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Is It Better To Have Family Member Or Nanny Sit If Mom And Dad Travel A Lot
Personal preference: You will need a reliable souce of childcare and a back-up plan. Nannies usually become almost a family member. Relatives know you best but can tire out. The most important quality is a loving attentive caretaker. Make sure your desingated sitter can seek medical attention for your child when you are away. You may find different solutions at different stages of your child's development. ...Read more
Im 17 years old female. And im only 5'2 ft. My family are pretty tall, everyone on my mom and dad's side of the family are pretty tall. Why im not?
Genetics: You're within the normal range for a 17 year old female, but if you don't have a chronic illness or genetic abnormality, you obviously didn't get the tall genes when you were conceived. However, if you have osteoporosis as you indicated and you're only 17 years old, then you definitely have a severe problem that needs at least an endocrinologist and better a metabolic bone specialist. ...Read more
My gf is pregnant and on her dad and mom side they've had twins in the family does that mean she will have twins?
I'm 16 and I am 5'10", my dad's side of the family is around 5'9, but my mom's side is around 6'0, will i continue to grow?
No growth last year?: If no growth in the past year, then growth has finished. Otherwise, may grow a little. Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is mainly based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do to increase height. ...Read more
A boy is 12 and 5'11.His mom is 5'7 and she has tall ppl in herfamily.His dad is 6'1 he has a short family.The boy has always beentall howtallwillhebe?
Depends on maturity: The potential for more height is directly linked to a persons maturity ( bone maturity, pubertal stage). A single x-ray of the left wrist & hand can identify the bone maturity of a kid & see if he has more growth potential. This kid is close to the height that would have been predicted based on parental stature of 6'. If his bone maturity is closer to 12, he could end up 6'5", if closer to 17, then 6'. ...Read more
How is it that as a child no one realized that i may have been adhd? I was just diagnosed as ADHD at 23. Add(dad) and adhd(mom) run in the family.
I started loosing my hair at 14 and its still the same now and im 17 now but only my dad is bald no one else in my family and my moms dad isnt bald?
Alopecia: You got half your genes from your Dad and half from your Mom. Talk to him about how he survived teenage hood as a bald guy. You can get a toupee or hair transplant. Speak to a dermatologist. At least you know that they didn't exchange you for another kid in the nursery. I think they say bald is beautiful. Some women are turned on by a glistening pate. Use it to your advantage and make yr friends j ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moms mom has green eyes mom has brown eyes dads whole family has brown. I have brown my baby's dad has blue what percentage chance will baby have blue?
Depends: You either have two brown genes which means your children will all have brown eyes, or you have one blue and one brown which means 50% of your children will be blue. However not all genes are pure brown or pure blue so there is some uncertainty in these numbers due to greenish and hazel hues which alter the statistics. ...Read more
If no one in my family has cystic fibrosis like even my distant relatives and my dad is arabic and my mom is caucasian can I stil hav cystic fibrosis?
At your age very unl: ikely. At birth in most if not all states a tiny blood sample is taken and analyzed for a number of inborn errors of metabolism including the gene which controls the transport of the chloride ion across your cell membranes which is the underlying defect in CF. Problems almost always show up very early and are usually checked with an iontopheresis test. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers