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Who baby comes out being healthier a baby who mommy retained a lot of water or a baby who's mommy only gained the weight the baby gained during pregnan?
Confusing question: During pregnancy, a woman puts on the weight of the baby, the amniotic fluid , the placenta and umbilical cord.The common range is 20-25 pounds, but some gain more or less. If mom only gains the weight of the average 7.5 lb baby she is unhealthy. Some retained leg water is expected when baby mass slows blood flow in the pelvis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Current therapies which cut down the active HIV viral load during pregnancy has led to a reduction of maternal/child passage to below 5%.Baby is usually put on meds soon after birth until a variety of tests confirm the kid is clear at which point they are stopped, or continued if there is any evidence of the illness.Breastfeeding is not advised because it could transmit the germ. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe for a pregnant woman with genital herpes to deliver her baby without having a c-section?
Genital herpes: If a woman with genital herpes has no active lesions at the time she goes into labor, a vaginal delivery is safe. Women with active herpes at the time of labor are delivered by c-section. Valtrex (valacyclovir) beginning at 36 weeks is being used to decrease the risk of active herpes at delivery. ...Read more
Our first baby is through cesarean, after one year, my wife is pregnant again. So can this baby be through eutocia?
My step mom immigrated from ukraine a little over a year ago and is having a baby. Should the baby wait before having visitors because of his immunity?
Personal choice: I'd only consider donor sperm from a registered us sperm bank, they have protocols to protect from risks of transmissible disease. The choices are really 100% personal, not medical. Hair color, eye color, height, weight, race, ethnic origin, education - which ones are important to you? When using relatives, friends, or internet donors it's much more complicated. ...Read more
Depends: This should be discussed by the mom and the babies father and the babies doctor. There are strong feelings on both sides of the issue. Millions of babies are left natural and few have problems. Millions of men (particularly in the usa) are circumcised and most (99.99%) have no problem, but there are rare complications . Have the mom talk to the baby doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Baby: Your chances are 50-50 of having a boy. ...Read more
I'm 23weeks pregnant and I have a fear of my baby being still born or something goes wrong before she's born is this rare?
Normal: Apprehension about the baby's well being, especially when it is the first one, is part of normal feelings that mothers and parents go through. Keeping prenatal care appointments is the best a mom to be can do to have the best outcome possible: a healthy baby. And yes, while stillbirth do happen, they are rare and in most cases not preventable. ...Read more
I'm 25 weeks and 4 days my baby girl is already weighing 1.2kgs.. Is she just ganna be a big baby or is this a health risk for my baby??
Should be fine: This is not really out of line. Babies gain most of their weight in the last trimester and it's hard to predict at this point what she will weigh at birth. We worry more about babies who are small for gestational age. That can be indicative of problems. Good luck to you both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it selfish for a single women to have a baby using IVF with donor sperm if she doesn't want a relationship just a baby?
Will a new born baby get detached from mother if she is bottle fed by many people from birth. Not only me,My mom and aunt is also feeding her. ?
? detached ?: Newborns are very pragmatic.They will accept anyone who is nurturing in early life and become attached to all who provide dependable care.Attachment to a symptomatic degree appears more around 6 mo when a baby has decided "preference", or a pattern of separation anxiety when separated from preferred caretakers. This helps guarantee a baby can survive loss of mom in childbirth.You will do okay. ...Read more
NO: She has been paid for it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hard to say: If that person had a fertility problem in her 20's it would likely persist. That said, most in that age group can achieve and carry a normal pregnancy.All pregnancies have a basic risk of about 4% in an unexpected outcome.That includes prematurity, infection,birth defects, etc.The age effect adds only 1% additional risk of a chromosome defect like Down syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby girl born today via csectn. Placenta looked unhealthy but baby in overall good health. What should be worried about? Baby OK?
Not to worry: What matters after delivery is the baby and mother's health. Since placenta is discarded, it becomes consequential if there are obvious sign of disease which can be recognizable to your OB doctor and would be reported for any action required. Congratulation and hopefully you are planning to breast feed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a baby 8 months ago and currently pregnant. When this baby is born it will be a total of 14 months between births. Would a vbac be safe?
Maybe: There are a lot more factors than the time between babies that go into whether a vbac is a safe option. Things like reason for first c/section, type of incision, previous obstetric history to name a few. You should sit down with your OB and really discuss the risks , and decide on a plan that you both a comfortable with. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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