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Can maternal diet during pregnancy influence offspring obesity risk?

Can maternal diet during pregnancy influence offspring obesity risk?

Yes! Via Epigenetics: Epigenetic changes are changes to the child's dna while still a fetus. Tehse changes are induced by the maternal diet. Increasingly epigenetic changes are being implicated in a host of common diseases occuring in offspring. These changes in the babies dna that do not involve changing the dna sequence but rather modify gene expression in children. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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Does fetal alcohol syndrome affect boy babies or girl babies more?

Does fetal alcohol syndrome affect boy babies or girl babies more?

No difference: Fetal alcohol syndrome (fas) affects both boys and girls. Fas and alcohol related neurodevelopmental disorder (arnd) are caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol and result in cognitive, learning, emotional, social, and behavioral problems in both genders of children. ...Read more

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Could excessive weight gain during pregnancy increase childhood obesity risk?

Could excessive weight gain during pregnancy increase childhood obesity risk?

Yes: Surprisingly, a new study revealed that moms who gained excessive amounts during their pregnancies tended to have children who battled their own obesity issues. The causes were unclear, but, of course, genetics did seem to play a contributing role. The take-home message? Childhood obesity does start before birth. ...Read more

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Neonate 27week gestational age .weight 0.800kg .when can we give feeding by NGT milk.baby stable vital sign?

Neonate 27week gestational age .weight 0.800kg .when can we give feeding by NGT milk.baby stable vital sign?

NICU baby: Your premature baby should be in the neonatal intensive care unit. Premature babies are prone to severe intestinal problems (necrotizing enterocolitis). Feeds must be started slowly and carefully under the guidance of a neonatalogist. There is no general time frame as to when and how feeds are to be started as each baby is unique. ...Read more

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Mother is obese52 lb weight gain, has GD, Pre-eclampsia, male infant, EFA at 35W4D, 8lbs. Fundal height 4 weeks ahead. C-section or vaginal??

Mother is obese52 lb weight gain, has GD, Pre-eclampsia, male infant, EFA at 35W4D, 8lbs.  Fundal height 4 weeks ahead. C-section or vaginal??

Trial of labor: There is no right or wrong answer. A trial of labor with timely c/section if there is inadequate progress of cervical dilatation would be a reasonable approach. ...Read more

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Big baby, birth defects caused by diabetes? What defines macrosomia?

Big baby, birth defects caused by diabetes? What defines macrosomia?

Not just big.: Fetal macrosomia can be suspected by serial ultrasound in which the fetus exceeds the 90th percentile. This means that the baby is larger than 89% of the babies of same gestational age. Furthermore"macrocosmic" fetus are at a higher risk of shoulder dystocia (difficulty of delivering shoulders after the head is out) and hypoglycemia or dropping blood sugars shortly after delivery. ...Read more

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How does gestational diabetes increase a baby's weight in the womb?

How does gestational diabetes increase a baby's weight in the womb?

High sugar levels: High sugar levels from mom cross over to the baby, and the baby makes extra Insulin to lower its sugar levels. That Insulin makes baby grow bigger. That's why it's important for moms to control their blood sugars. ...Read more

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Why is 8 month premature baby boy is high risk to die than a premature baby girl?

Why is 8 month premature baby boy is high risk to die than a premature baby girl?

Not clear: The answer as to why prematurely born males have a higher mortality rate than females is not completely understood. ...Read more

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What percent of mothers with gestational diabetes deliver their babies prematurely?

What percent of mothers with gestational diabetes deliver their babies prematurely?

Depends On Control: There is no single digit answer you can apply to an individual patient. One brazillian study in 2011 found that 14% of 400 women delivered prematurely, but the rate really depends on how well the mother controls her disease, other issues like preeclampsia, and the reason for delivery (poor control can cause other problems for the mom/baby that could require a cesarean section before 38 weeks). ...Read more

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Will my sister's premature baby be healthy?

Will my sister's premature baby be healthy?

Gestational age,: Birth weight, genetic & other prenatal factors like mother's health, exposure to alcohol, tobacco & other drugs, all impact fetal well-being, along with other issues like the reason for premature delivery. The baby's course in the nicu is also a factor.Every state has guidelines for referral of infants at risk for developmental delays to early intervention. Encourage your sister to follow through. ...Read more

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Does high risk pregnancy affect mom or baby?

Does high risk pregnancy affect mom or baby?

Depends: A high risk pregnancy can be high risk for the mother or high risk for the baby. It depends upon what the risk factor is. ...Read more

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Can the baby be overweight just because the breastfeeding mother's diet is unhealthy?

Can the baby be overweight just because the breastfeeding mother's diet is unhealthy?

No: However, if the parents are over weight, the child is more likely to become over weight. Also, if the mother is over weight secondary to over eating. She may over estimate the amount of food her child needs. ...Read more

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Does my high body weight increase my baby's chances for birth defects?

Does my high body weight increase my baby's chances for birth defects?

Yes and no: Not birth defects, but certanly some problems. As well as you. You can develop high blood pressure and diabetes related to a pregnancy, and complications to your child with it will increase as well. You baby could be prone for macrosomia, difficult delivery, probably c-section, possible hypoglycemia, and many others in the future. ...Read more

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Umbilical hernia during pregnancy , causes , risk to mother and baby ?

Umbilical hernia during pregnancy , causes , risk to mother and baby 
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Umbilical hernia: An umbilical hernia is a defect in the fascial layer of the abdominal wall at the umbilicus. The fascial layer is the layer that really holds us together. It has probably been there since birth. There is a small risk of bowel getting trapped in the hernia, but during pregnancy the bowel is pushed away from this area by the uterus. There is no risk to the baby. ...Read more

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Does mother's constipation affect breastfed baby?

Does mother's constipation affect breastfed baby?

Constipation: It is possible for something that causes constipation for the mother to also cause constipation in the baby. A reaction to a food, for example. Increase your hydration. ...Read more

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Mom is 5'4 gave birth to a 5.10 pds baby. Mom Gained roughly 22 pds. Is baby in danger to any probs bc of low birth weight? He looks VERY tiny

Mom is 5'4 gave birth to a 5.10 pds baby. Mom Gained roughly 22 pds. Is baby in danger to any probs bc of low birth weight? He looks VERY tiny

No: His size is still very normal even if he looks tiny. He will pick up his weight so fast now that he has brought himself into this world. I would probably feed him on a regular 3-4 hour schedule until his weight is over 8 pounds. ...Read more

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Will gestational hypertension without preeclampsia be a risk factor for delivering baby early?

Will gestational hypertension without preeclampsia be a risk factor for delivering baby early?

Monitoring: Your BP must be carefully monitored on each and every visit. Hypertension can certainly play a role in pre-eclmsia. ...Read more

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How high is the percent of mothers with gestational diabetes have their baby premature?

How high is the percent of mothers with gestational diabetes have their baby premature?

Depends: Upon how well their glucose is controlled. Work w/your doctor to keep yours as normal as possible. ...Read more