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When is it safe to have someone try and turn my baby?

When is it safe to have someone try and turn my baby?

After 36 weeks: Patients who have completed 36 weeks of gestation are preferred candidates for external cephalic versions (turn the baby, if not head down). Generally, spontaneous versions are likely to have taken place by 36 completed weeks. If done prematurely, babies can revert back to breech. Also, if complications arise during an attempted version, emergency delivery of a term infant can be accomplished. ...Read more

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When is it safe to leave my baby with a sitter?

When is it safe to leave my baby with a sitter?

2: It is safe to leave your baby with a sitter when the baby is a few weeks old. You should leave instructions and emergency contacts for his/her care. It may be helpful to take a short break the first time. ...Read more

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I am 28 weeks pregnant and baby is still not in head down position does she still have time to turn and wgen she does will I feel it and be able to tell?

I am 28 weeks pregnant and baby is still not in head down position does she still have time to turn and wgen she does will I feel it and be able to tell?

Yes and no: There is plenty of time for the baby to assume the proper position. You may not be able to tell after a big shift if the baby is in the right position but a quick look at the doctors office with the ultrasound will tell the story. ...Read more

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When is it safe to roughhouse with my baby?

When is it safe to roughhouse with my baby?

Never: If you intend to be rough with a baby please don't have any. When a kid is old enough to tell you you are hurting them you might push the play a bit, but babies die every year because parents don't understand how frail their systems are. ...Read more

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My baby is in the breech position, what can I do to get my baby to turn? I’m 30 weeks pregnant and my baby is in the breech position. I really want to have a vaginal birth. Is there anything i can do to help my baby turn?

My baby is in the breech position, what can I do to get my baby to turn? I’m 30 weeks pregnant and my baby is in the breech position. I really want to have a vaginal birth. Is there anything i can do to help my baby turn?

Moxibustion: Wow, dr. Ranklin provided an excellent response. I just wanted to reinforce the information she presented about moxibustion. You can check this site for more information: http://www.Pregnancy.Com.Au/birth-choices/breech-birth/moxibustion-for-breech-presentation.Shtml. ...Read more

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Is it possible for my baby to get shaken baby syndrome while in womb? During pregnancy? People tend to shake my belly to try to get my baby to move

Is it possible for my baby to get shaken baby syndrome while in womb? During pregnancy? People tend to shake my belly to try to get my baby to move

Unlikely : Shaken baby syndrome occurs when significant forces are applied to a baby after birth. Your body's uterus and fluids are quite effective for prevention of most traumatic injuries to your unborn baby. Best wishes ...Read more

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My baby is 3 months old.She is not doing firm potty it is like water and these days when she do it she has to push it hard. We can see from her face.

My baby is 3 months old.She is not doing firm potty it is like water and these days when she do it she has to push it hard. We can see from her face.

With breast feeding: ...This is completely normal. If this happens on formula feeds, or if the baby's weight gain is inadequate, ask your doctor about supplementation or changing the formula. ...Read more

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My newborn is chocking up every time i breastfeed her. Very scary, is anything i can do to make it easier and better for her until she'll learns?

My newborn is chocking up every time i breastfeed her. Very scary, is anything i can do to make it easier and better for her until she'll learns?

Express prior: Your letdown may be too much for your newborn. Try to express some milk prior to feeding to allow the flow of milk to be more steady. Take breaks during feeds to allow her to catch up with your milk flow. ...Read more

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I am going to have a urinary catheter when I deliver my baby in about an hour does it hurt to push when it is in and what is it for ?

I am going to have a urinary catheter when I deliver my baby in about an hour does it hurt to push when it is in and what is it for ?

Here are some..: You should direct this Q to whoever will deliver your baby; don't be afraid to ask since he/she knows the "best" for your individual need. Besides, it is nice to know that professional experience and practice may widely vary. Best wish to delivery... ...Read more

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I've applied Icy Hot to my lower back; is it safe to use while breastfeeding my 10-week old and if not, when do I need to "pump and dump" it out?

I've applied Icy Hot to my lower back; is it safe to use while breastfeeding my 10-week old and if not, when do I need to "pump and dump" it out?

Yes: General rule= anything OTC you apply to your skin like lotions/ointments/etc. are not absorbed in a quantity that would enter the blood and affect the breast milk. The only exception would prescription medicinal patched with transfer agents that are designed to carry meds through the skin (nicoderm/BC patches). ...Read more

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When can I take my newborn outside or in public? Would it be safe to take her to hair salon?

When can I take my newborn outside or in public? Would it be safe to take her to hair salon?

Caution for 2mo: Babies are gifted with much of mom's immunity @ birth which provides some protection.They are also exposed to germs @ birth that may wait to cause problems for weeks, some of which cause serious illness. If baby develops a fever in the first 6-8 wks, they are often hospitalized for tests & rx.Keeping them away from sick people can help u avoid a hospital stay.Going out is fine in healthy settings. ...Read more

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My daughter is 3 yrs old and im trying to figure out if there is something wrong. She always has to hold a spoon or an object similar to that and she will stand there and shake it real fast and stare at it and make noises while doing that. She is very ver

My daughter is 3 yrs old and im trying to figure out if there is something wrong. She always has to hold a spoon or an object similar to that and she will stand there and shake it real fast and stare at it and make noises while doing that. She is very ver

I : I don't know the reason that your daughter does this. Sometimes children with autism spectrum disorders can exhibit behaviors like this. Other behaviors could include repeating the same phrases or words over and over. They may rock back and forth or show other repetitive behaviors. I would ask your pediatrician about this. It may not be abnormal but worth asking about. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take my toddler swimming when they have a cold/cough?

Is it ok to take my toddler swimming when they have a cold/cough?

Yes: Swimmiing is fine. In general we can all exercise with a cold or cough. We should not press or work out hard as that can affect the immune system negatively. But swimming for fun with a mild cold is ok. The water should not be too cold either. ...Read more

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My friend was wondering if smoking pot while pregnant can cause harm to the baby and or get her child taken away i told her it isn't good is it or not?

My friend was wondering if smoking pot while pregnant can cause harm to the baby and or get her child taken away i told her it isn't good is it or not?

Yes to both: Pot use during pregnancy is linked to smaller baby head size.A link to later learning problems is controversial but likely. In my state, if they suspect & test, they will find the drug. Baby would go to foster care and mom would be charged with child endangerment. ...Read more

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