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How do you cope with such an intensely painful issue like a dying baby?

How do you cope with such an intensely painful issue like a dying baby?

Love: With the help of a loving family. If religion is important, this can help enormously but it must be sincere. It will take a long time to adjust but you will always remember it through life. Believing in god and life after death is good. ...Read more

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Why do some babies end up dying?

Why do some babies end up dying?

Different reasons: There are a variety of reasons that babies pass away. Prematurity, infection, genetic causes are some of the many possibilities. ...Read more

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Do those bpps and nsts prevent all babies from dying?

Do those bpps and nsts prevent all babies from dying?

See below: Biophysical profiles and non stress tests give your OB an indication about the health of the fetus. However, fetuses die from a multitude of reasons, so no. ...Read more

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Is it painful for babies to have gas?

Is it painful for babies to have gas?

Yes: It can be painful, if severe, but mostly it is just discomfort. When babies suck, they do so vigorously, and if they suck in air while feeding, that air must be burped out, or else travel the bowel till it passes as gas on the other end, which can cause cramping. When feeding, keep the head higher than the stomach, burp often, get a good seal, and keep bottles upright to stop air/fluid levels. ...Read more

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I hear cases of women dying months later after delivering their babies. What is the reason for this?

I hear cases of women dying months later after delivering their babies. What is the reason for this?

No idea: There are many reasons for women to have illness (even death) after delivery. She may get an infection, have ongoing bleeding, or have an air embolus or blood clot. These are all very rare. The important thing is to follow up with your doctor after having a baby and make sure that you remain healthy. ...Read more

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My babies teeth is chipping away and has green coloring on it its painful when she bites what could be the problem?

My babies teeth is chipping away and has green coloring on it its painful when she bites what could be the problem?

Probably decay: Your child is in pain because of infected teeth. Take him/her to a Dentist, preferably a Pedodontist (pediatric dental specialist) immediately. The American Dental Association & American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that all children have 1st Dental appointment at Age 1 just to prevent scenarios such as this. Your Pediatrician or your General Dentist can help you find a Pedodontist. ...Read more

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Can i get any opinions on immunizations for kids? I've heard good and bad things but not sure what to believe andi have heard of babies dying from them.

Can i get any opinions on immunizations for kids? I've heard good and bad things but not sure what to believe andi have heard of babies dying from them.

DEATH from DISEASE: Death happens from the diseases, not from the vaccines. I have been involved in my career from kids dying or being severely disabled from the diseases, but never once in 27 years have had a death or even a serious injury from a vaccine. Disease kills, cures and prevention form disease does not. Anyone who tells you otherwise is ignorant of the science and the truth. ...Read more

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Can intercourse still be just a bit painful after losing virginity? If so for how long as well? Want to have babies very soon but it's hard again.

Can intercourse still be just a bit painful after losing virginity? If so for how long as well? Want to have babies very soon but it's hard again.

Painful intercourse : Intercourse can often times be uncomfortable and/or downright painful at times. If wanting to have babies soon, I would assume you're in a healthy monogamous relationship. So talk with your partner openly and discuss taking things slowly, use of a lubricant or other intimacy aid. If continues then a visit with your gynecologist would certainly be in order. Good luck! ...Read more

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Since having babies, my periods are bright red and watery throughout. Not painful, no spotting in between periods.last about 5-6 days. Is this normal?

Since having babies, my periods are bright red and watery throughout. Not painful, no spotting in between periods.last about 5-6 days. Is this normal?

Can be: There are changes that occur after you have children. Sometimes your cycles and menses are not the same. I would still have you run this by your gynecologist after an exam and pap is performed. Make sure there are not other causes to this change in bleeding ...Read more

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I developed a severe case of diastasis recti with my second pregnancy. Two more big babies and 30 yearslater, I now have a painful hernia. What should I do?

I developed a severe case of diastasis recti with my second pregnancy. Two more big babies and 30 yearslater, I now have a painful hernia. What should I do?

DIASTASIS RECTUS: No surgery needed for this. Plastic surgeons do the surgery ( cash) insurance will not cover. High recurrence rate. It is not a hernia, as it was explained to you. ...Read more

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My one year old graanson stil clenches his fists like an infant. Should I be concerned?

My one year old graanson stil clenches his fists like an infant. Should I be concerned?

Constant or sometime: If the kid can open the hands at will to touch items with a single finger & explore objects i would worry less . If the hand is held tightly clenched all the time you should have him evaluated.That would suggest neurologic injury. ...Read more

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Why are babies given a stimulant like theophylline?

Why are babies given a stimulant like theophylline?

Respiratory stimulnt: Theophylline is a first cousin of caffeine.About 3 decades ago was found to stimulate respiratory centers in premature infants who occasionally forgot to breathe (apnea) & it or caffeine are both still used for this purpose. ...Read more

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Why do babies like tags?

Why do babies like tags?

Comfort: Many babies like to drag their blankets around by the tag on the corner. They will often chew on the tags of clothing. It is usually a symbol of comfort such as using a pacifier. It your baby seems to have other unusual behaviors, please see a pediatrician for a good developmental screening test. ...Read more

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What is the pain threshold for an infant like?

What is the pain threshold for an infant like?

It varies: Just like some of us cry with a paper cut and others don't even cry with a broken bone, babies have varying thresholds for pain. We know that babies that have lots of procedures done tend to have greater reactions to pain than those that have never had a shot or blood drawn. ...Read more

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Explain the issues around bottle use in babies and toddlers.?

Explain the issues around bottle use in babies and toddlers.?

Tooth Decay: It doesn't take long for our mouths to be colonized with a bacteria called streptococcus mutans. This is the bacteria most responsible for dental caries or cavities. When infants who have teeth go to bed with a bottle of milk it feeds this bacteria with the sugar in the formula or milk causing it to release a substance called glucan. Glucan is very sticky and causes tooth decay and cavities. ...Read more

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Are there other health issues with babies that have congenital deformity?

Are there other health issues with babies that have congenital deformity?

Yes and no: It depends on what congenital deformity your baby has. There are certain constellation of findings, sequence or syndrome related to each congenital deformity. But there is also a possibility that a single isolated congenital deformity can take a place. ...Read more

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Why do babies like pacifiers even if they aren't getting any milk from them?

Why do babies like pacifiers even if they aren't getting any milk from them?

Calming: Sucking is really the only mechanism newborn babies have to calm themselves. Its a built in reflex and helps calm babies, even when not eating. Its one step parents can use to help calm crying babies, but some babies will need us to calm them with holding, wrapping, shushing, etc... ...Read more

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How can they not know the number of babies in women like octamom on ultrasound?

How can they not know the number of babies in women like octamom on ultrasound?

Looking at shadows: An ultrasound is a way to use a sonar probe evaluate a two dimensional field.For multiple pregnancies its like counting potatoes moving around in a sack , only seeing one direction at a time. Unless you can find something distinctive about one of the potatoes, it would be easy to under/over count the total number this way.With 8 not all would be visible @ 1 time. ...Read more