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What injuries can an infant get by forceps?

What injuries can an infant get by forceps?

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

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What is ivh? How about pvm? How do babies get them?

What is ivh? How about pvm? How do babies get them?

Hemorrhage/softening: Ivh- intraventricular hemorrhage can be triggered by pressure shifts in the sensitive blood vessels of the brain that cause blood to leak into the ventricles (fluid spaces).Premi's experience various mechanical events of delivery, resuscitation&intensive care that may trigger the process. Pvm periventricular leukomalacia describes the softening of the brain mater around the ventricles after injury. ...Read more

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When do nine to twelve month old babies typically get sick?

When do nine to twelve month old babies typically get sick?

Seldomly: A baby is seldom ill in the first few months of life. Much of mother's immunity transfers to the baby providing temporary protection that begins to wear off by three months. At this point, we begin to see fever, congestion, or diarrhea as a sign of babies new susceptibility to viruses. ...Read more

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Why is it that babies that don't get touched often get sick?

Why is it that babies that don't get touched often get sick?

Need for development: Touch causes changes in the babies nervous system that stimulate brain chemistry changes that promote positive growth and development. Humans crave human touch. Lack of touch can stress a child and reduce the stimulation for proper growth and development. Hug your kids often! http://www.livestrong.com/article/508221-the-influence-of-touch-on-child-development/ ...Read more

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Is it common for babies to get sick when they are first born?

Is it common for babies to get sick when they are first born?

Define "sick": The average newborn has more immunity/pound than its mother and is designed to last a lifetime. That said, as many as 10% of newborns may have a transient need for close observation and or treatment in the hospital nursery or an NICU.Many of the reasons for these extra needs are not identified until the mother is in labor or the baby runs into some issues in the 1st 24hrs. ...Read more

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Can babies get carsick?

Can babies get carsick?

Seldom happens: Children less than two years old are typically resistant to motion sickness. ...Read more

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Can babies get glaucoma?

Can babies get glaucoma?

Yes: Glaucoma can occur in newborns but is very rare. If you think your baby cannot see, or the eyes appear cloudy, bulging, excessive tearing or sensitivity to light, they need to be seen right away as vision loss and blindness can occur. ...Read more

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Can babies get insomnia?

Can babies get insomnia?

Hard to define: I am convinced babies don't understand or appreciate sleep until after 1yr. Well babies drift between sleep/wake states based on their feed/activity/sleep cycle.They fade into sleep like adults in a boring lecture, so stimulating a tired baby by rocking may prevent them from settling. Overly tired infants want you to take away their tireness. Your best bet is to let them learn a good pattern. ...Read more

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Can babies get sunburned?

Can babies get sunburned?

Protect baby's skin: Sunscreen is recommended for babies 6 months and up - for the littlest babies look for ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium oxide which are physical sunblocks. Look for UVA and B protection. Try to keep baby off the beach between 10 AM and 2 PM. Wear sun protective clothing. Rash guards are popular and attractive. Sunburn in childhood increases the risk of skin cancer. ...Read more

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