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Doctor insights on: First Born Child Syndrome

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How would you describe "middle child syndrome"?

How would you describe "middle child syndrome"?

Not getting enough a: Middle child syndrome is a child who does not getting enough attention and love because the parents are busy and providing more attention and care to the oldest and the youngest children. My recommendation to the parents is not to have children closer than four years apart. This provides enough age difference between the children to get the best care. ...Read more

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They say I have middle child syndrome, please, what is middle child syndrome?

They say I have middle child syndrome, please, what is middle child syndrome?

Given no attention!: Middle children are stereotypically described to have low self esteem. Their talents are wasted because they tend not to pursue their dreams. They are lonely and jealous of others. They feel empty. Identity crisis is the common. There is also a lack of emotional support. This makes the middle child less confident and envious of others. ...Read more

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Spoiled child syndrome. Is there such a thing?

Spoiled child?....: .... A syndrome? I don't think so. Good parenting includes defining for the child early on ( at age one year) what is and what is not acceptable behaviour consistently and persistently. Parents can effectively do that without resorting to corporal punishment. ...Read more

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I have a first bite syndrome since I was a child. Is there any cure for it? What causes it?

I have a first bite syndrome since I was a child. Is there any cure for it? What causes it?

Very rare syndrome: First bite syndrome is usually the unintended side effect of certain head and neck surgeries. In patients with no history of surgery it can be caused by an undiagnosed tumor. You need to be evaluated by a Head And Neck Surgeon. Some studies has shown that injections of botulinum toxin type A into the trigger site can help relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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What are some of the causes for a child to be born with down syndrome?

What are some of the causes for a child to be born with down syndrome?

Several possible: The features of down syndrome are dependent on the addition of one extra segment of a 21 chromosome which is more likely as women age .You can get this several ways. The traditional DS (~95%) has 3 copies of a 21 chromosome. About 4% have the specific extra 21 piece stuck on a regular chromosome (trans-location).About 1% have a mosaic of some normal and some 21 trisomy in variable amounts. ...Read more

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My first child has a downsyndrome is it possible that my next future children will have down syndrome if i will get pregnant with the same guy?

My first child has a downsyndrome is it possible that my next future children will have down syndrome if i will get pregnant with the same guy?

Depends: Traditional 21 trisomy has a cited recurrence risk of 1%, regardless of the male. If the child has a variant form of DS caused by a translocation, the risk is much higher.This can all be worked out with a genetic counselor. ...Read more

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Can you prevent your child from being born with down syndrome?

Can you prevent your child from being born with down syndrome?

Any pregnancy @ risk: There is a risk of unexpected outcome with any pregnancy of at least 4%.(premi, cleft, chromosome defect) ds risk is present with any pregnancy. Those who want can have the chromosome makeup of the fetus tested during pregnancy. The procedures have risk & should only be used when considering termination.The lowest statistical risk occurs with pregnancy in the early 20's. ...Read more

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What are some of the genetic situations for a child to be born with down syndrome?

What are some of the genetic situations for a child to be born with down syndrome?

Several possible: The features of down syndrome seem to be dependent on the addition of one extra segment of a 21 chromosome.You can get there several ways. The traditional ds (~95%) has 3 copies of a 21 chromosome. About 4% have the specific extra 21 piece stuck on a regular chromosome.About 1% have a mosaic of some normal and some 21 trisomy in variable amounts. ...Read more

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What is the impact on development for a child born with fetal alcohol syndrome?

What is the impact on development for a child born with fetal alcohol syndrome?

Varies: The first FAS babies were described in the 1950'sand born to alcoholic mothers.Since that time a large variation in the intensity of symptoms related to intensity of exposure has emerged. The time during pregnancy and the amount, effected the degree of defects.Some had facial and organ defects and learning problems.Some with lighter exposure show mild ADD or no symptoms at all. ...Read more