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Why does my child curl up into the fetal position every time I punish or yell at him?

Why does my child curl up into the fetal position every time I punish or yell at him?

SECURITY: Young and old alike feels " safe and secure" in a fetal position! instead of "yelling" use the positive approach. It works all the time. Your child may have legitimate needs and wants that he cannot express himself. Yelling will scare him more, and not good atmosphere for learning because he is always fearing something! ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Appendicitis (Definition)

Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix which is a finger-shaped pouch that projects off of the colon. It causes right lower quadrant pain that radiates and becomes worse over time. Common symptoms are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant, nausea or vomiting, and loss of appetite. Appendicitis is treated with IV fluids + antibiotics and appendectomy (surgical removal of the appendix) either as an ...Read more


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Why do I feel like just curling into a fetal position and covering myself?

Why do I feel like just curling into a fetal position and covering myself?

Hiding: Sounds as if you are hiding from something. Are you scared of something? Or depressed? Do you have a history of depression? ...Read more

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When the psyche is hurting or in pain, why do we go into fetal position?

When the psyche is hurting or in pain, why do we go into fetal position?

Regressi/nonspecific: This can have physical, and psychological impact on that patient. He/she may be in great pain on one side and so is in that position for comfort, or that many thoughts are going through his/her mind. This might be a form of regression if the patient is unable to deal with his/her problems. This is why support from family members, freinds, doctors, etc. Is essential to help with these issues. ...Read more

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If you sleep in a fetal position do you grow taller?

If you sleep in a fetal position do you grow taller?

Sleeping in the: Fetal position will in no way enhance growth. It is likely that you have already achieved your maximum height. ...Read more

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What is footling breech fetal position?

What is footling breech fetal position?

Bottom 1st-foot xtnd: The footling breech position is an unusual one. The bottom faces the birth canal (head up at the top of the uterus), & usually one leg is extended into the birth canal. ...Read more

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Is there a common fetal position?

Is there a common fetal position?

Yes: Arms, legs & thighs are all flexed. Body and head are curled forwards like a ball. ...Read more

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What is transverse fetal position?

What is transverse fetal position?

Transverse is that: A transverse fetal position is just that, baby is sideways in the womb. Sometimes the wall of the uterus has a fibroid or the shape of the chamber is more like a heart than an egg, with a ridged outgrowth that prevents baby from assuming a head or bottom down position. This transverse position will interfere with a normal delivery & generally lead ti a c-section. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fetal position?

What is the definition or description of: fetal position?

Orientation : The fetal position refers to the orientation of the presenting part to the mothers pelvis. For example, op is the abbreviation for "occiput posterior". This means the position of the back of the babies head is towards mothers buttocks with face forward. Lot is "left occiput transverse", etc. We have abbreviations for all the possible positions. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Fetal Position (Definition)

Fetal position is the positioning of the body of a prenatal fetus as it develops. In this position, the back is curved, the head is bowed, and the limbs are bent and drawn ...Read more