Fans can now learn more about the pregnancy of Khloé Kardashian and the birth of her daughter True. In a preview of an upcoming episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians Kardashian wears an oxygen mask while in the delivery room, surrounded by family and friends.
At One Point In the clip Kardashian will see talking through the mask as her sister Kylie Jenner plays FaceTimes with her. "What's wrong with you?" Jenner asks. "I had to rebuild the baby's oxygen," Kardashian replies.
While some viewers – especially those who were not born to birth or were present – might have been similarly affected, no one in the room seemed overly disturbed by Kardashian's oxygen mask, including the expectant mother.
Even if it looks a bit disturbing, it is surprisingly common (and normal) for people to get extra oxygen during childbirth.
Many people do this at some point during the work process, "says Jessica Shepherd (19459018), a minimally invasive gynecologist at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, opposite SELF.
It's the usual practice for physicians to give a fetus to heart monitors It can be monitored externally via a webbing around the abdomen, as explained by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) (19459004), or an electrode is used internally In most cases, the monitoring of fetal heart rate is a fairly regular part of the process, especially if for some reason your pregnancy is considered to be a high risk.
"On this way, we can know how well the baby is responding to contractions, "Dr. Shepherd says bys may change when it responds to events that occur during labor, such as: Eg contractions. However, if your baby's or baby's heart rate is abnormal, it could mean the baby is not getting enough oxygen. If your doctors find out after further testing that this is the case, then additional oxygen is usually the next step.
In the uterus, your baby receives oxygen through the oxygen in your blood. So, when extra oxygen is needed, whether it's your heart rate or that of your baby, it's you who gets it, says Christine Greves, MD, a board-certified gynecologist at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies SELF ,
There are many reasons why your baby or baby's heart rate in the hospital may be a little offside, so you do not have to panic if you need an oxygen mask at the end.
"It's not bad. It does not mean that something bad is happening to the baby." Shepherd. "But sometimes we want to do everything we can to increase oxygen delivery at specific times during labor."
Again, a baby's heart rate may decrease in response to stress due to labor or contractions. When birth is induced, the heart rate may be low, as the drugs used in the induction of labor can cause even more contractions, explains the Mayo Clinic . If you have vaginal delivery you may also be provided with an oxygen mask because you may be carrying the baby. Shepherd.
The heart rate of the parents may also decrease in response to stress from work. It is also not uncommon for the heart rate of the parents to drop as a result of epidural or anesthetic, says dr. Shepherd. Depending on the type of pain treatment you receive you may be given medications that "reduce the oxygen supply in the blood and reduce the blood flow towards the baby," she explains. Usually you will be monitored for an epidural An eye on your heart rate and that of your baby in case you need extra oxygen.
If the fetal heart rate does not improve or other complications occur, you may need to have an emergency cut (something that Beyoncé has experienced) during the birth of her daughter after her heartbeat had dropped dramatically during labor, wrote SELF ).
Again, the need for extra oxygen is not automatically a sign that anything is really wrong, "says Dr. Shepherd. This is just part of our method to make sure the baby is safe. "