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does anyone knoe what could cause this

my sister had her daughter monday and the baby is breathing real heavy and they told her if she dont stop breathing that heavy they would have to rush her to another hospital does anyone know what could of caused it she had a c-section with her and the doctors told her she could of got fluid in her lungs could that of done it???? i hope she is ok thanks to anyone who answers


Asked by wendy232425 at 1:13 PM on Dec. 23, 2008 in Health

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  • She could have breathed in amniotic fluid in during the birth. Sometimes it has feces in it called "meconium". That is very irritating to the lungs so it can cause respiratory problems, even distress until it is resolved. She may need to be on IV antibiotics and/or a ventilator until it is cleared up and her lungs are healthy. I hope she is ok too..

    Answer by happi-ladi at 6:55 PM on Dec. 23, 2008

  • That could be the reason. Or the lungs are not developed enough.


    Answer by louise2 at 1:18 PM on Dec. 23, 2008

  • That would be a reason. If that's the case, they should have her on antibiotics to keep it from becoming pnemonia, and they should also have her in an oxygen hood to help her lungs work better to get the fluid out. Like the PP said, though, it could also be that her lungs aren't developed enough (very possible if she was delivered before 37 weeks).

    Answer by amy_k_in_pa at 1:22 PM on Dec. 23, 2008

  • she was delivered on her due date i think

    Answer by wendy232425 at 1:26 PM on Dec. 23, 2008

  • Babies that are born vaginally are squeezed out (obviously). But through this process, it squeezes their little chest and lungs and they expel extra fluid from the lungs. That is why C-Section births result in more lung and fluid problems.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:16 PM on Dec. 23, 2008

  • If she is a girl that is normal.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:33 PM on Dec. 23, 2008