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Baby Presenting Head First (Overview)

Baby presenting head first = cephalic presentation = fetal position in womb with head entering pelvis first.


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What would cause a babies head to grow at a slow rate?

What would cause a babies head to grow at a slow rate?

Family trend?: Small heads can be a normal family trait. So can large heads. Head growth is a measure of brain growth, but is not a measure of brain function. Some babies have smaller heads but are very smart and healthy. Your pediatrician will carefully monitor growth and development. Any problems can be dealt with in an appropriate manner. ...Read more

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Baby Presenting Head First (Overview)

Baby presenting head first = cephalic presentation = fetal position in womb with head entering pelvis first.


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I am 31weeks pregnant, went to the doctor for cramps and backpain, babies head was down, not dilated but I am 70% effaced. What does that mean?

I am 31weeks pregnant, went to the doctor for cramps and backpain, babies head was down, not dilated but I am 70% effaced. What does that mean?

Ask your doctor: You should ask your doctor these questions. That's what you are paying for. Also, your insurance company might have a nurse question line. For a baby to come out, you need to be dilated (the cervix where the baby comes out, needs to open from zero to 10 cm or so) and 100% effaced Effaced = cervix was thick, it needs to thin and open so the baby can come out. ...Read more

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Having a Healthy First Trimester (Checklist)

Take prenatal vitamins
daily
Take folic acid
daily
See your OB-gyn or midwife
monthly
Take walks
daily
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The muscle in my ear makes a double click when I move my head and people around me can hear. Have had this for months. Is this treatable.

The muscle in my ear makes a double click when I move my head and people around me can hear. Have had this for months. Is this treatable.

Not your ear: The sound is not likely coming from the ear itself, or a muscle at all. More likely a ligament or bone in your upper neck is the source. You would be wise to start off with a visit to,your family doctor, especially if he/she is a DO. In any case, a physiatrist may be able to help you sort this out. Good luck! ...Read more

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My baby has a hemangioma on top of head. Steroid injection treatment or leave it alone?

My baby has a hemangioma on top of head. Steroid injection treatment or leave it alone?

Speak with Peds Dr: He/She will be able to direct your concerns and options for treatment for your child. ...Read more

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Having a Baby Through Surrogacy (Checklist)

Get legal advice and make sure all documentation is complete
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Choose a candidate and do a thorough interview
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Choose a reputable company
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Participate in prenatal care with the surrogate
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My baby is wheezing a bit with his bad head cold. Hes on meds now. Do I still need to give him breathing treatments? He hasnt been wheezing unil now.

My baby is wheezing a bit with his bad head cold. Hes on meds now. Do I still need to give him breathing treatments? He hasnt been wheezing unil now.

Age? why on nebs?: Your ? Raises ?. Breathing rx is one good way to moisten the airways of a congested/wheezing kid which helps them get mucous up. If baby is playful with resp rates 40's to 50 & taking fluids well, this is probably not much of a change and nebs help some. If the rr>55, baby iis working to breathe & feeds are falling off it is time to discuss the change with your dr. ...Read more

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Caring for Your Baby (Checklist)

Vaccinate for hepatitis B prior to hospital discharge
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Obtain newborn metabolic screen prior to hospital discharge
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Schedule baby's first doctor exam for two to four days after hospital discharge
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Schedule baby's well exam and vaccinations for age two months
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How can a parent prevent infant skull "deformity"?

How can a parent prevent infant skull "deformity"?

Change head position: The best prevention, and treatment for infants under 3 months of age, is not allowing the baby to sleep with the same head position. One the baby is fully asleep, change the head position to the opposite side of the previous sleep period. If there already is head "deformity", have the infant sleep on the normal or less deformed side consistently until the head becomes normal appearing. ...Read more

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Do babies get flat spots on their heads if they sleep on their backs?

Do babies get flat spots on their heads if they sleep on their backs?

Yes: Some babies develop a flattened head (positional plagiocephaly) due to spending a lot of time on their backs. The soft bones of the scalp facilitate brain growth during the first year and can be molded during this time. Make sure to rotate sleeping positions and give your baby supervised tummy time while awake. ...Read more

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Treating Head Lice (Checklist)

Treat all household members with nix permethrin with dr approval
Weekly
Check every person with lice for nits (eggs) every day
Daily
Do a thorough cleaning of beds, sofas, and play areas. Do the laundry
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Stress doesn't really age you, does it? If so, then I am screwed because I am 17 and have a lot of issues and chronic stress and no matter what i do, what medications i'm on, I am always a stress head.Please tell me that aging is just genetic and stress d

Stress doesn't really age you, does it? If so, then I am screwed because I am 17 and have a lot of issues and chronic stress and no matter what i do, what medications i'm on, I am always a stress head.Please tell me that aging is just genetic and stress d

Eustress?: The french say that the best grapes do not grow from the best soil. If you are in a difficult situation and succeed in emancipating yourself from it and avoiding similar future difficulties, you life will be far better than most people's. If you force yourself to develop skills that make you valuable and independent to escape, and stay smart at work & in relationships, you'll be happy long-term. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Baby presenting head first?

What is the definition or description of: Baby presenting head first?

Cephalic presentatio: Baby presenting head first = cephalic presentation = fetal position in womb with head entering pelvis first. ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help now
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Try not to diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle--have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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What if my older infant still has an unusual head shape?

What if my older infant still has an unusual head shape?

Get an x-ray: If the head shape has not normalized by 3 months of age, skull x-rays should be taken to be certain that all of the separations ("sutures") between the skull bones are open. If they are open, the baby might be referred for evaluation for a skull molding helmet. If there is a question about the bones of the skull, a ct scan may be ordered to clarify the situation. ...Read more

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What does 90% percentile in infant head circumference mean?

What does 90% percentile in infant head circumference mean?

Relative study: His rating means that 10% of infants at this age have a larger head circumference (size) while 90% are smaller.If the size has increased from 25-50-75-90% over several months it would suggest growth was too rapid.If usually in that range, it just means the kid has a big head.It hasn't bothered me any, except for having trouble finding a helmet/hat that would fit.. ...Read more

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How long it takes for babies head to round about? Her right head looks popping out and left little inside and flat at the back.

How long it takes for babies head to round about? Her right head looks popping out and left little inside and flat at the back.

Plagiocephaly: You describe positional flattening that has become very common. Back to sleep has left many children with flattening of back of the head that corrects over 6 to 9 months. Helmet treatment may help early on, but normal brain growth will correct this over time. ...Read more

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The back of my head is flat & I know with babies u can treat it - prob not with older ppl but does it affect my intelligence & how I think?

The back of my head is flat & I know with babies u can treat it - prob not with older ppl but does it affect my intelligence & how I think?

Maybe/no: Reshaping a skull for a young adult would require major surgery where they remove/reshape your skull bones and re-insert them.This would also include extensive time in an ICU after surgery & a variety of risks. The flat backside of your head has no effect on intelligence or how you think.It is easy to find fault with yourself at 16, but likely not evident t others. Hair covers well. You can thrive ...Read more

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Went to docs and she said baby is in permanent head down position. and wont be flipping any more. how do babies end up bottom down then sometimes?

Went to docs and she said baby is in permanent head down position. and wont be flipping any more. how do babies end up bottom down then sometimes?

"Breech": A small number of babies will settle botton down in the birst canal (calledd "breech" deliveries. Usually these pregnancies are now handled by C Section! Hope this info helps Dr Z ...Read more

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My infant is 2 weeks old and I've been bad about supporting her head so that it has flopped back or forward. Worried I did damage..how do I know??

Mgt: It is important to support her head, but if the head went only in one direction, it is probably alright. I would suggest a follow up with your PCP. If there is any change in her usual behavior or feeding pattern, please see the ED. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my ovaries the size of a babies head, should I be concerned/?

I have a cyst on my ovaries the size of a babies head, should I be concerned/?

Cysts: cysts this size warrant a consultation with a gynecologist. While they may very well be benign tumors, cancer must be ruled out as well. ...Read more

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Why do babies sling their head side to side?

Why do babies sling their head side to side?

Too heavy: The head is heavy and little babies (0-4 months) do not yet have strong enough neck muscles to control it so it sort of falls to one side. Gets better by 4 months. Older babies often do things because they figured out they can. ...Read more