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Doctor insights on: Physical And Motor Development During Prenatal

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Will taking cocaine during pregnancy cause my child to have motor development problems?

Will taking cocaine during pregnancy cause my child to have motor development problems?

Possibly, and more: Cocaine causes constriction (narrowing) of blood vessels, including those that carry oxygen and nutrients to the placenta and fetus. Damage to the fetal brain can be the result of lack of oxygen or bleeding in the fluid-filled spaces of the brain. Cocaine can impair body and brain growth in the fetus as well as cause high blood pressure and its complications in the mother. Get help, please. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Motor Development (Definition)

Motor development is the part of a person's development that includes learning to roll over, sit up, crawl, stand, walk; hold toys, pick up ...Read more


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What will affect the motor development of the child?

What will affect the motor development of the child?

Many things: Motor development is a complex series of gains in coordination and strength. In infants, lack of tummy-time can lead to late crawling due to weaker upper bodies. Other things affecting strength, such as weakness related to illness or genetic problems, can delay skills. Practice makes perfect (or close enough), so the best way to help motor development is to encourage new efforts! ...Read more

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Are certain babies at greater risk for motor development delays?

Are certain babies at greater risk for motor development delays?

Yes: Maternal Cocaine and alcohol addiction are 2 things that can place infants at risk for delays in motor development. Cocaine may also interfere with maternal-infant bonding, as some research shows the mothers are less flexible, less engaged, and have shorter feeding sessions than other mothers with newborns. Even at age 2, the infants show deficiencies in both fine and gross motor development. ...Read more

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What can you do to help with the motor development problems that occur after hie?

What can you do to help with the motor development problems that occur after hie?

OT, PT, family, too: Occupational therapy (ot) generally deals with fine motor or upper extremity (arm, forearm, hand) plus many daily living activities. Physical therapy (pt) usually involves walking, moving, gross motor activities. Both are important to do at the therapy centers. Of great value is training for families and teachers so the activities can be continued and reinforced in the real-world settings. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is delayed motor development?

Could you explain what is delayed motor development?

Each developmental: stream - cognition, communication, social, fine motor & gross motor- has a range of ages in months at which typically-developing infants achieve specific skills. An infant who does not attain those skills by the age at which 90% of infants demonstrate them has a delay in that stream. Fine motor = use of muscles of the upper trunk, arms & hands; Gross Motor = use of muscles of pelvis,legs, feet ...Read more

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What is delayed motor development and can it be cured?

What is delayed motor development and can it be cured?

There is a range of : ages during which typically-developing infants achieve specific developmental skills. An infant who does not attain those skills by the age at which 90% of infants demonstrate them has a Fine Motor delay if muscles of the upper trunk, arms & hands are involved & a Gross Motor delay if muscles of the pelvis, legs & feet are involved. Early Intervention Occupational & Physical Therapy can help. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for delayed motor development?

What is the treatment for delayed motor development?

Early intervention!: ...Though i would like there to be a specific cause for the delay in motor development identified. This is usually achieved through a combination of blood/urine studies and select neuroimaging (mri/ct) +/- eeg, genetic studies, etc. Whatever the reason, early intervention (ot/pt) may greatly improve these children's lives! ...Read more

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Can having chlamidyia for a while when I was pregnant cause motor development problems for my child like having mental problem? Worried didnt know

Can having chlamidyia for a while when I was pregnant cause motor development problems for my child like having mental problem? Worried didnt know

Not an issue: Baby is protected by the fetal membranes from any invasion by chlamydia that may be in other areas of your genital tract. In fact the pregnancy likely prevented the germ from getting up to your tubes, where it could do some damage to your fertility.The fetus is only at risk from the germs that can enter your blood and slip in through the placenta.Chlamydia does not. ...Read more

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Can having chlamidyia cause motor development delay in my child?

Can having chlamidyia cause motor development delay in my child?

Not really: Chlamydia during pregnancy is more known to cause eye infections and/or less frequently pneumonia in the newborn period. These are treatable and don't usually have negative outcomes if treated in a timely manner. The infection doesn't cause motor problems for older children. ...Read more

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