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Doctor insights on: Birth Weight Bell Curve

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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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Birth Weight (Definition)

Birth weight = weight ...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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What is the major factor in low birth weight?

What is the major factor in low birth weight?

Preterm birth.: Preterm birth is probably the highest risk factor for low birth weight - and poor fetal growth can lead to preterm labor/delivery! other risk factors: preeclampsia, diabetes mellitus, obesity in the mother, thyroidopathies, genetic syndromes, familial traits. ...Read more

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What is defined as low birth weight and what are the general risks?

What is defined as low birth weight and what are the general risks?

Moving target: This is one of those things that goes up on a curve, so you have to examine the weight and gestation age to determine if your child is too small. Risks from low birth weight include increased risk of infections, bleeding in the brain, and respiratory problems, just to name a few. ...Read more

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How much should a 4 month baby weight ? Birth weight was 7lb n 15 oz

How much should a 4 month baby weight ? Birth weight was 7lb n 15 oz

Generally speaking..: A baby, full term and healthy, will double their birth weight in 5-6 months. ...Read more

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Can low birth weight as a baby affect your weight throughout your life?

Can low birth weight as a baby affect your weight throughout your life?

Unlikely...: It can but it is very unlikely. Our adult weight and height are determined by genetics and lifestyle (eating exercise etc...) ...Read more

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Does low birth weight correlate with low height and build later in life?

Does low birth weight correlate with low height and build later in life?

It can.: Depends on the mid-parental height and the etiology of the low birth weight (e.G prematurity or growth restriction or syndromic condition). Most adults who were born with low weight are of average build. ...Read more

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What is the correlation between low birth weight and later life diseases?

What is the correlation between low birth weight and later life diseases?

Low birth weight: By itself, low birth weight may mean little, especially if mother has no illnesses and the baby is a full-term infant. However, when low birthweight is a secondary effect of heart disease, prematurity, chronic diseases, a genetic abnormality, or other congenital defects, low birthweight can cause serious lifelong illnesses, shorten the lifespan, and increase the risk of early death ...Read more

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Does low birth weight correlate with short height and build in later life?

Does low birth weight correlate with short height and build in later life?

It can.: Depends on the mid-parental height and the etiology of the low birth weight (e.G prematurity or growth restriction or syndromic condition). Most adults who were born with low weight are of average build. ...Read more

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Is there any corrlational research on low birth weight and later life diseases states.?

Is there any corrlational research on low birth weight and later life diseases states.?

Depends: Premature infants are LBW (low birth weight). So are some other gestational age infants that did not achieve full growth potential. Depending on the severity of growth restriction (called SGA-small for gestational age), they may have no, small, or moderate learning disabilities. Depending on the severity of premature complications-they may have psychomotor, cognitive, or learning disabilities. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is defined as low birth weight (lbw) and what are the general risks?

Can you tell me what is defined as low birth weight (lbw) and what are the general risks?

Less than 2500g: For infant lbw or late prematurity frequent complications include low blood glucose, breathing problems (usually mild), difficulty maintaing body temperature and difficulty nipple feeding. ...Read more

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Plz give source of data on low birth weight and implications for early and later life disease?

Plz give source of data on low birth weight and implications for early and later life disease?

Gestation.net: Look at dr. Gardosi's website on customized birthweights for your own characteristics. True growth restricted infants have increased risks for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases later in life (diabetes mellitus, hypertension). ...Read more

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What month do babies double their birth weight? And is 25inches to tall for a 11 pound 5 ounce baby?

What month do babies double their birth weight? And is 25inches to tall for a 11 pound 5 ounce baby?

Thin and long: Babies usually double their birth weight at about 5 months. As for the weight and high parameters, it would help to know how old is your baby, boy or girl? ...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 baby is 5 n half months.His height is 68cm n weight is 8.3 kg.Birth weight was 3 kg..Is it average?

His recumbent length: & his weight are each 75th %ile for his age, with birthweight ~ 25th %ile. Review the velocity of head & body growth on his growth charts with his pediatrician at each check-up. The aap also recommends that pediatricians do ongoing developmenta surveillance using standardized screening tests at each check-up + autism-specific screens at 18 & 24 mos. See firstsigns.Org & the aap's healthy minds app. ...Read more

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My daughter is 5months and weight 5.700kg and her birth weight was 3kg is she normal and can I feed her?

My daughter is 5months and weight 5.700kg and her birth weight was 3kg is she normal and can I feed her?

YES: Yes this is normal weight yes you can feed her solid food from 6 months small amount not too much too fast. ...Read more

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