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Can a baby feel her mother's emotions while in the womb?

Can a baby feel her mother's emotions while in the womb?

No way to tell...: There is no way to tell what a baby fetus feels regarding the mother's emotions. Even if doctors were able to confirm that a fetus's brain waves changed when the mother's emotions changed, nobody would be able to tell what the fetus actually felt emotionally, if anything. ...Read more

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How can a woman breasfeed when their baby is stuck in the neonatal intensive care?

How can a woman breasfeed when their baby is stuck in the neonatal intensive care?

Pump breast milk: Infants can be given breast milk with a bottle or through a nasogastric tube. The breast milk should be fortified if it is a premature infant. If the infant is mature enough to suck, mom can nurse in the nicu if the infant is stable. ...Read more

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Can my 17 month baby, who caught MRSA at birth in the hospital, give my unborn baby MRSA through his saliva through breastfeeding?

Can my 17 month baby, who caught MRSA at birth in the hospital, give my unborn baby MRSA through his saliva through breastfeeding?

No: Staph in some form will colonize newborn skin by a day or two of age.If MRSA is around it will do so, if not , another strain. Mrsa, will come and go with or without treatment and be replaced by other strains.Today > 70% of staph infections in or out of hospitals involve mrsa. I would not treat your older child like they have it forever. If s/he has repeated boils, have it treated and eliminated. ...Read more

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Can my kids see their baby brother in nicu?

Can my kids see their baby brother in nicu?

Speak to your hosp: You would have to check with your hospital as to age, type of illness, etc. ...Read more

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My sister having a baby at bellin health in greenbay wisconsin will they take her baby if her baby come out with THC in her system she 9 months

My sister having a baby at bellin health in greenbay wisconsin will they take her baby if her baby come out with THC in her system she 9 months

Depends on state: Most states social worker will contact department of children if woman during pregnancy and birth positive for illicit drugs there are other factors too . She should not get pregnant if can't stop using drugs. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Can pet cats sneak in and harm my baby while he's sleeping in his crib?

Can pet cats sneak in and harm my baby while he's sleeping in his crib?

I would encourage : You not to house the cat and baby together in the same room. Many sites document that an animals behavior with an infant can be unpredictable when the adult human is not present. ...Read more

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Does an unborn baby hear music while he is in the womb?

Does an unborn baby hear music while he is in the womb?

Yes!: Yes, babies in the womb can hear voices and music after about the 18th week of pregnancy. A very enjoyable experience for expectant parents is for both mom and dad to read to the baby. It familiarizes the baby with your voices, and it's fun for mom and dad too. ...Read more

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Who takes care of your baby if he's born premature?

Who takes care of your baby if he's born premature?

Depends: Minor prematurity is often managed by the pediatrician but for sick or more premature babies the neonatologist often will take care of the baby until such time the baby can be cared for by the pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can I breast-feed my premature baby in the nicu?

Can I breast-feed my premature baby in the nicu?

Typically: They will want you to pump and use your milk if the the child cannot be nursed. ...Read more

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Can my unborn baby catch a virus or disease in the womb if I work in a children's hospital?

Can my unborn baby catch a virus or disease in the womb if I work in a children's hospital?

Depends: If your immunizations are up to date the major risk to pregnant women in hospital would likely be cmv. To acquire this one would have to have contact with blood or other bodily secretions intimately. You didn't say what you did in hospital or how close you are to patients, and if close, what types of patients. The risk is probably very very small. ...Read more

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Why is my baby uninterested in her toys?

Why is my baby uninterested in her toys?

Depends: Very often children end up more interested in simple household items or silly things like empty water bottles than they are the expensive toys we buy them. This is nothing to be concerned about as long as your baby is interested in exploring her environment and playing with the objects around her. If you have any concerns about your child's development, contact your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Sorry, are crib toys safe to stay in the crib while baby sleeps in the crib?

Sorry, are crib toys safe to stay in the crib while baby sleeps in the crib?

Crib Toys: Yes, as long as you are following the age recommendations on the packaging from the toy company. ...Read more

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What brawin developments are affected in the baby if the mother has low vitamind?

What brawin developments are affected in the baby if   the mother has low vitamind?

Unknown.: It is unclear scientifically what the normal level of vitamin d is for pregnant women (>95% deficient by current standards!) and what consequences if any vitamin d deficiency could have on the fetal brain. Stay tuned for more scientific data on this interesting topic. ...Read more

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Can someone born with gastroschesis have babies in the future?

Can someone born with gastroschesis have babies in the future?

Why not?: Gastroschisis involves a large defect in abdominal wall in newborn, however, it seldom is associated with major abnormality in other organ. ...Read more

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Babies that hiccup in the womb healthy?

Babies that hiccup in the womb healthy?

Benign,common: This is a common benign finding in pregnancy.It will often continue off and on for weeks after the child is born. ...Read more

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What are the risks to baby if she is born vaginally in a breech position?

What are the risks to baby if she is born vaginally in a breech position?

Very risky: Among breech babies, >50% switch to cephalic at 32wks, and it even happens at 38wks spontaneously. OBGYNs can perform a VERSION to flip baby at term, but DON'T TRY @ HOME. All breech babies should be delivered via C-Section b/c the risk of vaginal delivery is too great (head entrapment and fetal death due to cord compression). Only in RARE situations are vaginal deliveries performed. ...Read more

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