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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Very unlikely: A 31-weeker who had no complications and has been normal to age two years, can be looked upon as a normal person just like the full term kids. We are ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Yes and No: Sorry for the confusing answer, but especially with those babies we call late preterm (after 34 weeks but before 37 weeks), development often is not v ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Nec: this is a potentially serious problem and generally needs specialty care
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
NEC: A GI disorder among young kids called necrotizing enterocolitis. Yes you should be under the care of GI specialist .
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brittany Chan
10 years experience Pediatrics
Mother's weight: Some studies found hyperemesis gravidarum to be associated w/ a small increase in premature delivery & low birthweight. However, it seems that if a mo ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
35 years experience Neurosurgery
AVM: Blood vessel malformations of the brain are rare in the general population and are not related to prematurity. A screening test with an mri/mra of th ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
SIDS: Not related to age when born, cause is unknown although prematurity is a factor. There are many contributing risk factors like cold temp, apnea, low ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Preemie weight heig: It is not unusual for premies to lag behind in weight and height, he started at 2 lbs and he is not doing too bad , term babies weigh average 25 lg at ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Pregnancy: You should have no fear of having children. Your obstetrician will guide you through your pregnancy. Good luck!
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: She would likely do the same if born at term.Babies make a lot of odd noises in various stages of sleep or alertness.As long as she is gradually gaini ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
Best to: ask the doctor who said this. Regardless of what was said, the fact that you are a healthy and bright 19 year old is a testament to the excellent care ... Read More

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