amniotic fluid

  • If a baby passes a meconium stool before birth, the amniotic fluid is stained and the baby is covered with meconium (reminiscent of the mess dads can make changing diapers). (
  • In only about 2 to 5 percent of babies born in meconium-stained amniotic fluid will some of the thick, tarry meconium be inhaled, plug the small airways, and thus cause respiratory distress. (
  • Problems with meconium will be suspected if the amniotic fluid is stained when the bag of water breaks. (
  • Meconium aspiration occurs when a baby breathes in amniotic fluid containing meconium (the baby's first stools). (
  • Before or during labor, the fetus sometimes passes the meconium stool into the amniotic fluid. (
  • When the thick meconium mixes into the amniotic fluid, it is swallowed and breathed into the airways of the fetus. (
  • Meconium is passed into the amniotic fluid in about 10 to 15 percent of births. (
  • Meconium particles in the amniotic fluid can block small airways and prevent the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide after birth. (
  • Meconium in the amniotic fluid gives the fluid a greenish color. (
  • Babies who have been exposed to meconium in the amniotic fluid for a long time may have yellowed skin and nails. (
  • The presence of meconium in the amniotic fluid is key to the diagnosis. (
  • A technique called amnioinfusion is sometimes used during labor with meconium-stained amniotic fluid. (
  • Meconium aspiration syndrome(mas) occurs when an infant delivers via meconium stained amniotic fluid which travels into the lungs and causes respiratory distress. (
  • When meconium is freshly released, it is clumpy and floats in the amniotic fluid. (
  • However, if the amniotic fluid is greenish or brown in color, it may show fetal meconium, which is normally passed after birth as the baby's first bowel movement. (
  • Meconium in the amniotic fluid may be associated with fetal distress. (

symptoms of meconium aspiration

  • What are the symptoms of meconium aspiration? (
  • The following are the most common symptoms of meconium aspiration. (
  • The symptoms of meconium aspiration may resemble other conditions or medical problems. (


  • There was a past history of cystic fibrosis and meconium peritonitis. (
  • These findings are in keeping with the history of cystic fibrosis and meconium peritonitis. (

fetal distress

aspiration diagnosed


  • By the time of your baby's birth, the meconium had filled most of her intestines. (


  • Is it bad if a baby passes meconium while he's still in your belly? (


  • If a baby makes it safely through the first breaths, the meconium staining becomes nothing more than a mess to be wiped off. (
  • As the baby takes the first breaths at delivery, meconium particles enter the airways and can be aspirated (inhaled) deep into the lungs. (


  • Often they end up with tarry meconium everywhere. (
  • Meconium is the dark, tarry contents of the fetal gastrointestinal tract, and is composed of fluids, swallowed cells and debris. (


  • Most babies pass the first meconium stool in the first 12 hours after birth. (
  • If no meconium stool has been passed within the first 48 hours, the baby should be evaluated. (
  • Some babies, about 7 to 20 percent, pass a meconium stool before they are born (Velaphi S. Vidyasagar D. Clinics in Perinatology . (
  • Particulate meconium, Inhaled stool. (


  • The sterile meconium does not predispose to urinary tract infections , but meconium can cause significant problems if it is inhaled into the lungs. (
  • Speedy delivery of distressed babies and suctioning the mouth and nose when the head has been delivered (before the expanding lungs take their first breath) can help prevent this meconium aspiration. (


  • Some babies with meconium aspiration need a mechanical ventilator (breathing machine) because of the difficulty breathing. (
  • Although the condition often improves within a few days, severe meconium aspiration, and the respiratory problems it causes, may lead to death in a small number of babies. (


  • Sterile fluid is infused through the tube to help dilute the thick meconium. (


  • Yes, it can be very serious and sometimes fatal if there is meconium in the water for too long. (
  • Is meconium aspiration syndrome ever fatal? (


  • Up to 30 percent of kids who develop meconium aspiration pneumonias need to go on mechanical ventilators. (


  • How does meconium aspiration syndrome affect fetal oxygen? (


  • The baby is also likely to swallow the meconium, which sounds disgusting but doesn't present a problem. (
  • How does meconium aspiration syndrome affect a baby? (
  • If I decide to do a home birth, how do I know if my baby is at risk for meconium aspiration syndrome? (
  • How much time was your baby in the nicu due to meconium aspiration syndrome? (


  • List all words starting with meconium sorted by length or by how common the words are . (


  • Depending on the situation, the person caring for your child at the delivery may look at the vocal cords with a scope to see if any meconium has reached that area. (



  • I love watching new dads trying to change a sticky meconium diaper. (


  • Within a few days, the meconium stools give way to soft yellow-green breast milk stools or yellow-tan formula stools . (


  • So much so that after a couple spins of their "Zirconium Meconium" full-length debut, I was all but certain that this four-piece outfit was not for me. (


  • Meconium aspiration is first treated by trying to remove as much of the meconium as possible. (
  • Is it possible for meconium aspiration syndrome to cause asthma? (


  • I had my daughter 7 1/2 weeks ago, at 41 weeks and she had passed meconium. (


  • I think the worry is if they gasp in the womb and try and breath (which happens when they are distressed) and inhale the meconium. (


  • Meconium is sterile - very unlike the bacteria -filled stools that will follow. (


  • Early identification of meconium aspiration is essential to preventing severe aspiration problems. (



  • Does meconium aspiration syndrome cause psychological disorder? (
  • Could meconium aspiration syndrome cause asthma? (


  • Meconium, Pitocin, and perineum should ALL be SAT words as far as I'm concerned. (