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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Premature Baby (Definition)

Any newborn infant with a gestational age of less 37 weeks- since most pregnancies other than in vitro fertilization cannot determine exact dates of conception, several methods such as early ultrasound, last menstrual period, and the Ballard gestational assessment can ...Read more


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Breech baby current estimated weight 6lb 10ozs 34+5 weeks will she turn in 3 weeks?

Breech baby current estimated weight 6lb 10ozs 34+5 weeks will she turn in 3 weeks?

Most likely: Breech is when the baby's head isn't pointing down to the cvx/vagina. Frank/footling meanthe baby's feet are either tucked up to its head/dangling down to the vagina. Many reasons why; sometimes baby's size, shape of uterus, rarely it's babies w/ a neuro disorder. >50% switch to cephalic at 32wks, and it even happens at 38wks. OBGYNs can perform a VERSION to flip baby at term, but DON'T TRY @ HOME ...Read more

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How much my baby should move at 28 weeks pregnant per day?

How much my baby should move at 28 weeks pregnant per day?

FETAL MOVEMENT: The baby moves once in a while. If baby is in distress, he will move a lot or not at all. Thats the reason you have regular OB checkup for a healthy baby. ...Read more

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33wks pregnant.HC is at 95%, BPD 90%, FL 30%, AC 8%.Weight 4pounds 4 ounces(30%). 2weeks ago weight 4 pounds.NST & cord dopler & AF good.IUGR chance?

33wks pregnant.HC is at 95%, BPD 90%, FL 30%, AC 8%.Weight 4pounds 4 ounces(30%). 2weeks ago weight 4 pounds.NST & cord dopler & AF good.IUGR chance?

Ask the doc: It appears that you are saying the baby's estimated fetal weight was 30% indicating that it is not growth restricted. Highly specific cases like this should be discussed with the doctor ordering and doing the sonogram so that the results can be explained. It is reasonable to ask the doctor their thoughts regarding the lagging abdominal circumference. ...Read more

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How to increase amniotic fluid? AFI is 9,6, was 15 at 22 weeks, now 28 weeks. Baby weight is 1050 gr, & a week ahead, but with double nuchal cord

How to increase amniotic fluid? AFI is 9,6, was 15 at 22 weeks, now 28 weeks. Baby weight is 1050 gr, & a week ahead, but with double nuchal cord

Normal levels: An amniotic fluid index of 9.6 is normal so there is not a reason to want to increase it. When the fluid level is low sometimes it can be increased through IV hydration. Most often it can not be increased and should be regarded as a sign of elevated pregnancy risk. ...Read more

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7 week old baby eats two ounces with added rice every three hours born at 36 weeks 7lbs now 9lbs 3 oz also severe reflux!?

7 week old baby eats two ounces with added rice every three hours born at 36 weeks 7lbs now 9lbs 3 oz also severe reflux!?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Normal glucose [email protected] 26 wks of pregnancy-129 mg/dl.Baby 6 lbs @ 34 wks, so doc repeated 1hr glucose test @ 35 wk & levels are 152.Any complications?

Normal glucose levels@ 26 wks of pregnancy-129 mg/dl.Baby 6 lbs @ 34 wks, so doc repeated 1hr glucose test @ 35 wk & levels are 152.Any complications?

Elevated glucose: You have an elevated glucose, gestational diabetes. No cookies, cakes, ice cream ,candy. eat only 3 servings pasta ,bread ( 2 slices) potatoes, /day. F?U w/ your doctor and a nutritionist. Elevated diabetes, can cause large babies but also low sugar after birth. High blood sugar predisposes to infections(UTI) vagnitis http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/guide/gestational_diabetes ...Read more

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Does the seventh month of pregnancy start at 27 or 28 weeks?

Does the seventh month of pregnancy start at 27 or 28 weeks?

About 28 weeks: The easiest way to figure out how many months you are is to count backwards from your due date which is of course 9 completed months. 4 weeks is a little less than one month and so 40 weeks = 9 months. ...Read more

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What must one eat around week 28 of pregnancy?

What must one eat around  week 28 of pregnancy?

Balanced diet: Assuming we're not dealing with gestational diabetes, a balanced diet and taking your pre-natal vitamins with or without additional Folic Acid are the cornerstones of a healthy diet during a routine pregnancy. ...Read more

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Baby is 1 week old & reached birth wt of 7 lbs 14oz. Milk production established. Start on demand feeding? Should wake at all during night or day ?

Baby is 1 week old & reached birth wt of 7 lbs 14oz. Milk production established. Start on demand feeding?  Should wake at all during night or day ?

Yes: With your breast milk in and weight back up to birth weight, you have the luxury of opting for a more on demand feeding regimen if things continue to be as successful as you describe. If you become engorged, you may want to wake your infant up to let down the supply (or you could pump-express and save too). Congrats on your achievements! ...Read more

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My ultra sound at 20 weeks: ac only 16th percentile; head 35 percentile. Follow up at today at 28 wks now ac is 31 but head is 8. So worried about 8. ?

My ultra sound at 20 weeks: ac only 16th percentile; head 35 percentile. Follow up at today at 28 wks now ac is 31 but head is 8. So worried about 8. ?

More information: The ultrasound results are indeed worrisome but to say how worrisome would require more information. A consult with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist ( an Ob with special training in high risk pregnancies) would be advisable to give you a better idea what is going on and provide the best management. My best wishes to you and the baby. ...Read more

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34 weeks & signs of pre term labor @ 31 weeks. Last week was 3.5cm dilated 25% effaced. Got steroids at 31 weeks. Belly is rock hard. Concern?

34 weeks & signs of pre term labor @ 31 weeks.  Last week was 3.5cm dilated 25% effaced.  Got steroids at 31 weeks. Belly is rock hard. Concern?

Preterm labor: IF you are 34 weeks and already dilated to 3.5 cm then you are at very high risk for preterm labor. It sounds like your doctor is aware of this since you already got steroids for fetal lung maturity. If you are uncertain as to your plan of care please contact the doctor taking care of you for clarification and instructions on dealing with preterm labor. ...Read more

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Gestational age at 13.8 weeks, fetal heart beat 165& at 18.1 weeks, 155. Is my baby gender boy or girl?

Gestational age at 13.8 weeks, fetal heart beat 165& at 18.1 weeks, 155. Is my baby gender boy or girl?

Wait 21.9 (+/-2)wks: While there are many wives' tales about predicting baby's gender, all have their flaws. The only way to truly tell is once the little one is born. What a blessed surprise! ...Read more

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My son was born premature at 35 weeks weighing 4 lbs. Current wgt, 12lbs 13 oz. According to a premie growth chart, what should his height and wgt be?

My son was born premature at 35 weeks weighing 4 lbs. Current wgt, 12lbs 13 oz. According to a premie growth chart, what should his height and wgt be?

PREMATURITY: Even if your baby was born premie, he can catch up easily like the term babies. He already doubled his weight ! normally it is on age 6 months. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant w/twins, have been on bed rest for 10 wks. The wt of babies last wk was 5.6lbsand 6 lbs. If induced at this stage will babies be ok?

36 weeks pregnant w/twins, have been on bed rest for 10 wks. The wt of babies last wk was 5.6lbsand 6 lbs. If induced at this stage will babies be ok?

Define OK ??: If your question is primarily that of survival, outlook is good.However, at 36 wks there is a 50% risk of premature lung disease, more for male infants than female.Successful treatment is the usual outcome at this stage, but the longer you can stay pregnant, the better your chances of avoiding neonatal intensive care for the babies. ...Read more

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Are there lasting effects of h1n1 on an unborn baby? Had swine flu at 27 weeks, daughter was iugr. Severe speech apraxia, & high pitched squealing.

Are there lasting effects of h1n1 on an unborn baby? Had swine flu at 27 weeks, daughter was iugr. Severe speech apraxia, & high pitched squealing.

Possible.: I am sorry for your daughter's problems. One cannot be certain that they are due to h1n1 influenza during pregnancy - however, one cannot dismiss that possibility either. Many viruses cross the placenta and can affect various fetal tissues/organs. Other explanations for your daughter's problems should be investigated, namely metabolic, genetic and neurological syndromes unrelated to infections. ...Read more

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My son has pvl born at 28 week weighing 2lb 12oz has pvl and cerebal palsy nrly 4 not talking will he ever talk?

My son has pvl born at 28 week weighing 2lb 12oz has pvl and cerebal palsy nrly 4 not talking will he ever talk?

Probably will talk: Many children with brain injuries as premature infants have dellayed spoken language skills. Early intervention and preschool programs use many approaches including sign language, pics, computer based technology to allow communication. Using technology does not prevent ultimate development of spoken language. ...Read more

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