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Is It True Babies Used To Be Put In Ovens If Premature
Incubator: They are still used for premature babies, to maintain temperature and allow optimal growth and development of baby. ...Read more
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
Also iillnesses: Prematurity is a risk factor that can lead to blindness. One important risk factor is birth weight, 1251 grams or less (2 lbs 12 ounces). A landmark study called the early treatment for retinopathy of prematurity, laser decreased incidence of blindness http://www. Nei. Nih. Gov/neitrials/static/study83.Asp the patient will need lifelong eye care for glaucoma, cataracts, strabismus, amblyopia, etc. ...Read more
Rare: 0.2 - 0.4% of all babies born in the us. The more premature the baby, the higher the likelihood. ...Read more
Yes: Babies with retinopathy of prematurity (rop) have a good chance of seeing in societies where advanced medical care exists. About 500 children per year in the us are reported to develop blindness due to rop. Ongoing follow up for babies with rop is important because other vision issues can also occur in these children over time. ...Read more
Are premature babies who suffered retinopathy of prematurity and went blind ever going to have any chance of seeing?
Very Unlikely: Prematurity is a risk factor that can lead to blindness. One important risk factor is birth weight, 1251 grams or less (2 lbs 12 ounces). A landmark study called the early treatment for retinopathy of prematurity, laser decreased incidence of blindness http://www. Nei. Nih. Gov/neitrials/static/study83.Asp the patient will need lifelong eye care for glaucoma, cataracts, strabismus, amblyopia, etc. ...Read more
Yes!!!!: Do not deliver at home no one can predict future u can be totatly normal and have had a totally normal pregnancy and labor and bad things can happen like fetal distress, shoulders getting stuck (shoulder dystocia- baby can end up dead or brain damaged, if not treated promptly, post partum hemm where u can;t stop the bleeding, etc, all of these can be disasters at home, home del ok 1813 not 2013. ...Read more
Likely not: I have not heard of this association, and there would not likely be much research to look at this. ...Read more
Hi is there a true way to put a time frame on when a skull fracture and healed rib fractures could have happened on an infant 3 months old?
Yes: Yes, yes there is. Be sure and tell the truth to all medical providers. ...Read more
See below: Other than recommended follow up with an ophthalmologist, there is nothing you can do, sorry. ...Read more
RETINOPATHY: Prematurity has secondary retinopathy from bili light exposure. You can get financial help from the disability of prematurity by applying to social security. ...Read more
No - but higher risk: A history of a previous preterm birth increases risk for recurrence (around 25% chance depending on cause). There are some possible interventions to reduce recurrence risk depending on the cause of your preterm birth and loss. You should speak with your ob/gyn even before attempting a future pregnancy to see what interventions are possible in your case and to better prepare your for pregnancy. ...Read more
Got a sandwich and person put on gloves but then touch a phone that was wet w cleaning products then went back to sandwich put in the oven 30mn Worry?
Don't worry: I understand you are concerned your sandwich got exposed to chemicals that could be harmful. The dose makes the poison. I suppose the amount of chemical transferred to the gloves was small, and from the glove to your sandwich even smaller. When did you eat the sandwich? Did you have any symptoms immediately or later? I think you don't need to worry. The worry is worse than the chemical exposure. ...Read more
Made a pizza in the oven and left it in for a long time on accident and I burnt it!! I was hungry and ate it anyway! Will that harm my baby?
Nope: Hi. Nope, not at all in any way, shape, or form. ...Read more
Depends: We know that the more preterm an infant is the greater the risk. We also know that the greatest number of patients with cerebral palsy are are in the term gestation group (reason for CP unknown). We do know that premees (depending on the type & number of complications) may have delayed development, visual, and learning difficulties. ...Read more
I burned the inside of my arm on the inside of the oven door, what can I put on it to releive the pain?
Ice: To reduce the pain of a burn, it is necessary to reduce the temperature of the affected area. If there is blistering, allow the blisters to remain intact as long as possible. Depending on the depth and degree of burn, topical antibacterial creams/ointments may be necessary. Infection may increase the severity of the burn. ...Read more
After being in the freezer at work for an hour I stand in the oven to warm up, my friends say sudden temperature changes makes you sick is this true?
No, but: You do risk burning tissues if the cold is bad enough to make the nerves numb. ...Read more
I put some vegetables in the oven to roast them (without oil) and was wondering if it's a bad idea cause of nutrient loss?
Not necessarily: Some veggies like broccoli and tomatoes, for instance, are actually better (more nutritious) when cooked (sauteed, steamed, etc). Roasting potatoes, squash, asparagus, artichokes, onions, red bell peppers, etc are all tasty and nutritious ways to eat veggies. For more on the raw vs cooked controversy, see here: http://tinyurl. Com/nxvdn3. ...Read more
And your car radio: The microwave oven was "discovered" when a lab scientist had a chocolate bar melt in his pocket when it was exposed to radio waves in the microwave spectrum. Radio waves come into your house for tv reception, to your car for radio reception, from you wifi router and to you cell phone. Recent studies have shown that there is no increase in disease following exposure to microwaves. ...Read more
16 wks pregnant. Turned the self clean on the oven and an hour or two later the whole house smelled awful and was smoky. Could this have harmed baby?
Not likely: Smoke from your oven vaporizing spilled food isn't likely to have harmed your baby. But next time, open the windows! Best wishes! ...Read more
I gave birth on march 19 (i lost my baby the same day coz of prematurity).When can I expect to menstruate? I don't have my period till now.
Is it safe to cook with olive oil or put it on food that is going to oven? Do we have specific olive oil for cooking?
Generally safe, yes:
Olive oil may become hazardous if heated beyond the "smoke point" which is about 375 degrees, but seems a relatively good choice to cook with until that degree of heating. The best form to cook with is extra virgin olive oil. See
for a detailed explanation of the safety of cooking with olive oil. ...Read more
Many causes: Babies can deliver before term due to many causes. Illness in the mother, teen pregnancy, short interval between pregnancies, smoking, maternal trauma, structural problems with the cervix or uterus, alcohol use during pregnancy, maternal diabetes, other chronic illnesses. About 50 percent of the time no cause is apparent. ...Read more
Hard to say but: There can be many reasons-although we always don't understand. Some mothers just are predisposed to having preterm infants. The risk increases with each preterm delivery. Multiple births are associated with this condition as well as infections, incompetent cervix, pre-eclampsia, genetic and metabolic disorders, and many other reasons. ...Read more
Not yet: Some babies still do not have adequate muscle/neck strength, and a conventional pillow may add to the (low-yet still possible) risk of a suffocating injury. There are wedge pillows specifically designed for infants that are acceptable. Best wishes. ...Read more
No: Necrotizing enterocolitis (nec) is a serious intestinal problem that occurs in some premature babies. Nec can happen, but is much less common, in full-term babies. In nec, a combination of decreased blood flow to the intestines plus infection of the intestines with bacteria, leads to severe damage to parts of the intestines. Surgical removal of some damaged intestines must be done in some cases. ...Read more