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A 23-year-old female asked:

is ultrasound dating the same accuracy for twins or multiples as it is for a single fetus ?

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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Early sono: is very accurate at helping confirm the correct due date, so should be good at discerning timing for delivery. Single or multifetal pregnancy, it works very well.

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Is the timing of developmental milestones the same for all children?

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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 18 years experience
No: Some children reach the milestones earlier while others may reach them later. Try not to compare your child to others. Your pediatrician will do a developmental screening at each well child visit and will address your concerns. If your baby is significantly delayed, further evaluation may be needed.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Should my baby be in the same percentile for height and weight?

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics 32 years experience
No: No, this is a common misconception! if all children had the same percentile for height and weight, there would be no tall skinny, broad muscular, or short heavy kids! growth percentiles are mostly used to predict and track growth over time.
CA
A 33-year-old member asked:

How do I ensure my baby's head stays the same shape?

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Tummy time!: Many babies develop flattening of the back of the head in the first 4-6 months from sleeping on their backs. Tummy time can help to avoid this. Also, make sure you put your baby in different seats, different positions and encourage him/her to look to both sides in the first few months. Most flattening resolves on its own when babies start to sit up (after 6 months).
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the incidence of fetal alcohol syndrome?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: There is fetal alcohol syn. Fas and fetal alc. Spectrum disorder fasd. The later is more incompassing of risks to the fetus when mother drinks. Rates vary by country and ethnicity. Fas incidence is listed in us, 0.5-2/1000 live births. American indians, 9.8/1000 lb. So. Africa, as high as 38/1000 lb.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
The incidence of FASD's is 1:100.
Nov 25, 2012
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
The incidence of FASD's is 1:100.
Nov 25, 2012
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Sorry, half my comment got doubled. The incidence of FAS is 1:100 in Nevada, according to statistics collected by the State Health Division & the Nevada Genetics Network.
Sep 7, 2014
A 44-year-old member asked:

How does the fetus get nutrients early in pregnancy?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
The placenta: The placenta transfers fluid, nutrients and some medications from mom to the fetus.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
In the very early weeks of pregnancy, the embryo gets its nutrition from the yolk sac. This is the structure that will become the placenta. The transition happens around 10 weeks
Dec 19, 2011

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