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Question: MAS (Meconium Aspiration Syndrome)


 klopez123 - Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:41 pm

I have a 9 year old daughter. When giving birth to her I developed MAS (Meconium aspiration syndrome a*k*a baby's first poop inside the sack before being born). My question is:
Are there any after affects mentally, physically or emotionally that this syndrome has on children later that may go undetected w/o further research?
 Theresa Jones, RN - Fri Mar 24, 2006 10:05 am

User avatar Hi klopez123,
Meconium aspiration syndrome may of course be a life threatening emergency. Generally speaking, respiratory infections may be more common in these children during the first year but they typically recover completely. There are more rare instances that involve neurological deficits but in my opinion and to my knowledge any condition related to birth complications in this length of time would not go unnoticed with regular examinations. Of course inquire with her treating physician about whether or not the possibility exists.
Sincerely,
Theresa Jones, RN

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