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Remedies For Baby Breathing Problems At Birth
6months pregnant, have trouble sleeping especially when baby kicking @ night. Can't take sleeping pills, can I smoke marijuana as a natural remedy?
MJ is naturally bad : Just because its a plant doesn't mean it's good for you. Many plants are poisonous. Weed harms the developing fetus. Increases the likelihood of prematurity. Increases chromosomal damage. Increases likelihood of learning problems later in childhood. Bad idea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Core!: Core strengthening! I am sure you have lost your center of balance over the past 40 weeks, so regaining it with core strengthening of the gluteus (medius and minimus), abs, and back muscles is indicated. ...Read more
Can probiotics cancel effects of antibiotics given to an infant at birth? Grandson doubled birth weight at 3 months. What can be done to slow gain?
No&Why slow growth? : Probiotics provide a nourishing environment for normal gut germs that help sustain health, they do dot counteract antibiotics. A normal infant is supposed to double his birth weight by 3-4m and triple it by a year. All this sounds normal. Please share concerns with the child's treating physician. ...Read more
Are babies ever tested for std's during any one of their early check ups or at birth (even if mother isn't suspect of anything)?
Depends : Most pregnancies that receive prenatal care will have some basic screening done during the pregnancy. If someone without prenatal care comes in for a delivery, some obtain some basic tests , like that for aids & syphilis & may look for other issues if any symptoms are evident. After birth, infants do not receive routine teats for any std's. ...Read more
Anytime: Perinatal transmission of HIV can cause any number of abnormal findings starting from birth including hepatosplenomegaly (enlarged liver and spleen), thrombocytopenia (low platelets), opportunistic infections, and failure to thrive (poor growth). Some infants may appear well for months, but have HIV infection. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/perinatal/resources/factsheets/perinatal.htm. ...Read more
Which is a safer method for delivery; induced labor or c-section? My granddaughter is 19 yrs old. With gestational diabetes. Today with her ob visit they are talking about induced labor to bypass any chance of 'stillbirth' for her child. They have passed
Too non specific a ?: If you are in good health u can prevent a lot of things but no one can predict the future obviously you will want to make sure the chromosomes are normal, u can discuss with your OB what testing would be involved before u get preg and get a general physical before u get preg to make sure u have no undiagnosed problems like elevated BP , etc. ...Read more
Usually fine: “Babies born after 35 weeks are only mildly preterm and usually do very well.” (http://www.birth.com.au/premature-baby/survival-of-preterm-babies-gestation#.VVpX1fFdWM8) ...Read more
Yes: The efficacy and safety has been proven as long as infant receives standard dose for reactive airway disease. ...Read more
Daytime sleeping: Hi DanishMO62 ~ no never. But ask why you have daytime somnolence. Is this due to sleep apnea? Excessive activity at night, (studying, social media, TV etc) or other possible cause. Probably good thing to go for a checkup with your doc! But sleep wont harm you if you are not driving a car or doing any other hazardous activity. thx ...Read more
Is delivering baby at 35wks+3days considered high risk for future pregnancies? No issues with baby at all and no reason as to why early labour.
Yes: Any preterm delivery, even a late preterm as you had, is a risk factor for future pregnancies. I would discuss with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist prior to next conception to talk about what should be followed (things like cervical length, etc) to prevent an even earlier preterm birth. ...Read more
Can a baby sleep too much? My baby sleep about 4-5 times a day, not including her bed time at 9pm.
Question too broad: There is no way to provide a tutoring session within the 400 characters allowed by the site for answers. If you have a specific question please submit it for review. ...Read more
My 21 month old experiences allergy related coughing at night. Is there any recommended medicines i can try?
Can a women die if she has abortion at 5 months, what are affects of women? If the baby want to come out at 5 months, what Down syndrome baby have?
See below: There are risks with any procedures, but with this procedure the risk is very small. The major problem a woman has after an abortion are muscle cramps and some minor bleeding. At about the 5 months old the child becomes technically viable, that is to say it can survive in an isolate in the ICU with lots of support. A down's syndrome child has a genetic abnormality. Please ask your md these ques. ...Read more
Is using ventolin nebules 2.5mg dangerous for 3 months babies? When they have lots of mucus? Using short term would the child get ashma?
As prescribed: Never use this or any medication if it is not prescribed for your child and he is under close observation. Albuterol like any medication has side effects and may decrease potassium in the blood and may increase your heart rate to much. Also remember babies can not mobilize secretions well and you must suction the nose with saline drops. If the baby has any sign of difficulty breathing, go to er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: Sometimes long term ventilator therapy can injure the lungs but most full term baby's usually recover and do well. ...Read more
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): If you need an otc sleep aid generic Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is reasonably good for short term use. It's best to correct you sleep issue without pills in the long term through proper sleep hygiene and if you need more assistance a sleep specialist would be helpful. ...Read more
Buckwheat honey: Buckwheat honey has been shown to decrease cough significantly, more than dextromethorphan, which is the active ingredient in all over the counter cough medicines. In my experience, raw honey can be helpful too. Generic supermarket honey (bear jar etc) is worthless. If, however, the problem is asthma, honey won't help. In that case, see your doctor. ...Read more
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