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can my dog transmit escherichia coli to my newborn baby? or how can she get it?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Neonatal: E. Coli is generally acquired by the trip through the birth canal.

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If a baby has low muscle tone, will they be able to stand and walk eventually?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Maybe: Low muscle tone in a newborn can be cused by hundreds of things, some of which are permenant and some of which are temporary.
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What percent of women suffer form postpartum depression?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
11-42%: This is very common, with as many as 42% of moms experiencing ppd. The risk is higher if there is a personal or family history of ppd, depression, or anxiety.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

Is it ok to make a 2 month old baby sit upright. Won't it hurt her back bone?

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Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Not natural: Sitting is not natural for a 2 mo old. Laying on a surface semi-upright is. If you sit him supporting him (like on your lap while holding him), then it is ok. I would not advise sitting him by himself on a high chair for example.
A 35-year-old member asked:

I have a question about infertility? Why did they always call women barren when the men might have been at fault

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
Lack of knowledge ..: Probably it was a combination of ignorance of basic biology (there was no way of testing sperm or even knowing that there could be sperm problems almost half the time) plus a patriarchal society ...
A 39-year-old member asked:

How can a pregnant woman get rid of a fever without taking medicine?

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Dr. Juan Richiusa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) : Fever during pregnancy is of concern. It is very important to see your dr. Depending on the cause of the fever it could have implications on the fetus. It is very important to get look at. And find the source of the fever to get appropriately treated.

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