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A 34-year-old member asked:

Do babies with down syndrome usually weigh more or less in the womb?

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Dr. Maulik Shah
Clinical Genetics 25 years experience
No correct answer: Children with down's syndrome have certain features that are indicative while in utero. Weight is not one of them. In utero weight is dependent on so many factors including maternal factors that fetal weight cannot be used with any accuracy. In my experience, children with Down syndrome often weigh similar to their siblings in utero.
Last updated May 16, 2017
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