Doctor insights on:
Magnitude Of Maternal And Child Health Problems
Confusing question: Why would physicians based in the US have any knowledge of the Indian health system ?Try a site based in your country. ...Read more
Child health: No, your child'shealth will not be affected if conceived after 17th day. ...Read more
Read in child health magazine about christmas disease. I would like to know more. How do I find out?
Childhood obesity: Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years. Overweight is defined as having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water, or a combination of these factors. Obesity is defined as having excess body fat. In order to fight this, help kids be more active (1 hr/day) and eat healthier and decrease unhealthy snacks! ...Read more
APMA.org: There are several good websites. You can visit apma.Org or foothealthfacts.Org. This will get you started. Good luck. Dr l. ...Read more
Read in child health magazine about cushing syndrome. I would like to know more. How do I find out?
Many options: Your doctor is a good source for information. Respectable internet sites also a good source. Here is one: http://www.Uptodate.Com/contents/patient-information-cushings-syndrome-beyond-the-basics. ...Read more
Rapid Heart Beat: When discussing a cardiac question, the age of the child is always important. However, persistent rapid heart rate accompanied by sweating is something that should be evaluated no matter what the age of the patient. You should discuss this with your doctor. Then a more thorough patient history and family history can be taken and the appropriate evaluation and treatment done. ...Read more
Discuss with your DR: The original reports of FAS came from births from alcoholics , many of whom did not survive the year.Working backward from their worst case exposure to moderate of minimal exposure has allowed us to suspect etoh effect if specific physical features are present. The suspicion that add or adhd may be part of the process is hard to separate from other causes. Discuss with your dr. ...Read more
What effect would tpo's in the 2, 000 range have on the fetus of a maternal pregnancy on a long term outcome for child developement?
Risk of problems.: Anti-tpo (thyroid peroxidase) antibodies at such a high titer indicate that you are at risk for hashimoto's thyroiditis, goiter, hypothyroidism and adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as stillbirth, abruption, fetal growth restriction and preterm birth. See an mfm and endocrinologist to optimally manage your condition and minimize the risks to you and the baby. Hypothyroidism increases risk of cp. ...Read more
How can a fetal maternal medicine specialist. Help me exactly with triploidy? Can they advise me on how to keep my child alive n what precotions i need
Information: My condolences on this diagnosis.This is not the pregnancy anybody wants. If the diagnosis is correct, the baby may not make it to term & if born will live only a short time. There are likely to be many congenital anomalies.The MFM specialist can help you manage a difficult pregnancy & bring in other specialists to educate you on what you face. ...Read more
It might: The worst known effect is that it might be associated with sids (sudden infant death syndrome). ...Read more
Most Staph...: ...Infections are localized, and as such pose no threat to an unborn baby. However, the drugs used to treat bacterial infections can, under certain circumstances, be harmful; so make sure that any doctor or other caregiver who treats you is aware that you are pregnant. Never assume they know; tell them, and tell them again. ...Read more
My age is approx. 42 & I have stammering problem. It is in also in my maternal uncle & now in my son. Is this a hereditary problem & any solution ?
After a woman has a baby, is there a hormone that is released that makes her have a strong maternal bond?
Placenta is on anterior wall ,upper segment .Grade 1 maturity.spine towards maternal right.Dr.I would like to know the gender of my baby?
Gender & placenta: The placental location does not determine gender of the fetus. In the 2nd trimester, ultrasound can often make gender identification. ...Read more
Not good: Maternal Cocaine addiction can lead to microcephaly (small head) and growth retardation in infants. Cocaine may also interfere with maternal-infant bonding, as some research shows the mothers are less flexible, less engaged, and have shorter feeding sessions than other mothers with newborns. Even at 2 years of age, the infants show deficiencies in both fine and gross motor development. ...Read more
Could I have a baby with blue eyes?I am half chinese and spanish. My husband, maternal grandma, great grandma/grandpa, & uncles have blue eyes.
Depends on situation: If you carry one blue eye gene ( & you may given your background) this is possible.If your eye color reflects 2 non-blue eye genes it is not.The blue is a recessive trait & while your husband will only pass on a blue eye gene, it must pair up with one from you to give baby blue eyes. ...Read more
Some fixed/some vary: Some pregnancy risks are specific to a couples family tree.All pregnancies have ~ 4% risk of an unexpected outcome, from clefts to prematurity & others. The risk of a chromosome is lowest in the early 20's (~1/1700) & rises to 1/100 @ 40 & 1/50 >45. I encourage those with the question to seek out a geneticist @ a children's hospital or medical school for the a review of personal risk. ...Read more
Have slim pcos and conceived my 1 year old son with clomid. Just read a study linking maternal pcos to autism in baby. Now so nervous about him! Help?
ASD many factors: Fortunately, the incidence of autism spectrum disorder is generally only 1-2 %, and although there appears to be increase in frequency, there is also more awareness which leads to increased diagnosis. The Swedish study suggested a 59% increase in women with PCOS, which brings the likelihood from 1-2% to 1.6-3.2%. Still a 97% chance your child will NOT have Autism as many women with pcos attest ...Read more
Stem cell banking report of my baby it shows maternal blood cmv igg reactive and cmv igm non reactive what does it means.is my baby fine?
Your baby is fine : cmv igg means protective antibodies due to previous exposure, cmv IgM non reactive, means no active infection, enjoy your baby ...Read more
My maternal fetal doctor found calcium on my baby's heart valve in utero. He said it doesn't mean anything... How can it not mean anything?
It doesn't!: What your doctor probably saw is a a bright spot, an "echogenic focus" in the baby's heart. We think these are probably calcium deposits. They do not seem to have any effect on heart function. They are one of a large number of minor abnormalities that can signal an increased risk of Down syndrome in a baby, but usually only if there is more than one abnormality. ...Read more
How long does maternal immunity to chicken pox last in breast feed babies? Afraid as my 7 month baby exposed to his father diagnosed varcilla. Pl help
Baby's at risk: Maternal antibody passed during pregnancy will give 3-6 months of variable protection.The BF antibody is mostly IGA and provides some nonspecific protection but not enough to be protective. Some IGG comes across but the effect is minimal.Timing of the exposure to breakout as 10-21 days.Discuss with your doc if s/he thinks meds would help if infected. Most kids in this age group have a mild process ...Read more
I am on clomiphene citrate, baby aspirin and folic acid.I have maternal fraternal twin uncles , I've been pregnant with twins bf.will I have twins?
I'm O+, my husband is AB+. What's the likelihood of our baby having neonatal anemia? High risk pregnancy w/ maternal anemia and planned c-section cutting through anterior placenta previa.
Possible: There is some possibility of an A/O or B/O reaction with jaundice and hemolytic disease but that part of this is usually minor and easy to manage. An OB with quick hands can limit the other issue. I would try to relax and figure out what your life will be like with 3 kids running around. ...Read more