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How often do babies with downs syndrome also have problems with vsd?

How often do babies with downs syndrome also have problems with vsd?

50%: About half of babies with down syndrome will have congenital heart disease. The majority will have atrioventricular septal defect, aka av canal or endocardial cushion defect. ...Read more

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Is the simian crease present in all downs syndrome babies?

Is the simian crease present in all downs syndrome babies?

No: This is listed is present in about 45% of infants with ds but may be seen at least on one side in 5-7% of normal infants. ...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 1st doctor exam for 2-4 days after hospital discharge
Once
Schedule baby's well exam/vaccinations for age 2 months
Once
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Do babies with caudal regression syndrome survive long?

Do babies with caudal regression syndrome survive long?

Depends: Usually not to long, but some mild cases have survived. ...Read more

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How do babies with prader willi syndrome develop over the first few months?

How do babies with prader willi syndrome develop over the first few months?

Low muscle tone: Babies with prader-willi typically have low muscle tone. Because of that, they can have poor feeding, poor weight gain, and delays reaching their motor milestones. The overeating which is characteristic of prader-willi doesn't begin until sometime after a year of age. ...Read more

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Caring for Your Baby (Checklist)

take care of yourself
daily
Eat well
daily
Trust your gut feeling when baby is crying
daily
Talk with other mothers
daily
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Can extremely high sugar level in a male lead to (down syndrome) in his offspring. We are so scared of making babies.

Can extremely high sugar level in a male lead to (down syndrome) in his offspring. We are so scared of making babies.

No: Males get a bit of a pass on the ds issue.You make millions of sperm that are constantly renewed and only the healthiest sperm swim well enough to conceive.Any weak ones wouldn't do the deed. Women present only one egg at a time and those show the accumulated effect of toxins an the like. You may benefit from talking with a genetic counselor to explore any risk issues. ...Read more

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Caring for Your Baby (Checklist)

Change your baby's diaper often.
every other hours, while awake
Be sure the child's bottom is completely dry
daily
Avoid using perfumed products
daily
Give your baby's bottom plenty of airtime,diaper free(towel as backup)
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Can an infant survive shaken baby syndrome?

Can an infant survive shaken baby syndrome?

Yes: Many fairly severe head injuries in children are recoverable. Current research suggests that the brain has remarkable ability to recover and is considered to be more and more "plastic" than we previously thought. ...Read more

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