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Babies Born To Drug Addicted Mothers
Depends on test: Roughly 5% of infants born to hep c mothers will acquire the infection. The mothers IgG antibody to hep c that would indicate prior infection will persist up to 18 months in baby so a + test would not be specific for baby prior to 18 mo. There is a specific test for hep c RNA that can be preformed at 1-2 mo. That would be specific for the baby.See red book, 28ed 2009.P358-360. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do babies go to a separate place when being born for shots?Nd is not because the mother can't handle it when a few weeks u watch your baby get shots
No good reason: Your pediatrician may prefer to examine and treat the baby elsewhere. But, you are the mother! if you don't want the baby to leave you to get shots, you have every right to tell them that you want your baby to stay with you. Having surgery, or having to go to the intensive care unit is really the only reason your baby would need to leave your side. ...Read more
Infant Gonorrhea mum: If mother had prenatal care then she has in all probability has been treated.But if the mother hadc no prenatal care and comes and deliver the baby and is diagnosed with gonorrhea, even then there is no risk to the baby as all babies born in us are treated with erythromycine opthalmic ointment to prevent gonococcal conjunctivitis.If there is coexisting chlamydia baby can be treated with azithromyci. ...Read more
Large baby,Low sugar: Idm (infant from diabetic mother) tend to be 'big babies' (macrosomic). A large infant is more difficult to deliver so ob's are 'on the alert' for complications. These infants initially tend to have low blood sugars when born and need to be monitored closely. Long term these infants may be @ risk for diabetes themselves. ...Read more
Yes: The prevailing information when i looked into this stated a firm preference for mothers voice was established by 8 hours(compaired to similar sounding women) with dad trailing behind a bit at 24 hrs. So the answer is sort of both yes and no. I find it amazing that a newborn can sort out all the new sounds they have to deal with that soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Both hypo and hyperthyroidism, if not controlled, can harm a fetus. After delivery babies may have antibodies from mother that affect their thyroids.If you think you are pregnant have your doctor do blood tests now. After delivery all babies in the us are tested for thyroid problems. ...Read more
THC: Thc can impair a mother's judgment and child care abilities. There is concern that marijuana may have effect on neurotransmitters and nervous system development of the infant. For a more complete answer please refer to lactmed- from the us national institutes of health. http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/f?./temp/~sgjkqy:1. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Selective reduction: This is a relatively new procedure reducing from twins to one. The studies show about a 2% miscarriage loss of both babies. ...Read more
Does the babies ( under 6 mts & on mother feed ) who fed more frequently gain more and r more healthy as compare to ones who demand less frequently .
Babies are different: Even at that very young age, babies have their own personalities and likes and dislikes. Some babies are big eaters a few times a day, others are "grazers" who like to snack small amounts all day. The end result - weight gain, adequate growth, and appropriate development are the goal, and these can be achieved with either type of feeding. In the end it's the calorie intake a day that counts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Seldom a problem: With regular prenatal care this combination is seldom a problem.The bigger threat is unrecognized rh sensitization/ reaction in baby & preventive care using Rhogam during and after pregnancy if needed has dropped the frequency of rh disease significantly.B to o issues occasionally cause a moderate jaundice problem that needs monitoring but i've never seen one produce a major problem. ...Read more
I've witnessed a mother sucking out the snot from their babies plugged nose. is this a safe practice?
Depends On Control: There is no single digit answer you can apply to an individual patient. One brazillian study in 2011 found that 14% of 400 women delivered prematurely, but the rate really depends on how well the mother controls her disease, other issues like preeclampsia, and the reason for delivery (poor control can cause other problems for the mom/baby that could require a cesarean section before 38 weeks). ...Read more
Even without any perfume, I smell nice and so does my mother.Even her mother used to smell terrific.My sister always smells like babies. Why is it so?
Different scent: People have their own individual scent- pheromones. This is part of what attracts us to certain people. It's good that you like the scent of your family members. ...Read more
I'm a mother if 4 children i had my last 4.5 months ago why dose my hair become so fine and fall out after I have my babies when they are at 3 months?
Hair loss: This can be a normal occurrence after delivery. This is due to the decreased level of Estrogens after delivery. Estrogens were responsible for your hair growth during your pregnancy. Occasionally you can develop hypothyroidism and lose your hair but by and large hair loss is a normal phenomenon. ...Read more
When do babies start talking alot? My daughter is 18 mo and says mama dada and baby, and thats really it. Should I be concerned?
It depends.: Not all babies develop at the same pace or reach milestones at the same time. If you ask a group of moms when their children started talking you will get a different answer from each. Some babies take longer to learn how to coordinate their tongue and mouth to form sounds. Try not to worry; your daughter should be talking up a storm soon - and then you'll wish she would shut up! ...Read more
What does a positive M.urealyticum result mean? Does this need to be treated if no symptoms? Does it pose risk to babies if mother has the infection?
Normal bacteria: Ureaplasma urealyticum is enitrely normal in the female genital tract. At any point in time, it can be found in about half of all healthy women. There is no risk to babies in the uterus or during delivery. Some strains sometimes cause nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) in men, but even in men most UU is entirely normal. Most STD experts never even test for it. No treatment is needed. ...Read more
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