Meconium aspiration

What is Meconium aspiration?

Meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) also known as neonatal aspiration of meconium is a medical condition affecting newborn infants. It occurs when meconium is present in their lungs during or before delivery. Meconium is the first stool of an infant, composed of materials ingested during the time the infant spends in the uterus.

Meconium is normally stored in the infant's intestines until after birth, but sometimes (often in response to fetal distress and hypoxia) it is expelled into the amniotic fluid prior to birth, or during labor. If the baby then inhales the contaminated fluid, respiratory problems may occur.

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plz tell me the information about meconium aspiration?r my baby was suffering from mechonium aspiration.the Dr gave him to some antibiotics...

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Meconium aspiration means that child passed faeces during delivery and child ingested such fluid. Usually fluid enters lung of child and causes...

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Hi, i am 22 weeks pregnant and my doctor told me that my baby might have an arithmetic heart beat. i am very scared and they are sending me to have...

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Arrhythmic heart beat means irregular heart beat. It can be caused sometimes when there is distress to the foetus. Get...

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Hi, I am 25 weeks pregnant & my doctor seems to be a bit worried, since i have a little bit of notching & baby seems to be on the small...

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I have gone through your history in details and the presence of intrauterine notching concerns me.

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