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Is 42 Too Old To Have A Baby
Natural or assisted?: I believe unassisted pregnancy into the fifth decade has been reported. It is rare now since risks of a genetic defect are so high. Assisted pregnancy (internationally) with mom having special care & donor embryo has been reported as late as ~60 if memory serves me right. Sadly, i believe that mom died a few years later. There are amazing things we can do, but whether we should do them is ? ...Read more
Depends: It is unusual for women past their mid 40s to conceive though it does happen. While medically it is possible with donor eggs for women to conceive well past menopause, there are medical concerns about the health of the mother, and ethical concerns about bringing a child into the world in which the mother is unlikely to live long enough too see them through to adulthood. ...Read more
Depends on situation: As long as you are still ovulating you can have kids.Any pregnancy has at least 4% risk of unexpected issues, including birth defects, prematurity or other problems. To that basic risk you must add that of your health & the increased in chromosome defects with age.At 44 your down syndrome risk rises to 1%. Talk with a genetic counselor to understand your specific risks (includes dad) ...Read more
Not very: A 16 year old who is a full adult size, and otherwise healthy, with a healthy body weight, is not in much danger to have a baby physically. Emotionally, however, that may be a different story. It is difficult to raise a child as a 30 year old let alone at 16 years old. With a good support system, however, anything is possible. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a baby with my bf 42yrs old, while im 21yrs old? Is it healthy to have a baby?
Sure.: If you both are reasonably healthy. Men in their 80s have fathered healthy babies. ...Read more
Can sle have a baby? Is that dangerous for mother and baby? If i want a baby, what can I do? How could I have a baby in a safe situation?
Rheumatologist: You will need to talk to your rheumatologist about this since there are different risk factors depending on the type of sle you have. ...Read more
To much wind for a baby before three weeks old will cause colic. Is that true or a cultural thing?
Old wives tales: The wind blowing by an infant has nothing to do with their pattern of fussiness. Some would have you believe that it causes them to swallow more air & get bloated. In fact, crying itself often leads to air swallowing so a fussy baby requires no extra wind to do the deed. ...Read more
Find a sitter: No kid at this age can see far enough to be entertained by such a show. They cannot retain any memory of the event, and it's caretakers may be so distracted that they neglect the babies needs.Having a small baby requires you modify your life to accommodate them, not the opposite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not the issue: Dad's can produce babies forever - the age of the mom is important for safety of the mom and health of the baby. You need to decide how old is too old - you want to make sure that you are able to enjoy your child and their milestones. ...Read more
Very likely: at any age. The bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have a 9 year old autistic granddaughter, is it normal for autistic adults to be put in a group home?
Croup Any Age: Croup is an infection of the windpipe (trachea) and bronchioles. This infection is usually caused by two viruses, influenza (the flu) and parainfluenza. Both cause an expiratory, brassy cough. A person of any age can be affected, and this disease takes a more severe course is the smaller airways of infants. Croup can be very mild in severity in older individuals, but may aggressive in infants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some basics: To conceive you need to have healthy ovaries that make & release eggs, at least one healthy Fallopian tube for them to travel in & join with sperm & a healthy uterus that will receive ant nourish a new conception. Both gonorrhea and chlamydia can scar and or block the tubes. This can lead to a dangerous tubal pregnancy or prevent natural pregnancy. Testing can evaluate your tubes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No precise age: The question is perhaps best answered when the risks of the procedure outweigh the benefits. This occurs at different ages for different patients. It can be a vexing problem if patients are unrealistic about their rehabilitation potential and their goals. It is not common for a kidney transplant to be done over age 75 but a few are done each year, even for healthy octogenarians. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have migraines, how likely is it my child will suffer from the also? I have had migraines since i was a child, is it correct this is a hereditary condition? How likely is it a future child of mine would also develop them?
Is there anything u can give a 2 1/2 month old baby who has a fever, or is she to young to take medicine?
Consider evauation: If your 10wk old has fever > 100.4, tylenol (acetaminophen) could be uses for comfort. If <100.4, most don't consider it fever & attention to other signs/behaviors become important to decide what to do. If baby is feeding well, has a responsive smile & continues his/her normal routine then home monitoring is fine. If true fever, consider a doc visit before the weekend when you can see babies regular doc. ...Read more
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