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by kara
Mon Sep 27, 2010 01:13 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: IUGR?
Replies: 5
Views: 738

Re : IUGR?

<t>Growth measurements, especially as you get farther along, becomes as much art as they are science. Meaning, they aren't very accurate as the baby starts getting all curled up in there. I believe the official definitions for growth problems are this: SGA (small for gestational age=10%tile or less,...
by kara
Thu Sep 23, 2010 05:42 pm
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: Synagis Question
Replies: 11
Views: 27927

Re : Synagis Question

<t>To add to my post, I think the way that it is viewed, is if there isn't a chronic lung issues, once a child is 12 months old, the chance of severe complications is low. They may get sick from it, but they are strong enough to fight it off, unlike an immune compromised 1 or 2 or 3 pounder. Additio...
by kara
Thu Sep 23, 2010 04:15 pm
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: Synagis Question
Replies: 11
Views: 27927

Re : Synagis Question

Let us know how it goes. It's usually pretty tough to get a second season's worth of synagis unless there is a chronic lung disease. Even with a congenital heart defect we only got one season of it....and actually our pedi didn't recommend it.
by kara
Thu Sep 23, 2010 01:58 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Is this considered labile bp's? new at this...
Replies: 8
Views: 1343

Re : Is this considered labile bp's? new at this...

<t>Unless you are a nurse/healthcare professional who knows how to properly take your pressures while lying down, they should be taken while sitting upright with feet flat on the ground. It's really tricky to take an accurate reading lying down by yourself, or with help; they are usually falsely low...
by kara
Tue Sep 21, 2010 04:58 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: Doppler artery ultrasound
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re : Doppler artery ultrasound

<t>They are looking for something called "notching". You'd have to ask your doctor about the specific numbers as it relates to your case. But, I read that it's more accurate in first pregnancies and less accurate in subsequent pregnancies. Hopefully someone with the articles will post them for you s...
by kara
Tue Sep 21, 2010 04:55 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Is this considered labile bp's? new at this...
Replies: 8
Views: 1343

Re : Is this considered labile bp's? new at this...

<t>It could be considered labile. Normally a 10-20 point fluctuation can be normal, but 124's to 190's is a big difference. It also depends on the calibration of your machine, how you are taking your pressures, and if you are on meds or not. What did your doctors think of the 190/106 reading? That's...
by kara
Wed Sep 08, 2010 04:06 pm
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: NEC??
Replies: 11
Views: 5760

Re : NEC??

<t>I'm not a doctor, but I think you can have a perforation without having NEC. NEC is the death of intestina tissue. NEC is serious and I think they would have told you if it was NEC. I would just put in a call to the NICU and ask the nurses or doctor if there is any concern about NEC. We found tha...
by kara
Wed Sep 08, 2010 02:46 pm
Forum: Raising Awareness and Fundraising--Idea Exchange
Topic: Awareness Accessories Sale to benefit PF
Replies: 3
Views: 2539

Re : Awareness Accessories Sale to benefit PF

<r>Please contact me via email, or thru my profile to be directed to my website for photos and ordering information.<br/> <br/> Item's available:<br/> **Custom Maternity Hospital Gowns - 25% of proceeds benefit the Preeclampsia Foundation.<br/> <br/> **Birth Weight Baby Dolls. Dolls customized to yo...
by kara
Mon Sep 06, 2010 03:08 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Could this be Pre-Eclampsia?
Replies: 12
Views: 1425

Re : Could this be Pre-Eclampsia?

Melinda, at the very least I would call the doctor tomorrow and report all these symptoms. If things seem to worsen at all tonight, you have nausea, vommitting or an increase in blood pressure call the doctor on call tonight.
by kara
Sat Sep 04, 2010 03:16 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Please help me decide on what to do....
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re : Please help me decide on what to do....

<t>Delissa,<br/> I would tell my doctor that I don't feel comfortable or qualified making that kind of decision and ask for an honest opinion. They are the ones that go to school for 100 years and read the research (and get paid the big bucks);-). This is their job, and not one more thing you need t...

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