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Previous Delivery Of Baby Over Nine Pounds
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Peeling: Usually seen in overdue babies only.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Yes it can, but in the hands of a well trained obstretician they can also be life saving. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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
Seldomly: A baby is seldom ill in the first few months of life. Much of mother's immunity transfers to the baby providing temporary protection that begins to wear off by three months. At this point, we begin to see fever, congestion, or diarrhea as a sign of babies new susceptibility to viruses. ...Read more
Yes: Baby may enjoy bath time now, splashing, cooing, and playing. Never leave your baby alone in the tub for even a minute. Genital care is often overlooked. Girls need the folds opened to clean away any buildup of creams or debris. Circumcised boys need the foreskin drawn back to expose similar buildups of body secretions or debris that can be gently washed away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Try to avoid foods that often trigger allergies in babies. Egg whites and chocolate should be avoided until after one year. Orange juice, tomatoes, peanut butter and strawberries are often hard on babies. This is also a good time to begin massaging babies gums with a soft cloth so a toothbrush will be accepted later. ...Read more
My baby is eight months old and weighs twenty pounds. I was wondering what dosage of Infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) I should be giving her in milliliters?
Hi I am nine weeks pregnant ....Doctors found that I am having monochoronic and monoamniotic twis...Wat are the complications..I want both the babies?
Mono/mono not likely: Only 1% of all twins or 1/10, 000 pegnancies are monoamniotic - so it is much more likely that you have monochorionic diamniotic twins instead. The dividing membrane cannot be seen at this early pregnancy stage but that dies bot mean it is not there. Mono/di twins have a 15% risk of ttts. Mono/mono twins have risk of cord entanglement and sudden death and merit hospitalization after 24 weeks. ...Read more
Nothing specific: Babies don't need anything but breast milk or formula for the first year but i see no reason to Prohibit it's use. Some prefer not to use it as it may interfere with normal feeding & slow growth. Kids can get water-logged if the drink too much. An ounce or two occasionally doesn't hurt any kid. ...Read more