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Do Preemies Develop On Schedule
Regular checkups: In the first two years of life, your child should be seeing his pediatrician very frequently for regular well child checkups. During each of those checkups, your doctor will assess your child's various developmental milestones to inform you of his progress. A great resource online from the aap can be found at http://www.Healthychildren.Org/english/ages-stages/pages/default.Aspx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perspective...: This is a matter of perspective so there can be no "set" answer. I happen to think newborn babies are beautiful immediately (it is their energy). As far as resembling the parents, there is no guarantee that that will ever happen. Genetics are a funny thing :) Every baby/person is different and the answers to these questions depend on the way you look at it... ...Read more
What precautions do pregnant women with spasticity issues take? On average, would the birth underweight babies? Do they have difficulty carrying?
Need to see mfm: A maternal fetal medicine obstetrician is the physician you need to see. This ob/gyn is fellowship trained in pregnancy in women with significant past medical histories. Depending on what spasticity treatments you use will have an impact on pregnancy in terms of what you can and cannot take in order to have a healthy baby. ...Read more
Seconds to Breathe: It is difficult to say precisely which infants develop hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (hie) and to what degree of severity. We do know, however, that effective breathing (ventilation and oxygenation) should be initiated within seconds of delivery and well-established by one minute of life. If not, there are clear steps for intervention, outlined in the neonatal resuscitation program (nrp). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably "yuk": Just kidding - depending on the kid and how old they are when they read the posts, they may be curious, grossed out, pleased, or confused. ...Read more
Why do some teenage kids get picked on so much? Aren't schools suppose to have zero tolerance for bullies?
An ongoing problem: There will always be those who bully and those who are bullied. Unfortunately, the school teachers cannot see every activity. It is up to all of us (parents, teachers, doctors, other children) to help change the behavior. It will take time. Yes, zero tolerance may be a good start, but it will take a lot of work to get there. ...Read more
At yoga for seniors. Tell me why the guys want to put their niblets on display? I mean the geriatric crowd!
Guess: Holding to the remnents ofyouth iguess.Get a more detailed answer ›
My daughter is not able to cope with her girls age 1 and age 3. Will it be too hard on them if each week they go between 3 different homes for care?
No free lunch: Stability in care givers tends to have positive influence on children especially at young age. However in your daughters case that is a luxury and may not be possible. Keeping kids with a mother who is unable to cope and may get frustrated may be more injurious to their psyche. ...Read more
Should I expect my ex27 week preemies to gain weight at a rate similar to other kids their age? @4yr the 3rd 5th or 11th %ile, should they stay there?
Yes, usually: By age 4 years, most ex-preemies follow a percentile line pretty well, on the regular growth chart. The extremely disabled ex-preemies can have trouble growing due to their multiple problems, and may not follow the regular growth chart. A pediatrician can periodically measure a child to see whether or not more needs to be done to help with growth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do doctors just automatically look for CP or do some parents have to bring it up to them..? (2 year old possible mild cp)
Individual docs vary: Always good to ask if you think u have reason 2 b concerned. Most competent pediatricians will assess motor tone, strength symmetry and developmental milestones but there is a great great deal of variability even amongt docs - probably made worse by the more healthcare for less push. Developmental pediatricians and pediatric neurologists would be good resources if u want second opinion. ...Read more
Not sure about age : Not sure about age limit. They may have problems getting insurance companies approve it. ...Read more
High blood sugar: Diabetic mothers often have difficulty controlling the blood sugar.The fetus makes its own Insulin & puts the excess sugar that is transferred across the placenta into over-sized storage areas, over-sized organs etc.All of which can make the baby heavy. If a diabetic mother has very good control during pregnancy, the problem is averted. ...Read more
Unclear question : Normally a hospital staff would simply ask the female patient if she was on her period. ...Read more
Shld I postpone going 4 a routine mammogram until they can provide more info on what they are doing to prevent ebola among the staff ?
Are you in the US?: If you are in the US, I would encourage you to continue to obtain your medical care as usual. If you are in Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone, than risks of infection from Ebola are much higher. Bottom line-as of 9 OCT 2014 - there has been one case that was diagnosed on US Soil. A deputy sheriff in Dallas is currently being evaluated to rule in or out Ebola. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wondering who will pay bills for our kids if they get sick in their 30s? If chronic disease, will disability kick in?
2 month vaccines: vaccines given at the 2month check up: DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, acelluar pertussis) PCV13 - pneumococcal conjugate Polio Hib - haemophilus influenzae type b Rotavirus hepatitis B Rotavirus is a oral vaccination. The others are given as shots. There are combination vaccines available as well. Discuss with your pediatrician what vaccines will be given at your child's check-up ...Read more
Birth certificate: I'm pretty sure they put both. Call the hospital, and ask for the birth certificate person, and ask. ...Read more
It is preventable: Individuals with a family history of type 2 diabetes are more prone to get it, but research shows that keeping body weight normal and exercising daily can prevent and even cure type 2 diabetes. For children avoid simple sugars like juices and sweets, encourage fruits, veggies, whole grain, lean protein and daily active play even dancing or jumping. Use myplate.Gov for good advice on nutrition. ...Read more