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Will My Baby Survive Omaphacele
Difficult to answer: I cannot tell you. there are small omphaloceles that are essentially a big umbilical hernia. However, many have other problems as it forms at the same time as the heart and other structures such as the rectum/anus, bladder, vagina, etc. If the defect is large, the baby might also have breathing issues. ...Read more
Confusing question: The most likely scene finds the placenta that sustains baby during pregnancy is going to deteriorate with each day after ~ 41 wks & likely cause fetal death. That stillborn could become infected if the water broke & mother could die from overwhelming infection. There are rare cases where a stillborn mummified in mothers womb & was not detected for years. ...Read more
Breathing movement..: You breath by moving your diaphram up and down drawing air in and pushing air out of your lungs. On ultrasound it is possible to watch the baby's lungs and diaphram and see "breathing movements". When the baby's diaphragm goes down, it draws fluid into the lungs; and when it moves up fluid is forced out. This is very important for lung developement. Best wishes! ...Read more
Can my 17 month baby, who caught MRSA at birth in the hospital, give my unborn baby MRSA through his saliva through breastfeeding?
No: Staph in some form will colonize newborn skin by a day or two of age.If MRSA is around it will do so, if not , another strain. Mrsa, will come and go with or without treatment and be replaced by other strains.Today > 70% of staph infections in or out of hospitals involve mrsa. I would not treat your older child like they have it forever. If s/he has repeated boils, have it treated and eliminated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does maternal immunity to chicken pox last in breast feed babies? Afraid as my 7 month baby exposed to his father diagnosed varcilla. Pl help
Baby's at risk: Maternal antibody passed during pregnancy will give 3-6 months of variable protection.The BF antibody is mostly IGA and provides some nonspecific protection but not enough to be protective. Some IGG comes across but the effect is minimal.Timing of the exposure to breakout as 10-21 days.Discuss with your doc if s/he thinks meds would help if infected. Most kids in this age group have a mild process ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pump 5 times a day: After a premature delivery, the mom can pump her breasts 5 times a day to get the milk flowing. She can drink plenty of fluids, and try to stay relaxed. Being very anxious or worrying about not having enough milk may cause her to have less milk output. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When our baby was born on 18.06 she weighed 3235gr in hospital. Now she weighs 3030gr after 15 days. Is it normal? How can we say nursing is fine?
A baby Dr!: Your baby needs to be seen by a doctor. It will be good to have regular checkups during these next few years and forming a relationship will be very good. It'd good that you feel nursing is going well. Make an appointment or just walk in to a clinic as soon as possible. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carefully: However it wants.carefullyGet a more detailed answer ›
My preemie was born at 24wks 6 days, she's now 33wks gestation and doing well, Dr's say she has a critical airway. Does that eventually go away?
When you can feel it: Most mothers first feel their babies move between 16-20 weeks after the start of their last period, or an average of 4 months, but it can range from 13-25 weeks. The baby actually starts to move before this but that is the time when the baby is large enough for the mother to feel it. See http://americanpregnancy.Org/duringpregnancy/firstfetalmovement.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mother and baby are released from the hospital without anyone noticing the baby has tga, how long can baby live without any diagnosis or treatment?
Tga: I am assuming it is L-tga or corrected translations which may go unnoticed for many years. If it is the other type D TGA then need surgery as soon as possible. Either case require careful follow up. You can consult me or one of us if you need more detailed info. www.healthtap.com/volkantuzcu ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If a mother with herpes transfers antibodies to the fetus in utero, how long do the antibodies last in fetus for protection after birth?
May not protect: Maternal genital herpes is a problem.Periodic flares can result in viral sheading and if this happens during delivery the virus can pass to the newborn.A neonatal encephalitis may occur within weeks with devistating consequences.Some will plan a c-section delivery prior to labor to avoid this possibility.A thorough discussion of the issue with the OB is worth having. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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