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How can I know my baby is developing healthfully between doctor visits?

How can I know my baby is developing healthfully between doctor visits?

Good fetal movement: After 20 weeks of pregnany, greater than 90% of women feel regular fetal movements. By 30 weeks, you should feel several movement an hour. You're encourage to feel fetal movements regularly between doctor visits. This is the reassurance that your baby is doing well. If the movements are diminished or absent, especially if you're concentrating on the baby's activity, contact your physician. ...Read more

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Im pregnant 32 weeks and my baby weight is 3pounds and11 oz the doctors told me that she is very small what can they do to grow my baby please tell me?

Im pregnant 32 weeks and my baby weight is 3pounds and11 oz the doctors told me that she is very small what can they do to grow my baby please tell me?

Follow instructions: There is nothing that you can do at this point to make your baby grow assuming you are a non-smoker who does not do drugs and gets adequate nutrition.. You will need to follow the instructions given by your doctor for close fetal monitoring. ...Read more

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What can I do if my mother was diagnosed with dementia. How do I tell the difference between this and nhp?

What can I do if my mother was diagnosed with dementia. How do I tell the difference between this and nhp?

Wet,wabbly,and wild: The changes in clinical presentation for nph are often considered in the context of the mnemonic-"wet, wobbly, and wild" this representes a triad of signs that are helpful but not diagnostic. Wet= incont. Of urine wobbly= gait changes(unsteadiness in ambulation) wild= personality and/or behavioral changes. This triad progresses at a variable rate and not all three are needed to have nph. ...Read more

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How safe is it to have a baby if I have myasthenia gravis? I know people do it, but what are the risks? Both to me and the baby? Will I have to go off my meds? Will i pass the disease on to my baby? I’d really like to have a baby, but i’m worried. My doc

How safe is it to have a baby if I have myasthenia gravis? I know people do it, but what are the risks? Both to me and the baby?  Will I have to go off my meds? Will i pass the disease on to my baby? I’d really like to have a baby, but i’m worried. My doc

The : The more common kind of myasthenia gravis is an acquired condition: your body is tricked into making antibodies that attack its own acetylcholine receptors on the surface of your muscles, reducing the ability of your nerves to activate them, and leading to weakness. There is another, much rarer type of myasthenia gravis that is not acquired, but genetic. Women with acquired myasthenia gravis won't pass the disease itself on to their children, but since the myasthnia antibodies made by mom can cross the placenta into the circulation of the fetus, the fetus can be affected temporarily (mom's antibodies can stay in the baby up to several weeks after birth). This condition is called neonatal myasthenia gravis. Newborns with neonatal myasthenia can have temporary weakness of limb muscles, breathing muscles, and feeding muscles. They can also have a condition called arthrogryposis, stiff joints with limited range of flexibility because they didn't move as much in the womb as they might have otherwise. This is why it is important to have acquired myasthenia gravis well-controlled throughout pregnancy. There are many different kinds of medications used to control myasthenia. Some of them, particularly the immunosuppressants (like methotrexate, azathioprine, mycophenolate mofetic) are known to cause harm to the baby if taken during pregancy, while breastfeeding, or even prior to conception. Other treatments such as steroids and ivig are less risky (but not zero risk). Women with myasthenia who are considering pregnancy should work very closely with a team including a neurologist experienced in the treatment of myasthenia gravis, an obstetrician and a neonatologist. This is the best way to reduce worry, and risk, as much as possible. For general information about myasthenia gravis, visit the myasthenia gravis foundation of america website at www.Myasthenia.Org. ...Read more

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I have a Peritonsillar abscess and I am breastfeeding a baby 15 weeks of age who loves kisses. Can I infect my baby? How do we test him to find out?

I have a Peritonsillar abscess and I am breastfeeding a baby 15 weeks of age who loves kisses.  Can I infect my baby?  How do we test him to find out?

Protected: Breast feeding your baby is one of the best things you can do to help protect him from infection. Combined with the fact that you are on antibiotics, the risk if transmission is relatively low. Avoid kisses on the face and hands while you are recovering, and take him for evaluation if he shows signs of infection (fever, fussiness, poor nursing, etc ) ...Read more

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My 9 year old daughter is about to have her first filling at the dentist and is really nervous what can I tell her to expect them to do she is scared ?

My 9 year old daughter is about to have her first filling at the dentist and is really nervous what can I tell her to expect them to do she is scared ?

Keep it simple: What you don't what to do is share YOUR anxiety with your daughter. All this is new to her and the dental staff is prepared to explain everything she needs to know. Vocabulary is very important. Something as simple as "the doctor will put your tooth asleep" can be a problem (she remembers a pet was "put to sleep" Let the dental office explain it all. ...Read more

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I just gave birth to a baby girl. It was through c-section. I need to reduce my tummy. Please let me know how can I reduce my tummy.?

I just gave birth to a baby girl. It was through   c-section. I need to reduce my tummy. Please let me know how can I reduce my tummy.?

Slowly, deliberately: Like any other abdominal surgery, cesarean section requires >3-6 weeks of recovery time before engaging in any exercise regimen. Diet and exercise are always recommended for weight loss (in that order). If you breastfeed, you will likely shed the extra weight more quickly, although diet and lactation do not mix well (may decrease your milk production). Swimming, treadmill and stationary bike work! ...Read more

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Is there chances for my babies to get Crohn's as my husband has Crohn's disease? what should i do to help my pregnancy?

Is there chances for my babies to get Crohn's as my husband has Crohn's disease? what should i do to help my pregnancy?

Some genetic: predisposition exists in the pathogenesis of Crohn's disease. Many different loci have been identified. Inheritance is not in a typical dominant or recessive pattern. The best thing you can do during pregnancy to protect your children is to maintain a healthy diet, take prenatal vitamins, have good prenatal care and after the birth of your babies, exclusively breast feed. ...Read more

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I am 1 month pregnant, and just gave birth to my baby through a C-section is it to risky or what can happen? Can you please tell me the risks?

I am 1 month pregnant, and just gave birth to my baby through a C-section is it to risky or what can happen? Can you please tell me the risks?

PREGNANCY: Pregnancy x one month after delivery by c/s. You can try a normal delivery this time or another c/s depending on your ob. There is no risk if you are under the care of your ob. Good luck! ...Read more

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Im 37 years old, my husband and i planning to have a baby, what is the best way to do?

Im 37 years old, my husband and i planning to have a baby, what is the best way to do?

Timed intercourse: Assuming your cycles are normal and regular, start with timed intercourse. This means having intercourse about two weeks after the start of menstrual bleeding. Or you can use an ovulation predictor kit (have intercourse around the time you ovulate). At your age, if you are not pregnant in 6 months of appropriately timed intercourse, have medical evaluation of yourself and your husband. ...Read more

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I'm 41 doctor told me at my app today they said I have menopause how is that possible with out checks or blood test how is that possible I want kids ?

I'm 41 doctor told me at my app today they said I have menopause how is that possible with out checks or blood test how is that possible I want kids ?

Hard to speculate: The transition from childbearing years into menopause is defined by physical changes/history. Since your doc would have more access to your history and exam findings, it is hard to speculate what factors s/he used to apply the label. The best person to ask is that doc. ...Read more

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How do I know if my 16 month old baby is suffering from erythromycin side effects and how can I help her?

How do I know if my 16 month old baby is suffering from erythromycin side effects and how can I help her?

Please Clarify: We can help you if you re-write your question and ask us about the symptoms you are witnessing in your baby. There is nothing in your question as it is on which to base any kind of answer. ...Read more

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How will I know if my fetus is healthy?

How will I know if my fetus is healthy?

Get Care!: There is no one test to assure that your baby is healthy. The purpose of prenatal care is to optimize outcomes and put the most number of healthy babies into mother's arms. Early care and regular physician supervised care will identify any risks that are specific to your pregnancy. Ask questions and find an obg that meets your communication style and makes you feel comfortable. ...Read more

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Hi , my age us 26 and my weight is 85 kgs. Just wanted to know what can be done to reduce the tummy.?

Hi , my age us 26 and my weight is 85 kgs. Just wanted to  know what can be done to reduce the tummy.?

Excercise: Regular aerobic excercise (30 minutes daily at least, 6 days a week), any rational meal plan and targeted abdominal strengthening (sit ups etc.) not fast or easy but worth it ! ...Read more

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I want a boy baby. Is there any way to get? I can't understand the medical words well. So please tell me how can I get a boy baby?

I want a boy baby. Is there any way to get? I can't understand the medical words well. So please tell me how can I get a boy baby?

It's pretty simple..: About 6,000 women conceive baby boys in the U.S. every day. That's a big number, so one should relax, not worry, and just give it a try. Have sex 1-2 times a day, for 7 days, starting about 18 days before the estimated first day of the NEXT menstrual bleeding period. In normal couples, there is a 50% chance of getting a boy with every pregnancy! That is pretty good odds. Nature plans it this way. ...Read more

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Can i give cheese to my 6 m old baby .which type is best for my baby? I want to increase his weight

Can i give cheese to my 6 m old baby .which type is best for my baby? I want to increase his weight

Not yet: Cheese is generally not recommended for infants, best reserved until after one year. Talk to your pediatrician about ways to safely increase the caloric concentration of breast milk or formula, and be sure to offer age appropriate baby foods 3 times per day. ...Read more

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Helo how can i know if my breast milk is enough for my baby? because she always keep crying and her age is 17 days. Thank you

Helo how can i know if my breast milk is enough for my baby? because she always keep crying and her age is 17 days. Thank you

Crying: Babies cry and it doesn't always mean that they are hungry - it is how they communicate. Did you take her to her 2 week checkup? At this visit the pediatrician would check her weight and make sure she was back up to her birth weight. If she is gaining weight as expected, you can rest assured your breast milk is enough. BF babies want to eat often (sometimes every hour), this is also normal. ...Read more

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