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Cravings Determine Gender Baby
Gender Selection: No. The only way to guarantee a baby's gender is to do in vitro fertilization and then test the gender of each embryo prior to implantation. You can try to filter sperm based on weight to select a gender but this method is not fool proof. There is no way to naturally encourage one gender over the other. ...Read more
Why is it ethically wrong to do elective gender selection? I'm not infertile but the majority of babies on both sides of our fam are boys-we want a girl
Simple but complex: It would be an entire semester course at college, but only space for one thought here. For all-boy families, it WOULD BE NICE to have a girl, and vice versa. The danger is in wanting something too much, and in the need to respect other people's wants if others are to respect our wants. Many people value the life of a boy over a girl. To fight that societal problem, we should not select either sex. ...Read more
My babies heart rate was 170 beats/min in 8 weeks 6 days, 166 in 13 weeks 1 day, 137 in 25 weeks. By this can I able to know the gender of the baby?
My babies heart rate was 170 beats/min in 12 weeks 4 days, 147 in 19 weeks 1 day, 131 in 27 weeks. By this can I able to know the gender of the baby? If can please tell me the gender
Sex determination: By heart rates is not reliable. By this stage, your OB should be able to accurately determine the gender of your baby with an ultrasound. Congratulations! ...Read more
Conception: There are minor environmental or other issues that have a small impact, but the information that defines what these shall be/look like is set at the time of conception. The DNA data that results when the parents information is passed will determine the what the final potential will be. If your question is when during pregnancy, be assured that all external features are finished by 12 wks. ...Read more
Pedi opthalmologist: The pediatric ophthalmologist & some other eye specialists can assess infant and toddler vision using a variety of non invasive methods. If there is a difference of the strength of the two eyes, or a significant defect, glasses may be appropriate. Infants are naturally nearsighted until their eyes improve around 4-5, but some need early help. ...Read more
Are those intelligender and gendermaker urine test real? Is there real science behind it? What hormones are they detecting to determine the babies sex
The companies: Don't reveal what the "science" behind the test is, but even the packaging states they're 50-50 accurate. Actually they're probably 100% accurate 50% of the time. Wait for your ultrasound. ...Read more
I craved ice w/all 3 babies but only when pregnant. Last couple of weeks craving ice, def not preg. Recent blood work says not anemic. Any other causes?
Runner-stroller: Manny big stores carry the so-called runner-stroller (big wheels) designed for faster speed, thus you can use to push your infant along while running/exercising. Just make sure you find a path that is relatively smooth. You can also do treadmill, stationary bike, infront-of-tv activities at home while baby is asleep. If there is a will, there is a way--and u have the will. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Lack of energy: If an infant is ill, he/she will lack a vigorous cry, lack interest in feeding. The infant will sleep much more than normal. The muscle tone may be relaxed. The infant may have a lack of a normal suck. If you push your finger on the palm, and the color pink is slow in returning, the infant may be dehydrated or lack oxygen. Also observe the breathing effort; if fast seek help. See a doctor ASAP! ...Read more
Not recommended: Many children eat bits of dirt now and again. It is not recommended and most suffer no harm. There are some gems in dirt which can cause diarrheal illnesses and possibly some toxins in dirt. If your child eats a lot of dirt or eats it frequently, contact your doctor. Otherwise, wash his/her hands and distract him/her with another activity. ...Read more
Varies: I don't think there is an exact answer. The child would need to be able to manipulate the pieces. I think by 18 months, most children could do some easy shapes with help. Younger children might be able to do them and then some 2 year olds might have frustration with them. So try them and if they are too frustrating, then wait about 6 months and try again. ...Read more
See below: I assume you mean a forceps delivery. If so the injuries can be to the soft tissues around the baby's head, such as face and scalp. There can be tension related injuries due to the pressure used to extract the child. This can involve injuries to the nerves of the arm/neck which can result in torticolis. These injuries, and their relative risks, can be explained by your obstetrician. ...Read more
Congratulations on 2: The amnionic sac the fetus is wraped in tends to have a rubbery flexability / durability thru most of pregnancy. The presense of two does not deminish the strength of the wrap or change its composition. If your uterus tries to push babies out too soon the preasures could break the sac, as the would in any pregnancy. U will be closely monitored as the end approaches so your outcome can be the best. ...Read more
Lot of things: There is a long list of potential causes for premature births, starting with teenage of mother, poor antenatal care, poor health or maternal medical conditions, drug use and other obstetric issues. ...Read more
See the doctor: Your question is very general. How old is the infant? What are the problems you are concerned about.? Your baby should be getting regularly scheduled check-ups, which are a time for the pediatrician to examine them for problems and keep them up on their shots. That is the ideal time to address concerns that you may have. Call the doctors office at other times to mention your concerns. ...Read more
Misalignment: Babies can have issues (wiring in the brain, refractive errors, paralyses) which misalign the eyes (termed strabismus). This will drop the vision in one eye if not fixed. Less common are cataracts, glaucoma, tumors, maldevelopment, and some inherited problems. If you are the least bit uncertain, have your pediatrician check the eyes and see if a referral to an ophthalmologist is needed. ...Read more
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Matchmsking: Perhaps you have found the wrong forum. In fact, the doctors here can answer any type of medical question, but matchmaking is out of our league. Good Luck. ...Read more
Depends on Healthy:
3 wks and above are not even classified as early.
10 weeks early and above the outcomes are good with lower risks of prolonged ventilator needs and can generally go home within a month of due date.
Every 2 weeks earlier, the risks of deathbad outsomes go up and length of stay goes up.
Edge of viability (not counting good outcome) is 16-17 weeks early.