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32+2 wks pregnant with twins,PE,on blood thinner & gestational diabetes, scan babies growth 10th percentile is it concerning?planed c sec at 36 wks

32+2 wks  pregnant with twins,PE,on blood thinner & gestational diabetes, scan babies growth 10th percentile is it concerning?planed c sec at 36 wks

High risk pregnancy: I hope everything goes well with you and your babies, please stay close to the hospital and keep a close follow-up with your doctors, you will all be fine, best wishes ...Read more

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Need expert baby due date calculator by due date?

Need expert baby due date calculator by due date?

Pregnancy wheel: I'm not sure what exactly you're asking for here, but i'm assuming you need a guide to calculating pregnancy dates. Usually you can figure it by the date of either conception or the date of the last menstrual period, then using a pregnancy wheel (i'm sure there are online versions) that will calculate what the due date should be. ...Read more

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Me and my boyfriend are trying to make a baby , but it's hard for me to tell when I am fertile using a ovulation calculator is hard as well?

Me and my boyfriend are trying to make a baby , but it's hard for me to tell when I am fertile using a ovulation calculator is hard as well?

You can learn: There are a few ways to help: basal body temperature charting, monitoring your vaginal mucus patterns, strictly monitoring your periods to calculate most likely ovulation time, using urine test strips for luteinizing hormone . Combining at least three of these and carefully keeping your records for at least 6-12 months can help you to best predict the most likely time to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Child's height prediction calculator with bone age?

Child's height prediction calculator with bone age?

Use with caution...: ...As the simple number spit out by these calculators only tells a small piece of the story. But here's one link: http://growthcalc.Chip.Org/growthcalc. ...Read more

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Why are so many babies near 90th percentile?

Why are so many babies near 90th percentile?

They aren't: It depends what 90th percentile you are talking about. If it is weight, it might be because the norms are based on data from years ago when there was not as much obesity as there is now. By definition 90 percentile means that only 10% of kids are bigger, taller than the 90th percentile. ...Read more

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Do babies age to weight/length percentiles project to their potential adult size... Or is it only applicable to their babyhood?

Do babies age to weight/length percentiles project to their potential adult size... Or is it only applicable to their babyhood?

Growth: Potential adult height depends mostly on family height. One rough calculation: mid parental height (+) 1 inch for boy and (-) 1 inch for girls. Infants and young children temporarily loose weight with slowness of growth when they have minor illnesses, and catches up soon after recovery. The child who has been always overfeed and big has seen to be overweight as adults. ...Read more

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My 6.5 months babies weight is 6.8 kg.Is her growth ok ? Pls advice

My 6.5 months babies weight is 6.8 kg.Is her growth ok ? Pls advice

Weight: The factor that makes this weight ok or not ok is the birth weight of the baby and how premature or full term your baby is. The babies normal double their birth weight between 3-4 months. ...Read more

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Will babies experience growth stunts if they don't have enough milk?

Will babies experience growth stunts if they don't have enough milk?

Babies' growth: Yes, babies growth may be "stunted" if they do no not receive adequate milk, (breast or formula). At first only weight is affected, but depending on duration length and brain growth and development could be affected. If unsure about your baby have your doctor check weights weekly or monthly depending on age. ...Read more

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What effect does an infant's environment have on his growth and development?

What effect does an infant's environment have on his growth and development?

Transactional theory: of development fits with current knowledge of neurogenetics: a developmental trajectory is determined by the ongoing interaction of an infant with its physical & social environment. Chronic antenatal anxiety/depression can alter fetal brain development as much as postnatal depression alters infant brain development. Adult outcomes differ greatly in infants with enriched vs. adverse environments. ...Read more

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What does 90% percentile in infant head circumference mean?

What does 90% percentile in infant head circumference mean?

Relative study: His rating means that 10% of infants at this age have a larger head circumference (size) while 90% are smaller.If the size has increased from 25-50-75-90% over several months it would suggest growth was too rapid.If usually in that range, it just means the kid has a big head.It hasn't bothered me any, except for having trouble finding a helmet/hat that would fit.. ...Read more

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What roles do heredity and nutrition have on infant growth and development?

What roles do heredity and nutrition have on infant growth and development?

Heredity: determines growth and can be a large factor in developmental potential. Nutrition, adequate sleep, and early stimulation allow that potential to be realized. ...Read more

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What's treatment for babies with growth of bacteria called citrobacter freundii?

What's treatment for babies with growth of bacteria called citrobacter freundii?

Diagnosis?: What part of the baby is infected with citrobacter? Head, chest, belly, bladder, etc? Knowing which part of the body is infected (diagnosis) is more important than knowing the name of the bacteria causing the infection. Be that as it may, antibiotics in the carbapenem class are the most effective and safe for your wee baby. Ask your doctor to refer you to an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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Would growth and development of babies with scoliosis be the same as compared to normal babies?

Would growth and development of babies with scoliosis be the same as compared to normal babies?

Yes: There are only a fraction of scoliosis patients that will have abnormal vertebrae and scoliosis on that basis.If those defects are part of a wider syndrome diagnosis, their function is based on the syndrome normals not the general population.Most scoliosis develops during the rapid growth phase of puberty and has no effect on intellect. ...Read more

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What ages to newborns/babies have growth spurts? When should I be expecting her to nurse more often and will I make more milk during this time?

What ages to newborns/babies have growth spurts? When should I be expecting her to nurse more often and will I make more milk during this time?

Growth Spurts: There are no specific exact times. Babies go through their growth spurts, they cry to nurse more frequently and yes, your body meets their demands by producing more milk. Let nature do her work and you will notice she will send your body clues as she needs more nutrition. :) ...Read more

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Does Lasix (furosemide) in breastmilk affect infant growth?

Does Lasix (furosemide) in breastmilk affect infant growth?

Maybe: Furosemide may decrease breast milk volume by causing dehydration in the mother, which could decrease infant growth. It is excreted into human milk and may inhibit lactation. There are no reports of adverse effects in nursing infants. The manufacturer recommends that caution be used when administering Furosemide to nursing women. ...Read more

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Docs, could a babies flat head hurt their brain growth in anyway?

Docs, could a babies flat head hurt their brain growth in anyway?

No brain injury: positional plagiocephaly means flattening of one side of skull usually becaue the babe always lies in the same position. Cosmetic problem only, however try to prevent by 'Tummy Time' and placing babe in different positions in car seat. ...Read more

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Can mild to moderate aortic stenosis affects infant's growth?

Can mild to moderate aortic stenosis affects infant's growth?

Shouldn't: Babies with this diagnosis should grow normally. If the valve leaks a lot, that could be a better reason. First step is to count calories by recording the daily intake. Most causes of growth failure, even if the heart is the culprit, are due to poor calories. Take these results to your pediatic cardiologist and discuss it. ...Read more

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12.3 weeks scan today with twins but placenta's are not fully delopved until now?what could be the reason?is it normal?babies growth is fine.

12.3 weeks scan today with twins but placenta's are not fully delopved until now?what could be  the  reason?is it normal?babies growth is fine.

Normal placenta: Placentas do not begin their development normally until 10 or more weeks gestation as the corpus luteum of the ovary provides all the needed progesterone to sustain the developing fetus through the first trimester. ...Read more