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baby born with water in lungs Jay,Joey&Jordyn'sMommy 3 kids; Baltimore, Maryland 1147 posts
30th Mar '11

My friends baby was born today, she is in the NICU and they said she has water in her lungs... What causes this... and how serious is it? She is in recovery from her c-section so I haven't heard much more about it....

4ever changed [+1] 15 kids; 46082 posts
30th Mar '11
Quoting Jayden & Joey's Mommy:" My friends baby was born today, she is in the NICU and they said she has water in her lungs... What causes ... [snip!] ... What causes this... and how serious is it? She is in recovery from her c-section so I haven't heard much more about it...."


Coudl be because of the csection
cause coming out that way isnt the same as pushing
pushing (coming down the birth canal) helps get the water out of their lung

T&J+4 2 kids; Apex, North Carolina 2612 posts
30th Mar '11

She probably swallowed meconium & amniotic fluid on her way out. It can be serious, but she'll be taken care of in the nicu.

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 104478 posts
status 30th Mar '11
Quoting T&C:" She probably swallowed meconium & amniotic fluid on her way out. It can be serious, but she'll be taken care of in the nicu. "


not really. just fluid.

Justine&Emmett 1 child; Springville, California 2081 posts
30th Mar '11
Quoting 4ever changed [16]:" Coudl be because of the csection cause coming out that way isnt the same as pushing pushing (coming down the birth canal) helps get the water out of their lung "

:!::!:This!



Same thing happened to me. It CAN be serious, but most likely nothing will come of it. They gave Emmett a bit of oxygen, and he was fine!

Jay,Joey&Jordyn'sMommy 3 kids; Baltimore, Maryland 1147 posts
30th Mar '11

she was breech and needed a csection.


her sister called and said "it doesnt look good" so i wasn't sure how serious it was...

BG Bitch®[BMM] Due April 19; 10 kids; Glendale, Arizona 4481 posts
30th Mar '11

my daughter was born with fluid in her lungs also...and she was in the nicu for observation to make sure it wasn pneumonia. It wasn't and cleared up in a couple days!

karenanne 2 kids; Cornwall, Ontario 3826 posts
30th Mar '11

this happened to my daughter. she was born vaginally and was 9 pounds 9 ounces. the dr said she was breathing kinda hard and they sent her for xrays and found fluid on her lungs. the dr said it was because she didnt have all the fluid pushed out of her lungs when she was born and was in the nicu for a day and a half for it to clear up, but then as in for four and a half more days because of jaundice

BG Bitch®[BMM] Due April 19; 10 kids; Glendale, Arizona 4481 posts
30th Mar '11
Quoting karenanne:" this happened to my daughter. she was born vaginally and was 9 pounds 9 ounces. the dr said she was breathing ... [snip!] ... and was in the nicu for a day and a half for it to clear up, but then as in for four and a half more days because of jaundice"


same exact thing with my girl....plsu she had a small heart murmer that they wanted to keep an eye one...it closed by the time we left the nicu and she hasnt needed to see a cardio dr at all!