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Will forcep delivery damage my babys brain?

Will forcep delivery damage my babys brain?

Rarely: In skilled hands, forceps delivery is safe and can reduce the chance of birth injury by assisting a difficult birth. By protecting the baby's head and speeding the birth process, there is a higher risk for birth injuries to the mother. ...Read more

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Nicu uses kangaroo care, quiet, etc. How does that help babies?

Nicu uses kangaroo care, quiet, etc. How does that help babies?

See below: The nicu can be a very stressful place for the babies. There is a lot of activity and noises. They maybe undergoing procedures, and the incubators amplify sound. The interventions you mentioned help to provide a relaxing environment for the babies. ...Read more

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An infant born premature through C-section who never cried; mri: http://bit.Ly/12eymz7 which says profound hypoxic ischaemic injury. How to deal?

An infant born premature through C-section who never cried; mri: http://bit.Ly/12eymz7 which says profound hypoxic ischaemic injury. How to deal?

No easy answer: So profoundly sorry to here about your baby. There are never any easy answers here. I have seen miracle babies in this situation, but as likely is a baby with a lifetime of challenges, dependency and need. You need to sit down with neonatologist, a pediatric neurologist and have a frank and open discussion about what lies ahead for you and this child. There is not a one size fits all answer. ...Read more

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How does a woman correctly perform perineal massage to make delivery easier & prevent tearing during childbirth?

How does a woman correctly perform perineal massage to make delivery easier & prevent tearing during childbirth?

See links: They don't give us nearly enough space to discuss that here, but great question! i advise all pregnant women to practice this starting around 34 weeks and wish all doctors did so! see http://www.Ivillage.Com/perineal-massage-your-how-guide/6-n-145602 and http://pregnancy.About.Com/cs/episiotomy/a/perimassage.Htm good luck! ps check out the book ina may's guide to childbirth! ...Read more

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17, trans, ftm. Don't want kids. Menses and fertility=major distress. Conservative mom=no birth control & can't dress as male. Tips 2 manage menses?

17, trans, ftm. Don't want kids. Menses and fertility=major distress. Conservative mom=no birth control & can't dress as male. Tips 2 manage menses?

See a physician: You need a physician to help with the hormonal control of menses. We have safe low dose BCP and injectable hormones to help reduce or eliminate bleeding. No treatment is fool proof however and continuous communication and trials with a physician may be required. Good luck. ...Read more

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Airway dilation, what's the chance of needing a trach? now has leak around her breathing tube. 24wk 6 day preemie girl. 1lb 6.2oz @birth 3lb 9.4 oz

Airway dilation, what's the chance of needing a trach? now has leak around her breathing tube. 24wk 6 day preemie girl. 1lb 6.2oz @birth 3lb 9.4 oz

Air leak: Some degree of air leak is OK so long as there is adequate ventilation. It is preferable not to do a tracheostomy because very small size of baby . The neonatologist can elect to change to bigger size tube if ventilation becomes ineffective. ...Read more

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What're the ways to retrieve back power from stroke paralysed hand?

What're the ways to retrieve back power from stroke paralysed hand?

Therapy: Total paralysis post stroke usually does not recover. But if you have some function, then a program of occupational therapy, often supplemented by specific splints, may be quite helpful. One form of treatment consists of restraining the non-paralyzed hand, so that the patient won't be tempted to use the unaffected hand instead (this treatment can provide very good results). See a pm&r doctor. ...Read more

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Can forceps delivery cause deafness in a newborn baby?

Can forceps delivery cause deafness in a newborn baby?

No: Forceps delivery can cause problems with the facial nerve, rarely. However, there is no concern for forceps delivery causing deafness. ...Read more

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Boy 9mo actual, 6.5mo adjusted asymmetric IUGR. Sitting independent, good balance, hates tummy time, won't roll. Rolled only handful of times. Help!

 Boy 9mo actual, 6.5mo adjusted asymmetric IUGR. Sitting independent, good balance, hates tummy time, won't roll. Rolled only handful of times. Help!

Discuss with babydoc: There is more going on here than can be posed in the space provided. The best resource for help is the pediatrician that has been regularly seeing your child. Discuss with them your concerns. They know your baby's history and they also have knowledge of available resources in your general area. They will be able to assess your baby's development and offer appropriate referrals necessary. ...Read more

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Fatherin-law=parksinson;mother inlaw=ocd;wife=pcos;father=copd, mother=highb.P.I'm (36ys) leading a tension ful life.How to become cheerful & relaxed?

Fatherin-law=parksinson;mother inlaw=ocd;wife=pcos;father=copd, mother=highb.P.I'm (36ys) leading a tension ful life.How to become cheerful & relaxed?

Relax! : First things first. These are not your problems. However you can acquire some of them if you don't learn to cope. Smoking is not a coping mechanism. It is an addiction and will lead to COPD and BP problems. Exercise vigorously 30 minutes daily and learn to meditate on a daily basis. Eat a breakfast every day containing protein. Drink 8 glasses of water. Sleep 8 hours. Drop the daily newspaper. ...Read more

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What's the best weight-loss home delivery program? Seattle sutton?

What's the best weight-loss home delivery program? Seattle sutton?

Wtloss home delivery: The positives about home delivery are portion control and ease of use.I imagine the companies that deal in home delivery would allow you to purchase a "sample" program to see if the food is to your taste after all, if the food is not to your liking-you will not becommitted to the program. I still advocate one"regular" type family meal per day. Please have your dr evaluate the nutritional content. ...Read more

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Shall a 27wk premature use curosurf (poractant alfa) when born? Even the new born breath well under invasive ventilation

Shall a 27wk premature use curosurf (poractant alfa) when born? Even the new born breath well under invasive ventilation

Clinical Picture?: This does depend on other clinical factors, but in general we would expect a 27 week baby on invasive ventilation to benefit from early surfactant therapy, yes. ...Read more

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New born babies to Sooth used pacifier ?

New born babies to Sooth used pacifier


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NO: Do not give a used pacifier to a newborn. It carries a risk of introducing bacteria and fungal elements to an immature immune system. Most hospitals will give you a bew pacifier if you must have one. Or you could let your baby nurse to soothe. ...Read more

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How will ob doctor help the delivery of a big baby with muster dystocia?

How will ob doctor help the delivery of a big baby with muster dystocia?

Muster not heard of: I believe you mean shoulder dystocia which is a problem with large babies. Different manuevers are done by the OB to deliver the shoulder. ...Read more

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How can I learn to comfortably share responsibility with my baby's caregiver?

How can I learn to comfortably share responsibility with my baby's caregiver?

First...: ...When you ascertain that the caregiver is in fact worthy of trust. Second, when you start trusting yourself to still be important to your child even if the caregiver does some things better. ...Read more

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Disaster (fire, vandalism, water) happen to patient records?

Disaster (fire, vandalism, water) happen to patient records?

Depends: In case of disaster, the patient records might be lost if they are on paper or stored on a computer server. Nowadays, more and more doctors offices have "cloud based" EMRs (electronic med records) so even if a clinic were to be destroyed, the records are safe. It's a good idea to keep your own set of "records" in case of disaster (meds, important medical information) that you can take with you. ...Read more

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Can a midwife deliver the baby?

Can a midwife deliver the baby?

Yes: Midwifes are trained to deliver babies and manage uncomplicated pregnancies. Different states have different laws regarding privileges for midwives. Plan ahead and research your options. ...Read more