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15 month old always sick since birth. Hospitalized many times due to illness, pulmonologist fine, swollen tonsils, low IGA, lots of meds, what now?

15 month old always sick since birth. Hospitalized many times due to illness, pulmonologist fine, swollen tonsils, low IGA, lots of meds, what now?

Should get better: Some born with poor IgA production tend toward more ear/sinus/diarrhea infections in infancy. Many of these can be quite worrisome and admission for dehydration, etc would be expected. They are not as prone to severe infections as those with combined deficiencies, and most are less vulnerable as they get older, when size reduces risk of dehydration and general immunity builds up.

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How long will my baby be in the hospital after birth since I've been on 70 mg of methadone daily?

How long will my baby be in the hospital after birth since I've been on 70 mg of methadone daily?

So many answers: Best to address this with the pediatrician - it really depends so much on how your baby is tolerating things, if withdrawing and if so, how badly. Ask your baby's doc to get clearer answers.

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When in the hospital for child birth, what should you wear?

When in the hospital for child birth, what should you wear?

A hospital gown.: Bring a nursing bra, nightie, robe, slippers, onesie, booties, cap & blanket. If all goes well, you'll be outta there quicker than you think. If you have a C-section, you won't care. Don't use any stuffed animals or other furry things that other people bring you for baby & don't put them in the bassinet. They're great carriers of germs. Wait till you get home & someone washes them for you.

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I feel like my 8 month old baby & I haven't bonded since the birth & I was in the hospital for 18 days without her, how can I bond with her now?

I feel like my 8 month old baby & I haven't bonded since the birth & I was in the hospital for 18 days without her, how can I bond with her now?

Everday Activities: Bonding can occur between mother and baby with just everyday activities. Parents bond with activities like feeding, bathing, and playing. Give yourself time and let yourself off the hook. If this issue remains a problem you may want to seek counseling with someone skilled in postpartum depression.

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Will we have some private time in the hospital room following birth?

Will we have some private time in the hospital room following birth?

Yes: The nurses and doctors will try to give you plenty of time alone to bond with your baby. You should specifically ask for this too. The staff will want to attend to your needs but also repsect your privacy.

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What do you advise if I'm making a birth wish list. I want to have a natural birth. I will be in the hospital. Any ideas?

What do you advise if I'm making a birth wish list. I want to have a natural birth. I will be in the hospital. Any ideas?

Two things: 1. A healthy baby 2. A healthy you These are the only the two things that matter in the long run. It is important to keep that in perspective. Best wishes and I hope you have wonderful birth.

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When being drug tested in the hospital at the time of giving birth, will you be tested only for narcotics and controlled substances?

When being drug tested in the hospital at the time of giving birth, will you be tested only for narcotics and controlled substances?

It depends: It depends upon if your OB has concerns that you have been using narcotics or controlled substances during pregnancy. Some hospitals have protocols that they follow to identify women who need to be drug tested. Best to discuss with your OB your concerns.

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6 year old son episodes of vomiting, stomach pain, and elevated WBC count. Hospitalized 6 times in 4 years, GERD since birth, what could be wrong?

6 year old son episodes of vomiting, stomach pain, and elevated WBC count. Hospitalized 6 times in 4 years, GERD since birth, what could be wrong?

Chronic appendicitis: While this is a rare condition in children, recurrent syptoms of vomiting and an elevated white count are disturbing. Speak to you doctor about doing an ultra sound of the appendix looking for a fecolith.

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Can my 17 month baby, who caught MRSA at birth in the hospital, give my unborn baby MRSA through his saliva through breastfeeding?

Can my 17 month baby, who caught MRSA at birth in the hospital, give my unborn baby MRSA through his saliva through breastfeeding?

No: Staph in some form will colonize newborn skin by a day or two of age. If MRSA is around it will do so, if not, another strain. Mrsa, will come and go with or without treatment and be replaced by other strains. Today > 70% of staph infections in or out of hospitals involve mrsa. I would not treat your older child like they have it forever. If s/he has repeated boils, have it treated and eliminated.

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During birth my babies heart beat went up, so my ob decided to get her out ASAP. Within 20mins I had delivered her but she stayed in the hospital care for the next 5 days with tachycardia. Resting rate around 200 and spiking around 240-250. We had a lot o

During birth my babies heart beat went up, so my ob decided to get her out ASAP. Within 20mins I had delivered her but she stayed in the hospital care for the next 5 days with tachycardia. Resting rate around 200 and spiking around 240-250. We had a lot o

Question cut off: I'm sorry;however your question got cut off before it got to the actual question. Please ask again with less text or reach out to a physician through healthtap prime for a more thorough and individualized discussion.

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Why doesn't sex feel the same since giving birth?

Why doesn't sex feel the same since giving birth?

Great question: I think this is a question many people ask. During the birth process your pelvis undergoes changes to allow the infant to pass through the vagina. There is usually some some soft tissue damage and I would guess some stretching of nerves in the perineum. Give it time, your body has done something remarkable. If you develop pain or bleeding please see your doctor.

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Why is my skin more dry since giving birth?

Why is my skin more dry since giving birth?

Dehydration: If you are nursing (breast feeding) then you'll have increased water intake needs. During my wife's pregnancy we used to use a 5-gallon bottle of delivered water (you don't necessarily need special water, but it helps for this analogy) every 2 weeks. After she delivered and was nursing, we used 3 of those bottles every 2 weeks! dehydration can lead to dry skin. There are also hormone shifts!

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Bent fingers since birth. What causes this?

Bent fingers since birth. What causes this?

Congenital: Camptodactyly and clinodactyly are two types of bent finger deformities that occur during development in the womb. Treatment is rarely indicated. Most cases of camptodactyly are sporadic in occurrence. However, camptodactyly can be inherited. There is usually no improvement or progression of the deformity in 80% of individuals. See your doctor for a referral to a hand surgeon.

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Why is my skin more oily since giving birth?

Hormones: Changes in hormone levels can cause changes in the texture and surface of your hair, skin, and nails. Things usually return to normal within a few months.

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Why has my 4 month old been congested since birth?

Why has my 4 month old been congested since birth?

Reflux?: Babies" nasal cavities are particularly narrow and are prone to be obstructed. The most common cause is just air dryness that causes the mucus to dry up and obstruct the nose. Next, is the common cold. Your baby could have been born with an abnormality. Last but not least, babies who have reflux often vomit through the nose as well.

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All 3 of my kids have constipation problems since birth. Is this normal?

All 3 of my kids have constipation problems since birth. Is this normal?

Possibly: Some surgical causes of constipation are genetic and acn be passed on to one's children. A GI consult and barium enema are indicated as a start.

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Should I be concerned if my baby is 9 days old and has respiratory problems since birth.?

Should I be concerned if my baby is 9 days old and has respiratory problems since birth.?

Yes, you should be: Babies should have a pink color, should breathe easily thru their nose, and should be able to feed without stopping to catch their breath. If the babe cannot feed, is bluish in color, is pulling hard to breathe or coughing a lot, he/she should be seen by a physician as soon as possible. Go to the emergency room if your doctor is not available.

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What dose it mean if my baby's had loud deep breathing since birth... She is now 3 months?

What dose it mean if my baby's had loud deep breathing since birth... She is now 3 months?

Laryngomalacia: Usually it is due to soft cartilage of the voice box, and or the wind pipe. If that is true, lying the baby on her stomach would improve the noise. You should ask a doctor to check it and not put her on her stomach to sleep unless the doctor tells you to do it. There are other causes of noisy breathing.

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Since the birth of my child, I've had trouble reaching orgasm. What can you do to treat it?

Since the birth of my child, I've had trouble reaching orgasm. What can you do to treat it?

Here are some. ..: Childbirth indeed affects some women's sexuality as what described. But for one at 44, it would be helpful to bring the onset, degree, duration, evolution, & progress of your symptoms over time to Gyn-doc for analysis + physical exams + tests such as hormonal profile so to deduce possible causes for reasonable Rx / care / counseling for now and future.