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6wks pregnant. Toddler accidentally thwacked a toy on tummy near belly button. How safe is my unborn baby as toddlers do tend to play sometimes?
It is safe: It is safe if you do not feel any cramps etc ...Read more
Yes: Breastmilk is great for all babies, but premature babies especially need the added immunity and antibodies transferred via breastmilk. Sometimes they are too young to have a coordinated suck at the breast and need to be syringe fed- but you can still pump and give them the breastmilk. Talk to your nicu and let them know you would like to nurse as soon as possible. It is important bonding time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It is not safe to throw a child in the air and catch them. The vertebral blood vessels are fragile and when they come down as you catch them it causes a small snap in the neck that can tear these vessels. It is fine to lift them in the air to give that buoyant sensation as long as you do not release the child. Be aware of any head snapping back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Make sure it is safe and the appropriate size for your baby. Check the mattress, as many models of travel cribs provide a very thin one. Many online vendors sell the thicker travel crib mattresses that may be more comfortable for your baby. Avoid anything else in the crib like pillows, blankets a baby may become entangled in and toys. Check always for recalls and safety issues with your crib. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
My baby is 4 months old and likes to sit in her walker.She is now pushing it around. Is that bad will it mess up the development of her legs.
If she's in It <10%: Of her waking hours, was full-term & has typical development, probably not. You have to baby-proof your house sooner- especially re: dangling cords to hot appliances, stairs & open doors & monitor her closely. Walkers abduct the hips, not a natural position for walking. Gross (large) motor skills progress head-toe the first year, so tummy time is best for play. " crawl before you walk" is true. ...Read more
What happens if an infant accidentally gets a small amount of her own poop in her mouth? Do infants have e.coli in their feces?
Is it ok for a child to still use a child's toothbrush even after she's lost most of her baby teeth?
Yes: There isnt much of a difference between a childs toothbrush and an adult toothbrush besides size. Many times the adult toothbrushes are too large (even from some adults) not letting you get behind and cleaning the last molars (most back teeth). The only problem with a brush being to small is not getting all the surfaces of the teeth enough so you might need to brush a little longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Only the debris from your weeping sores have any potential to trigger varicella in your baby.You do not pass it in your breastmilk, saliva or from a cough. If you can manage to keep the area covered & be sure not to contaminate the milk you pump, it would be okay to continue.Sometimes the NICU will have access to banked milk to help you/baby but if you quit pumping you may dry up. ...Read more
Potentially: As long as we have international air travel and illegal immigration, we are exposed occasionally to vaccine preventable diseases. At the market, eating out, at school, they can bring it to your community and not have symptoms. Any unimmunized kid is at high risk to get and pass these diseases. I never let them in my practice for 30+ years and encourage parents to avoid them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid co-bedding: Placing several babies in a single crib (aka co-bedding) increases the likelihood that none of them will get a good night's sleep. Co-bedding is also a major risk factor for sudden unexplained infant death (suid). So it is better, if possible, to provide a designated, segregated spot for each baby in order to guarantee uninterrupted sleep for the infant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes & no: The external parts are there & the fetus may bounce around in the sac some.However, as far as random directed movements that you could feel, that is unlikely. 16 wks is the early point where mom's generally perceive fetal movement. You may be sensing your stomach churn food or bowel gas move in your system if you sense something now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe,maybe not: Babies can benefit from returning placental blood to their body at birth.It helps build their iron stores.However, it can be overdone. A kid that receives too much can have thickened blood that does not flow easily in the capillaries and can plug up the kidneys or other organs. ...Read more
Takes $$/effort: If the woman's ovaries remain, these can be stimulated to make eggs.At the appropriate time these can be removed and placed in storage.The fathers sperm are added to create embryos which can then be placed in a a surrogate woman who carries the pregnancy.This requires a fertility center with the technical skill and local /national laws that permit the procedure.It is not always successful. ...Read more
No: They tend to grow at a pretty normal rate prior to birth. Deficiencies in linear growth will eventually occcur in the average ds kid as they grow older. However, some maintain a relatively normal rate of growth, dependingg on other factors affecting their health. ...Read more
From inside?: We know the basic structures are formed by 12 weeks, but are not sure when they can actually process the sounds like you do to consider it hearing.We know they respond with behavior changes when music is played and sent through the tummy.Babies also will recognize moms voice soon after birth. Since they don't remember back that far we can only speculate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No correct answer: Children with down's syndrome have certain features that are indicative while in utero. Weight is not one of them. In utero weight is dependent on so many factors including maternal factors that fetal weight cannot be used with any accuracy. In my experience, children with down syndrome often weigh similar to their siblings in utero. ...Read more
Is it possible that my babies cord is wrapped around his neck he has the hiccups a lot in the womb 2 times a day at least.. Very nervous?
Many do: A neck wrap is common and thought to result around 12 wks when there is more room to flip around.The hiccups are unrelated.I have had healthy infants with as many as 5 wraps and their presence is often noted by poor progress in labor and abnormal changes during labor in the fetal heart rate on the monitor. This rarely causes any issues before the work of labor starts.C-section is often needed. ...Read more
Is it normal for babies to hiccup a lot in the womb? My baby does it a lot i'm 33 weeks and all my prenatal stuff was ok and his heart rate was 140s
Yes that can happen: And hopefully the cnadian system will allow u to have another us 34-36 weeks that is an important one cause it gives an est fetal wt , checks the fluid and position of the baby , all of my obs always get one at that time. ...Read more
How long does marijuana stay in a babies system that is still in the womb in the poop pee and blood?
Hard to know: Research on babies born after the mother smoked marijuana in pregnancy shows mixed results. Some of jamaican women even show no negative results. http://tinyurl.com/n85vrj3 nonetheless, thc remains in the baby at least as long as it remains in the mother -- depending on frequency of use, this could be months of positive urines since lase use. Thc is stored in placenta and other fat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mom's can feel it.: Mom's can feel the fetus hiccuping in the womb. It is a rhythmic movement that is typical of having the hiccups. Infant when they are born hiccup a lot and this slowly improves as the baby gets older. It doesn't seem to bother infants as much as it does adults, and they don't seem to last as long. ...Read more
20 weeks : Around 20 weeks is when the baby is big enough and most women will begin to feel the movements of the fetus. ...Read more
Diagnosed?: Do you mean to ask if an SS child can be diagnosed while in the womb? Yes it is possible. ...Read more