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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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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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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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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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When do nine to twelve month old babies typically get sick?

When do nine to twelve month old babies typically get sick?

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

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What are some common signs of childhood illness in nine to twelve month old babies?

What are some common signs of childhood illness in nine to twelve month old babies?

Irritability: The ill infant may develop excessive crying, irritability, refuse feedings, or change sleep habits. The obvious diarrhea, cough, or rash may be easy for you to handle at home or with a call to the nurse. ...Read more

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What are some common signs of childhood illness in six to nine month old babies?

What are some common signs of childhood illness in six to nine month old babies?

Irritability: The ill infant may develop excessive crying, irritability, refuse feedings, or change sleep habits. The obvious diarrhea, cough, or rash may be easy for you to handle at home or with a call to the nurse. ...Read more

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Is bathing safe for six to nine month old babies?

Is bathing safe for six to nine month old babies?

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 more

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Are simple finger foods safe for six to nine month old babies?

Are simple finger foods safe for six to nine month old babies?

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

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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?

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?

4.3 ml: It is better to use a milliliter dropper in order to be more precise. You can dose tylenol (acetaminophen) up to 15 mg/kg. 20 lbs is about 9 kg so you can give about 130-140 mg based on weight which is about 4.3 ml by mouth. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Why shouldn't i give babies water under nine months?

Why shouldn't i give babies water under nine months?

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