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Do Down syndrome babies grow at a smaller rate in womb?

Do Down syndrome babies grow at a smaller rate in womb?

No: They tend to grow at a pretty normal rate prior to birth. Deficiencies in linear growth will eventually occcur in the average ds kid as they grow older. However, some maintain a relatively normal rate of growth, dependingg on other factors affecting their health. ...Read more

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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more


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When do babies begin to hear voices outside of the womb?

When do babies begin to hear voices outside of the womb?

From inside?: We know the basic structures are formed by 12 weeks, but are not sure when they can actually process the sounds like you do to consider it hearing. We know they respond with behavior changes when music is played and sent through the tummy. Babies also will recognize moms voice soon after birth. Since they don't remember back that far we can only speculate. ...Read more

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Is there a way for a woman whose womb was removed for medical reasons to have biological babies?

Is there a way for a woman whose womb was removed for medical reasons to have biological babies?

Takes $$/effort: If the woman's ovaries remain, these can be stimulated to make eggs. At the appropriate time these can be removed and placed in storage. The fathers sperm are added to create embryos which can then be placed in a a surrogate woman who carries the pregnancy.This requires a fertility center with the technical skill and local /national laws that permit the procedure. It is not always successful. ...Read more

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Do babies cry in d womb?

Do babies cry in d womb?

No: To cry you need air passing over vocal cords. This is not possible until the baby is born and breathing. ...Read more

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Do babies with Down syndrome usually weigh more or less in the womb?

Do babies with Down syndrome usually weigh more or less in the womb?

No correct answer: Children with down's syndrome have certain features that are indicative while in utero. Weight is not one of them. In utero weight is dependent on so many factors including maternal factors that fetal weight cannot be used with any accuracy. In my experience, children with Down syndrome often weigh similar to their siblings in utero. ...Read more

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Babies that hiccup in the womb healthy?

Babies that hiccup in the womb healthy?

Benign, common: This is a common benign finding in pregnancy.It will often continue off and on for weeks after the child is born. ...Read more

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Do babies with Down syndrome have swallowing problems in the womb?

Do babies with Down syndrome have swallowing problems in the womb?

Not specifically: Ds infants can have any of the sporadic issues that affect non ds infants, like esophageal atresia, where the swallowing tube is not hooked up, or urinary tract defects, both of which can lead to poor amniotic fluid production. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my babies cord is wrapped around his neck he has the hiccups a lot in the womb 2 times a day at least. Very nervous?

Is it possible that my babies cord is wrapped around his neck he has the hiccups a lot in the womb 2 times a day at least. Very nervous?

Many do: A neck wrap is common and thought to result around 12 wks when there is more room to flip around. The hiccups are unrelated. I have had healthy infants with as many as 5 wraps and their presence is often noted by poor progress in labor and abnormal changes during labor in the fetal heart rate on the monitor. This rarely causes any issues before the work of labor starts. C-section is often needed. ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies to hiccup a lot in the womb? My baby does it a lot I'm 33 weeks and all my prenatal stuff was ok and his heart rate was 140s

Is it normal for babies to hiccup a lot in the womb? My baby does it a lot I'm 33 weeks and all my prenatal stuff was ok and his heart rate was 140s

Yes that can happen: And hopefully the cnadian system will allow u to have another us 34-36 weeks that is an important one cause it gives an est fetal wt, checks the fluid and position of the baby, all of my obs always get one at that time. ...Read more

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How long does marijuana stay in a babies system that is still in the womb in the poop pee and blood?

How long does marijuana stay in a babies system that is still in the womb in the poop pee and blood?

Hard to know: Research on babies born after the mother smoked marijuana in pregnancy shows mixed results. Some of jamaican women even show no negative results. Http://tinyurl. Com/n85vrj3 nonetheless, thc remains in the baby at least as long as it remains in the mother -- depending on frequency of use, this could be months of positive urines since lase use. Thc is stored in placenta and other fat. ...Read more

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What are some disorders that can be caused by the baby not getting enough oxygen to the Brain? And which of them are most similar to a vegetative state

What are some disorders that can be caused by the baby not getting enough oxygen to the Brain? And which of them are most similar to a vegetative state

Different issues...: Time to talk with the baby's pediatrician, as a parent can get confused about what's happening to the baby. Being in a vegetative state is what we humans all try to avoid, because vegetative means we have only a portion of the life we are supposed to have as animals. Not getting enough oxygen is a different issue. One has to ask about oxygen... how little, for how long, in what kind of patient. ...Read more

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How loud does it get for a baby in the womb?

How loud does it get for a baby in the womb?

Not very: Imagine that you are snorkeling under water. Do you notice how muffled all of the sounds are from even a nearby motorboat? Same for the baby, who is under water, so to speak, and also has less developed hearing sensitivity. Most sounds outside your body would be very diminished in the intrauterine environment. ...Read more

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I have the copper coil in about 4 years I would like to get it removed but tried before and was told my womb was too low as I have never had a baby.

I have the copper coil in about 4 years I would like to get it removed but tried before and was told my womb was too low as I have never had a baby.

Nonsense: That's absolutely not any kind of reason; I'm not sure you'd even say there's such a thing as "too low." even with complete procidentia you can remove it. Ask again, if no luck see another doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for my baby to get shaken baby syndrome while in womb? During pregnancy? People tend to shake my belly to try to get my baby to move

Is it possible for my baby to get shaken baby syndrome while in womb? During pregnancy? People tend to shake my belly to try to get my baby to move

Unlikely: Shaken baby syndrome occurs when significant forces are applied to a baby after birth. Your body's uterus and fluids are quite effective for prevention of most traumatic injuries to your unborn baby. Best wishes ...Read more

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Feels like my nose has is clogged, but nothing is in it. My chest hurts in the center all the time and I feel like I'm not getting enough oxygen.

Feels like my nose has is clogged, but nothing is in it. My chest hurts in the center all the time and I feel like I'm not getting enough oxygen.

See a doc: The symptoms u describing may be related to multiple different conditions some of which may be serious, although much less likely than something as "trivial" as common cold or allergies. U should see a health provider for a check and possibly further investigations. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can they do to fix my left side of the heart apparently not getting enough oxygen according to two ECG's?

What can they do to fix my left side of the heart apparently not getting enough oxygen according to two ECG's?

Left side of heart: Need to find out what is the cause. Most likely rusty arteries. But would be unusual at your age unless you have familial hypercholesterolemia. Need more details. ...Read more

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Yesterday went to bed with huge acid reflux. Upon waking up a little short of breath. Oxygen saturation normal. Is this common?

Yesterday went to bed with huge acid reflux. Upon waking up a little short of breath. Oxygen saturation normal. Is this common?

Bad reflux can: Cause shortness of breath and can present similar to acute asthma.The acid from the stomach goes up and out the esophagus and down the trachea into the lungs. This acid burns the lungs causing swelling, increased mucus production and narrowing of the airways resulting in cough and shortness of breath. Rx- elevate head of bed to 30 degrees, increase dose of acid blockers, & see ur doc. ...Read more

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What happens to the baby in the womb of a mother who undergoes an emergency appendectomy?

What happens to the baby in the womb of a mother who undergoes an emergency appendectomy?

Usually just fine: Unless moms DX is delayed & her course complicated by systemic infection / intensive care etc. The baby should be fine. Baby is insulated from many of moms stresses. As long as blood and nutrient flow thru the placenta continues without interruption, it is just another day for baby. That said, success depends on the skill of the surgeon, OB & anesthesia team to keep baby safe. ...Read more

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I constantly get pains on my womb I don't know what to do now.?

I constantly get pains on my womb I don't know what to do now.?

Cramps: Uterine cramps are best treated by non-steroidal medicines such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen sodium. If this does not work, see your gyn doctor. ...Read more

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Are flea bites harmful to baby in womb??

Are flea bites harmful to baby in womb??

Depends: If that flea carried plague and you got sick I can see that that bite could be a problem. However, we don't see plague in this country and your average flea bite is just a nuisance, not a threat to you or baby. ...Read more

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When can a baby start kicking in the womb?

When can a baby start kicking in the womb?

20 weeks.: A baby can start kicking at anytime, the real question is when you should expect to feel the baby's movements. It's called quickening and it happens at around 18-20 weeks. People who've been pregnant before will often feel it earlier. Any earlier than that and it's probably indigestion. ...Read more

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Can a baby be determined to have diseases while still in the womb?

Can a baby be determined to have diseases while still in the womb?

Sometimes: Some conditions may be diagnosed or suspected based on prenatal genetic testing or ultrasounds. One example is down syndrome, which is a chromosomal disorder that can be diagnosed by amniocentesis. However, many disorders cannot be detected until birth or afterwards as the baby grows and develops. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant having enlaged womb?

Can I get pregnant having enlaged womb?

Yes.: Having an enlarged uterus does not prevent pregnancy. There are many reasons why a woman might have an enlarged uterus. Some of these can cause trouble keeping a pregnancy but would not usually prevent you from getting pregnant. You may want to consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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When can your baby hear you in the womb?

When can your baby hear you in the womb?

18+ weeks: Baby begins to hear around 18 weeks. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How often does the bby kick in the womb?

How often does the bby kick in the womb?

All day: Its a good sign but u need to feel 10 per day; if not, slow it down and concentrate for an hour, if no 10 movements go to l@d if past 24 or 25 weeks. There are no averages for the amount of times overall a baby may kick. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more


Womb (Definition)

The womb is the inside of the uterus ...Read more