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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
About 7-7 1/2 pounds: The answer really depends on how many weeks you are when you deliver. For most babies (39-41 weeks) the average baby is about 7- 7.5 pounds.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Usually 6-8 lbs.: Birth weight varies according to # of weeks of gestation and the size and ethnicity of the baby as well as other factors during pregnancy and the heal ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Moving target: This is one of those things that goes up on a curve, so you have to examine the weight and gestation age to determine if your child is too small. Ris ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Evans
17 years experience Neonatology
Less than 2500g: For infant lbw or late prematurity frequent complications include low blood glucose, breathing problems (usually mild), difficulty maintaing body temp ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Gestation.net: Look at dr. Gardosi's website on customized birthweights for your own characteristics. True growth restricted infants have increased risks for cardiov ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Actually the mom is more accurate than the doctor and the doctor is more accurate than an ultrasound.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
No: Birth weight and length are an indication of life in the womb and not a reflection of your growth potential in height or weight. Your potential is gen ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Pappas
22 years experience Pediatrics
1-2 weeks: Most babies get back to their birth weight by 7-14 days of life.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Birth weight: Birth weight = weight of infant at delivery.
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Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
Birthweight: your baby is still below the 5th percentile for weight which is where she started. She has increase her weight nearly 2.6 time since birth. She will ... Read More

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