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Baby Presenting Head First (Overview)

A cephalic presentation is when the head comes out first during birth. The term "fetal presentation" refers to the part of your baby's body that is closest to the birth canal. In most full-term pregnancies, the baby is positioned head down, or cephalic, in the uterus.


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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)

A cephalic presentation is when the head comes out first during birth. The term "fetal presentation" refers to the part of your baby's body that is closest to the birth canal. In most full-term pregnancies, the baby is positioned head down, or cephalic, in the uterus.


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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
30 min, daily, forever
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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
once
Choose a candidate and do a thorough interview
once
Choose a reputable company
once
Participate in prenatal care with the surrogate
once
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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
once
Obtain newborn metabolic screen prior to hospital discharge
once
Schedule baby's first doctor exam for two to four days after hospital discharge
once
Schedule baby's well exam and vaccinations for age two months
once
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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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