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blue babyAn infant with neonatal cyanosis, most often due to congenital heart malformation–eg, transposition of great vessels and in tetralogy of Fallot Management Surgery
blue ba·by(blū bā'bē)
blue babyA baby with an inadequate amount of oxygen in the blood, resulting in CYANOSIS. This is usually due to congenital heart disease of a type in which the blood returning to the heart from the body is not wholly passed to the lungs to be reoxygenated.
blue babya rare condition in human infants where there is incomplete separation of oxygenated and deoxygenated blood in the heart. Some deoxygenated blood enters the aorta rather than the pulmonary artery, resulting in an inadequate oxygen supply to the body tissues and a ‘bluish’ appearance to the skin. The problem arises because of incomplete closure of two routes which cause by-passing of the lungs during foetal life:
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Q. How do I know if I have Postpartum Depression and how can I get help? Hi everyone. I’m Lesa Elba 27 yrs old. I gave birth to a beautiful female baby 3 months before. I had depression before I had her and now I think I have postpartum. How do I know if I have Postpartum Depression and how can I get help?