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What Is The Best Way To Prevent Movement Of My Baby At Night
Depends on the age: Newborns typically like being bundled. Wrapping burrito-style in a thin blanket (or purchasing a sleep sack that has a velcro closure) helps keep them confined and comfortable. As babies start to roll, they enjoy moving around. Take the bumpers and any loose bedding or other potential airway obstructions out of the crib! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Immobilization: There are many ways to immobilize a broken bone. Most commonly is a cast, using a plaster or fiberglass cast to the entire length of the involved bone, including the joints above and below the break. Other ways include "internal fixation" where a metal plate or rod is placed either in or on the bone. Lastly is external fixation, where a bar is on the outside of the body attached w/ pins & screws. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back to sleep: Number one measure is to place your baby on her back when sleeping always until she is at least 9 months. Other measures include keeping room temperature comfortably cool, not smoking and placing on a firm baby mattress bed without any side bumpers, pillows, heavy sheets or stuffed animals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sounding good: If someone can't move their legs it would be a nerve problem from the spine or a brain problem from a stroke it would be an emergency if just happening, there could also be a significant infection in the spine or a blood flow problem to the spine or a bleed in the spine or brain. ...Read more
Kick Counting: Fetal movement is reassuring. Babies that are in trouble stop moving, usually awhile before they are at risk of stillbirth. Monitoring fetal movement is a way to make sure that baby is doing well without hooking you up to a fetal monitor. If your monitoring indicates that baby isn't moving enough, you can go to the hospital for electronic fetal monitoring. Best wishes! ...Read more
What could be the problem and what all can I do to have a normal bowel movement and prevent this from happening again?
Try these: Ideally we should have a bowel movement/ bm everyday to flush out the toxins in our stool. But with some people, their average bm is every few days. Drinks lots of liquids, eat more fiber fruits and veggies, take some stool softeners & laxatives if you're constipated every now and then, get more exercise. Hope you feel better! ...Read more
How do retainers prevent underbite from relapsing after ortho? I know they prevent movement within the arch but how do they prevent bad bite relapse?
Orthodontics: If you've been treated adequately by a skilled Orthodontist, he/she can discuss these issues with you better on a one to one basis, rather than a simple answer over the internet. If you have not seen an Orthodontist, find one and discuss treatment options, prognosis, limitations and retention afterwards. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My lunate bone keeps getting "stuck" according to my physio which causes pain and restricts my movement. How do I prevent this from happening ?
Could be a problem: The lunate only gets "stuck" if there has been a severe injury to the ligaments that keep it in place. This would need to be corrected surgically. You need to see a hand surgeon to get a proper examination. If your therapist is skilled enough to diagnose a lunate problem, he or she should be able to refer you to a good hand surgeon as well. ...Read more
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