Water on the Brain

Updated on February 29, 2012
A.B. asks from Altoona, PA
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How bad can water hurt an unborn fetus? and what can they do to fix it?

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answers from Portland on

You really need to talk with the doctor for these answers.

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answers from Washington DC on


Welcome to mamapedia. I see this is your first post.

The only person that can answer this question is a neo-natologist or your OB/GYN.

I would NOT google it until you have spoke to your doctor. You will get soo much information there that it might freak you out.

Good luck.

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answers from Philadelphia on

It is my understanding that water on the brain is called hydrocephalus. When the baby is born a shunt will be put in to drain the fluid. It is also my understanding that brain damage from the excessive fluid is dependent on whether the fluid is under pressure or not but this is something that can not be determined until the baby starts reaching his/her milestones. I know someone who is in college right now who was born with hydrocephalus:)

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