The remaining 7 women went into spontaneous labour 3-5 days after the last AFI measurement; of these, 3 had meconium
in the liquor.
5] It is a rare condition in infant boys who have had healed meconium
Significance of meconium
staining of the amniotic fluid.
Furthermore, the majority of the screen-positive urine samples in the hospital data set showed congruent meconium
aspiration, asthma, pneumonia and other respiratory disorders are common among their newborns.
aspiration - usually a sign of fetal distress - and other respiratory problems that necessitate a baby being placed on a ventilator can generally be treated successfully, but the study offers new paths for future research about the long-term health of children born in the wake of stressful events such as hurricanes.
is the first fecal matter passed by a neonate.
Biomarkers for detection of prenatal alcohol exposure: A critical review of fatty acid ethyl esters in meconium
A prospective cohort study of biomarkers of prenatal tobacco smoke exposure: the correlation between serum and meconium
and their association with infant birth weight.
She suffered intrauterine arrest of brain development; pre-birth trauma with loss of amniotic fluid, which may lead to infection; fetal distress evidenced by meconium
staining; at least two distinct episodes of hypoxia at birth and in the nursery; and a streptococcal infection leading to regression at age 18 months.
Clinical and genetic comparisons of patients with cystic fibrosis, with or without meconium
8, respectively), but several were less common: chorionamnionitis, fetal intolerance of labor and meconium
In addition, newborns in the home birth group, as compared with newborns in the midwife-attended hospital birth group, were 77% less likely to require resuscitation at birth, 63% less likely to require oxygen therapy beyond 24 hours, and 55% less likely to have meconium
To determine the level of phthalates to which the infants had been exposed in utero, the researchers gathered samples of the mother's blood, blood from the umbilical cord, and all meconium
from the first 48 hours after birth.
Whitfield and his colleagues are to be commended on a very thorough historical review and their own research investigating the prevention of meconium
aspiration syndrome (MAS).