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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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My mom's hands keep falling asleep out of no where she is 47 what could be causing this?

My mom's hands keep falling asleep out of no where she is 47 what could be causing this?

Nerve impingement: she is having some sort of nerve impingement. Depending on which part of the hand is going numb. She needs to see her physician and be evaluated so that the proper tests and referrals can be made. ...Read more

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As a new mom i need to know how long do babies sleep for?

As a new mom i need to know how long do babies sleep for?

@ 16 hours: Newborns sleep 8-9 daytime hours & 8-9 nighttime hours awakening every 3-4 hours to eat. Babies begin sleeping through the night (6-8 hours) at age 3 months. ...Read more

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My mom always try to carry my baby from her hands.. She would hold her hands & pull her up from her car seat.She says it will strengthen her. Is it ok?

My mom always try to carry my baby from her hands.. She would hold her hands & pull her up from her car seat.She says it will strengthen her. Is it ok?

Not a good idea: An infant should be picked up with both hands encircling the trunk. Pulling an infant or toddler up by the hands risks dislocating the radial bone at the elbow. This can produce a painful event that will land you in an urgent care center, doc's office or er. ...Read more

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I was at my moms today found out that my necie had chicken pox i was holding her, and before i washed my hands i held my baby too can my baby get it?

I was at my moms today found out that my necie had chicken pox i was holding her, and before i washed my hands i held my baby too can my baby get it?

Yes: Yes, if your baby has not been vaccinated against chickenpox, there is a chance that he or she will get it too. But you don't have to worry too much. Prior to vaccination, many children used to get chickenpox. It generally gets better on its own. ...Read more

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My mom feels a lot of pain in the palm of hands and all fingersit hurts her so much and cry like a baby. She have seen the dictors but nothing helpful. What should I do to help her? I am a nursing student.

My mom feels a lot of pain in the palm of hands and all fingersit hurts her so much and cry like a baby. She have seen the dictors but nothing helpful. What should I do to help her? I am a nursing student.

University med centr: I am so sorry about your mom's pain. You must be miserable to watch & unable to help. In my 30 years of practice, I have found that when a patient has a difficult to diagnose condition--one that has stumped other good doctors--the best course of action is to be evaluated at a university medical school affiliated clinic. These doctors are researching new answers & have more time to listen to you. ...Read more

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When I lay down my belly gets vibrating spasms. In small areas.. my mom says its the baby's hand or foot gettin stuck and shaking free. Is that true?

When I lay down my belly gets vibrating spasms.  In small areas.. my mom says its the baby's hand or foot gettin stuck and shaking free. Is that true?

Baby movement: The baby moves in the uterus at regular intervals and is enclosed in a large sac (bag of waters). It is extremely unlikely that a hand or foot can get stuck in a floating sac. ...Read more

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My baby often cried while sleeping and call "mom mom"?

My baby often cried while sleeping and call "mom mom"?

Babies: Please clarify what your question is. It sounds like you are asking if there is a problem with your baby crying for you at night. Opinions vary on this, but at least a little bit is normal. ...Read more

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Under what circumstances would a baby be delivered by forceps instead of doc's hands? It seems like hands would be less traumatic on baby and mama.

Under what circumstances would a baby be delivered by forceps instead of doc's hands? It seems like hands would be less traumatic on baby and mama.

If baby is STUCK: Forceps are definitely not as gentle and are only used in the rare event that your baby gets stuck pretty low in the birth canal and a c-section cannot be done. Most docs who deliver avoid foceps unless there is no choice. ...Read more

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11m old baby not sleeping even at 11pm. If I try to soothe or rock she jumps out of my hands and starts to roll on bed. How to soothe her?

11m old baby not sleeping even at 11pm. If I try to soothe or rock she jumps out of my hands and starts to roll on bed. How to soothe her?

Sleep hygiene: Try a new routine at bedtime, maybe avoid afternoon naps a bit, make sure she is in a quiet dark room without interruptions or noise before bedtime. Maybe sit down and get her ready for bedtime by reading a story, to get her drowsy on the way to going to sleep. Be creative : perhaps just try to wear her down without too much excitement in the evening so she just wants to nod off ...Read more

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