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What is a doctor that delivers baby called?

What is a doctor that delivers baby called?

Obstetrician.: A doctor that specializes in delivering babies is called an obstetrician. Most obstetricians are also gynecologists and are commonly called ob/gyns for short. Obstetrics involves prenatal care, birth, and the postpartum period, while gynecology includes other aspects of the female reproductive system besides pregnancy and birth. Some family medicine doctors may also choose to deliver babies. ...Read more

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How high should my babies fever be before I call the doctor?

How high should my babies fever be before I call the doctor?

100.4F or 38C: Babies younger than 2 months manifest signs and symptoms of serious infections (sepsis) in a more subtle fashion than older children. It is important to take your young infant to the doctor if he or she is feeding poorly, is sleepier than usual (lethargic) has an unusual rash, or has an elevated temp – even if that is the only symptom. ...Read more

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My infant is showing signs of dehydration. When do I call the doctor? My baby has been ill and is having fewer wet diapers than normal. I’ve tried to give her pedialyte, but she isn’t taking much of it. At what point do I need to call her pediatrician?

My infant is showing signs of dehydration. When do I call the doctor? My baby has been ill and is having fewer wet diapers than normal. I’ve tried to give her pedialyte, but she isn’t taking much of it. At what point do I need to call her pediatrician?

Call Dr. now: Signs of dehydration include fewer wet diapers, tears and saliva that is thicker than usual. Infants may become dehydrated in just a few hours. It sounds like you've done the basics-it's time to discuss the details with your doctor. It will be much easier to treat the problem early. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal for doctors to be touchy feely and call their patients sweetie, honey or baby?

Is it normal for doctors to be touchy feely and call their patients sweetie, honey or baby?

Not professional: I would hope not! if it is a male or female dr., they should show more professionalism than too much outward comments and touching. I would ask them to stop or go somewhere else. ...Read more

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Do I need to call the doctor if I have bleeding after my baby is born?

Do I need to call the doctor if I have bleeding after my baby is born?

If it's a lot, yes: Bleeding after delivering a baby is normal. Moms who deliver in the hospital will usually have their blood count checked the day after delivery to make sure they have not lost too much blood. If, however, you pass a blood clot the size of a grapefruit or larger, or if bleeding is copious, or if you feel ill, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Son had loose fecal accident in small unchlorinated baby pool. Did not know until after he swam in it for an hour. Should I call doc? Need meds?

Son had loose fecal accident in small unchlorinated baby pool.  Did not know until after he swam in it for an hour.  Should I call doc? Need meds?

Observe for now: Children or older people can catch certain waterborne illnesses ( e.g. giardia, cryptosporidium E. coli etc) from contaminated water, that is Unchlorinated. If he develops any symptoms in a few days like diarrhea, abdominal cramps fever or vomiting, get him checked to rule out some of those conditions. ...Read more

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When should I call the doctor for my baby's fever?

When should I call the doctor for my baby's fever?

When less than 3 mos: It depends on the age of your child as well as other symptoms. For any baby under 3 months of age, a fever over 100.4 deg F taken rectally is considered a fever and an emergency. When your child is older than that, if they have any other concerning symptoms with the fever such as ear pain, deep cough, trouble breathing, lethargy, or the fever persists, you should call your doctor. ...Read more

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My baby always throws up after coughing, should I call my doctor?

My baby always throws up after coughing, should I call my doctor?

Yes: Always is a very powerful word....So if your baby always throws up after coughing, i would want him seen. Food is meant to go down the digestive tract, not up (except when one has a stomach bug). (s)he could just have reflux or perhaps a mild respiratory condition. When parents use "always" and "never" and mean it, i generally want to evaluate that child. ...Read more

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If my baby’s nose has been runny for a week, should I call the doctor?

If my baby’s nose has been runny for a week, should I call the doctor?

Not necessarily: Most colds last 7-10 days. If baby doesn't have a fever or trouble breathing, and has been peeing normally (even if eating/drinking a little less), s/he may not need to be seen. Unfortunately we don't have treatment for runny noses, although nasal saline drops and bulb suctioning can help baby feel better. If you have concerns, though, your doctor is happy to check her/him! ...Read more

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