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Is it safe to masturbate if you have a risk of preemie?

Is it safe to masturbate if you have a risk of preemie?

Feels good so do it: Am assuming that you are an expectant mother with risk of premature completeion of pregnancy. Masturbation should be safe unless you experience any uterine contractions when you achieve orgasm. Uterine contractions would be a contraindiaction. No problem if you aren't pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Cindy Juster
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Premature Baby (Definition)

Any newborn infant with a gestational age of less 37 weeks- since most pregnancies other than in vitro fertilization cannot determine exact dates of conception, several methods such as early ultrasound, last menstrual period, and the Ballard gestational assessment can ...Read more


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My 3 wk preemie has been doing a lot of straining and crying while straining the dr. Told me to give her a tsp of clear karo syrup in a half oz of water wanted to know if that was safe she has soft po?

My 3 wk preemie has been doing a lot of straining and crying while straining the dr. Told me to give her a tsp of clear karo syrup in a half oz of water wanted to know if that was safe she has soft po?

Hold the Karo Syrup: The american acad of peds doesn't recommend giving infants, especially preemies corn (karo) syrup. It was a common home remedy, but today's commercially prepared dark corn syrup may not contain the type of chemicals (sugars) that draw fluid into the gut thus softening stool making dark corn syrup ineffective for infant constipation. Ask your pediatrician about giving small amt of h20 or juice. ...Read more

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What does "preemie" mean?

What does "preemie" mean?

Premature baby: It's a medical slang and it corresponds to a baby, who was born less that 37 weeks of gestational age. ...Read more

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How does a preemie get nec?

How does a preemie get nec?

NEC: Although the exact etiology of necrotizing enterocolitis (nec) remains unknown, research suggests multiple factors - inefficient blood circulation; infectious agents like bacteria, viruses, and fungi; immaturity and dysfunction of the immune system. Regardless of the triggering mechanisms, the resultant outcome is significant inflammation of the intestinal tissues. ...Read more

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How do I know if my preemie is developing correctly?

How do I know if my preemie is developing correctly?

Modified scale: Motor development is the most common gauge we use for infant development.Charts used to assess motor skills are based on babies born at term.In premi's we adjust the expectations by how many weeks they were early. For example, tripod sitting for a few seconds is expected in term infants by 6m or 6m+wks premi for premi's.By 18-24m they seem to catch up. They should check this at ur checkups. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a preemie to not be behind (emotionally, socially, physically)?

Is it possible for a preemie to not be behind (emotionally, socially, physically)?

Yes: Development in infants follows a similar sequence reguardless of prematurity. I have seen many 34+ wk premi's match the talents of term infants. As you go earlier, it is less likely. I find it more important to monitor progress thru skill sets with the aid of early childhood professionals. They can find areas of where a bit of help can give your child a chance to catch up. ...Read more

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How long does a preemie stay in the icu?

How long does a preemie stay in the icu?

Depends: Depends how premature the baby is and what other complications arise. Some infants, even if they are premature do not require ICU stays. ...Read more

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Can I ask my own preacher to come see my sick preemie?

Can I ask my own preacher to come see my sick preemie?

Yes: I would expect most to be happy to share this experience with you as you deal with the stresses involved. Most NICU's have visitor limitations but allow parents to designate a specific person to be an alternate. ...Read more

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Why do preemie's heartrates drop when they have reflux?

Why do preemie's heartrates drop when they have reflux?

See below: It is a neurological response where the vagus nerve (cranial nerve 10) is stimulated and the vagus nerve stimulates the lowering of the heart rate. ...Read more