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What if my child's weight percentile is higher than her height percentile?

What if my child's weight percentile is higher than her height percentile?

See below: As long as your child is staying on track, that is not crossing the percentile lines on the growth chart, the fact that one is higher than the other is not important. ...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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My weight is 165 lbs. Age 24. Height 5'.6''.What is ideal weight according to my height?

My weight is 165 lbs. Age 24. Height 5'.6''.What is ideal weight according to my height?

130lbs...: For women: an easy formula to use for determining a healthy weight range based on height: calculate 100 lbs for the first 5 ft. Then add 5 lbs for every inch over 5 ft. So 100 + 30 = 130. Give or take 10% depending on the size of your frame. Small frame: 117 lbs med frame: 130 lbs large frame: 143 lbs. ...Read more

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My baby is in 75% percentile height and 25percentile weight.6 month old boy.17 lb at and 27.5 inch height.is it normal?

My baby is in 75% percentile height and 25percentile weight.6 month old boy.17 lb at and 27.5 inch height.is it normal?

Tough word - normal: Being thin and tall is perfectly fine if the child is growing along their growth curves normally. Make sure your pediatrician or FP doctor is measuring height and weight and plotting them on a growth curve. If the baby odd changing percentiles over time, you may need to intervene with nutritional or medical help. Check with your doctor on this ! ...Read more

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Should a child's height percentile always be higher than weight percentile?

Should a child's height percentile always be higher than weight percentile?

No: There is also a weight for height graph that can tell if the child weighs more than he should for his height. But a child could be -for example-25% height and 50% weight and still fall within normal guidelines. Kids tend to change rapidly mad may get heavier just before a growth spurt, . If the doctor says your child is overweight please take it seriously. Work on exercise ; eating habits. ...Read more

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My baby weighs 9 lbs 6 oz at two weeks old what percentile is this on the growth chart ?

My baby weighs 9 lbs 6 oz at two weeks old what percentile is this on the growth chart ?

Full term?: If your baby was full term, this places him close to the 75% tile. What is important is his weight gain from birth. It takes more than 1 point on the curve to insure he is gaining weight. All the best. ...Read more

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Breech baby current estimated weight 6lb 10ozs 34+5 weeks will she turn in 3 weeks?

Breech baby current estimated weight 6lb 10ozs 34+5 weeks will she turn in 3 weeks?

Most likely: Breech is when the baby's head isn't pointing down to the cvx/vagina. Frank/footling meanthe baby's feet are either tucked up to its head/dangling down to the vagina. Many reasons why; sometimes baby's size, shape of uterus, rarely it's babies w/ a neuro disorder. >50% switch to cephalic at 32wks, and it even happens at 38wks. OBGYNs can perform a VERSION to flip baby at term, but DON'T TRY @ HOME ...Read more

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Delivered baby boy 3 days back.At that time my wt was 73.2 kg & today it's 70.7 kg. Baby wt at birth 3.18 kg. Y so low wt loss?When wk start loosing?

Delivered baby boy 3 days back.At that time my wt was 73.2 kg & today it's 70.7 kg. Baby wt at birth 3.18 kg. Y so low wt loss?When wk start loosing?

Lose by dieting: Unless you have an extremely accurate scale (and most bathroom scales are not) the difference is not significant. Weight gain in pregnancy, if you discount the weight of the baby and associated structures is due to an increase in adipose tissue. The only way to lose it is the same as for everybody, limit your food intake and exercise. ...Read more

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8month old baby weights 8 kg. Is he perfectly weighed?

8month old baby weights 8 kg. Is he perfectly weighed?

Weight for baby: Each baby's weight should be compared to his or her height and not just by weight for age alone. Also you need to compare the growth chart pattern and percentiles. Talk to your md. ...Read more

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My baby was born 6.7 pounds and now @ 7 weeks weights 9.3 pounds. Is that adequate weight gain?

My baby was born 6.7 pounds and now @ 7 weeks weights 9.3 pounds. Is that adequate weight gain?

Perfect!: Over the first couple of months, your baby's weight gain should average 15-30 grams a day (1/2 ounce to one ounce). I calculated your baby's gain and age of 7 weeks, so it is averaging 25 grams a day over that 7 weeks. That is fantasti and right on track! ...Read more

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How much weight should a 6 month old baby boy gain approximately?

How much weight should a 6 month old baby boy gain approximately?

Double birth weight: by 5 months. The average baby gains 5-7 ounces per week up to age 6 months and has doubled his birth weight. He will gain between 3-5 ounces per week after 6 months and triple his birth weight by 12 months. ...Read more

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My baby is 3 months old he weighs6.3 kg n height is 63 cm..His birth weight was 3 kg n height was 49cm..Is he growi.G well?

Growing well: His parameters have increased from the 25% to the 75% range between birth & 3 months.This in a common feature of many kids who may have been undersized at birth due to a variety of factors. ...Read more

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My son was born premature at 35 weeks weighing 4 lbs. Current wgt, 12lbs 13 oz. According to a premie growth chart, what should his height and wgt be?

My son was born premature at 35 weeks weighing 4 lbs. Current wgt, 12lbs 13 oz. According to a premie growth chart, what should his height and wgt be?

PREMATURITY: Even if your baby was born premie, he can catch up easily like the term babies. He already doubled his weight ! normally it is on age 6 months. ...Read more

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My baby is 19 months.His height is 81cm n weight is 10.5 kg.Birth weight was 2.4 kg..Is it average?

My baby is  19 months.His height is 81cm n weight is 10.5 kg.Birth weight was 2.4 kg..Is it average?

Good HT/WT: The average weight for this age is around 11.5 and 83 cm. Your baby looks to be within normal range for height. Weight is also normal but on a lower centile line, in line with lower birth weight. Next pediatric visit please check the growth chart ...Read more

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My weight is 70 kg, height 5'2, age 34. Is my weight perfect according to my age and height? Plz reply

My weight is 70 kg, height 5'2, age 34. Is my weight perfect according to my age and height? Plz reply

Ideal body weight is: Not based on age, but on height & gender. For a height of 5' 2" ibw for a female is 110-114 lbs (about 52 kg); so u r approximately 40 lbs (18 kg) overweight. Your body mass index (bmi) is 28.2 (overweight) with ideal being between 18 & 25. Avoid fast foods, sugary foods & drinks, white starches. Limit size of meal portions. Increase exercise (walking, pool exercises, etc) good luck. ...Read more

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