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Why infant of diabetic mother can be iugr despite in other side can be macrosomia?

Different problems : During diabetes a fetus can grow too much because of the excess Insulin it produces in response to the mothers blood sugar. It can also fail to grow (iugr) due to diabetes causing a poorly functioning placenta. Both can occur. Optimal blood sugar control is the key to improve outcomes. ...Read more

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Dr. Nasiruddin Mansury
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Macrosomia (Definition)

Macrosomia, also known as big baby syndrome, a condition where the fetus grows more than normal while in the uterus and so is larger ...Read more


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Does having a large baby cause health problems down the road?

Does having a large baby cause health problems down the road?

Follow growth curve: Large for gestation infants can have several conditions associated such as obesity, changes in blood sugar and even underdevelopment of their lungs and other organs. Your doctor will follow the baby's growth and will determine if any further testing is needed. If your baby did not have a nicu stay, this is more often associated with a better course and fewer problems. ...Read more

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Can i plan for my babies gender, through ovulation, pH testing, diet etc?

Can i plan for my babies gender, through ovulation, pH testing, diet etc?

Gender Selection: No. The only way to guarantee a baby's gender is to do in vitro fertilization and then test the gender of each embryo prior to implantation. You can try to filter sperm based on weight to select a gender but this method is not fool proof. There is no way to naturally encourage one gender over the other. ...Read more

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My babies heart rate was 170 beats/min in 8 weeks 6 days, 166 in 13 weeks 1 day, 137 in 25 weeks. By this can i able to know the gender of the baby?

My babies heart rate was 170 beats/min in 8 weeks 6 days, 166 in 13 weeks 1 day, 137 in 25 weeks. By this can i able to know the gender of the baby?

No: Heart rate isn't indicative of baby's gender, careful ultrasound exam or even more invasive procedures like CVS would tell, I can appreciate social implications, better wait though or resort to ultrasound, wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy infant of any gender ...Read more

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My babies heart rate was 170 beats/min in 12 weeks 4 days, 147 in 19 weeks 1 day, 131 in 27 weeks. By this can i able to know the gender of the baby? If can please tell me the gender

My babies heart rate was 170 beats/min in 12 weeks 4 days, 147 in 19 weeks 1 day, 131 in 27 weeks. By this can i able to know the gender of the baby? If can please tell me the gender

Sex determination: by heart rates is not reliable. By this stage, your OB should be able to accurately determine the gender of your baby with an ultrasound. Congratulations! ...Read more

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What causes babies to be born pigen toed?

A couple of things: Heredity and/or fetal position in the womb can cause an intoed position of the foot. ...Read more

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Why do some drugs cause premature babies?

Why do some drugs cause premature babies?

Various reasons: Drugs/medications effect on a pregnancy are always a concern and all should be avoided unless given under an MD's supervision/advise. http://www.webmd.com/baby/tc/preterm-labor-cause ...Read more

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What are the main causes of infant death?

What are the main causes of infant death?

Varies with age: Day 1= congenital anomalies day2-under six months= crib death 6m-3yr- crash related injury/death there are other issues but these are the majors. ...Read more

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Can kitty litter cause phenomia in babies?

Can kitty litter cause phenomia in babies?

No: If there is a dusty environment from the litter then it could cause a cough. If ingested then it could cause a parasitic worm infection. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Large Baby (Definition)

A large baby or large for gestational age baby is a baby whose weight is greater than 95% of babies born at ...Read more