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What Is The Best Way To Choose A Doctor For My Baby
Get recommendations: Ask your friends in the area. Choose a clinic convenient to your home, since you will be going there a lot. Don't be afraid to change pediatricians if you don't click with the first one. Look at the hours of their office- do they work everyday, only mwf? What works with your schedule? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: There are lots of different opinions on the "correct" stroller for your child. Frequently sites like consumer reports can help you by looking at the ones that have the best results. You want on that is easy to manage, doesn't have things that your baby can get caught in, and yet provide a good secure seat for your child with good support. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On his or her back: The chances of dying from sids (crib death) are worse, if a baby sleeps on his tummy. Years ago in america, when babies slept on their tummies, about 3 babies out of every 1000 would die of sids. Nowadays, when babies sleep on their backs, about 1 to 1.5 babies per 1000 die of sids. Parents should talk with the doctor if a baby won't sleep on his or her back. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Nursing Staff: Nicu nurses are some of the best you'll find. Highly dedicated & exceptionally well trained, they also have a lot invested in your premie. Still, they have different comfort levels & different personalities, good days and bad days. Show your appreciation for the nursing staff and maintain a good rapport. They can become your best nicu advocates and they'll help you reach your breastfeed goals. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Conservative.: If you baby is under 2 DO NOT use teething gel with benzocaine. Try liquid analgesics such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin and also cold teething rings from the refrigerator, not the freezer. The rubbery kind (without liquid) is best. If your child uses a pacifier you can also keep one in the fridge to use. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is the best way to choose a healthcare provider? How do I decide on the best place to give birth?
Ask your friends: This is usually the best way, since people you know and trust can give you an honest opinion on their experience with healthcare providers and hospitals where you may be interested in delivering. That being said, you should still check to be sure your providers are properly credentialled and the hospital is also properly certified. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Parents: It is your doctor who would have to decide to switch your meds, ask your parents to attend a session with you so the doctor can explain which meds are in your best interest. My best. ...Read more
Logic: Teens generally are in excellent health so most reasons for them to go to a doctor are obvious - trauma, unexplained pain, blurry vision. Your teen would like to correct such problems. Some teens have chronic disease like diabetes and consider a doctor visit sort of a punishment - these are tough cases. Routine visits probably aren't needed in teens unless an inherited condition might be found. ...Read more
Difficult: Mononucleosis is a viral infection, caused by epstein bar virus ( ebv) or cytomeglovirus, mode of spread is like cold , once infected stays in the body forever , how you are going to prevent kid from kissing ( also called kissing disease, ask for a monospot test ?. It is part of growing up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Generally there are two types of blisters, blood filled (deep injury) and fluid filled (superficial). The fluid filled is the most common and can be simply popped and apply triple antibiotic ointment to the area with bandaid. Leave the roof because it will fall off on its own, no need to peel it. If you have a blood blister, see you physician because it may be a bigger injury inside. ...Read more
Same way every time: Urban myth may have you believe you can pre-select your offspring but that is bogus.If you go the test tube baby route you might be able to pretest an embryo & have it implanted, but that is tedious & expensive.You get pregnant & get whatever the successful sperm has made.(the sperm determines the sex)you have the same chance for boy or girl any pregnancy. ...Read more
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