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S Holding Your Breath While Pregnant Bad For The Baby
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Is holding your breath while pregnant bad for the baby? I've been straining to poop because i'm constipated, and noticed I hold my breath. Is this bad
Unlikely: If you hold your breath too long, you'll pass out. Once unconscious, your body automatically starts breathing again. (that's why we pediatricians are never excited by breath holding spells in toddlers.) if you're not passing out while having a bowel movement, it's unlikely that your baby is suffering any ill effects. Talk to your OB about the constipation-no need to suffer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Babies system actually grabs & holds the oxygen from your blood better than your blood does. Although a silly practice, if you hold your breath until you pass out, you would start breathing automatically & babies system is unlikely to notice. Brief breath holding has no significant effect. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it bad to hold a newborn in a sitting position for burping, while supporting head & back with my hands? Is it bad to hold them as if kneeling?
Hi: it's fine. I notice you have asked many many questions about your baby. I'm guessing you are a first time Mom. It's a nerve wracking time for sure. I just want to encourage you to trust yourself. Your instincts are good. If it seems ok, it probably is. And babies are tough, tougher than you think. I'd love for you to take a big breath and relax. You are doing fine. Enjoy this time. ...Read more
While having a nappy change my baby burped, while lying on her back and vomit ran out her nose and blocked it. What can I do in future for first aid?
Bulb suction: Keeping a bulb suction on your changing table should be all you need - simply suction the secretions from baby's nose when you see them. Good luck! ...Read more
Can I hold my breath during pregnancy? Can't stand a lot of smells so I hold my breath while cleaning or around paint. Have I caused damage to baby
Yes: Even if you try, you can't hold your breath forever. Baby will be fine. Avoid the paint or strong odors. Kiss: keep it simple smart. ...Read more
10 week baby is fussy and trying to lift up while laying down. Eats well but not sleeping. Try's to bring hand to mouth. Is this bacuase of gas?
My 16 year old daughter feels like she is not getting enough oxyzen, should I take her in to the emergency room? Having a harder time breathing normally (like she has to tell herself to breath)she says its been going on off and on (when she's aware of it
If : If a patient feels short of breath, it must always be taken seriously. If a patient has a sore throat and a stuffy nose, they may feel short of breath from nasal congestion, or from an early infection in their lungs. If a patient had continued shortness of breath, fever, cough, or pain then seeking out a medical evaluation would be reasonable. ...Read more
I've been holding my breath while being around strong smells to the point that I could not hold it any longer have I caused damage to my unborn baby?
No: Unless you are holding your breath for unusually long times (like 4 minutes) it's unlikely your blood oxygen levels are getting dangerously low & even so it would be for such a short time that i doubt it could damage your baby.If the smells are due to toxic chemicals (like those in perfumes/ new paint/ new carpet/ tobacco smoke/plastics) you are doing your baby a favor by avoiding these exposures. ...Read more
No problem: Any position you are comfortable in is safe for your baby! ...Read more
My daughter was trying to hold our 4 day old baby and she let go of her head a little and it flopped back pretty hard. Can this cause any damage?
Yes: When you say " flopped back pretty hard" this concerns me. Please bring the baby in for an exam by the pediatrician in the morning. Careful retinal exam is in order. If baby has poor feeding, vomiting or listlessness, bring her to ER now and just tell the story exactly as it happened. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible at 5weeks pregnant to feel a ball-like object in your tummy when lying down on your stomach?
Not the uterus : At 5 weeks, the uterus is only slightly enlarged & you should not be able to feel the top edge until 12 weeks. Unless you have uterine masses (fibroids), multiples, or some other growth; your pregnancy should not be the reason. See your OB & have them check what you're feeling, it could be a small hernia, bowel distension, or a lipoma. Take care. ...Read more
What happen to the 3 months old baby if he breath in the cooking gas that was leaking at the kitchen for an hours?
He will be fine: As long as he has been removed from the leak and is acting fine (no vomiting, feeding ok, not breathing too fast) he will be fine. There are no long term or delayed effects from natural gas exposure. Adults often get headache, but hard to assess in infant - usually manifests as poor feeding or sleepiness. ...Read more
My baby is 4 months old and likes to sit in her walker.She is now pushing it around. Is that bad will it mess up the development of her legs.
If she's in It <10%: Of her waking hours, was full-term & has typical development, probably not. You have to baby-proof your house sooner- especially re: dangling cords to hot appliances, stairs & open doors & monitor her closely. Walkers abduct the hips, not a natural position for walking. Gross (large) motor skills progress head-toe the first year, so tummy time is best for play. " crawl before you walk" is true. ...Read more
My 3week baby is spitting up every time I try to lay her done. Not the first time this has happened.I wonder if it is any side effect of colic remedie?
? Reflux: Most babies spit up and some more than others. The area where the esophagus enters the stomach has a physiologic valve that is often loose and allows milk to come back up. A baby often does better in a position where the head is more elevated. Sometimes it is better not to burp these babies as it causes the spitting to occur. It is unlikely caused by the colic medication. All the best. ...Read more
My baby is 7 weeks old and when i go into an air conditioning stoor she would start fussing up, why is that and what can I do to help?
If its the A/C: If its the sudden change in air temperature, it may be startling her. Covering her more when you enter the store may help. ...Read more
I woke up sleeping on my back ! Can sleeping on your back while pregnant hurt the baby ? Will it cause a still birth in 3rd trimester? Is my baby okay
Baby should be fine: Normal pregnant women, or any woman, may sleep in whichever position she finds comfortable. Getting a good night's sleep is important, regardless of whether one is pregnant or not. All over the internet, people post "advice" (but without "proof") about pregnancy sleep positions, but one can read about some actual research results at: http://www.jogc.com/abstracts/full/200710_Commentary_1.pdf ...Read more
Is it easier to floss a child's teeth while they are lying down? I have a really difficult time getting my three year old to sit still while i try and floss. At the dentist though, while he's lying back in the chair, he seems to be fine. Is this the key m
If it works...: I find the easiest way to floss a child's teeth is have them sit in your lap facing away from you, leaning back against you, with their head tipped up. This gives them support and gives you easy access. If however your child is comfortable lying down, go for it. The important thing is daily flossing, not position. Good for you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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