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Mother Abandonment The Effects On The Child
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
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
What are the long-term health effects on the mother and child after taking shots of terbutaline for preterm labor?
Almost none: Terbutaline does not have serious long-term side effects ...Read more
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
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
No.: Except for very rare cases of mosaicism (two gene lines in the same person) this is not possible. ...Read more
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
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
Depends: If there is a known genetically determined cause, it is possible. ...Read more
It might: The worst known effect is that it might be associated with sids (sudden infant death syndrome). ...Read more
25%: There is 25 % chance of inheriting from parents. ...Read more
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
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
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
Is it common for a father with a- blood and a mother with o- blood to have a child with o- blood?
Yes: 50% chance.Get a more detailed answer ›
Might it be possible that a child be mentally disabled if the mother has had measles in her past?
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
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
I'm a single mother and can't always take my child to appointments cause they are a long wait so I think this would be perfect for my chronic pain?
Welcome to HT: Hopefully, we can help you understand and deal with your pain better on this network. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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