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How Old Can A Grandma Be To Have Her Daughters Kids
Depends: If a woman was going to act as a surrogate for her daughter's pregnancy, she needs to be in good health. There are documented cases of women in their 60s having pregnancies with medical assistance, but most places discourage women from attempting pregnancy after menopause, which usually takes place somewhere between age 45-55. ...Read more
Yes she can: The egss(donor) from the sister can be used for the other sister's pregnancy. The "mother" would be the designated sister who received the fertilized egg, unless she is a surrogate mother.Always consult with an attorney to make sure that "parental rights" are made clear from the outset with a legally binding agreement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How old does a child have to be to have otoplasty? My 5-year old daughter's ears are much too big, and the kids in her kindergarten class have started teasing her. Is she too young to have otoplasty?
My 13 year old son talks a lot about having kids. He says he wants them asap. What can I do as a parent to tell him to wait for children?
Teen wants kids: I would not be too worried about what a 13 year old says about having kids. There is a lot of growing up that still has to occur ! However, if you want to teach him what is required to be a parent let him see what is required. Let him see the sacrifices necessary to be the parent of a child. He may slow down the clock when he sees his needs come second. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 11 year old daughter just admitted to me that she wants to kill herself to prevent her father and i getting a divorce. How can I help her?
Kids seldom need rpr: Loose belly muscles help a developing baby by allowing easy blood flow thru the umbilical cord into babies body. After birth, that loosness may allow a transient umbilical hernia that will usually disappear when the belly muscles tighten, starting after baby learns to sit.By 2yo most uh have receded. I find girls more likely to need repair than boys ? Reason.I rarely refer for repair. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it ok for my son to be around another child who's sister has RSV my 1 yr old niece has RSV and want to know if it is ok for my son to be around the 1 yr old's siblings
You : You do not need to separate your child from the infected child's siblings. This is a very common virus that most kids have contracted by age 3. It is usually worse in kids under one; in kids older than one, if contracted would present like a common cold. The key for your son and for all the kids in this situation is handwashing. Frequent handwashing will help prevent the spread of the virus. ...Read more
Depends: "shared family experience" is the primary issue for advocates for older siblings to be present at the birth of a new sibling. Others feel disgusted, with concern that the children might react negatively to the sight of mom going through a rough labor & delivery. Some set the age from 3-5 or older. Individual temperment & personality, rather than age is the key. Check your hospital's policy too. ...Read more
The neuro my 2 year old daughter sees is testing her for autism and that's it.. I think she may have cerebral palsy how can I get her tested.!?
Hx & Exam: The definition of CP is a disorder of movement & posture due to injury to the developing nervous system that ocrurred anytime from pregnancy to 3 yrs of age. If you have seen a neuro & s/he is not concerned about the kids movements, you have been checked. However, there are mild forms of CP that may not become evident untill more refined movements are expected as an older child. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My four year old has converted back to her baby ways because she has a new little brother, what can I do to fix this?
Time: Try not to bring attention to it and distract her. With time it will go away. All the best. ...Read more
My 27 year old daughter has a very bad case of lymphedema. What can I do to help her cope with her condition?
See a specialist: Lymphedema nurse specialists can be unbelievably helpful in providing emotional support and counseling, education about skin care, and also in providing treatment for lymphedema with massage and wrapping techniques. Even chronic, massively swollen limbs can see dramatic results with non-invasive limb reduction techniques. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reexamination: I don't see anything contraindicated that they can eat. The problem is they don't eat and since they are small, their blood volume is also less and can get dehydrated easily. Bring him back to the doctor to make sure the is not happening as fluids will be necessary. Fluid is the most important factor at this time any which one. ...Read more
My 2 year old daughter has been diagnosed with atopy? How can we get her "used" to things so she won't react?
Definitions matter: Atopy just means she has the tendency to become allergic as shown by early allergy related problems. Like getting sunburned easily, this is a tendency you are born with.There are things you learn to do to manage symptoms.Being aware can lead to early recognition of various issues, but you don't change atopy. Allergists can sometimes desensitize a kid to specific things, but the tendency remains. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on variables: Skeletal maturity determines the duration of linear growth. If the bone maturity is ahead of a persons age, they finish growing sooner. An x-ray of your wrist and hand can be analysed for open growth centers. If closed you are finished growing taller.Most females are done at 16-17, a few with delayed bone maturity continue to grow slightly.Healthy diet, rest and exercise support normal growth. ...Read more
Variable: They tend to last 6 months to 2 years and the body naturally pushes them out, often without you realizing it and with the eardrum sealing right back up. If they stay in beyond 2 1/2 or 3 years there is increased risk of permanent hole in the eardrum once they do fall out. You should have the tubes checked every 6-12 months to make sure of their position and function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 47 years old and have a daughter but would love to have another baby for her to play with. Please can you help me?
Risk: You could certainly see an infertility specialist regarding another pregnancy. Definitely would be a " high risk" endeavor. Risks of genetic anomalies in the baby are high in this age group. Also risks of complications are high in this age group. Have you considered adoption? Might be a good option for you as well. Best of Luck! ...Read more
My friend's 8 year old daughter had a seizure. Does she need to go to the hospital? I have a friend who's eight year old daughter had a seizure. She's never had one before and they have no idea why. She also has a cold. My friend refuses to take her daugh
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