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What's The Earliest You Can Find Out Gender Of Baby
Gender Selection: No. The only way to guarantee a baby's gender is to do in vitro fertilization and then test the gender of each embryo prior to implantation. You can try to filter sperm based on weight to select a gender but this method is not fool proof. There is no way to naturally encourage one gender over the other. ...Read more
My babies heart rate was 170 beats/min in 8 weeks 6 days, 166 in 13 weeks 1 day, 137 in 25 weeks. By this can I able to know the gender of the baby?
My babies heart rate was 170 beats/min in 12 weeks 4 days, 147 in 19 weeks 1 day, 131 in 27 weeks. By this can I able to know the gender of the baby? If can please tell me the gender
Sex determination: By heart rates is not reliable. By this stage, your OB should be able to accurately determine the gender of your baby with an ultrasound. Congratulations! ...Read more
Many causes: Babies can deliver before term due to many causes. Illness in the mother, teen pregnancy, short interval between pregnancies, smoking, maternal trauma, structural problems with the cervix or uterus, alcohol use during pregnancy, maternal diabetes, other chronic illnesses. About 50 percent of the time no cause is apparent. ...Read more
Toddlers: It is too early for grown up food. Please follow the advice of your pediatrician and the baby book they recommended you read when you had your baby. ...Read more
Birth, but: Fifty years ago some kids were fed solids as soon as they got home because the home made formula was better for cows than babies. Noe that breast feeding or modern formulas are here, they do not need anything for the first year. Most recommend they start after they can sit up and the tongue thrust fades at 6mo. Early feedings risk hospitalization for food reactions, later, not so risky. ...Read more
Variable: Some infants get teeth sooner than others, but on average teething occurs around 6-9 months of age... Occasionally you may see an infant as young as 4 months begin to have teething issues, which are mostly irritability, fussiness, and increases in drooling or desire to chew on things. Some infants may even develop a "low grade" temperature of 99-100 degrees. Referred pain to ears is also common. ...Read more
Depends on Healthy:
3 wks and above are not even classified as early.
10 weeks early and above the outcomes are good with lower risks of prolonged ventilator needs and can generally go home within a month of due date.
Every 2 weeks earlier, the risks of deathbad outsomes go up and length of stay goes up.
Edge of viability (not counting good outcome) is 16-17 weeks early.
Very early: Fpies is an 'allergy' that is not connected to ige (allergy component) it is a direct reaction with the protein from he ingested item and and the hosts protein just read article describing it and it can occur as early as 3 months it is not like allergy which needs two or three contacts to start affecting the child the only way to find out which is the suspected one is to actually give it to chid. ...Read more
Preventive care: I recommend that babies born at term and w/o complications be rather sheltered for the first 2 months after birth, especially in the winter season, where a common cold or flu could potentially cause significant respiratory distress in a young baby that would require hospitalization. If your baby is a former preemie, she needs special care at home and should be sheltered even longer than 2 months. ...Read more
Several things: It depends on what stage a pregnancy is in & what the cause of early labor is. Options include hormones, a circlage (ring that goes around the cervix to hold it closed), strict bedrest, and drugs like beta-agonists and IV magnesium. Blood pressure meds & antibiotics are used for certain types of preterm labor. Steroids are used to help mature the baby's lungs & antibiotics to prevent infection. ...Read more
How accurate are 6 week ultrasounds and why do some babies come 2 weeks early if ultrasounds are accurate?
Fairly accurate: Onset of labor and delivery depends on multiple factors, mostly maternal, and estimates are that 10% of infants are born earlier than 37 weeks. Age of mother, prenatal care, size and number of babies, uterine shape, maternal smoking or drugs, previous cervical cone biopsy and maternal infection are the most common. ...Read more
Any age: Children's gas drops (most contain Simethicone & others are "homeopathic") are often okay to give to young infants, including newborns. However, you should read the indications & instructions for any product and consult your Pediatrician if you feel something more serious could be going on. ...Read more
Pretty much: Fetal growth does not pick up until it reaches 25 weeks. ...Read more
No: Babies teeth erupt on their own time scale which is quite variable. Some have a couple teeth at birth and some have none until 15+ months. The cause of this variability is unknown. ...Read more
Friend used ecstasy before realizing she was pregnant. What are latest findings re ecstasy use in early pregnancy on babies?
Ecstasy in pregnancy: Hopefully your friend has not done any damage to her fetus if she stopped its use early. She should discuss the problem with her obstetrician. ...Read more
My son is 9 months -- I want to get pregnant again soon. Is it too early? Are there any risks having babies so close together?
Next child: Your OB/gyne will know your history and be able to answer this more reliably, ...Read more
Is it common for preemie babies to have low apgar scores? (35wks+ 3 days)? Or can they have a good score even though they were early?
Premmies: Premature infants can have hi or low apgar scores, depends on the cause of prematurity. Ex if mom's cervix dilates early then the apgar score may be normal. Or if there is a medical condition affecting the fetus, like placenta tear, then the score could be low, in which case the baby needs help to fix the causes (oxygen, or blood, or pressure breathes, etc) with quicker recovery better than slow. ...Read more
10 months old infant has caught cold and is sneezing. What should I do? I don't want him to take medicines so early in life.
See your Peds: If cold symptoms persist see your Pediatrician, if this is a cold that is most likely viral and medication is not needed. You may want to keep your child's nose clear with saline drops and possible gentle suctioning with a nasal suction bulb. ...Read more
Doctors are worried about me having a premature baby -- I know a lot of moms who have babies early and their kids are fine?
It's complex: There can be many issues with premature babies. They can have breathing problems associated with immature lungs. They can have feeding and digestion issues due to immaturity of the GI tract. Preemies may have difficulty regulating their temperature, which puts stress on their bodies. They have delicate blood vessels and can have bleeding into the brain. Future developmental issues possible. ...Read more
If a patient wanted to be induced early to avoid a difficult delivery of a large infant, how unusual will it be to induce at less than 36 weeks?
Extremely: No doctor should consider this based on current guidelines. You should be evaluated for causes of a large infant. Elective delivery should not be performed prior to 39 weeks. Estimated size is not an appropriate indication for early delivery due to the inaccuracy inherent in estimating fetal weight. Size may be considered when deciding the route of delivery. ...Read more
Doc told me babies around my time in pregnancy is 3 lb & 5oz. Mine is weighing 6lb &8 oz. What are the Chances of having baby early?? (33wks)
I'm only 2 days late on my period and babies are a wonderful gift from god, what are the early stages of pregnancy?
Are babies ever tested for std's during any one of their early check ups or at birth (even if mother isn't suspect of anything)?
Depends: Most pregnancies that receive prenatal care will have some basic screening done during the pregnancy. If someone without prenatal care comes in for a delivery, some obtain some basic tests, like that for aids & syphilis & may look for other issues if any symptoms are evident. After birth, infants do not receive routine teats for any std's. ...Read more
Had 2 babies in my early 40's. Read that increased risk of breast cancer for 10 years after birth. How much of a risk? Breastfeed both.
Good ; bad news: Waiting until age 40 to interrupt the menstrual cycle with children does increase the risk of breast cancer for women in general. (bad news) the good news is that having a child decreases that risk for you compared to women who have never had children. Nonetheless, check your breasts monthly for "lumps." so that you can be around for high school graduation ceremonies for both of those children. ...Read more
In the 1960s, many women who took a tranquilizer called thalidomide early in pregnancy gave birth to babies with phocomelia. So how are vaccines any different now since they haven't been tested on pregnant women?
No testing?????????: You assume so much in your statement. Vaccines are one of the most monitored agents in the US over the past 3 decades. Each lot/dose are recorded in detail from creation to administration. An adverse events, from a bad reaction to a fetal abnormality would be reported to a central registry. Live vaccines are discouraged, but outcomes have shown no adverse effects. Dead vaccines are safe & effective ...Read more
29 weeks pregnant, babies head is engaged and have constant pressure on pelvic floor. What is the likelihood of early labour before full term?
Get checked: You will need to see an obgyn. The doctor can examine your cervix. If there is concern your doctor can do a sonographic cervical length and a test called a fetal fibronectin. With that information your question can then be answered. ...Read more
4th month: Around the the 48tj week the gender of the baby can be identified on a sinogram. ...Read more
18-22 wk anatomy US:
The fetal anatomy us at 18-22 weeks is the best time to check fetal gender, but there are no guarantees.
Sometimes it's hard to tell, and people have been surprised at delivery. ...Read more
Not much...: Cough and cold medications are no longer available for children under the age of 4 yrs. Most were not very helpful anyways. For kids over 1 yr old, a spoonful of honey works well to quell the tickle in your throat effect of a cold. Hot steam, like sitting in a shower, can get snot to drain out and thus decrease coughing. If severe, or there is difficulty breathing, consult your doc asap. ...Read more
With love and care: Tough to say the least, but with love and care it can be done. Many woman have cared for 2, 3, 4 babies etc. It is certainly harder than caring for just one. If you feel overwhelmed, make sure you discuss with friends and family, or your dr. And get support if needed. Good luck. ...Read more
You serious??????: This site is not a chat room and the 400 character limit for each answer can never cover a complete answer. There are thousands of books available on the subject. A good site for general info is HealthyChildren. Org. If you have a specific question for this site, provide background info and ask a specific question. We cannot see uploads or questions you asked in the past. ...Read more
7-10 months: Development of gross motor skills like crawling vary from baby to baby. They can also be affected by things like prolonged illness, prematurity, any congenital bone or joint problems, weight of infant. That all being said, the typical time is between 7 and 10 months of age. This is just one skill that we assess in looking at a baby's skills. And yes, I have seen occasional baby who skips crawling. ...Read more
There are risks: Assisted reproductive technology increases the risk for prematurity and low birth weight (as well as other factors) mainly because of the higher rate of twins and triplets etc. My neonatology colleagues are kept quite bust caring for very small babies from reproductive technology. There may also be an increased risk for birth defects due to so called epigenetic effects. ...Read more