A 34-year-old member asked:
if i faint, will the baby get hurt?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not usually: The only significant danger is falling. If you fell on an object across the abdomen, the fetus could be at risk. Usually a baby is very well protected and cushioned in the womb and is usually safe.
Once a patient faints, usually from a temporary drop in blood pressure, the pressure recovers quickly without harm to the baby or mother. Driving, of course could pose different risks.
6.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Cardiology 44 years experience
Depends: Depends on the reason you fainted, how long you're unconscious, and whether you had trauma to your abdomen. . Also depends how far along you are as in early pregnancy, trauma is not likely to be an issue.
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Could my baby constipated?
4 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Yes: Babies who are passing hard, formed stools and seem to have pain with stools may be constipated. Frequency of bowel movements is usually not important, if the stool is soft and the baby has no pain or straining. See your pediatrician if you suspect your baby has pain with bowel movements or if you see blood in the stool.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
If I have well water for the house, should I use diluted water for my baby's bottle?
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Pediatrics 24 years experience
Use Nursery water: Nursery water is distilled water that is also fortified with a small amount of Fluoride (you can also get Fluoride free variety). This water is purified for drinking by babies and does not contain harmful bacteria, parasites, or heavy metals that can be found in city/tap or well water. Should be used until age 12 months.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
I am afraid of the shots that I have to give my months old baby! what is the problem in order to do them later when it is a bit older?I
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Exposure: Waiting simply allows them further exposure to the diseases. And having a current epidemic of whooping cough(pertussis) where i practice, your child has an increased risk of serious disease and even death by waiting.And the shots are a much safer risk than taking a chance on getting the disease!
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Are you sick if you get self-destructive urges that make you do painful things to yourself?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: You need help if you decide to act on those urges. You should call your doctor and let him/her begin to help you.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
If I shave my babys lanugo, will it grow back even faster?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Don't do it: Shaving hair, any kind does not make it grow back faster, this is indeed an old wives tale. But please do not touch the lanugo it will go away and would be afraid of any potential harm to shaving a baby.U only have lanugo once. Embrace it.
5.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated May 1, 2016
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