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Fetal Hypoxia

Fetal hypoxia refers to a state where the fetus inside the uterus is deprived of adequate oxygen. It can be due to many causes like constriction of the umbilical cord blocking blood flow, smoking by the mother, gestational diabetes, and more. Fetal hypoxia leads to intrauterine growth restriction and cell damage in the fetus.

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What if the umbilical cord is wrapped around my baby's neck?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an ultrasound scan of the uterus done in 32nd week of my pregnancy, and the report says the cord is around the neck (type A). Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cord around the baby's neck is common in pregnancy. There are two types of this condition, type A and type B. Type A is very common and this usually disentangles on its own. Type B is a little serious issue and requires attention. Type B may form a true knot ar...  Read Full »

Is mild hydrocephalus dangerous?

Query: Hi doctor, My present ultrasound is showing mild hydrocephalus with breech presentation (36 weeks) dilated 13 mm ventricle. No genetic disorder was reported earlier in the second trimester. All the previous ultrasound showed normal and sound growth of the fetus. I had no past problem conceiving my ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagasirisha Naredla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hydrocephalusmeans an increase in fluid content in the fluid spaces of the brain. This can keep increasing in size or remain the same. Hydrocephalus was detected in the last trimester. As it is now 36 weeks wait for the baby to get delivered. As there is fetal hypoxia...  Read Full »

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