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Father Was Over 40 At Child S Birth
I need to know if heart diseases can be given to a child from father hereditarily . Father has the disease from his birth?
Yes: Yes. Congenital heart disease can be passed from a man to his child if he was a carrier of a dominant trait. Depends specifically on which disease you are referring to. But diseases that are genetically based can be passed from mother or father to child (son or daughter) and in some cases the genes can be passed on without having the disease. (Recessive genes) ...Read more
Since i gave birth 2 my 2nd child my stomach never been the same and is too big that i now have even lost self confident, father of ma kids left me ?
Exercise may help: Hello. The changes with pregnancy and age are often a loss of muscle tone, an increase in abdominal fat, and a resulting larger tummy. Exercise 'core strengthening' can help, and be sure you don't have a diastasis (separating of muscles) causing a hernia effect (consult a practitioner). A too big belly is rarely the real cause of a partner leaving. Look for other factors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a blood group a positive mother and a blood group b positive father give birth to an o positive child?
Blood types: Yes. Blood type is determined by the presence or absence of genes encoding the a or b protein on the red blood cell surface. It only takes one copy of the a or b gene to generate the respective protein. So if the mother was ao and the father was bo they would have a 25% chance of an oo child. If either parent had two copies of the gene an o type would be impossible. ...Read more
Does roaccutane (accutane) medication for acne cause birth defects in a child if the father is taking it, not the mother?
Slightly higher risk: There is a link between paternal age and some birth defects but the overall risk is low. The current scientific explanation is that DNA changes occur more frequently in sperm as men ages. The risk is low and increases with the age of the man. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slightly higher risk: There is a link between paternal age and some birth defects but the overall risk is low. The current scientific explanation is that dna changes occur more frequently in sperm as men ages. The risk is low and increases with the age of the man. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can you avoid infecting your baby? If you were h.I.V. Positive since birth, and you were to get pregnant... Is there a way to protect your baby from the virus? (the father does not have h.I.V)
Can reduce chance: Effective antiretroviral therapy can reduce chances of HIV transmission to baby while pregnant. Specially if HIV virus remains undetectable in blood throughout the pregnancy by taking antiretroviral regularly. Also antiretroviral prophylaxis to baby during delivery further reduce the chance of infection to baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If the father takes antidepressants at conception can the unborn baby be affected or be born with birth defects?
Not likely!: It is highly unlikely that a father taking antidepressants when his wife conceives, would expect any effect on the developing fetus. A large review of women taking antidepressants before and during pregnancy failed to find any major adverse effect. Consider what the effect of a clinical depression, in either mother or father, might have on a developing fetus. Many "self-medicate" w/alcohol, etc. ...Read more
Right after I give birth can a doctor draw blood from my baby umbilical cord and fathers blood to do a NIPP test at the hospital on spot?
Unlikely: The newer NIPP testing is offered on blood from the mother and designated father as early as 9 weeks of gestation. You can arrange for the placental blood to be drawn and sent to a regular paternity testing centers.Most hospitals will have the information available for you to obtain test kits.It is not covered by most insurance.No hospital I am aware of tests this on site. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Iim not using birth control doctor. what if im pregnant and who is the father of my baby. i have unprotected sex on july 11 and july 18 with another ?
Pregnancy: You don't say where you are in your cycle. First find out if you are pregnant. If you are and your due date doesn't help you figure it out; then there is paternity testing, after the baby is born. If you are lucky enough not to be pregnant; don't put yourself in this situation again. Get some reliable birth control, or at least buy a box of condoms!! ...Read more
Is it true if a parent that has schitsophrania has a baby, the baby can be born with birth defects? Such as a hole in the heart or baby as vegetable?
Uniparental disomy, to have a genetic evaluation for this, does the birth father have to be involved?
If mom not source.: The error (duplication of a gene) could be from an egg or sperm; therefore, either parent could be the source of the replication error. If it were determined that the mother was the source, there would be no need to test the father. Genetic counseling might prove helpful. ...Read more
Gave birth a week ago, why is my babys skin color much darker then her fathers and mine (we're pretty light skinned.)?
We can not answer: I am sorry but we can not answer your question on the health tap.With due respect we don't know how darker the skin color is as compared to your and your husband's.We do not know your race and gnetic history. I will suggest you ask this question to baby's Peditrician if there is any medical reason for the baby darker than the parents ...Read more
Responsible?: If mom produces two eggs and both are fertilized, fraternal twins result. This would be considered a "maternal factor". If the fertilized egg divides into two babies, neither parent's factor contributed and identical twins result. ...Read more
I am 16 and am on my father's insurance, what are some options for me to be placed on birth control without him knowing?
Adolescent medicine: This is a specialty which is most helpful with questions like yours. This is a pediatrician with 3 more years of training with a special interest in people your age. S/he can help. You may seek a public clinic or pay for birth control yourself. You are doing the right thing in seeking the available options in protecting yourself against unwanted pregnancy. Well done. ...Read more