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What to do if I do not like the idea of sex or kids?

What to do if I do not like the idea of sex or kids?

See below: If you don't like sex and don't want kids, don't have sex or have kids. There are many people in relationships that doesn't involve the actual act of sex, can be affectionate, supportive, ...Read more

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Ideas? What medical problems are commonly found in premature children?

Ideas? What medical problems are commonly found in premature children?

It depends: Premature delivery can be caused by a number of different things, each of which predisposes the baby to a different set of possible complications. Extremely premature infants are commonly afflicted by respiratory distress, hypoglycemia, poor temperature regulation, infections, intracranial hemorrhages, feeding disorders and intestinal problems like NEC. ...Read more

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Ideas for valentines day, halloween, or christmas treats for a child on a strict diet?

Ideas for valentines day, halloween, or christmas treats for a child on a strict diet?

Sugar free candy: There are diabetic candies which are sugar free (not for small children = choking hazard). Sugar free gum and lollypops would be good treats too. Fresh sliced strawberries with a little splenda for valentines. Fresh raspberries are fun for kids too. An apple on a stick with a little bit of caramel for halloween = delicious! ...Read more

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Why is it a good idea to make sure my child knows the difference between day and night?

Why is it a good idea to make sure my child knows the difference between day and night?

Getting some Zzzzzz: Trying to get a beby to sleep at night can be challenging. It is imprtant for a baby to start learning the day/night signals early on. In a nutshell, during the day your home should be a bright, stimulating place where the baby is driven to learn and everybody interacts with him or her. Night time is quiet, not bright and not interactive, in other words, to boring to stay awake. ...Read more

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I can't seem to gain weight no matter what I do. I was a size 5 before my first child and now after my second I am a 1/0 and still thining. Any ideas?

I can't seem to gain weight no matter what I do. I was a size 5 before my first child and now after my second I am a 1/0 and still thining. Any ideas?

Seek help from a pro: Need to see a physician for an endocrine and metabolic work-up! sometimes pregnancy results in hyperactivity of the thyroid gland. Although rare (about 1/2000 of pregnancies), this accounts for 95% of new cases of newly diagnosed hyperthyroidism. If so you would have a hdd time with weight gain. A blood test for your thyroid hormones, the pituitary gland(tsh). Are necessary to confirm. ...Read more

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Why is it a good idea to swaddle my child?

Why is it a good idea to swaddle my child?

Comfort: Swaddling makes your baby feel nice and cozy and comfortable. It also keeps them from waking themselves up with their failing arm and leg movements (which they can't quite control yet). Swaddling imitates the warm, soft and tight environment they had in the womb, making them feel safe and secure. Swaddle for naps, bedtime and fussiness. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to medicate ADHD children?

Is it a good idea to medicate ADHD children?

AAP recs: If a child has an accurate diagnosis of adhd, the symptoms of which cause him harm in academics, peer interaction, &/or behavior, then giving him medication that has a 70-90% chance of significantly improving attentiion span & distractibility & a 70-90% chance of significant decrease in hyperactivity & impulsivity, making environmental changes & starting behavior therapy is recommended. ...Read more

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Could it be a bad idea to medicate ADHD children?

Could it be a bad idea to medicate ADHD children?

No: Pharmacotherapy utilizing stimulants is still the mainstay of treatment. Untreated children are at higher risk for school failure and substance abuse than those treated are. ...Read more

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Any idea what is child's developmental doctor?

Developmental Peds: A Developmental Pediatrician is a subspecialist in treating Pediatric patients. Once they complete a General Pediatrics residency they complete an additional 3 years in developmental issues. They have greater expertise in treating learning disorders, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Additionally they usually have psychologist and social workers on staff to help with psycho-educational services ...Read more