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I have twins and want to have full anesthesia delivery. Will it be harmful for babies in any way?

I have twins and want to have full anesthesia delivery. Will it be harmful for babies in any way?

Possibly: The risks to the mother are increased (doubled) with a general anesthetic. Most anesthesiologists will strongly suggest that you have a regional anesthetic for your operation. The risk to your children is that they will be exposed to more chemicals, as well as the increased risk to yourself will affect them. Good luck. ...Read more

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If a patient wanted to be induced early to avoid a difficult delivery of a large infant, how unusual will it be to induce at less than 36 weeks?

If a patient wanted to be induced early to avoid a difficult delivery of a large infant, how unusual will it be to induce at less than 36 weeks?

Extremely: No doctor should consider this based on current guidelines. You should be evaluated for causes of a large infant. Elective delivery should not be performed prior to 39 weeks. Estimated size is not an appropriate indication for early delivery due to the inaccuracy inherent in estimating fetal weight. Size may be considered when deciding the route of delivery. ...Read more

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If till 35 or 36 wk of pregnancy baby is in breech position. Can baby still change its position. Can verginial delivery possible in breech babies?

If till 35 or 36 wk of pregnancy baby is in breech position. Can baby still change its position. Can verginial delivery possible in breech babies?

Breech presentation: At 35-36 weeks there is still time for your baby to flip and become cephalic (head first). However after 38 weeks or so, it is very unlikely that your baby will flip. If your baby is breech at that time, a c-section is usually scheduled. ...Read more

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Can forceps delivery cause head and brain injuries in babies?

Can forceps delivery cause head and brain injuries in babies?

Yes: Yes it can, but in the hands of a well trained obstretician they can also be life saving. ...Read more

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Late 30s. Can I somehow avoid C-section for this and the 2 next pregnancies I'm hoping for? Really want to labor & have vaginal delivery for my babies

Late 30s. Can I somehow avoid C-section for this and the 2 next pregnancies I'm hoping for? Really want to labor & have vaginal delivery for my babies

VBAC: If you've never had a c-section, then unless there is trouble during delivery then vaginal birth should be expected. If you've had a previous c-section then there is controversy about following deliveries and the safety of a vaginal birth. Many obs will default for repeat c-sections because the risk of uterine rupture and other serious complications are high in subsequent pregnancies. ...Read more

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Are babies born from art normal?

Are babies born from art normal?

There are risks: Assisted reproductive technology increases the risk for prematurity and low birth weight (as well as other factors) mainly because of the higher rate of twins and triplets etc. My neonatology colleagues are kept quite bust caring for very small babies from reproductive technology. There may also be an increased risk for birth defects due to so called epigenetic effects. ...Read more

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What is the normal temperature of an infant?

What is the normal temperature of an infant?

Depends: It depends how you take the temperature/ a rectal temperature can be from 97.6 to 99.6 and still be normal. Tempreatures taken in the armpit are generally a degree lower. ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies to be crawling backward?

Is it normal for babies to be crawling backward?

Yes: Nothing wrong with a baby who crawls backwards. Remember that each baby's neuromuscular system may develop on somewhat different tracks and still be normal. ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies to sweat a lot?

Is it normal for babies to sweat a lot?

Yes: Due to neruvous system immaturity...But if your baby is younger than 6 months and there is the possibility that you may be overbundling her at bedtime now that the weather is chill -- overheating is a definite sids risk. Experts say the ideal room temperature should be between 68 and 72° f. In addition, using blankets, comforters, or quilts can impair your baby's ability to breathe. ...Read more

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Is it normal to an infant to squirm while feeding?

Is it normal to an infant to squirm while feeding?

Common finding: They do what they do. Some are lazy relaxed feeders and some are aggressive barracudas. Some are bored with the process and want to do something else. You just work through it. ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies to suck their feet?

Is it normal for babies to suck their feet?

Yes: By 6 months baby has gained enough crude control of arms and legs to explore them by mouthing. Fingers (by 4-5 mo) and toes&feet (by 6months) are readily available teething objects. Any mouthing at this age is considered a simple self soothing or self play. As the child ages, their interest in tasteing objects (to program their brain) can be troublesome. Bugs on the floor are fair game. ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies to hiccup a lot?

Is it normal for babies to hiccup a lot?

Yes: Hiccuping is very normal for newborns and you can expect the frequency to decrease by the time they are a couple months old. Generally the hiccups do not bother your baby and they are not dangerous or causing any damage to your baby. Sometimes feeding or burping your baby can help them go away. ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies to hiccup in utero?

Is it normal for babies to hiccup in utero?

Yes: Hiccuping is very normal during pregnancy. It is just a fluttering of the baby's diaphragm. ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies to blow bubbles from the mouth?

Is it normal for babies to blow bubbles from the mouth?

Human trick: Babies are orally focused, so if they identify how they did that cool thing and how to repeat it, they'll be self-amusing. Of course, when the grown ups all get goofy when they do it, we reinforce it further. ...Read more

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What are the normal potassium levels for an infant?

What are the normal potassium levels for an infant?

4.5-6 in <1month old: Infants (less than 1 month) have higher pottasium levels. Usually in the range of 4.5-6 meq/l but at 1 month the normal range is 3.5- 4.5 meq/l. ...Read more