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How Do Baby Monitors Work
You mean neonatal?: Do you mean the nurses that take care of babies in the hospital? Or do you mean private duty nurses that help take care of babies in the home ? With both answers it depends what part of the country/world you are in, how much experience nurse has, & what the work circumstances are. A nurse who works the night shift, might be paid more than one who works the day shift, because fewer want nites. ...Read more
OB or Midwife: Have an honest talk with your OB doc or midwife first of all. There are many other thing to consider, your obstetrical history, how your pregnancy has progressed so far, how healthy the baby is, how close you are to a hospital and if your insurance will cover a home delivery. Gather all your information and options and choose what is best and saferfor the baby and you in your circumstance. ...Read more
Depends: If it is a pa/np they can delegate almost everything whilst they are the supervising physician. The nurses can do colposcopies, biopsies, scans etc. Obviously, major surgical procedures are done by the md. ...Read more
If he/she is full: If your baby has a strong suck, can take 2-3 ounces in 10 to 15 minutes, and is full afterward, then that nipple works. You can spend a lot of money on a nipple, but in most cases, it's not necessary. Stick with the basic nipple and have some patience with feeding your baby. Experiment with new nipples if your baby is not feeding well with the present one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi risk/low benefit: There's no real such thing as a "routine chest xray". Any radiologic imaging study should be done to answer a specific question. Most physicians don't order xrays (or ct scans or ultrasounds, etc) "just because", anymore. Risk of radiation is too great, especially as we are living much longer these days. ...Read more
Measure light: When hemoglobin in blood carries oxygen it is a slightly different shape than when not carrying oxygen. Different shape causes different absorption of light at very specific wavelengths. Two wavelengths of light (visible red 660 nm and infrared 905 nm) are shone through your skin and absorbance is measured. Ratio between oxygenated and deoxygenated hemoglobin is calculated. Displayed as a %. ...Read more
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Keep it simple: First, seriously consider nursing. If not possible, and your baby has no allergies or problems, use a milk based formula. If baby has health problems ask your doc for help. There are lots of gimmicks from formula companies right now touting their formula as best. In reality, formula is very closely regulated by the fda and not much difference between the brands unless your infant has special needs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do diet pills, such as slimquick, really work? If so, how? Do they speed up your metabolism? Are they safe to use?
Short: Fix with many side effects. Excessive, whatcha caloric intake is a more effective permanent solution. ...Read more
My friend said they were able to tell her baby's gender through blood work. How does this work? And how for along do you need to be?
How do ecg work? What do they do and what heart conditions can an ecg detect? Should everyone get it done?
Electrocardiogram: ECG is essentially a voltmeter, measuring the electrical activity in the heart. The electrical activity in the heart is due to the movement of sodium, potassium, and calcium in and out of the cells, which generate very small amounts of detectible voltage. It is used for to check for heart rhythm problems or for heart attack. Typically only done in people with symptoms of concern. ...Read more
AFO: They stabilize the ankle & foot. Amount of time worn depends on type of injury. Consult your orthopedic doc. ...Read more
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