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What is the average birth weight?

What is the average birth weight?

About 7-7 1/2 pounds: The answer really depends on how many weeks you are when you deliver. For most babies (39-41 weeks) the average baby is about 7- 7.5 pounds. ...Read more

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Can I predict my baby's birth weight?

Can I predict my baby's birth weight?

Yes: Actually the mom is more accurate than the doctor and the doctor is more accurate than an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Does birth weight affect future height?

No: Birth weight and length are an indication of life in the womb and not a reflection of your growth potential in height or weight. Your potential is genetic, environmental and lifestyle. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Early on, visit your primary care physician to check general health
Yearly
Drink half your weight in ounces of water
Daily
Consult a nutritionist if you're unsure of healthy food choices
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Eat on a regular basis (3 meals, 2 snacks) to avoid excessive hunger
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My baby is 10th month starting her birth weight is 2.42kg now she is 6.2kg.is it norma?

My baby is 10th month starting her birth weight is 2.42kg now she is 6.2kg.is it norma?

Birthweight: your baby is still below the 5th percentile for weight which is where she started. She has increase her weight nearly 2.6 time since birth. She will take some time to v=catch up. if we knew her length and head circumference we could make a better determination. ...Read more

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Low birth weight and drugs related?

Low birth weight and drugs related?

YES.: Cocaine and many other drugs can lead to preterm birth, lowe birth weight and many other complications that can have life-long consequences for the infant. ...Read more

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What is a major factor in low birth weight?

What is a major factor in low birth weight?

Major Factor: Low birth weight has multiple causes. Utero placental insufficiency being the ultimate culprit. In truth there are many major factors that cause low birth weight. In our present day, in our community i must say that the major factor responsible for lbw is cigarette smoking. ...Read more

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Why is birth weight plotted on a bell curve?

Why is birth weight plotted on a bell curve?

Statistics: Most human development parameters exist with a range of data over the whole population, and a bell curve is usually the shape of such data. So plotting birth weight will produce, for a given age, a range of weight, height, head size, length, etc. A bell curve. ...Read more

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