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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

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Can a "healthy" women pregnant with first child develop Antiphospholipid syndrome? Or does it mean usually that person had something they did not kno

Can a "healthy" women pregnant with first child develop Antiphospholipid syndrome? Or  does it mean usually that person had something they did not kno

Autoantibodies: Many women develop autoantibodies and are happily unaware. Most will not develop antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. If however, you have the changes on blood tests and do have abnormal clotting with symptoms, then it is likely that you had the antibodies before and would not have known. ...Read more

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Does a child born with left heart ventricle syndrome have a high risk of ODD?

Does a child born with left heart ventricle syndrome have a high risk of ODD?

No?: I assume you ODD is obsession defiant disorder. There isn't a clear relationship although the environment seems to play a in ODD. ...Read more

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What are the chances my child will be born with chromosomal abnormalities? I was told my unborn child has echogenic bowels, that i tested higher for the risk of Down syndrome and as a carrier of the cystic fibrosis trait

What are the chances my child will be born with chromosomal abnormalities? I was told my unborn child has echogenic bowels, that i tested higher for the risk of Down syndrome and as a carrier of the cystic fibrosis trait

There : There are several ultrasound findings that can suggest down sysndrome, and echogenic bowel is one of them. There could be other explanations for that finding, though. It sound like you will need some testing to find out what's going on. The two tests used most commonly are amniocentesis and chorionic villous sampling. Each has its own risks and benefits, so you should discuss them with your obstetrician. I would suggest that you do this sooner than later, and regardless of whether the outcome might lead you to terminate the pregnancy. ...Read more

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My first born son was still born what are the chances if I do conceive again that child will be healthy?

My first  born son was still born what are the chances if I do conceive again that child will be healthy?

Depends on variables: Given a basic rate of 1/2 to 1% for any pregnancy, recurrence risk can vary. If related to a chromosome defect or genetic issue, that issue determines the rate.The rate for all causes is slightly higher for recurrence.Issues like maternal hypertension, diabetes, and other chronic illness add to the risk. ...Read more

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My baby is Down syndrome shes 4 months , shes my first baby... When do u advice me to have another baby iam 28y?

My baby is Down syndrome shes 4 months , shes my first baby... When do u advice me to have another baby iam 28y?

Which type ?: Ds infants have 1 of 3 basic patterns.Trisomy 21, the most common, has a recurrence risk for you of 1% plus any age factor. A mosaic, is a blend of normal and t21, with no specified recurrence risk. A translocation 21 has a potential for recurring with any pregnancy.Your babies pattern should be defined first.A geneticist can help you with future planning. I find most are ready after a few yrs. ...Read more

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My first cousin's baby has been diagnosed with Goldenhar/ OAV syndrome. No-one else in the family has it. Is it something I could pass to my children?

My first cousin's baby has been diagnosed with Goldenhar/ OAV syndrome. No-one else in the family has it. Is it something I could pass to my children?

No: If your cousin's baby is the first in your family, it is very nearly impossible for you to carry a recessive gene (most of the Goldenhar cases are sporadic, that is, happen randomly). Only a tiny number are inherited and this small number of Goldenhar cases are identified when several members of a family are affected. Your children are very safe. ...Read more

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I'm 33 yrs old ..Want to get pregnant ..But so worried that i'd get a baby withdown's syndrome so what are tests at first trim.Concerning this disease?

I'm 33 yrs old ..Want to get pregnant ..But so worried that i'd get a baby withdown's syndrome so what are tests at first trim.Concerning this disease?

11-13 weeks in: The doctor uses ultrasound to measure a specific region on the back of a baby's neck.This is known as a nuchal translucency screening test.When abnormalities are present, more fluid than usual tends to collect in this tissue.Results of the ultrasound are paired with blood tests that measure levels of pregnancy-associated plasma protein-a (papp-a) and a hormone known as hcg. ...Read more

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First male child born to a couple was g6pd deficient. Should they try for their second baby?

First male child born to a couple was g6pd deficient.  Should they try for their second baby?

Manageable defect: Of the metabolic defects out there for one to have, g6pd is at least manageable thru your lifetime & compatible with a wonderful life. A couple with one g6pd kid is at risk for the same defect for any pregnancy. They can also produce a carrier or kid free from the gene.Knowing ahead of time puts the family in a good position to make that sort of choice. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a baby to be born a dwarf and also have down syndrome? How rare is a down dwarf?

Is it possible for a baby to be born a dwarf and also have down syndrome?  How rare is a down dwarf?

Excedingly rare: I had occasion many years ago to investigate such a situation & needed to find answers for why some kids with ds chromosomes (t21) had totally different physical features. Run the numbers: achondroplasia (common new mutation dwarf) @ 1/15, 000 x 1/1700 (risk of ds @ 21)=1/25, 000, 000. ...Read more

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Is it true that second child born to diabetic parents become diabetic when compared to first child?

Is it true that second child born to diabetic parents become diabetic when compared to first child?

Not really: Children of diabetic parents, specifically type 2 diabetes, are at an increased risk to develop diabetes, but i'm not aware of any evidence that says the birth order influences that risk. ...Read more