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What Happens When A 12yo Has A Baby
Multiple issues: The 12yo has > chance of complications in pregnancy including high blood pressure/ kidney injury/seizures/premature delivery and others. She is less likely to finish school, gain useful employment, avoid social & emotional problems of adulthood. Her infant is more likely to end up in the ICU nursery, have a birth defect, have learning pbms as a child and have lower educational attainment in adult. ...Read more
Question confusing: You talk about a 12 year old & then ? About baby food. The ingredients of commercial food products will be listed on the label. Anyone concerned about food allergies should develop the habit of inspecting the printed labels prior to purchase. Many of the national brands will also post ingredients on their website information page. Generally, stage 1 foods are the least likely to contain any fillers. ...Read more
The orthodontist has recommended that my 12 year old daughter should get her top baby canine teeth removed due to the position of the adult canines. Is this suggested ?
Ortho Consult: The orthodontist who consulted you has seen your daughter and has evaluated her radiographs, something that no one on this panel can do. Primary canines are often removed to make room for the secondary canines, but if you really question the diagnosis, you can always get another consultation from another local orthodontist who can examine your daughter. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a cavity in the back of my teeth how long do you think it will take to fill it? I am a 12 year old girl who has lost all of her baby teeth
Depends on the kid: Belts came in the 50's, car seats came in the 70's. It's hard for parents to identify with devices they never saw as children.The safest engineered position in a car is the driver, followed by back seat mid, then back seat right with rt front the most vulnerable. Sixty% of single fatality wrecks kill the front passenger. A 12yo over 4'7"&100lb could sit belted up front, if not 4'7, booster in back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: A healthy 12 yo should drift off to sleep when tired & awake rested. When this does not occur, an evaluation for physical or emotional factors that interfere is needed. Medical conditions such as hyperthroidism may be present. Emotional stress from school, developmental changes, social attachment, etc.May be involved. Have a talk with your child & destress situations if you can & schedule a dr visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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