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Do ultrasounds let doctors measure babies?

Do ultrasounds let doctors measure babies?

Yes: Ultrasound machines are invaluable in managing pregnancy today, especially high-risk pregnancies. Not only do we measure the baby's size (head, abdomen, thigh bone), but we can evaluate all of the internal organs, from brain to bladder. We also can make sure the house is in order -- evaluating the placenta and the amniotic fluid quality, even measuring the cervical length. ...Read more

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Do student doctors have healthy babies?

Do student doctors have healthy babies?

Yes: Student doctors typically get good prenatal care and have a keen interest in their own health. There is also a lot of peer pressure to keep up their good health principles. Their outcomes as a group should be no worse than any other well cared for population of generally healthy young women. ...Read more

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How do doctors sleep babies for surgerys?

How do doctors sleep babies for surgerys?

General anesthesia : In the vast majority of cases when an infant requires surgery the anesthesia administered is general anesthesia by inhalation. After monitors are attached to the baby a face mask is gently held close to the babies airway so he/she can breathe in nitrous oxide or other anesthesia gas such as sevoflurane (a derivative of ether). These gases have a sweet odor and they gradually fall asleep. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose babies with autism?

How do doctors diagnose babies with autism?

Observation : I am not sure what age range you mean but the diagnosis is not usually made under the age of three. This does not mean there are not signs that are very suggestive, and that needed therapies should be withheld. There are screening tools that are used and at very young ages may not be as accurate. There are also some children that will improve with therapy and avoid diagnosis. Close followup key. ...Read more

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How do doctors determine antibiotic dosages for babies?

How do doctors determine antibiotic dosages for babies?

Per kilo body weight: Most antibiotics have dosages by milligrams per kilo body weight per day; amoxicillin, for example, is 40-100 mg/kg/day, so an 11-pound (5-kilo) baby would get up to 500 mg per day, usually in 2 doses, so that's 250 mg twice a day, maximum. ...Read more

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What is toxoplasma? If cats cause it then how are doctors responding to my question about cats being around babies by yes ??!!!

What is toxoplasma? If cats cause it then how are doctors responding to my question about cats being around babies by yes ??!!!

Confusing: I understand your confusion. Toxoplasmosis is a parasite in cat feces. It is very dangerous to the fetus if the mother contracts the illness while pregnant. However, after the child is born and is otherwise healthy, toxoplasmosis does not cause much harm. Illness is mild and treatable in healthy children and adults. So you can keep your cat even with young children. ...Read more

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How do the doctors help babies when the mom was on cocaine?

Babies cocaine: Doctors treat the effects of withdrawal in the baby. Question to ask ?Why was mom trying to kill her unborn child. Not a good idea to make babies if mom cannot ensure a safe uterine environment and a safe and nurturing environment in which to grow up in. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is an apgar test for, for babies, and how does it work?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is an apgar test for, for babies, and how does it work?

Quick assessment: Virginia apgar, an early neonatologist described a rapid assessment score using the letters of her name.Appearance (collor), pulse (rate), grimace (response to stimulus), activity (spontaneous), respiratory(effort). Each feature scored 0-2 gave a scale of how fast or much needed to be done for baby to help them get going. Low score, lots, high score, nothing. ...Read more

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How come it that these new school doctors are telling the young girls not to give the babies water ?

How come it that these new school doctors are telling the young girls not to give the babies water ?

Misinformation: Breast milk is 75% water and formula is 50% water so somehow the notion that infants do not need extra water got born. They do not need much- 1-2 oz a day to flush the system. Too much water is empty calories and can fill them up and reduce their milk intake...So a little water is fine. ...Read more

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Doctors are worried about me having a premature baby -- I know a lot of moms who have babies early and their kids are fine?

Doctors are worried about me having a premature baby -- I know a lot of moms who have babies early and their kids are fine?

It's complex: There can be many issues with premature babies . They can have breathing problems associated with immature lungs. They can have feeding and digestion issues due to immaturity of the GI tract. Preemies may have difficulty regulating their temperature, which puts stress on their bodies. They have delicate blood vessels and can have bleeding into the brain. Future developmental issues possible. ...Read more

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