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Normal Baby Delivery Vedio
Is it normal for newborns hands and feet to peel a few days/weeks after delivery, or is this just seen in overdue babies?
Peeling skin: Yes normal baby's skin can peel a few days to weeks after birth. This is a normal phenomenon. ...Read more
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
Peeling: Usually seen in overdue babies only.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Yes: Yes it can, but in the hands of a well trained obstretician they can also be life saving. ...Read more
Is it safe to use a portable oil heater or electric heater to heat a room during pregnancy and after delivery in a babies/children's room?
Portable heater: Portable heaters can be prone to toppling over. Also may overheat. May be a fire hazard. Do not leave the heater on while asleep. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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