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can air embolism travel to my baby or just me?

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If you develop an air embolism, through your vagina or not, it says it can be fatal to you and your baby. Can the embolism travel to your baby? or does it just effect you and your breathing and that is how it would be fatal to little one? If I develop an embolism can it travel to my baby or just effect me?


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replied January 1st, 2015
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Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

Well, if you develop embolism or thromboembolism then it can either be deep vein thrombosis or it can be a pulmonary embolism. These are the two main types. The deep vein thrombosis can cause an embolism which may lodge in brain or heart—the other two common places. However, such incidents are very rare and most pregnancies go forward without any problem.

Fetus in a mother’s womb usually gets affected by what is called amniotic fluid embolism. There is no direct threat to the baby, but because this triggers a severe reaction in mother, it affects the baby as well.

I am not sure why you are asking this question, but unless your Obs and Gyn indicates that you are at risk for embolism, please do not read stuff on net and get affected. Please clarify your doubts with your Obs and Gyn so that you have a clear picture and are stress free. Hope this helps. Take care!


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