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Doctor insights on: Unborn Babies And Hiccups

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Dr. Hatem Asad
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Hiccups (Definition)

Hiccups = involuntary spasm of diaphragm followed by ...Read more


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Can hunger harm my unborn baby?

Can hunger harm my unborn baby?

That depends: If you mean that you are eating a meal 1-2 hours late, so you are hungry, then no, this is fine. If you mean you are not eating regular meals or not getting enough nutrition, then yes, this can harm your unborn baby. ...Read more

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Can newborn babies breathe whilst drinking?

Can newborn babies breathe whilst drinking?

Sometimes: Sometimes infants are not coordinated and drink and breathe at the same time. This may cause coughing or in some cases as aspiration pneumonia. This situation occurs more often in premature infants or infants who were depressed at birth. It still could happen with other infants and it takes time and patience to teach them how to not do both at the same time. Aspeechtherapist may help. ...Read more

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Will anaphylaxis harm my unborn baby?

Will anaphylaxis harm my unborn baby?

Yes: Anaphylaxis in the mother may cause profound distress in the fetus. Be sure to have a couple of Epinephrine injectors with you at all times and take extra precaution on the triggers. ...Read more

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Will often smelling rubbing alcohol harm my unborn baby?

Will often smelling rubbing alcohol harm my unborn baby?

"Sniff" test: If you are smelling rubbing alcohol when it is applied to an area on the body therapeutically in a well ventilated area, no. If you are "sniffing" alcohol as a practice then the answer is yes, that could be harmful. ...Read more

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Do ALL unborn babies get fetal hiccups? Or is it just some ?

Do ALL unborn babies get fetal hiccups? Or is it just some ?

Pretty much all: Not a rarity or abnormality. Just the baby doing it's thing. No worries. ...Read more

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Can septasemia harm my unborn baby?

Can septasemia harm my unborn baby?

Septicemia: If you have a blood infection called sepsis, this is very dangerous during a pregnancy and should include hospitalization and IV antibiotics. Your question needs context! ...Read more

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Baby teeth- how important are baby teeth? Can rotten baby teeth affect babies? When should I take baby to the doctor?

Baby teeth- how important are baby teeth? Can rotten baby teeth affect babies? When should I take baby to the doctor?

Yes. Peds dentist: Rotten baby teeth can reflect more than poor hygiene, and can sometimes be a sign of a nutritional or systemic disorder. Although they will be replaced by adult teeth, rotten teeth and associated bacteria in the mouth have been linked to heart disease in adults. Get your baby to a pediatric dentist as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Does fetal alcohol syndrome affect boy babies or girl babies more?

Does fetal alcohol syndrome affect boy babies or girl babies more?

No difference: Fetal alcohol syndrome (fas) affects both boys and girls. Fas and alcohol related neurodevelopmental disorder (arnd) are caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol and result in cognitive, learning, emotional, social, and behavioral problems in both genders of children. ...Read more

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Can bladder infections harm my unborn baby during pregnancy?

Can bladder infections harm my unborn baby during pregnancy?

Anything possible: But not likely. If the infection remains confined to the urinary tract there is little evidence that this will be harmful to the fetus. Get better and have a great baby. ...Read more

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Will frequent crying harm my baby who has colic?

Will frequent crying harm my baby who has colic?

No: No, your baby's frequent crying due to colic will not harm him/her. Colic is still one of those great mysteries that has no definitive treatment except time. Thus, many colicky babies do cry a lot (many hours in fact). Due to all the crying, it is imperative for a parent to sometimes put the baby down if they feel the crying is getting to them, and this will not harm the baby at all. ...Read more

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When should babies stop eating baby food?

When should babies stop eating baby food?

No fixed age: You can transition the child, after six months of age, to regular food as the child tolerates it. Eating baby food will not adversely affect the child's health. ...Read more

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Does breathing difficulties during pregnancy while eating,walking and drinking harm the fetus?

Does breathing difficulties during pregnancy while eating,walking and drinking harm the fetus?

No: generally mild breathing issues are very common in pregnancy and provide no risk to the fetus. Only in severe cases (asthma) is there a potential problem ...Read more

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What baby formula for gassy babies taste best to breastmilk?

What baby formula for gassy babies taste best to breastmilk?

Wouldn't switch: I wouldn't switch from breast milk because of gassy baby. Typically babies are gassy because they swallow a lot of air. This should improve when the baby is more efficient at eating. Typically this is by 6 months of age. ...Read more

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Can a newborn baby sleep on their tummy?

Can a newborn baby sleep on their tummy?

Safety issue: In the 90's the world data showed higher rates of crib death in all cultures that belly slept their babies. After the "Back to sleep" campaign has been in effect in the US, the crib death rate has fallen 40% in most populations studied. The can sleep on their tummy, but I would never suggest it unless there was a specific medical condition where they must. ...Read more

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Signs that unborn baby is hungry?

Signs that unborn baby is hungry?

Don't worry the: Unborn baby's need for nourishment will be handled via the umbilical cord. ...Read more

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Why doesn't my baby cry as much as other babies? My baby almost never cries!

Why doesn't my baby cry as much as other babies?  My baby almost never cries!

Lucky: Every baby is different, some cry alot and others not as much. I would not consider this abnormal. Be thankful for such a nice disposition of your baby. ...Read more

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Drinking castor oil during pregnancy can harm my unborn baby?

Drinking castor oil during pregnancy can harm my unborn baby?

Yes: Caster oil is considered a category x or dangerous drug during pregnancy. Its side effects include the induction of premature labor and miscarriage. It is sometimes used by midwives at the end of a pregnancy to trigger labor, but caution is advised. ...Read more