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should my overweight old daughter get a hip replacement now or wait?

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Dr. Gregory Gapp
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Not our decision: That decision can only be made by your daughter and her orthopedic surgeon with mutual agreement between he two of them.

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Is it difficult for overweight women to breastfeed?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: It's true, sometimes overweight women can have larger breasts that can make latching and holding difficult. But nursing is a great way to control mom's weight, and it's worth a try-- it doesn't have to be difficult. Get help from a lactation consultant, and don't give up too easily!
A 42-year-old member asked:

Our first daughter was born 8 weeks premature 7 years ago. What are the chances of having another premature birth?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Elevated risk: Women who have preterm deliveries are more likely than other women to have preterm labor again. You should discuss the use of 17 hydroxy Progesterone injections with your doctor as a preventative measure. You may want to ask how they manage prenatal care in women with a history of preterm birth to make sure you understand and agree with the plan.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Are c-sections difficult if a woman is overweight?

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Yes: Women who are overweight have a higher chance of infections, pneumonis, and blood clots in the legs or lungs with c-sections. If you are overweight and you eat right and exercise everyday throughout the pregnancy, you may keep your weight gain to a minimum which would be beneficial for you and the baby.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to have my daughters ears pierced at 4 months old?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends on where/how: If you have a trusted site to use for this procedure & they use proper aseptic technique it is fine @ 4months.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

Why is my 2 year old daughters stool always a shade of green? I rarely give her juice or food coloring so it cannot be the dye...

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Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Normal!: It is not uncommon in some children. If the stool is formed , child is growing i would not worry about it. It is often from green leafy vegetables, coloring agents in the food or simply due to rapid transit from small intestine to large intestine where it normally is tuned brown.

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