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Doctor insights on: Baby Weighing At 8 Months Pregnant

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it true that birth at high altitudes causes babies to weigh less?

Is it true that birth at high altitudes causes babies to weigh less?

Yes: Pregnancy at high altitudes is associated with lower birth weight, at least among women who are not genetically from areas that are adapted to very high altitudes. But that lower birth weight does not seem to be associated with any significant or lasting health risks. ...Read more

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How much do babies usually weigh when they are born?

How much do babies usually weigh when they are born?

Depends: this depends on the gestational age of the baby at the time of birth (how many weeks was the pregnancy). Babies who are born full term can vary in weight. The growth chart available from the cdc can be found here: http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set1clinical/cj41l017.pdf ...Read more

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Do exclusively nursed babies weigh less than formula fed babies?

Do exclusively nursed babies weigh less than formula fed babies?

No and Yes: They weigh more early in the first six months of life, then typically less by a year of life. More importantly, they then weigh less for the rest of their life. Breastfed babies have lower obesity rates for life, that is. ...Read more

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2 babies both weighing 5lbs 9oz.One was born @ 35.5wks and the other was born@ 40wks.Was the full term small for 40wk or the 35wk one big for preterm?

2 babies both weighing 5lbs 9oz.One was born @ 35.5wks and the other was born@ 40wks.Was the full term small for 40wk or the 35wk one big for preterm?

Growth restriction: A term baby weighing 5 lb 9 oz suggests some problems with the health of the placenta, maternal high blood pressure, or other issue that lead to baby not filling out in the normal way.Most will recover their weight after birth and experience catch up growth over the first year, unless the infant has a medical condition that led to the lower weight in the first place. ...Read more

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Im a small person, 5'1" and i weigh 106 pounds. I have never been fat. In the morning i wake up flat, and by the end of the day my belly is huge, i look like im 9 months pregrant. Why?

Im a small person, 5'1" and i weigh 106 pounds. I have never been fat. In the morning i wake up flat, and by the end of the day my belly is huge, i look like im 9 months pregrant. Why?

Abdominal distention: Abdominal distention is a very non-specific sign in gastroenterology. For you, your distention sounds very prominent and noticeable? Abdominal distention beyond the normal variance may indicate malabsorption or mal-digestion. I would bring this up to your md and ask to check your stools and possibly check do a blood screen for celiac disease. Again, distention is very non-specific. ...Read more

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Does formula (similac advance) make babies fat or chubby? Do all babies go through that chubby phase? At my son 1month check up he weigh 10pounds

Does formula (similac advance) make  babies fat or chubby? Do all babies go through that chubby phase? At my son 1month check up he weigh 10pounds

No: It is not the formula but maybe the amount he is being fed. Review his intake with your doctor. Most babies double their birth weight between 2-3 months. All the best. ...Read more

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Doc told me babies around my time in pregnancy is 3 lb & 5oz.. mine is weighing 6lb &8 oz. What are the Chances of having baby early?? (33wks)

Doc told me babies around my time in pregnancy is 3 lb & 5oz.. mine is weighing 6lb &8 oz.  What are the Chances of having baby early?? (33wks)

Not Likely: due to the weight.Unfortunately the weight of the baby has nothing to do with the time that you deliver. Are you diabetic during this pregnancy? That can make the baby be a bit larger. Good Luck with the rest of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more