blood cells in the mother or baby
Mothers who smoke
Disruption of the placenta or the placenta that is released from the uterus too quickly
Blockage in the baby's air flow
The baby's airways are not yet formed properly
Prolonged or difficult labor
Maternal blood pressure is too high or too low
Serious infections in mother and / or baby
And there are many other reasons, and for sure about what your nephew experienced, can only be known by the doctor who handled it. As for intravenous administration, among its functions is that this is done to facilitate the administration of drugs so as not to repeatedly inject, and ensure that your niece gets enough fluids to meet her needs.
Our advice, if in fact there are still many things you want to know, once again you should ask the pediatrician directly to handle it, because without an examination, moreover we do not know your brother's medical history, there are still many possibilities that can occur. By asking directly, you can get a clearer picture of the possible causes, treatment options, and how to prevent them going forward.
In addition, whatever the condition of a person's pregnancy, whatever the history of a previous pregnancy, be it breech, normal or even transverse, pregnant women should routinely consult a gynecologist to be able to better ensure the condition of the fetus and avoid things that are not desirable before it's too late. So, hopefully answering your question.