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Posted by: Smarties | 2007/06/26

Stop of Heartbeat

If the mother is healthy and looking after herself,what causes a baby's heartbeat to stop at maybe seven months, even if that baby was pefertly fine and had a strong heartbeat?

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There are many possible causes - infections, problems with the placenta, abnormalities of the fetus, abruptio,. knots in the cord. A postmortem might help tell what the cause is.

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Posted by: LOLO | 2007/06/27

It happened to me twice and that was 10yrs ago.1st time it was astill birth and then second time at 5 months babys heart stopped beating.even today I have no idea what happen.Since then I have been ttcing but no luck.I keep on praying that it doesnt happen again whe I fell pregnant.

second time the doctor told me that it might happen that there was no water in the womb.

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Posted by: Pip | 2007/06/26

I think it could be either - the placenta may not function and therefore not provide oxygen to baby, the cord could have knots, or the baby could have a problem... Sorry I can't really provide you with much information here.

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Posted by: Smarties | 2007/06/26

Thanx Pip

The baby is still in the womb,but what causes the heartbeat to stop.Is it something that the mother does wrong or is it in the fetus itself?

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Posted by: Pip | 2007/06/26

Smarties, are referring to a baby still in the womb... Has this happened to you? I think that there are a number of reasons but tests would have to be performed on the baby and, if possible, a post mortem. I gave birth to a stillborn baby last year at 35 weeks - they never performed a post mortem but did perform chromosone testing - but everything came back normal - so we never did find out why our baby died.

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