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Doctor insights on: Plan Your Baby's Gender

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Baby born 5wks early.Ped uses her corrected age.Family doc does not.Who do I listen to?Baby right on target with weight/height +milestone for real age

Baby born 5wks early.Ped uses her corrected age.Family doc does not.Who do I listen to?Baby right on target with weight/height +milestone for real age

Prematures: Initially and in the first 2 years of life pediatricians assess development based on the corrected age, but later during childhood it is not very important as we expect the child to catch up with other kids his chronological age. ...Read more

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My age 41 & wife age is 36.I want baby .Suggest sex style to concive to baby.

My age 41 & wife age is 36.I want baby .Suggest sex style to concive to baby.

Most any style OK.: Every style has been shown to work. Best to avoid sitting, standing and woman on top as these don't use gravity to your advantage. It is best to have sex every other day around her most fertile days. ...Read more

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Is talking to your child during pregnancy healthy?

Is talking to your child during pregnancy healthy?

Better than silence: It is still unclear when an in-untero baby begins to hear and remembers, but certainly occurs in utero. It is advisable/admirable to start a good habit in raising a baby--reading/singing to a child regularly can help the child develop such skills. So if you have the time, energy, and admiration to do, i would encourage it. Good luck on your pregnancy. Babies=miracles of life. Good luck. ...Read more

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What food a five month pregnant woman could eat for her health and the health of her unborn baby?

What food a five month pregnant woman could eat for her health and the health of her unborn baby?

Being Pregnant: You are asking a question that would require a book to respond to adequately. Every good OB i know recommends to the pregnant patient having at least one guide book to pregnancy where all these normal things are discussed in length. We only have four hundred characters here to respond to specific questions. There are good books and book-like options on the internet for you. ...Read more

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Can you plan your pregnancy with a baby boy or girl?

Can you plan your pregnancy with a baby boy or girl?

No: There are many myths about pre-selecting gender, but they are just myths. The sperm that gets there first decides the sex of the baby. ...Read more

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What the best sex position to make a baby girl?

What the best sex position to make a baby girl?

Sex Position & Baby: Unfortunately this question exposes an assumption that is not true. Gender is determined by what sperm fertilizes the egg in the female. Male sperm are known to 'swim faster' and in the race to impregnate the egg male sperm sometimes win that race. But, there are as many girls as there are boys so the race can be just a scientific fact. Position with sex will not change the way sperm move. ...Read more

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Does the gender of an unborn child change before birth?

Does the gender of an unborn child change before birth?

No: Gender is set on the day of conception. On rare occasions, if mom has medical conditions that produce certain hormones, it can affect the way a baby girl's genitalia look to make them look somewhat male, but she is still genetically a female. More likely if they said you were having one sex or the other, they made a mistake when looking at your ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is there any way that pregnant woman and her baby by donor egg can exchange DNA so he really is her genetic child?

Is there any way that pregnant woman and her baby by donor egg can exchange DNA so he really is her genetic child?

Not yet: What you are asking is not possible as yet to vacate all the genetic material from a donor egg and replace it with the chromosomes of the "natural" mother for fertilization and genetic recombination. However, I am sure somewhere there is research going on to do just that in the future. ...Read more

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Baby girl born today via csectn. Placenta looked unhealthy but baby in overall good health. What should be worried about? Baby OK?

Baby girl born today via csectn. Placenta looked unhealthy but baby in overall good health. What should be worried about? Baby OK?

Okay: Without more specifics about the placenta I can't really say. The placenta generally looks strange, like a dark blob of jelly. As long as the baby is eating active and having bowels movements ...Read more

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At what age is it safe to give a child his her water?

At what age is it safe to give a child his her water?

Ask your peds: Usually once they start having baby food, about 2-3 meals a day, they can have some between 2-4 ounces per day. This usually happens at about 5-6 months. ITs important to note that formula and breast milk has lots of water already in it. Baby food esp. fruit based, will have water as well. ...Read more

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Is your gestational age calculated from your baby measurements or from your LMP date?

Is your gestational age calculated from your baby measurements or from your LMP date?

Initially, from LMP: The edc (estimated date of "confinement") is based on the first day of the last menstrual period. But the edc may be adjusted on the basis of early ultrasound exams which can pinpoint the due date to plus or minus less than one week. Ultrasound dates are based on fetal measurements. Hope this helps. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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What month do you find out the gender of your baby?

What month do you find out the gender of your baby?

Baby gender: The anatomy can best be seen about 18-20 weeks or 4 1/2 to 5 months on ultrasound. ...Read more

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My friends baby has omphalocele. What are the odds the baby will live?

My friends baby has omphalocele. What are the odds the baby will live?

Difficult to answer: I cannot tell you. there are small omphaloceles that are essentially a big umbilical hernia. However, many have other problems as it forms at the same time as the heart and other structures such as the rectum/anus, bladder, vagina, etc. If the defect is large, the baby might also have breathing issues. ...Read more

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In her 60s, what doctors does a healthy woman (with no uterus and healthy parents) need to see? Trying to plan ahead for health expenses, insurance.

In her 60s, what doctors does a healthy woman (with no uterus and healthy parents) need to see? Trying to plan ahead for health expenses, insurance.

Internal medicine: A good internal medicine doctor can serve as your primary care physician and help you stay organized. He or she can do your complete physical exam including you pelvic exam, your blood work, order your annual mammogram, bone density and organize colon cancer screening. ...Read more

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Does a nhs dating scan measure the baby to your LMP or when you conceived?

Does a nhs dating scan measure the baby to your LMP or when you conceived?

Do not know what: Nhs scan means but any ultrasound during pregnancy will date the gest age , 7-10 weeks is usually the most accurate the farther u get like the 3rd trimester the larger the range is. ...Read more

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Our gyn said that our fetus gender is boy 18 weeks after preg. Using his clinic ultrasound. He said 100% as baby cooperated and legs open. Is it 100%?

Our gyn said that our fetus gender is boy 18 weeks after preg. Using his clinic ultrasound. He said 100% as baby cooperated and legs open. Is it 100%?

While nothing: Is 100%, if the u/s saw a penis and scrotum, only a very masculinized vulva could mimic. It sounds like he/she OB is certain that your fetus has male gender. You will know for sure after birth. What is the rush? Curiosity and satisfaction have a price, and this isn't worth it. ...Read more