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I'm 35 weeks pregnant with twins. Was having pretty strong contractions sitting in my chair so I went and laid down and they stopped. Babies moved all night long which they don't typically do. Am I getting closer to labor?
I was born in 1992 with infant alcahol synddrome. Did they have the technology back then to know if I had heart problems? My heart usually skips beats when I lay on myleft side or just sitting down. When I stand up my heart races
Palpitations: If you are having palpitations, you may want to see your family physician to see if there is a heart problem. This can be diagnosed with an ekg. ...Read more
33 weeks pregnant. Feel like babies foot or leg was crushed by my ribs after sitting up too fast. Is this possible? It hurt my ribs.
Doubtful: Remember that the baby is surrounded by fluid, the amniotic fluid, in a large amniotic sac. It is doubtful that sitting up too fast would cause any harm to the baby, but it is possible you 'pulled a muscle' between your ribs called the intercostal muscle. Move more slowly and deliberately and avoid rapid movements! ...Read more
If your only reason for asking is just because you want your kid to be tall, then skip past what I say because it won't help you. If you're asking about food making an infant taller because you're interested in making the infant healthier, follow this link to livestrong:
http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/69870-kids-grow-taller/. ...Read more
? your kidding right?: The physique of a healthy baby is a bit different from a healthy toddler /kid/adult. They have lax muscles that allow a full saggy belly & seem a bit pudgy with soft rolls. That said, there are also fat babies & they are not healthy. You grow new fat cells in infancy/puberty and pregnancy & an overfed fat baby is likely to face a lifetime of avoidable health problems. Your dr can define the limits. ...Read more
Breastmilk is nature's perfect food for babies; formula is not nearly as good. Breastfed babies have better immune function (less infections), less chance of dying in their first year, lower risk of allergies, Type 1 diabetes and obesity and better cognitive development. Moms who breast feed lose more weight, have less depression & breast cancer!
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Don't know: Interesting question. Why does this interest you? It would be impossible to know as it requires reporting of every incident and that just doesn't happen. And there are many reasons that children are not born...Genetic anomalies, poor placenta, problems with mom, blighted ovums, etc. It has happened for eons and will continue to happen. Nature still affects us. ...Read more
Anytime you want: There is nothing inherently dangerous about getting hair cut. The person doing the cutting should be extremely careful with the scissors however, as babies are notorious for not sitting still when told to. Best to get some help. ...Read more
Dis (lack of) ability: Whether it is rolling over, walking, smiling in response to a human face & vocalization, much of these skills have been studied in large populations & a range of time within which they emerge is considered the norm. When these fail to emerge on time, suspicion of a motor, speech or other problem may be suspected. Some skills ore more predictive of physical or mental abilities than others. ...Read more
By 4 months, or: When their feet can touch the floor. Swings & walkers ABduct the hips, an abnormal position for learning to creep, crawl, cruise & walk. Start "floor time " play with baby in prone position as early as possible, ditch the swing at 2-3 months & don't waste money on a walker. ...Read more
Depends/definitions: If you define "live baby" as conception the numbers are hard to document. An estimated 3rd of conceptions never make it to the uterus, attach and start a pregnancy & are shed/aborted naturally. Others shed in the first few weeks when things don't work out. Add the estimated 20% or so that are aborted by man and the numbers are quite high. ...Read more
Not lactaid...: Babies under a year should be fed either breastmilk or formula. There are several formulas that do not contain lactose. If the child does not tolerated a milk based formula, you can try a soy formula or a formula such as alimentum or nutramigen. If you are breastfeeding, you can try removing dairy from your diet. Always discuss changes in formula with your baby's pediatrician. ...Read more
Yes: Some people don't believe babies feel pain. That is false they certainly feel pain. That is why we use lmx (4% Lidocaine cream) on outside of penis in a glove finger "condom" for 30 minutes before infant circumcisions to numb the outer skin, then apply 2% xylocaine (lidocaine) jelly under the foreskin once retracted. Are also given "sweetease" sugar solution to suck on, to reduce pain sensation. ...Read more