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At What Age Is Circumcision Done On Preemie
Size of penis: Circumcision is done based on the size of the newborn penis. The appropriate size is estimated based upon the circumference of the glans. For a correct fit, the edge of the bell should reach the frenulum and minimally extend over the corona, slightly stretching the preputial skin. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Depends on variables: This procedure, if desired, can be delayed until the kid is stable enough to consider discharge to home care.It can be done around the time of discharge by the method preferred by the physician doing the procedure. I usually do it the day prior to scheduled discharge. In some cases, other issues like a hypospadias might require a delay until much older, when corrective surgery can be scheduled. ...Read more
My preemie has been through enough for the last month. Why should I get him circumcised in the hospital?
Yes: If you plan or had planned on circumcision, have it done in the hospital, rather than separate visit to the Dr..Don't worry, you will suffer more from the circumcision than he, who will feel only momentary pain. Many Drs refuse to do office circumcisions and condemn the baby to wait 6 months and then have it done under general anesthesia.Have them use LMX anesthetic cream & sweetease to suck on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Couple of weeks: Depending on your infants condition it is usually scheduled in a week or two after the first one. ...Read more
Does the corrected age always have to be factored in for assessing development of preemie babies? (35 weeks)
Yes and No: Sorry for the confusing answer, but especially with those babies we call late preterm (after 34 weeks but before 37 weeks), development often is not very affected unless there were a lot of compounding problems with the birth. So if i was doc for a big, fat healthy 35 weeker, i would not always correct. More important s to follow closely over time and are they making appropriate progress. ...Read more
For a preemie if it was 2 months old but 4 weeks early is the risk for sids go by their age from when they are born or their original due date?
My preemie 24wk 6days, is now 33wks gestation, what will her adjusted age be when she reaches her due date? Would it be "newborn"
Already born: your child will have 2 ages for a while, the chronological age, actual age since birth, and the corrected or adjusted age, in other words the age if the child was born at full term, 40 weeks, so in your case simply subtract 15 weeks from your child's chronological age to get her corrected age, she won't be a newborn any more, the newborn period is the first four weeks of life regardless, ...Read more
Neonatal issues: It depends on what you call constipation and the baby's age.Usually in the first days of life the baby will have very frequent bowel movements. As the baby grows older it can create a pattern and not necessarily have stools every day especially if they are breastfed.Constipation at that age is considered to be hard stools. If there is bm at least once a week and soft it is ok.F/u with pcp on this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nursing Staff: Nicu nurses are some of the best you'll find. Highly dedicated & exceptionally well trained, they also have a lot invested in your premie. Still, they have different comfort levels & different personalities, good days and bad days. Show your appreciation for the nursing staff and maintain a good rapport. They can become your best nicu advocates and they'll help you reach your breastfeed goals. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Often yes: Premature infants often may need a blood transfusion. Sources of blood are banked blood, or donated for your infant. Mom may not be able to donate for several months after delivery due to the loss during delivery, but dad or friends can donate if they have compatible blood. Of note banked blood is statistically safer than directed donation, because family may feel pressure, even if risk factors. ...Read more
10 minutes each: Pumping up to 10 minutes each breast is a good place to start. It really depends on how long your baby nurses. Pump until your breast feels empty, then pump the other side. Excessive pumping may make you sore. Pay attention to your body you don't fatigue yourself. ...Read more
Feels good so do it: Am assuming that you are an expectant mother with risk of premature completeion of pregnancy. Masturbation should be safe unless you experience any uterine contractions when you achieve orgasm. Uterine contractions would be a contraindiaction. No problem if you aren't pregnant. ...Read more
Might be delayed: Each baby reaches the developmental milestones at their own pace. Preemies can lag behind infants of the same age, but often catch up within the first to second year of life. Every baby's developmental curve is different. Remember, it's not a race. Enjoy each stage as it happens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk about it...: These feelings can be normal. I recommend that you discuss your feelings openly with your partner, family & friends. Often talking about your feelings helps. If that isn't making you feel better talk to your md. Mom's of premature babies often feel guilty about the early birth - even when they did nothing wrong. If symptoms persist talk to your md and be screened for possible postpartum depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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