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What Happens To A Baby After A Mom Who Is Insulin Dependent Gives Birth
Blood Sugar Monitor: Newborn babies who have insulin-dependent moms during pregnancy are at risk for being hypoglycemic after birth. This is because the baby is accustomed to a high-insulin environment, and once born, is also producing quite a bit of its own insulin. This decreases the baby's blood sugar after birth, which is closely monitored and corrected if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Women who maintain tight control of their diabetes, with A1c values in a great range,could have a birth similar to other mothers.The less tight the control, and higher the A1c values, the more risk for baby.Baby makes its own insulin based on the glucose amount coming over the placenta. If they make a lot, and the cord is clamped, their blood sugar drops and they may need IV's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it going to warp young kids to see their mom give birth? She doesn't even want pain medication or a gown.
No: Birth is a natural event. Not an illness. I would not like this if the people are not mature enough to know when to say when. I don't think it is wise to put the children under this stress when they could be able to hear the first heard sound of the baby from a room near by. I like to have fathers present for the delivery for the bonding. ...Read more
If a mom is a pos and the dad is a neg will that have any threat to a baby threw any part of the 9m or at birth ?
No: The problem is rh sensitization. That happens when the mom is rh negative. Given you are rh positive should not be a problem. ...Read more
Childbirth & gravity: In Native American other cultures childbirth is accomplished in a squatting position. In "modern medicine" childbirth has been done in a dorsal lithotomy position(back). Why? Probably due to access for the Attendant to facilitate the delivery and provide emergency care. With the continuing rise in C/sections "back position delivery" may soon apply only to C/sections.(smile) ...Read more
Mom is 5'4 gave birth to a 5.10 pds baby. Mom Gained roughly 22 pds. Is baby in danger to any probs bc of low birth weight? He looks VERY tiny
When exactly do i ask for baby boy to be circumcised? After birth? Before? And is it very painful? how long does it take for it to heal? 1s tm mom
Circumcision: Find out who is going to do the surgery for this and talk to them about your questions. It is a very important decision to be made before o the birth of the baby. ...Read more