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What Should I Do To Protect My Baby When Flying
Not just the fetus: The amount of radiation in simple xrays is small & unlikely to cause any issue, yet we are very sensitive to the complex changes in fetal development.The first 4-12 wks of fetal development marks the most vulnerable period to injury & after that point we worry less. Xray exposure also adds up over time & the eggs nearby in your ovaries don't need any we can avoid. After birth, babies ready for life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Call the airline: A private company can set up any restriction it wants (within reason). During my Navy years at an overseas duty station I routinely discharged mom/baby to a van that took them to an airport to fly back to the states. There was no problem at that point getting tickets or with the baby, but I would call ahead or search for info online from the airline. ...Read more
How far back can adderall stay in my unborn babies system, and will child protective services be called if its found? I am due in January
Quite a while: If you show up on the CFS watch list we test and do so on the first poop.This material starts to form after 12 wks and can retain at least trace amounts of drugs for months.If these were used as a prescription under a docs care, iit in not a problem. If it shows up and was used illegally you have a problem. ...Read more
What about babies that don't have protection b/c they haven't gotten both flu shots due to age? If a baby gets the flu do they typically get better?
Most do: Flu can hit an any age and the outcome varies.We recommend that pregnant women get the flu injected vaccine during pregnancy so the antibodies she makes will be shared and protect baby in its early months. Those that come in close contact with a new baby should also get a flu shot,so they don't bring it to baby.Early recognition and care can lead to good outcomes if a baby gets flu. ...Read more
Other than infant sunscreen & lotion, shade hats, & cool clothing, what can I bring to protect from sun burn?
Yes: It is standard protocol to fully occlude both eyes during phototherapy. ...Read more