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Having A Baby Boy
Baby: Your chances are 50-50 of having a boy. ...Read more
Usually not: Have him checked by his pediatrician even if the chance of finding physical problem is pretty low. ...Read more
Pros and Cons: Majority of caucasian americans + all muslims +jews are circumcised. Majority of european, hispanics +asians not. Fathers, sons + siblings like 2b similar. Utis in babies >frquent in incircumcised but utis in baby boys r uncommon. Indicated if urinary tract abnormalitise present, not if hypospadias or penile chordee. ? Reduce or increase premarture ejaculation. !10% un circ. Males trouble sometime. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: It depends on gender, but at six weeks, the second percentile of weight for age is about 3.5 kg. There are other important growth markers (such as head circumference), and other factors at play (was the child premature). Your child's doctor should be following this closely. ...Read more
Yes but: Be aware that any medical issue that you have during a pregnancy may need to be managed differently.(medication effects on fetus, etc.) your risks of an unexpected outcome (cleft, premi, infection, etc.) is a baseline of 4% plus any additional risk /age (down syndrome=1%) . Mom had my little sis at 42 & thinks it's one of the best things she did. ...Read more
My friend is nursing her 7 month old since birth, is the baby safe from a sibling having chickenpox?
Do Not rely on That: Although the baby definitely gets an immunity boost from nursing, it is not a 100% guarantee for protection from specific infections. Thus one should minimize exposure, use good handwashing etc. Also keep in mind, if the nursing mom has not had a varicella (chicken pox) infection, she has no immune factors to pass thru the breast milk to the baby. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: According to the cdc, the 50% for length in an 8 month old male is 70 cm (27.5 inches). The 95% is 75 cm (29.5 inches) and the 5% is 66 cm (26 inches). Normal for an 8 month old in most situations is between 66 and 75 cm and depends on the size of the parents. Taller parents should have taller children. http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set1clinical/cj41c017.pdf. ...Read more
My wife was pregnant with twins she was having a boy and a girl but she miscarriaged the girl last night, what should we be concerned about?
Pre-term delivery: I'm sorry to hear that your wife miscarried one of the twins. :( The biggest worry when one twin miscarriages is that the second twin will also miscarry or deliver early. Hopefully, this was a pregnancy with two sacs and the membranes of the remaining twin are in-tact. The answer depends on the gestational age; if the twins were identical or not; and many other factors. Ask your ob! ...Read more
I had a baby on oct 28, 2015 i have a 5 month old baby i had him c-section what the risk of getting pregnant and having a baby ?
Why hurry?: Most couples prefer to space their children out a little. This gives your body time to recover. It also allows you to focus and enjoy this special time with your newborn. It is very hard to be pregnant when caring for a newborn. Consider starting birth control and then having another baby when you and your partner feel the time is right. ...Read more
Cold symptoms?: The key is the history. Are there nasal symptoms which would lead one to think that the baby has an upper respiratory illness? Any fever? Is the cough effective in that the mucus clears easily or not. If it clears the airway then I am less concerned. If not then a bronchodilator may be helpful, especially if this has happened before. Eight months is too young for this to be spring allergies. ...Read more
There is not one: universal meaning for a dream. It may have many meanings for the same person. You would need to explore this further to understand it's specific meaning for you. ...Read more
My wife and i are having a boy via iui. My wife wanted a girl. Is there a way we could have a girl for baby #2 or is it all luck?
My wife and I have a baby boy already but we are now looking for a baby girl. What can we do to increase the chances of having a baby girl?
Best chance: Although there are many myths, none of them work. If you are serious about having a girl then your best chances are doing ivf with pgs- pre-genetic screening. You can screen all 23 chromosomes, so you only put back girl embryos, you will know that they are chromosome healthy. This is an expensive option but the only one that "works". Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My nine month old nephew is a breastfed baby eats often but, hasnt had much interest in baby food he is a little small for age should i be concerned?
Sir or madam, already we r having a baby girl 2 years 2 months. Next time we r planning for a baby boy, for that how to conceive a baby boy give me som?
50%: While some people swear there are methods to ensure either a boy or girl, there is no science to support this. The chance of having a boy is really 50%. ...Read more
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