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HSV passed on from mother to child when giving birth or kissing touching kid! Is that correct?

HSV passed on from mother to child when giving birth or kissing touching kid! Is that correct?

Yes: Genital herpes ( herpes simplex type 2) can be transmitted to a newborn at birth resulting in potentially serious infections. Herpes simplex type 1 is the cold sore and can be transmitted with skin to skin contact like kissing. ...Read more

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What are the consequences if a mother tests positive for marijuana after giving birth? How will it affect the baby?

What are the consequences if a mother tests positive for marijuana after giving birth? How will it affect the baby?

Depends on time: the answer depends on the time of use of MJ. if used during pregnancy, baby could have growth issues, and/or withdrawals. if used after delivery, and not breastfeeding, baby usually not affected. hth ...Read more

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Is there a specific reason for placing a baby on the mother's stomach after giving birth?

Is there a specific reason for placing a baby on the mother's stomach after giving birth?

Easy access shelf: If baby is stable enough at birth many ob's use this as an easy shelf &way for mom to see baby as the cord is cut. Given the stealth nature of babies existence in the preceding 9mo it helps with the bonding process. Some also do the skin to skin experience but a lot of this depends on the comfort level of mom/ob and stability of the baby. ...Read more

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What are the odds for/against delivering a normal healthy baby if mother smoked a pack a day and used meth for the 1st 14wks? What are the odds for and against giving birth to a normal healthy baby if the mother smoked a pack a day and used meth for the f

What are the odds for/against delivering a normal healthy baby if mother smoked a pack a day and used meth for the 1st 14wks? What are the odds for and against giving birth to a normal healthy baby if the mother smoked a pack a day and used meth for the f

One can't give odds: Because there really are no data for this kind of thing. The cigarettes generally are associated with low birth weight babies, but if you stop now, that will correct itself, as will the health of the placenta. Methamphetamine for the whole first trimester may have many effects. An OB can do ultrasound and perhaps amniocentesis and tell you much more about health of the fetus. I hope you've stopped. ...Read more

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Does everyone always get drug tested after giving birth? When did this start? My mother said they never did it with her!

Does everyone always get drug tested after giving birth? When did this start? My mother said they never did it with her!

Drug testing: Drug testing as delivery is not a standard practice at delivery. A doctor may order it based on any suspicion of substance abuse. Hospitals may have protocols in place for testing based on certain risk factors or reported past use. ...Read more

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How safe is a juvenile diabetic mother giving birth?

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How safe is a juvenile diabetic mother giving birth?

Safe: It all depends on the proper diet and blood sugar control. Your doctor will monitor you closely. Good blood sugar control before conception is very important. ...Read more

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Is it true that premature women tend to have a harder time giving birth to their babies?

Is it true that premature women tend to have a harder time giving birth to their babies?

Likely not: I have not heard of this association, and there would not likely be much research to look at this. ...Read more

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At how many weeks after giving birth can a infant be exposed to sunlight? Or can come outside?

At how many weeks after giving birth can a infant be exposed to sunlight? Or can come outside?

6 months: Babies under 6 months of age should be kept out of direct sunlight. Move your baby to the shade under a tree, umbrella or stroller canopy. It is okay to apply a small amount of sunscreen on infants under 6 months if there is no way to avoid the sun. Remember it takes 15-30 minutes to be effective. Dress babies in lightweight clothing that covers the arms and legs, and use brimmed hats. ...Read more

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Can babies recognize their mothers' voices at birth?

Can babies recognize their mothers' voices at birth?

Yes: The prevailing information when i looked into this stated a firm preference for mothers voice was established by 8 hours(compaired to similar sounding women) with dad trailing behind a bit at 24 hrs. So the answer is sort of both yes and no. I find it amazing that a newborn can sort out all the new sounds they have to deal with that soon. ...Read more

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What are the causes of death of the mother during childbirth? I am pregnant and terrified of dying during birth.

What are the causes of death of the mother during childbirth? I am pregnant and terrified of dying during birth.

Rare: Focus on feeling well and be positive. Discuss your fears with your doctor. All the best and be positive. ...Read more

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What are the causes of death to the mother during childbirth? I am pregnant and terrified of dying during birth.

What are the causes of death to the mother during childbirth? I am pregnant and terrified of dying during birth.

Preventable: causes are the most common including untreated infection, attempted abortion, unmanaged hypertension, blood clots, bleeding. Other causes include medical conditions unrelated to pregnancy that are coincidental but serious enough to cause death. Good prenatal care lessens the risk of all causes or maternal death. 99 % of maternal deaths occur in developing countries. ...Read more

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Can babies experience withdrawal symptoms after birth if mother drinks caffeine every single day during pregnancy?

Can babies experience withdrawal symptoms after birth if mother drinks caffeine every single day during pregnancy?

Depends: on amount of caffeine mom is ingesting. I once saw an infant whose mom consumed 4 liters of Mountain Dew daily - this infant had significant withdrawal. On the other hand, I see plenty of normal newborns whose mothers still had one cup of coffee daily. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are babies ever tested for std's during any one of their early check ups or at birth (even if mother isn't suspect of anything)?

Are babies ever tested for std's during any one of their early check ups or at birth (even if mother isn't suspect of anything)?

Depends : Most pregnancies that receive prenatal care will have some basic screening done during the pregnancy. If someone without prenatal care comes in for a delivery, some obtain some basic tests , like that for aids & syphilis & may look for other issues if any symptoms are evident. After birth, infants do not receive routine teats for any std's. ...Read more

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What happens to a woman giving birth to a baby?

What happens to a woman giving birth to a baby?

Question too broad: When you submit a question to the site please be specific.Your question has been the subject of many books.If you have a specific question that we can address in the space allowed please submit a new one. Questions are not linked on the site. ...Read more

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Please tell me all about women giving birth to a baby?

Please tell me all about women giving birth to a baby?

Go to Lamaze class!: Good source of information is a lamaze class! here it is: find a lamaze class - lamaze for parents : lamaze for parents lamaze teaches parents healthy birth practices for safe childbirth and labor. Participate in lamaze child birthing classes for healthy pregnancy and delivery. www.lamaze.org/. ...Read more

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Should her children watch a woman giving birth to a baby?

Should her children watch a woman giving birth to a baby?

Probably not: Watch "baby's first day" on tv; even they usually have kids leave before their sibling emerges.It is difficult for children of all developmental ages not to believe that their mother is in danger of dying on hearing her cry out & seeing the blood & placenta, despite forewarnings. Most farm kids who watch or help during calving/ foaling grow up without developing ptsd, but that's not your mom. ...Read more

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How often does a woman die while giving birth to a baby ?

How often does a woman die while giving birth to a baby ?

Yes: Childbirth was once a leading cause of death in childbearing years for women in the late 1800's. Modern medical management has reduced risk a lot but has not eliminated it completely. That is one reason regular prenatal care is important for any pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is anemia very common after giving birth to a baby?

Is anemia very common after giving birth to a baby?

Not common, not rare: If you are referring to the mother i would say yes it is not uncommon. The baby receives almost all of its iron from the mother. As a woman loses blood with menses she may be low on iron to start a pregnancy (which is one reason they give prenatal vitamins); after losing additional iron to the baby the mother may become iron deficient which leads to anemia. ...Read more