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Doctor insights on: Mother Abandonment The Effects On The Child

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Will the death of a parent cause abandonment issues?

Will the death of a parent cause abandonment issues?

It depends on the: Age of the child when the parent passes away. Certainly all children who lose a parent would benefit from psychotherapy. Abandonment issues is one of the common reactions. Many research studies indicate that loss of a parent can lead to a wide variety of emotional problems. Having strong social support systems helps. ...Read more

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Can a mother pass hepatits c to her unborn child? And what side effects would the child have?

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Can a mother pass hepatits c to her unborn child? And what side effects would the child have?

Yes: Approximately 5% of infants born to women infected by hepatitis c acquire the infection. Infected child develops chronic hepatitis, potentially leading to liver cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects on a child whose mother has angry outbursts and mood swings?

What are the long term effects on a child whose mother has angry outbursts and mood swings?

Could be many.: Our children model behavior of those who raise them, genetic or not. Anyone who's behavior is inconsistent around a child can impact their ability to learn how to handle similar situations as they grow up. All caregivers (parents and others) need to work hard to be consistent, balanced and appropriate around children. No one is perfect, but we have to work hard on our behavior in front of kids. ...Read more

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What are the effects of high blood sugar (200+) in a lactating mother, on her infant child? Does high blood sugar = sweeter milk?

What are the effects of high blood sugar (200+) in a lactating mother, on her infant child? Does high blood sugar = sweeter milk?

Haven't heard data: Haven't heard any data on that. Since milk production is a living process, it is reasonable to suspect that the lactose (a combination of glucose & galactose sugars) might increase if mom's blood glucose rises above a certain excessive level, and to suspect that glucose might "leak" into breastmilk if mom's glucose level is over some threshold level. Don't know if any researcher has milk this way. ...Read more

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If a mother has hep b, will the child always get it?

If a mother has hep b, will the child always get it?

Not with treatment: Without treatment, about 40% of babies born to hepatitis b positive mothers will get hepatitis b. However, there is a vaccine and immunoglobulin treatment that the baby should get soon after birth which can prevent the baby from getting hepatitis b. Make sure your OB and the baby's hospital doctor know about the hepatitis b so that they can treat the baby properly. ...Read more

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If father's blood is a and mother is o, can a child be b?

If father's blood is a and mother is o, can a child be b?

No.: Except for very rare cases of mosaicism (two gene lines in the same person) this is not possible. ...Read more

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Can a expecting mother hepatitis b pass it on to her child?

Can a expecting mother hepatitis b pass it on to her child?

Yes: If you are a carrier of hep b it is very easy to pass this on to the fetus. In fact, worldwide this is the most common way to spread hepatitis b. If you have had hep b and are immune then you won't pass it on to the baby. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a mother who has lupus pass it on to her child?

Please tell me, could a mother who has lupus pass it on to her child?

Not directly: A pregnant mother can not pass lupus to her unborn baby., and it is not directly inherited like other genetic diseases. ...Read more

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If the mother has a+ blood, and father has a-, what will the child have?

If the mother has a+ blood, and father has a-, what will the child have?

Blood type: To be a+ you can have 1 gene a+ and the other a- or both genes a+. To be a- you have both genes a-. So the baby can be a+ (1 gene a+ and the other a-) or the baby can be a- (one gene a- and the other a-). ...Read more

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Does maternal smoking in pregnancy affect the eventual height of the child?

Does maternal smoking in pregnancy affect the eventual height of the child?

It might: The worst known effect is that it might be associated with sids (sudden infant death syndrome). ...Read more

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Can there be negative effects to the baby and the mother during teen pregnacy?

Can there be negative effects to the baby and the mother during teen pregnacy?

High risk: Yes all teen pregnancies are high risk. Babies are born earlier and often have severe medical consequences due to that. That is just of the reasons. ...Read more

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If a mother is allergic to mortin, does that mean their child/children can not have it also?

Not Exactly: What is passed genetically from parent to child is the propensity to develop atopy (such as eczema, asthma, allergic rhinitis, food allergies) but usually not sensitization to specific allergens which the parent is allergic to. The exception, which is a controversial topic, is drug allergies, but this is usually dependent on metabolism of the drug which is inherited rather than the allergy. ...Read more

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When exactly does a mother know her child is mongolian. When intrauterine or after delivery?

When exactly does a mother know her child is mongolian. When intrauterine or after delivery?

Confusing question: If you are referring to a Down syndrome child the terms referring to "mongolism" have not been used in more than 4 decades. It was an archaic scientific idea that it represented a primitive form of human. Mothers will only know for sure if their baby carries this defect after delivery, unless prenatal chromosome studies are done on fetal cells. ...Read more

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I am a mother of 1.5 yr child. I have Itching/scratching my lower body since after cecearian?

I am a mother of 1.5 yr child. I have Itching/scratching my lower body since after cecearian?

Post op day?: It is not unusual to get some itchiness of your surgical site as it heals, depending on how far out post op you are. Does the site look "well k nitted" meaning are edges healing together? Does it feel hot or tender? Do you have any fever? Call your ob and inquire about antihistamines for local relief! Congratulations on the new baby!! ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a child be mentally disabled if the mother has had measles in her past?

Might it be possible that a child be mentally disabled if the mother has had measles in her past?

Depends on situation: If the mother had rubella during the pregnancy of the child that child may be deaf/unable to speak & or mentally handicapped. If the mother had measles in the past, it would not have any effect on a future pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are there any long term health risks or concerns for a child whose mother was a gestational diabetic?

Are there any long term health risks or concerns for a child whose mother was a gestational diabetic?

Short term risks: The risks for a child of a gestational diabetic mother are short term. They include prematurity, large body size complicating delivery, low blood sugar in the newborn period, Gestational diabetes is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Children of type 2 diabetics are at higher risk for developing it as well. ...Read more

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Is childbirth safe, how likely is it a mother to die from childbirth, as I had no drugs with my third child and traumatized now and im preg again?

Is childbirth safe, how likely is it a mother to die from childbirth, as I had no drugs with my third child and traumatized now and im preg again?

Childbirth: It is usually unlikely to die during childbirth with the amount of technology that we have. We are constantly monitoring mother and baby and all times. Although most physicians would want to review your medical history exclusively prior to going down that route. I would consider consulting with your physician if you so deem so ...Read more

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I'm a feeding mother how can I loose my weight it's getting over day by day. Kindly guide me with a diet plan which wouldn't affect my child's health.

I'm a feeding mother how can I loose my weight it's getting over day by day. Kindly guide me with a diet plan which wouldn't affect my child's health.

Breastfeeding: You really need to sit down with a nutritionist to do this right - start with exercise and write down what you are eating. ...Read more

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How do you tell a child he had a surrogate mother?

How do you tell a child he had a surrogate mother?

Tell when right age: Honesty is always best, but need to address it when child is ready. It is important not to tell them too early as it can lead to unwarranted stress issues. Might want to share this with your child's pediatrician privately, as he/she may have insight as to when the time is right. ...Read more

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Do older mothers somehow lead to or cause learning disorders in child?

Do older mothers somehow lead to or cause learning disorders in child?

Not likely: I am not aware of specific research. Personal experience as a pediatrician, father of four, and husband of a wife who was very involved in mops and other mother-child groups for many years, leads me to think older moms may be able to better recognize learning differences and to work with them, than younger or less experienced mothers. ...Read more

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He can I b a bit slim? I'm 33yr old n mother of a child...Pls. Advise.

He can I b a bit slim? I'm 33yr old n mother of a child...Pls. Advise.

Not easy: You need to reduce your food intake and increase the time you exercise. It may help to join a support group. ...Read more

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Father has type A pos mother has O pos child has B pos is this possible?

Father has type A pos mother has O pos child has B pos is this possible?

Not possible...: If dad has A+ blood & mom is O+ then the baby would have to be A+ or O+ also. To get a blood type of B+ there has to be some "B" type blood (so, dad could be B+ or AB+). ...Read more