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What is fontanelle in a baby?

What is fontanelle in a baby?

The soft spot: The fontenelle is the soft spot on the front of the babies head. There is another in the back of the head at birth but this one closes sooner then the front one. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Soft Spot On Top Of Head (Definition)

In an infant, the space where two skull-bone sutures join forms a membrane-covered "soft spot" called a fontanel (fontanelle). The fontanels allow for growth of the skull during an infant's first year. The fontanels should feel firm and very slightly curved inward to the touch. A tense or bulging fontanel occurs when fluid builds up in the skull cavity or when pressure increases in the brain (increased intracranial pressure). When the infant is crying, lying down, or vomiting, the fontanels may look like they are slightly bulging, but they should return to normal when the infant is in ...Read more


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What is bpd in a baby?

What is bpd in a baby?

Biparietal Diameter: Bpd (biparietal diameter) is the ultrasound measurement across the head at the level of the parietal bones. It is used in the assessment of fetal age in conjunction with other fetal measurements. ...Read more

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When a baby is born without a pituitary gland, what is that called?

Varies with defect: Isolated absence of the pituitary gland is called pituitary aplasia. It often occurs in combination with other physical and organ defects. ...Read more

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What is a reflux in a new born baby?

What is a reflux in a new born baby?

Reflux is common: Reflux occurs when you bring something up from the stomach into the mouth.It is universal.Any baby who burps or spits has natural reflux & some have it bad enough to loose weight & experience heartburn symptoms. Symptomatic reflux is gerd & i see many that peak in their symptoms around 4-5 mo. After they sit or stand most of the day it tends to improve.Meds help some. ...Read more

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What is a baby bump?

What is a baby bump?

Baby on Board: "baby bump" usually means the belly of a pregnant mom. ...Read more

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What is the word for a baby that dies before it is born?

What is the word for a baby that dies before it is born?

Still born: Still born are born without a heart rate and are apneic, limp, pale and cyanotic. ...Read more

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What is it called when a baby is born with a veil over/on their eyes?

What is it called when a baby is born with a veil over/on their eyes?

Caul: A caul or a veil covering a baby's eyes is a rare phenomenon. It due to a remnant of an amniotic sac and may people consider it a good luck omen ...Read more

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Our baby is one year old and is not crawling or walking. Is that a concern?

Our baby is one year old and is not crawling or walking. Is that a concern?

Developmental delay: Yes it is of concern. We expect to see babies crawling sometime between 6-10 months. Along with crawling we expect to see "cruising" which is where the pull themselves to their feet and walk along holding onto furniture.The first steps should happen around 12 months.At the one year well child check discuss this with your pediatrician so appropriate referrals can be made if necessary.Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it a good if the baby is facing head down?

Is it a good if the baby is facing head down?

Yes: The baby needs to be facing head down to have a normal vaginal delivery. This is the optimal position for the baby to be in. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a baby bump and a hernia?

What is the difference between a baby bump and a hernia?

Baby bump: A baby bump is a pregnant belly whereas a hernia is a defect in the layers of the abdomen. ...Read more

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Please what is neutrophil distribution and what are the implications if it is 16.7% in a 10month old baby boy? Thanks

Please what is neutrophil distribution and what are the implications if it is 16.7% in a 10month old baby boy? Thanks

Incomplete info: It would be useful to look at the entire report and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to interpret lab results. If the neutrophil count is 16.7% of the white blood cells, that is too low and needs to be investigated. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003657.htm. ...Read more

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What are the risks of turning a baby that is breech with a anterior placenta?

What are the risks of turning a baby that is breech with a anterior placenta?

More difficult: The risk of causing an abnormality in the baby's heart rate is the same regardless of where the placenta is. An anterior placenta makes turning the baby a little more challenging because it is in between the doctor's hands and the baby. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a vsd in a baby?

What is the cause of a vsd in a baby?

Unkown: The formation of the wall between the ventricles is late in cardiac development, but usually complete before the 12th week of pregnancy. The specific cause for a vsd is not well understood, but appears to be complex interaction of genes and gene modifiers. ...Read more

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What is the difference in a spoiled n clingy baby?

What is the difference in a spoiled n clingy baby?

The difference....: ....Between a spoiled and clingy baby and what? In order know the difference, there needs to be something else to be different from. ...Read more

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What does this mean in a urine coulture? 300col/ml this is the result of my baby shes 9 months

What does this mean in a urine coulture?  300col/ml    this is the result of my baby shes 9 months

Coliforms: It means there is coliform bacteria present in the sample you gave. It may or may not merely be a contaminant. ...Read more

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What are the risks to baby if she is born vaginally in a breech position?

What are the risks to baby if she is born vaginally in a breech position?

Very risky: Among breech babies, >50% switch to cephalic at 32wks, and it even happens at 38wks spontaneously. OBGYNs can perform a VERSION to flip baby at term, but DON'T TRY @ HOME. All breech babies should be delivered via C-Section b/c the risk of vaginal delivery is too great (head entrapment and fetal death due to cord compression). Only in RARE situations are vaginal deliveries performed. ...Read more

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What is normally the outcome of a baby born with brown eyes?

What is normally the outcome of a baby born with brown eyes?

ODD QUESTION: A babies eye color has essentially no influence on their "outcome".It dos not decide longevity or risk of various conditions. ...Read more

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At what age in a baby does baby acne typically appear?

At what age in a baby does baby acne typically appear?

Newborn: Baby acne usually appears in the first few weeks and can last a couple months. ...Read more

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What kind of formula is best for a newborn baby?

What kind of formula is best for a newborn baby?

Breast is best: Standard formulas are largely similar to one another. Most people start with cow's milk based formulas since they are remotely closer to breast milk. Soy formulas are for those with lactose intolerance or milk protein sensitivities. ...Read more