Amniotic fluid embolism

What is Amniotic fluid embolism?

Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a rare and incompletely understood obstetric emergency in which amniotic fluid, fetal cells, hair, or other debris enters the mother's blood stream via the placental bed of the uterus and trigger an allergic reaction. This reaction then results in cardiorespiratory (heart and lung) collapse and coagulopathy.

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I had a placenta abruption during my sons delivery, how often does this occur and is it something I should be concerned with if I have another...

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Thank for asking to HCM
I really appreciate your concern and let me tell you that "Placenta Abruption" mostly happens in late pregnancy, if your...

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Good evening, I am 15 weeks pregnant and I'm currently experiencing some anxiety. This is stemming from the fear that I may encounter...

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Thanks for the query.
No need to worry about the amniotic fluid embolism as the incidence is very rare.
It is only seen as 1 case in 20,000...

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