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I've tried to get pregnant over and over, and I can't I got gasterities can that cause me not being bale to have kids?
I have a baled spot from nearly the top of my hairline all the way back behind my ear it has gone completely baled it rally starting to bother me?
I have had severe lower right quadrant pain for 3 days now. I have an adhesion from having my appendix out last year. I am crying curled up in a bal. Er?
Abd pain: Yes it is time for the er. You have suffered enough. Hope all goes well for you. ...Read more
I was stung at the end of July by a baled faced hornet. It got me on the bottom joint of my index finger. Having severe joint pain and swelling?
Could be infected: You need to see your physician and get an evaluation. This needs to be quckly treated. It could be infected. ...Read more
NEC: Nec is more prevalent in premature infants, with incidence inversely related to birth weight and gestational age. Although specific numbers range from 4% to more than 50%, infants who weigh less than 1000 g at birth have the highest attack rates. This rate dramatically drops to 3.8 per 1000 live births for infants who weigh 1501-2500 g at birth. ...Read more
Problem in chromasms: Babies are supposed to get 23 chromosomes from mom & 23 from dad at he point of conception. In ds babies, an extra # 21 chromosome joins the mix for reasons that are not clear. As the egg grows the extra becomes part of every cell & baby is born with ds & all its problems. We know there is risk of ds for any pregnancy & somewhat higher for mom <17 or > 40. Genetic counseling could give u specifics. ...Read more
You're kidding right: The same way that can conceive a girl. The sperm decide the sex & the first one in makes the pick. They don't care how they get there they just go for the prize. You have a 50/50 chance with each conception. All the myths out there about special timing/foods/position are bunk. ...Read more
Baby Blues: Yes men can get the baby blues as childbirth is a mentally challenging event in a man's life as well as a woman's. Men often conceal the effect a baby has had on their life, confide in friends and family and don't keep your thoughts and feelings to yourself. Best wishes. ...Read more
Snotty nose: Snotty nose can be due to viral infection, too much mucous due to allergy. Saline drops can be used to unblock nose. If baby gets high fever, rashes, too sleepy, not arouse able, not wetting nappies, not accepting feeds then please see a doctor. ...Read more
Same way every time: Urban myth may have you believe you can pre-select your offspring but that is bogus. If you go the test tube baby route you might be able to pretest an embryo & have it implanted, but that is tedious & expensive. You get pregnant & get whatever the successful sperm has made. (the sperm determines the sex)you have the same chance for boy or girl any pregnancy. ...Read more
Mild hunger helps: Keep him a little hungry. Chose a nipple with proper flow for your baby's age. Add few drops of milk on your baby's lip and allow him/her to taste the milk a little before you offer the bottle. ...Read more
Divide and Conquer: Get someone else to feed her and do not be in the same room. If she sees or smells you, she will refuse it. But another person won't give her those cues, and she is more likely to take it. ...Read more
Taste: Is incredibly important. The easiest way is to just syringe it in the side of the mouth. Or try hiding it in a small amount of juice like apple or grape. You may have to divide it up and give several small doses. Pharmacies can add some flavors to make the taste better. These are usually pretty sugary as well. Other options are available if baby is older... ...Read more
Eval: 11 weeks is a long time to have a lack of appetite (especially if it is associated with other symptoms). Anorexia (or loss of appetite) is such a common symptom that there is no way to answer that with the information available. If this is continuing to be a problem - than medical evaluation is warranted. ...Read more
Spend time together: At two weeks old your baby needs all the comfort and security they can get. This means lots of holding, cuddling and looking into their face. There is no such thing as spoiling a baby at this age. Try to rest when your baby sleeps so that you can gently talk and massage the baby when they are awake. Enjoy feeding times and have as much physical contact as possible. ...Read more
Bottle feeding: I need to understand whether you are breastfeeding and stopping early to feed your baby formula through a bottle or feed an older baby solid foods through a bottle feeder. If it's the former, repetition is key. I hope you are not thinking of the latter as it is not recommended. ...Read more
Time ; Attention: Intelligence is the result of parental time and attention from birth on. Eating a well rounded diet avoiding processed foods and meats. Regular prenatal vitamin with dha is considered good practice. No artificial sweeteners. Some say exposure to calming music while in the womb stimulates neuronal development. Then teach teach teach....They are a blank chalk board and a sponge for learning. ...Read more
If you are starting to get back in shape, don't push it too much you haven't worked out in a while. Consider walking and swimming.
If you've been pretty active, flexible and fit, you may want to look at something challenging like hiit (high interval intensity training) routines. ...Read more
Dr. Exam, then note: A doctor can write a note after doing an in-person exam. Generally, doctors do not write notes such as work-excuse or school-excuse notes, or back-to-work or back-to-school notes, without an exam. That is because a doctor's note is his written, signed, professional opinion, on whether a patient can or cannot do a particular activity. An in-person exam gives confidence to the doctor's opinion. ...Read more