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A 18-year-old female asked:

Do all babies grow at the same rate in early pregnancy?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Pretty much: Fetal growth does not pick up until it reaches 25 weeks.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
As with post-natal : growth, there is a range of normal for each measurement of head & body size at each week of gestation. Likewise, the velocity of growth is important, as each percentile's growth curve represents a normal trajectory. Growth <10th %ile is called Intrauterine Growth Restriction. See http://www.babycenter.com/fetal-development-week-by-week or the Baby Center app, but ask your OB if concerned.

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