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How Do I Care For Twins
Joyfully!: Having one baby is great; having two is doubly awesome! if mom doesn't have enough breastmilk, just use some formula. Many things can be done together (mom can help one baby, and dad the other) . . . Such as feeding, burping, changing diapers, reading time, bathing time, etc. . . . When going out, mom can carry one baby, and dad the other. Triplets? Now, that's much harder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Please find the yellow page under home health care. It also can be found at a local hospital and ask the operator to connect for home health care. They will explain about the covered service. ...Read more
Read re risks, rest: Plan ahead. Take the day off work to relax before and after the procedure. Arrange for a sitter to watch the kids so they need not go with you. Find a friend to drive you and perhaps take you to eat afterward. Above all, discuss with partner, ob, genetics counselor. In advance, the risks/benefits of having the amnniocentesis and what you might do with the information. See my other answers on amnio. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask for help: This can be a difficult task. If you're having trouble with it, make sure you employ the help of your parent's physician(s), other caregivers, nurses, social workers and of course friends etc. ...Read more
Prenatal care: Prenatal care is very important in order to achieve a healthy pregnancy and delivery. The key is to seek care early and to go often. Prenatal care is the only way to check the status of your pregnancy, receive important counseling, and have access to routine tests that all pregnant women should receive. Also, find the right doctor and building a good rapport with him or her is crucial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seek help : Your best bet is to discuss with her dr, her dr. Should be able to provide you with resources to care. Local govt. Agencies and your congressman can help you too. Calling the local hospital and asking for the social service department can connect you with personnel who can provide you with alot of information about programs that her insurance would be most likely to cover. Good luck. ...Read more
It's hard, but quit.: Lung function naturally declines as you age. This is accelerated with copd. Quitting smoking will slow this decline and even more importantly lower your risk for heart attack and stroke. Also, get a yearly flu shot and you should have a pneumonia shot as well if you haven't had one. Talk to your doctor about smoking cessation options/strategies. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sandpaper: A grandmother showed me once how easy it was to take off the snags on baby fingernails using a 1 by 2 inch piece of sandpaper. Simply face the rough side to the nail & pass it across with minimal pressure & the snag is gone in seconds. Two hands can be done in a minute. Emery boards take off too much skin and nail nippers can take off fingertips-yuck.I keep 120 grade wet/dry paper at the office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please help! how do I get rid of bacterial vagianosis at home? I don't want my mom to know I have it
See below: Bacterial vaginoisis is not a definate std so you could tell your mom. You're 25, your medical records are private. See your md for the standard treatment of oral or vaginal flagyl. Intravaginal boric acid 600 mg at bed time provides symptomatic relief. Gradually decrease to twice a week. You could try the oral probiotic vsl #3 with 110 billion colonies of probiotic bacteria per capsule. ...Read more
Not the Sound: A classic sound described as a seal bark or dog bark. Usually worse at nite and 1st thing in the morning.It can be confirmed by your pediatrician. Learn to ignore the sound, but judge the severity by the discomfort of the child.Mild discomfort may respond to steaming the bathroom or a walk outside, more severe breathing trouble needs seen asap in the local er.The root infection is a cold virus. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How much does an obgyn appointment cost? How would I pay myself of I don't want my mom to know I went?
Sensitive services: Appointments for birth control and sexually transmitted infection testing are covered for free by sensitive services under Medicaid. This is even true when teens have health insurance from their parents. Call your local Planned Parenthood or other free or county health care clinic. They can help teens receive services. You can also get help and learn your options if you're pregnant. ...Read more
Multiple specialist : My advice see an ophthalmologist, endocrinologist, an obstetrician who deals with high risk pregnancy, diabetes education team, nutritionist, a pediatrician who is familiar with diabetes mothers, and the most important a primary care doctor who coordinates all these specialists and help you make decisions. This pcp can be your family doctor or your obstetrician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain control: Good pain control really. The mainstay for significant discomfort is tylenol (acetaminophen) for kids under 6 months and tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for kids over 6 months. Topical meds work ok as well, such as orajel and can be applied as needed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Quite simple: A rather broad question, but quite simple. Proper diet, proper weight, daily physical activity and a healthy social environment. 40 minutes of brisk activity (walking) at least 3-4 times weekly, proper diet is self explanatory, weight that is appropriate for your height and healthy social activity dependent on your cultural and social background and environment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, They Can: In most major cities around the us (and other countries) there are clinics that help pregnant patients without insurance. In bethlehem, pa, call st. Lukes. They should be able to get things started and help find any programs that will help pay for prenatal care. Early prenatal care is vital for the health of the baby. 1-866-stlukes (785-8537). ...Read more
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