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Doctor insights on: Do I Have A Chance To Adopt A Baby If Older

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Do I have a chance to adopt a baby if older?

Do I have a chance to adopt a baby if older?

Yes: Arbitrary age for the "older" parent attempting to adopt is over 40yrs old. In the US there is more competition for adoption with younger parents for a pregnant woman on her own who will consider placing their child with you. Russia, China, Korea and India are open to adoptions for older parents. Adopters who are flexible with the age of the child will receive quicker placement. Being healthy. ...Read more

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What are the chances for an 8 day old infant surviving open heart surgury?

What are the chances for an 8 day old infant surviving open heart surgury?

Depends on situation: Different defects have different survival statistics. Most surgeons/cardiologists will want to be put off surgeryuntil the child is older if possible. If needed, some of these procedures must be done early to prevent further deterioration of the situation. In experienced hands, you are doing the best you can. ...Read more

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I had pain during ovultion but now ionly feel the pain once in 2 months I am 31 years old i`h 2 babies, i want to be pregnant again what is my chance?

I had pain during ovultion but now ionly feel the pain once in 2 months I am 31 years old i`h 2 babies, i want to be pregnant again what is my chance?

Ovulation detection: You could try the over the counter ovulation kit detection kits to see if you are ovulating. You can also try taking your basal body temperature daily. Most women do not feel pain when they ovulate. ...Read more

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Well I have a fybroid of 7 cm. Im only 22 do I have a chance of having babies ?

Well I have a fybroid of 7 cm. Im only 22 do I have a chance of having babies ?

Yes: Fibroids are common and many women with them become pregnant. Sometimes they can affect your ability to get pregnant, particularly if they are in the lining of the uterus where an embryo (potential baby) implants. Large fibroids (greater than 5cm) sometimes can also block the fallopian tubes making it difficult for the sperm to reach the eggs. If you have difficulty, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How come so many celebs are following angelina and adopting foreign babies?

How come so many celebs are following angelina and adopting foreign babies?

More access, plus: 1. They can afford to travel to far off places. 2. Adoption lines are probably longer in usa. 3. It might be that adoption laws are easier for prospective parents in countries outside the usa. 4. Celebs might get more publicity in other countries, or think they can avoid the publicity if they go to a place that doesn't get as much hollywood exposure. ...Read more

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I found strawberries in babyfood I bought. I thought babies couldn't have strawberries until older?

I found strawberries in babyfood I bought. I thought babies couldn't have strawberries until older?

Mostly safe to give: Years ago it was thought that delaying the introduction of certain foods would decrease the possibility of a child developing allergies. That is no longer the case. If there is no compelling family history of food allergies it is common practice to start diverse solids, including strawberries at about six months of age. As with any new food, if you see any reaction, discontinue it. ...Read more

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What food to eat for 9month old infant?

What food to eat for 9month old infant?

Baby food: A nine month old can have an egg, yogurt , wheat too. He can have 3 meals day and 2 snacks , a balanced meal. ...Read more

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What can I give to my 5 weeks old infant for colics?

What can I give to my 5 weeks old infant for colics?

Colic: Medications can be given but the question is will they work? Simethacone or Ovol drops can be tried. Gripe water has no proven benefit. General measures of comfort are the 1st line of treatment. All the best. This disappears with gut maturity in 3-4 months. ...Read more

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My one year old graanson stil clenches his fists like an infant. Should I be concerned?

My one year old graanson stil clenches his fists like an infant. Should I be concerned?

Constant or sometime: If the kid can open the hands at will to touch items with a single finger & explore objects i would worry less . If the hand is held tightly clenched all the time you should have him evaluated.That would suggest neurologic injury. ...Read more

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Please could you describe autistic behaviour in an infant who just turned 10 months old?

Please could you describe autistic behaviour in an infant who just turned 10 months old?

Poor interaction: At ten months autistic children are self centered. That is,they don,t interact with others,they don't smile, they don't verbalize very much. Ineraction with their peers is practically non-existent. These feature can be alarm signals that a prob lem may exist ...Read more

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When do babies laugh for the first time? She's 4 months old and smiles all the time.

When do babies laugh for the first time?  She's 4 months old and smiles all the time.

Baby is well & happy: Smiling or laughing is a sign of content and in a baby, it suggests she is feeling well/happy. We don't really know exactly when baby purposefully smiles, but often by 2 months, baby interacts with others, cooing, giggling, smiling, and crying too. So, my guess is around 2 months, some may do earlier, some later. Congrats on the baby. Baby=miracle of life. Enjoy and good luck. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a C-section with a posterior positioned babies?

What are the chances of a C-section with a posterior positioned babies?

Higher than average: If first pregnancy probably 40% or so, average c-section rate for all first pregnancies is about 25-30%. ...Read more

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At 9.5 weeks with twins, heartbeats were 167 and babies are 2.7cm & 3cm. At this point, what are the chances of miscarrying one or both twins?

At 9.5 weeks with twins, heartbeats were 167 and babies are 2.7cm & 3cm. At this point, what are the chances of miscarrying one or both twins?

Chances are lower: Obviously twins are a higher risk for complications than a single gestation but with 2 very healthy heartbeats you certainly can breathe somewhat easier. Your OB will go over with you risks of twins at the various gestational ages but i would try to relax at this point. ...Read more

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What can be used on 7month old babies face for thrush ?

What can be used on 7month old babies face for thrush ?

Thrush: Babies usually get thrush in their mouth, so when you say face, make sure you see her pediatrician to get a diagnosis on the rash. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a infant surviving bacterial meningitis?

What are the chances of a infant  surviving bacterial meningitis?

Very good: Survival is not really the issue. Survival without permanent damage is the major goal. When meningitis is suspected, aggressive treatment is quite effective most of the time. However, many of these children will be left with permanent neurological problems. We are getting better at limiting these problems. ...Read more

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What are the chances of my babies having sickle cell if I have trait?

What are the chances of my babies having sickle cell if I have trait?

Depends: If you have sickle trait and your spouse has normal hemoglobin- your baby's chance to have trait is 50%. If your spouse also have trait then your baby chance's to have sickle cell disease is 25% and 50% risk for trait. ...Read more