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Posted by: NAT | 2004/11/13

WET LUNG CONDITION AFTER CAESARIAN

Dear Doc,
Can you give me more info please, re baby wet lung condition after caesarian, what does it mean? How dangerous it is for a baby? What do the doctors do about it? Does happen with most babies born by caesarian?
Thanks.

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It means that the baby inhales some of the fluid around it. This causes some mild breathing difficulty but it is not particularly serious. It usually resolves on its own without need for any intervention. It is more common in babies born by caesarean but only occurs in a few cases.

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Posted by: Beverly | 2004/11/13

Go to GOOGLE and type in +"neonatal wet lung syndrome"

The above mentioned condition only occurs in a MINORITY of babies born by caesarian section. Remember that babies born naturally after a long, protracted vaginal delivery are also at risk of developing respiratory problems, especially if they happens to inhale meconium while in the womb. The condition, which occurs in about five percent of vaginal births, is known as "meconium inhalation syndrome", and can lead to serious complications such as pneumonia and death.

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