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How long will I be in the hospital after my baby is born.

How long will I be in the hospital after my baby is born.

Typically 48 hrs: A typical stay for an uncomplicated vaginal delivery is 48 hours. Patients who deliver by cesarean, will usually be discharged after 72 hours. ...Read more

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My godmother just got diagnosed with appendicitis at the hospital. If they do surgery, how long will she be in the hospital and how long to recover?

My godmother just got diagnosed with appendicitis at the hospital. If they do surgery, how long will she be in the hospital and how long to recover?

Depending: On the technique used for the appendectomy and on whether perforated or simple, probably 1-3 days usually tending toward the lesser. Also can be impacted by her other comorbid health issues. Full recovery to unlimitted activity is 6 weeks usually. ...Read more

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My baby was born with pneumonia and has been the hospital for 4 days .how long will it take to heal her?

 My baby was born with pneumonia and has been the hospital for 4 days .how long will it take to heal her?

Many factors: The improvement of pneumonia in newborns depends on many factors such as the gestational age (preterm or full term), the reason of the pneumonia (infection in mom or involvement of meconium in the airway, maturity of the infant's lungs at birth to name a few. Once the newborn is breathing well on her own, able to eat independently (no feeding tubes or IV fluids) and more vigorous = improvement ...Read more

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How long will i be in the hospital after colonoscopy?

How long will i be in the hospital after colonoscopy?

Short stay: Usually no more than a few hours. As soon as you are awake and alert, and can get out of the bed, you can leave provided you have someone who can drive you home as you may not be fully alert due to sedation used for the procedure. ...Read more

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My doctor will eventually put me in the hospital for constant dysphagia and malnourished. How will I be fed and how long will I be in the hospital?

My doctor will eventually put me in the hospital for constant dysphagia and malnourished. How will I be fed and how long will I be in the hospital?

Assisted feeding: Definitive treatment will depend on the cause of the esophageal dysmotility and whether it extends to gastric dysmotility as well. Nutritional status may be returned to normal if necessary by nasogastric or nasal-jejunal tube feeding, If necessary, people may get complete nutrition by an intravenous line,called TPN, total parenteral nutrition. ...Read more

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When I am in ldrp, how long will the baby be with me every day?

When I am in ldrp, how long will the baby be with me every day?

Depends: Different hospitals have different policies. Check with the hospital where you plan to deliver to find out their specifics. ...Read more

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Can I breastfeed while my baby is in the nicu?

Can I breastfeed while my baby is in the nicu?

Yes: Breastmilk is great for all babies, but premature babies especially need the added immunity and antibodies transferred via breastmilk. Sometimes they are too young to have a coordinated suck at the breast and need to be syringe fed- but you can still pump and give them the breastmilk. Talk to your nicu and let them know you would like to nurse as soon as possible. It is important bonding time. ...Read more

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I am on subutext well my doctor told me that it didnt cross the placenta my son is in the nicu detoxing how long does it take to ween a baby off ?

I am on subutext well my doctor told me that it didnt cross the placenta my son is in the nicu detoxing how long does it take to ween a baby off 
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Depends: It does vary from baby to baby and how severe their symptoms are. It also is going to depend on what your dose was, maternal compliance (if you used other drugs while preg). Generally speaking, symptoms appear 12-24 hrs, peak at 72-96 hrs and can last for average of 7 days. Some babies take significantly longer, but in most cases there is a reason for that (maternal noncompliance) ...Read more

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I smoked marijuana in the beginning of my pregnancy i will be about 4 months clean before I have the baby will the hospital take my baby away?

I smoked marijuana in the beginning of my pregnancy i will be about 4 months clean before I have the baby will the hospital take my baby away?

Cannot see happening: Good for you that you will be 4 months clean before delivering your baby. I hope you are also avoiding alcohol, tobacco, and anything else that might have an adverse effect on your baby or you. Unless there are a lot of other extenuating circumstances about which you have not shared, i cannot see your baby being taken from you over your previous marihuana use. May both your baby and you be healthy. ...Read more

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How long after your water breaks does the baby have to be born?

How long after your water breaks does the baby have to be born?

Time varies: Actual time varies.First labors take longer than later & average 8-10 hours.Some issues may delay the process, like an epidural placed too early or a baby tangled in the cord that will not descend.The risk of an infection affecting baby begins to increase after 18 hours of open membranes, so the ob's may add meds to speed the process or need to do a c-section. ...Read more

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How long after my baby is born should I wait to vaccinate?

How long after my baby is born should I wait to vaccinate?

Within 48 hours: The first vaccine should be given within 48 hours of birth. Then next vaccine is given at 1-2 months of age. Do not delay vaccines unless directed to do so for medical reasons by your baby's doctor. Vaccines are important to the health of all children as they help to prevent many life threatening diseases ...Read more

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How long do you her after a C-Section, I have a vertical C-Section and tubal done, wondering how long I will be in pain in my stomach for?

How long do you her after a C-Section, I have a vertical C-Section and tubal done, wondering how long I will be in pain in my stomach for?

It's like any : Major abdominal surgery and a lot depends on your pain tolerance, by 6 weeks you can count on feeling pretty good in the abdominal area but you will probably still tore easily from baby. Congrats on baby!! ...Read more

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My 14 year son has very small hairs on his scrotum after that what occurs in puberty and how long until it happens and how long will it last?

My 14 year son has very small hairs on his scrotum after that what occurs in puberty and how long until it happens and how long  will it last?

Variable: Who can predict the future, but it's beginning and will continue as programmed by his genetics. How long, etc. Is impossible to say in advance. Ask your pediatrician. It'll probably be similar to your puberty. ...Read more

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My baby is 2months old with baby acne. I was wonder how long will it take for it to go away?

My baby is 2months old with baby acne. I was wonder how long will it take for it to go away?

Usually gone by 4-6: Baby acne is a transient issue related to hormonal exposure in pregnancy. It has usually disappeared by 4-6m.Any acne like outbreak present at 12m or later suggests a different source of hormonal stimulation & should be looked into. ...Read more

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How long should I swaddle my newborn ? I read the article recommended only the first one month because it needs room for baby to move.

How long should I swaddle my newborn ? I read  the article recommended only the first one month because it needs room  for baby to move.

Transition from womb: Swaddling often helps baby settle by replicating the snug feeling they were use to in the womb & avoiding the random movements of arms & legs that sometimes scare a baby that doesn't understand what is happening. Gradually loosening the wrap allows baby to to transition to the open feeling. The sooner the better.The goal is to be in a onezie on a firm mattress on their back by no later than 1m. ...Read more

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How long does it take for holes in the heart to mend for a baby after birth?

How long does it take for holes in the heart to mend for a baby after birth?

Depends: Depends on the "hole" he has. There are different types of defects, some will never close themselves, and some might partially or fully close, but, again, it depends on the type of defect. ...Read more

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I delivered my baby by help of a vacuum machine,but my baby's head has a swelling that is so soft is it normal?And how long it gonna take to disappear

I delivered my baby by help of a vacuum machine,but my baby's head has a swelling that is so soft is it normal?And how long it gonna take to disappear

Patience: Although this often looks stressful it is a common event with a vacuum extraction and the majority of the time the blood will be absorbed. If there are no neurological issues, patience and time are the best medicine. Be sure to have your Pediatrician check it out and monitor it with you. http://www.drhull.com/EncyMaster/C/cephalohematoma.html ...Read more