Meconium is dark green fecal material that is produced in the intestines of a fetus before birth. After delivery, your newborn will pass meconium stools for the first few days of life. Stress your baby experiences before or during birth may cause your baby to pass meconium stool while still in the uterus. The meconium stool, then mixes with the amniotic fluid that surrounds the fetus.
Respiratory distress is the most prominent symptom of MAS. Your infant may breathe rapidly or grunt during breathing. Some newborns may stop breathing if their airways are blocked by meconium. Your baby may also exhibit the following symptoms: a bluish skin color, which is called cyanosis, limpness and low blood pressure.
This mother gave birth her baby girl, then she found out that her baby have meconium aspiration pneumonia-sepsis. After some procedures doctors suggested that she can transfer her baby to another hospital. Read her story:
PARA SA MGA NAGTATANONG KUNG ANONG NANGYARI SA ANAK KO….
pasensya na ngaun lang ako nakakausap ng matino hndi ko kayo mareplayan lahat. but now