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Will my pain medication after birth affect my babies feeding?

Will my pain medication after birth affect my babies feeding?

Depends: Most prescribed or recommended by an experienced OB will have little effect on baby. Even those with some hydrocodone will not pass into the milk in enough quantity to bother baby if used cautiously.Some sedation would be expected if you use the maximum amount prescribed. I've seen one baby admitted for low body temperature and weakness when hydrocodone containing med was taken every 4 hr. ...Read more

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Placenta (Definition)

The placenta is an organ that connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall to allow nutrient uptake, waste elimination, and gas exchange via ...Read more


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12.3 weeks scan today with twins but placenta's are not fully delopved until now?what could be the reason?is it normal?babies growth is fine.

12.3 weeks scan today with twins but placenta's are not fully delopved until now?what could be  the  reason?is it normal?babies growth is fine.

Normal placenta: Placentas do not begin their development normally until 10 or more weeks gestation as the corpus luteum of the ovary provides all the needed progesterone to sustain the developing fetus through the first trimester. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage because my babies were in the same sac i only pass 1 placenta can i have a healthy baby getting pregnant 4 months time?

I had a miscarriage because my babies were in the same sac i only pass 1 placenta can i have a healthy baby getting pregnant 4 months time?

Yes: Did the babies die in utero and the labor follows? Even though it was a monochorionic monoamniotic pregnancy (same sac, one placenta), miscarriage of a viable pregnancy is uncommon. This type of pregnancy is at increase risk for intrauterine fetal death not miscarriage at 18 weeks. Usually, Steroids are administered early for fetal lung maturity and delivery by C-section at about 32 weeks. ...Read more

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My twin babies died in me for 3 weeks and i gave birth,they were in the same sac and i pass only 1 placenta,is it ok to get pregnant 4 months after?

My twin babies died in me for 3 weeks and i gave birth,they were in the same sac and i pass only 1 placenta,is it ok to get pregnant 4 months after?

Monoamnionic twins: Of all "identical" twins, the rarest and most dangerous of all have monoamnionic monochorionic placentation, meaning one amnionic sac contains both, nourished from a single placenta, detectible by 9-10 weeks. These twins hardly ever survive because no membrane separates their cords, so the normal movement will eventually wind up twisting the two cords around each other until strangulation occurs ...Read more

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Why do some babies die a few days after birth?

Why do some babies die a few days after birth?

Variety of causes.: Check far left end of this graph for this info: http://www.cdc.gov/injury/images/lc-charts/10lc---by-age-group-2006-7_6_09-a.pdf ...Read more

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What to do if i want to be an obstetrician when I am older but i also want to care for the babies, in the nursery after birth. What is that called?

What to do if i want to be an obstetrician when I am older but i also want to care for the babies, in the nursery after birth. What is that called?

Confusion: I'm afraid the 5 years it takes you to be an obgyn added to the 3 or more needed to be a pediatrician would make you an oddity. The shorter pathway would be to find a family practice residency that prepared you for this sort of practice in a smaller town setting. The bigger town you work in the more you must narrow your work field. ...Read more

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Can an infant have respiratory failure weeks after birth if at birth the epidural was administered too closely to the birth?

Can an infant have respiratory failure weeks after birth if at birth the epidural was administered too closely to the birth?

Epidural effects: Respiratory failure is caused by either fetal immaturity or infectious processes. The epidural, regardless of the timing of it, will have no effect on the newborn's lungs. ...Read more

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Can any one please let me know the effects of hypothyroidism on pregnancy and on babies after birth? can ladies go ahead for pregnancy? Please update.

Can any one please let me know the effects of hypothyroidism on pregnancy and on babies after birth? can ladies go ahead for pregnancy? Please update.

Yes you can: The thyroid function needs to be followed during pregnancy, but you can have a normal pregnancy. It may not effect the baby in any way but your gynecologist can follow and if any issues arise you can see high risk OB if necessary. ...Read more

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Can babies experience withdrawal symptoms after birth if mother drinks caffeine every single day during pregnancy?

Can babies experience withdrawal symptoms after birth if mother drinks caffeine every single day during pregnancy?

Depends: on amount of caffeine mom is ingesting. I once saw an infant whose mom consumed 4 liters of Mountain Dew daily - this infant had significant withdrawal. On the other hand, I see plenty of normal newborns whose mothers still had one cup of coffee daily. Good luck! ...Read more