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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
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
Interesting question: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unfortunately NO: 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! PLEASE BREASTFEED! See http://tinyurl.com/o85tl7j ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer