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What should I do if my infant has bumped head on 2 ft. Fall into a dresser?

What should I do if my infant has bumped head on 2 ft. Fall into a dresser?

He needs head images: In children less than two years of age, even minor head trauma can be complicated by skull fractures and intracranial injury. If you have an infant less than 12 months of age, that fell 2 feet in to a hard surface, he should be taken in to be seen by his pediatrician or to the er for imaging of his head as soon as possible. ...Read more

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When will my infant's umbilical cord fall off?

When will my infant's umbilical cord fall off?

1 weeks: The umbilical cord usually falls off in the first 7-10 days. May take up to two weeks. If you were told to clean with alcohol, then do so once a day. Cleaning every diaper change with alcohol keeps it too clean and delays falling off.Once it falls off it will stink for a week or so. Then you can clean every change with alcohol. ...Read more

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Up until what age can a lady fall pregnant or have babies? I am 34 years old and don't have babies yet

Up until what age can a lady fall pregnant or have babies? I am 34 years old and don't have babies yet

Risks for any pregnc: At 34 you are not too old for babies. Many consider the rate of down syndrome births as a marker for age & childbearing.Risks are lowest in the early 20's at about 1/2000 with a gradual increase in risks that hit 1/100 at 40 & 1/12 at 50.There is a baseline risk of about 4% of an unexpected outcome with any pregnancy.The ds risk must be added as age related risk. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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Why can't I fall pregnant? I've been trying naturally for over 6months. I have low iron but I've been pregnant once before so I know I can have babies.

Why can't I fall pregnant? I've been trying naturally for over 6months. I have low iron but I've been pregnant once before so I know I can have babies.

Fertility: If you have low iron, you may be anemic, as an iron molecule is essential to making red blood cells. Your health is always a factor in your ability to get pregnant. If you are anemic from deficiency of iron then you can be given oral iron supplements to rectify the anemia. The loss of menstrual blood monthly is often the cause of anemia. See your doctor for a check up. ...Read more

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What can cause a subdural hematoma on an infant if he did not fall or suffer a blow to the head?

What can cause a subdural hematoma on an infant if he did not fall or suffer a blow to the head?

Yes , can happen: Subdural hematoma can develop in infants with out injury or due is due to very minor injury when infant has benign enlargement of sub arachnoid spaces (BESS) This always a consideration in assessing child abuse . ...Read more

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I have an umbilical hernia. If i fall pregnant with it is it ok? Should i repair first or have babies and then repair ? Thankyou

I have an umbilical hernia.  If i fall pregnant with it is it ok?   Should i repair first or have babies and then repair ?  Thankyou

Babies if no pain: If the hernia is causing significant pain, then you should have it fixed now, heal for several weeks, and then have children. If the hernia is not bothering you, especially if it is small, and it does not contain intestines, then you can have children first. ...Read more

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Are night wakings in infants other than those for feedings common and should the infant be helped to fall back asleep or left to 'cry it out'?

Are night wakings in infants other than those for feedings common and should the infant be helped to fall back asleep or left to 'cry it out'?

Pediatrician: Touch base with your pediatrician. It's common, and reasons could include teething, increased need for food, etc. But if your baby was sleeping well, then maybe something else is going on. ...Read more

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I'm a mother if 4 children i had my last 4.5 months ago why dose my hair become so fine and fall out after I have my babies when they are at 3 months?

I'm a mother if 4 children i had my last 4.5 months ago why dose my hair become so fine and fall out after I have my babies when they are at 3 months?

Hair loss: This can be a normal occurrence after delivery. This is due to the decreased level of Estrogens after delivery. Estrogens were responsible for your hair growth during your pregnancy. Occasionally you can develop hypothyroidism and lose your hair but by and large hair loss is a normal phenomenon. ...Read more

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Do to a fall, my 6 week old infant needed a cat scan. What are the side effects of a scan at such a young age? The dr said cancer but how soon?

Do to a fall, my 6 week old infant needed a cat scan. What are the side effects of a scan at such a young age? The dr said cancer but how soon?

Wouldn't worry: There is a tiny increase in cancer risk later in life children who have a bunch of ct scans. We're exposed to unavoidable natural radiation every day, and compared to this, the dose you get from a worthwhile ct scan is trivial. I'm glad junior is okay and has a parent who care so much. ...Read more

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What is bpd, and why doesn't it happen to regular babies?

What is bpd, and why doesn't it happen to regular babies?

Pulmonary injury: Bpd is a term for the scaring that occurs as a reaction in premi's lung tissue to long term high ventilator pressures & oxygen needed to keep them alive.If delivered early we must push oxygen into weak tissue because thats all there is.This can leave scarring.Term babies or near term premi's are more resilient & usually get better with less oxygen & pressure to get over any problems. ...Read more

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Does nec only happen to premature babies?

Does nec only happen to premature babies?

No: Necrotizing enterocolitis (nec) is a serious intestinal problem that occurs in some premature babies. Nec can happen, but is much less common, in full-term babies. In nec, a combination of decreased blood flow to the intestines plus infection of the intestines with bacteria, leads to severe damage to parts of the intestines. Surgical removal of some damaged intestines must be done in some cases. ...Read more

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Why does ivh mainly happen in premature babies?

Why does ivh mainly happen in premature babies?

Uterus best incubatr: Premi babies are by definition not ready for the outside world. When they are delivered & staff scrambles to assist their breathing and support a weak blood pressure, shifts in blood flow & blood pressure strain the immature vessels of the brain & they may leak to form an ivh. As the baby "ripens"the vessels strengthen & their need for support also drops.Ivh can happen then but seldom does. ...Read more

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What happened to babies before antibiotics were invented?

What happened to babies before antibiotics were invented?

Same as now: Some lived a normal life and some got infections and died. The proportion is just different. Antibiotics and vaccines have both resulted in a better life for everyone. ...Read more

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How do you know if you can have babies? I have been trying for over a year and nothing has happened?

How do you know if you can have babies? I have been trying for over a year and nothing has happened?

Fertility Testing: It is taught that if one is unsuccessful after one year of trying to conceive both the female and the male need to be fully tested at a fertility clinic. ...Read more

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My child is in the six month infant. What happens to the child now in this time, what action does or can do?

My child is in the six month infant. What happens to the child now in this time, what action does or can do?

The following: Baby may be starting to sit up alone by six months.Our 6-month-old can probably roll from his back to his stomach and vice versa. Some babies can propel themselves around the floor using this rolling method. ...Read more

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My child is in the third month infant. What happens to the child now in this time, what action does or can do?

My child is in the third month infant. What happens to the child now in this time, what action does or can do?

3 month old baby: Your 3 month old baby should be more fun now - ready smile, cooing or making sounds/noises, tracking you with his eyes.Perhaps also starting to reach for objects in front of him or even laugh. You can actually make a conversation with him just by putting your face close to his and start making noise on your own. Start talking to him in real words - this will make him more intelligent. Have fun. ...Read more

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My child is in the fifth month infant. What happens to the child now in this time, what action does or can do?

My child is in the fifth month infant. What happens to the child now in this time, what action does or can do?

Child Development: This question would require a whole text book to answer it. Most of the people i know who are young parents have at least one book on child development so that they can follow along and understand what are the norms for children as they grow. ...Read more

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My child is in the fourth month infant. What happens to the child now in this time, what action does or can do?

At this age..: ...The child continues to become more interactive and vocal, rolls over, and begins reaching for things. The head should be steady, and he should look for the source of a sound, and follow you around with his eyes. It's a fun time! ...Read more

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What happens to babies whose moms are addicted?

What happens to babies whose moms are addicted?

After detox: They will develop normally. Unfortunately, they often start with disadvantages and don't catch up. What is of concern is increased tendency to addiction when older. ...Read more