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Meconium Aspiration Syndrome

Meconium is the first feces that a newborn pass after birth. Meconium aspiration syndrome is the condition when an infant around the time of delivery accidentally breathes a mixture of amniotic fluid and meconium into the lungs. This is a life-threatening condition causing deaths in around 5 % of newborns.

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What are the side effects of induced labor?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 years old. I got pregnant after ten months from my last delivery. I have delivered a baby girl, which was a normal delivery. It has been 38 weeks, the doctor said my baby did not fix his head, but the baby is in the normal position for a natural birth. She said my cervix did n...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, yes, induction is done at 40 weeks. If there is no spontaneous onset of labor pain by that time and there is no other maternal or fetal complication. You are at 38 weeks right now, so the doctor will wait for spontaneous pain for two weeks more. Induction is do...  Read Full »

What is the main reason for sepsis in a newborn?

Query: Hello doctor, What is the main reason for sepsis to occur in a newborn? Will parents be the reason?  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. Sepsis means systemic infection of body in babies. 2. There are many causes like meconium aspiration during delivery, infection from the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) where the baby is kept, infection from any person who handles the baby, etc.   Read Full »

What is meconium aspiration syndrome?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter born seven days back is suffering from meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS). I would like to know, how we measure her growth of lung capacity.  Read Full »

Dr. Gunda Srinivas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to In newborns measurement of lung capacity is not as useful as in adults. Important clinical signs of respiratory effort, respiratory rate and the X-rays that had showed the meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) and also the general condition of baby. These are the importan...  Read Full »

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