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is it safe to say that if your first child didn't have any health issues or birth defects the rest of your children wont?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:37 PM on May. 6, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • please tell me this isnt a true question. Of course not every baby differs just as ever child differs. There is never a guarentee for a healthy baby!

    Answer by NIKKIANDYBABY at 7:40 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • No.. My mom has 2 children. I am 27 and my lil brother is 7. I am healthy and my lil brother has mitochondrial encephelomyapathy.

    Answer by SWEETPEAS3MOM at 7:41 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • Not true, my first two have no issues or health problems. My last child has ADHD, social issues and allergies. He is allergic to dairy, trees, grass and mold. He was also the only child that was breastfed due to his allergies.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:43 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • No, it's not safe to say. Both of my children were "bouncing baby boys" --full-term, over 7 pounds, all fingers and toes, no issues at birth. They both ended up being on the Autism Spectrum.

    I have a number of friends through the special needs groups I belong to, and have met parents who have multiple healthy children, then had a child with Down Syndrome, or Cerebral Palsy, or a physical birth defect. Some parents had a special needs child FIRST, then went on to have 2 or more perfectly healthy children!

    Considering everything that goes on during the gestation process, it's a wonder ANY child comes out "perfect" (whatever your defeinition of perfect is!)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:58 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • Not at all.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:37 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • No.

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 10:04 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • There is never a guarant ee that something wouldnt be wrong

    Answer by fryshannon34 at 10:45 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • First daughter, no food allergies (and none in the family), second daughter life-threatening allergy to peanuts and tree nuts. Otherwise they're both healthy but I would never for that reason consider myself in the clear for a next child.

    Answer by EmilySusan at 3:16 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • That is absolutely false!! My oldest son NEVER spit up when he was a baby, but my youngest son had reflux and spit up almost every feeding. My oldest son used to get really carsick every time we drove anywhere with hills or curves, but my youngest son never did. My youngest son tends to spike really high fevers when he gets sick, and my oldest son has very rarely had a fever in his entire life. Every child is different.

    Answer by Bethsunshine at 7:26 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • oldest son is "normal". My second son has ADHD and noverbal learning disorder. My third son has a genetic syndrome (that neither my husband and I are carriers for), congenital heart defects, severe food allergies and eczema.

    Every child is different.


    Answer by Tarinia at 4:05 AM on May. 9, 2010

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