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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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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?
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 noticed sudden rash on my sides spreading up my upper arms. No changes detergent. Was carrying infant b4 noticed. Rash is painful and itchy and warm?
See derm: This could be many things so see dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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
Surfactant: The name is a blend created from the words surface active agent. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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