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How Long Will I Be In The Hospital After My Baby Is Born
No Way To Predict: That question depends on too many variables to be able to provide any meaningful response. It depends on how under developed the lungs are. How complex was their particular surgery. Were there any complications? … The list goes on and on. Stay in close communication with the ICU and surgical teams. Ask lots of questions if you need to. Be patient - it is not a process that can be rushed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They used preparation h in the hospital after we had babies. I didn't have hemorrhoids. What was it for?
Pregnancy and hemorr: Everyone has hemorrhoidal veins in their ano-rectal opening and pregnancy always worsens the condition which usually resolves after delivery. I would not recommend prep-h for this situation. Limiting straining, sitz baths, using good soft toilet paper, limit time on toilet, push fluids, and high fiber diet or additives would work better as would desiten ointment for symptoms of hems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do babies need to get a hep b vaccine in the hospital and not later on in life when it is safer?
During birth my babies heart beat went up, so my ob decided to get her out ASAP. Within 20mins I had delivered her but she stayed in the hospital care for the next 5 days with tachycardia. Resting rate around 200 and spiking around 240-250. We had a lot o
Question cut off: I'm sorry;however your question got cut off before it got to the actual question. Please ask again with less text or reach out to a physician through healthtap prime for a more thorough and individualized discussion. ...Read more
If something shows up from my babies heel prick test, when should I expect to be notified by the hospital?
Depends: In my state newborns are screened before hospital discharge & at ~2wk. The lab has usually contacted me at about a week for a worrisome screening test with a request for further studies.The first screening may not pick up on all issues so the second test is also important.The job of notification generally falls on the attending dr not the hospital. ...Read more
So many answers: Best to address this with the pediatrician - it really depends so much on how your baby is tolerating things, if withdrawing and if so, how badly. Ask your baby's doc to get clearer answers. ...Read more
I'm wondering why are you in the hospital longer when you have appendicitis than when you have a baby?
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