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Doctor insights on: Growth Stages Of Baby After Birth

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Growth of baby in the fifth month of pregnancy.When will the baby start moving during pregnancy?

Growth of baby in the fifth month of pregnancy.When will the baby start moving during pregnancy?

20 wks: Baby movement is typically felt around 20 weeks. Sometimes you can feel it up to a month earlier; usually that is in a second (or more) pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does sex damage the development of a baby during 7 weeks of pregnancy?

Does sex damage the development of a baby during 7 weeks of pregnancy?

NO: Having sex does not damage a baby's development during any part of pregnancy. For more about sex during pregnancy see http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/pregnancy-week-by-week/in-depth/sex-during-pregnancy/art-20045318 ...Read more

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I'm 7 weeks pregnant, will sex affect the DEVELOPMENT of the baby during the first trimester?

I'm 7 weeks pregnant, will sex affect the DEVELOPMENT of the baby during the first trimester?

No, completely safe: Sex during pregnancy is extremely safe for most women with uncomplicated, low-risk pregnancies. Sex during any trimester is considered safe and will not effect the development of your baby. No worries. ...Read more

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Can maternal use of antibiotics affect baby in the womb at early pregnancy?

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Can maternal use of antibiotics affect baby in the womb at early pregnancy?

Antibiotic/pregnancy: Absolutely. And that list goes beyond antibiotics. For example, we do not give a mother certain antibiotics, such as sulfa drugs, as it can affect the fetus' development. Tetracycline is a no-no, as it can stain teeth and bones. Other medications also can do that, and this is why medications are classified under different pregnancy categories, from a to d, and x. "a" being safe to "x" being no. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of baby if born prematurely at 34 weeks? My baby's weight is 2500g.

What is the survival rate of baby if born prematurely at 34 weeks?  My baby's weight is 2500g.

Premature baby: The survival rate for your baby depends on many factors concerning your babies health and condition. You should ask this question to your pediatrician who can give your the best information. ...Read more

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What is the level of speech development expected for a 16 months old boy born full term?

What is the level of speech development expected for a 16 months old boy born full term?

4-6 words: At 15 months of age we expect a child to have 4-6 words. They generally can follow simple commands, such as 'go get your shoes,' and can point to 2-3 body parts (eyes, nose, ears, belly button, etc.) Of course all children develop at their own pace. But a 16 month old who is not close to meeting these milestones should be evaluated by their doctor. ...Read more

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Does drinking during the first month of a pregnancy greatly affect the baby?

Does drinking during the first month of a pregnancy greatly affect the baby?

No clear answer: The original fetal alcohol syndrome cases were found in alcoholic women, many of whom died within a year of giving birth to alcohol related issues.We know alcohol breaks down to formaldehyde & that interferes with fetal development. Affects seem to be dose & time sensitive. As long as you've stopped exposing baby you've done what you can. The effect if any is likely to be minimal. ...Read more

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Our first daughter was born 8 weeks premature 7 years ago. What are the chances of having another premature birth?

Our first daughter was born 8 weeks premature 7 years ago. What are the chances of having another premature birth?

You are at increased: Risk, please discuss with your OB and you should be followed closely by your OB along with a perinatologist that your OB chooses to help follow you, as now there are better meds to prevent premature labor and better methods to detect it. ...Read more

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Delayed growth in womb of embryo around 6 month pregnancy by 15 days. Reasons?

Delayed growth in womb of embryo around 6 month pregnancy by 15 days. Reasons?

Two main reasons: If a pregnancy has accurate dating from early sonogram which is in agreement with lmp (last menstrual period) and one sees a greater than 2 week lag in growth from the expected, it could signal iugr (intrauterine growth restriction). This may be due to a placental problem or a genetic/developmental problem. Close monitoring of growth, amniotic fluid, and nst (nonstress test) is indicated. ...Read more

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When does a teen girl reach the 3rd stage of breast development?

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When does a teen girl reach the 3rd stage of breast development?

At 12 years of age: Average age to reach the tanner stage iii breast development is 12.2 (normal range 10-14.3) years. ...Read more

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What is the normal birth weight of a baby at full term?

What is the normal birth weight of a baby at full term?

Usually 6-8 lbs.: Birth weight varies according to # of weeks of gestation and the size and ethnicity of the baby as well as other factors during pregnancy and the health of the placenta. Boys tend to weigh slightly more than girls. But, on average, a normal term baby weighs between 6 and 8 pounds. ...Read more

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Will MRI scan have any effect on the baby during the early stages of pregnancy. (6 weeks)?

Will MRI scan have any effect on the baby during the early stages of pregnancy.  (6 weeks)?

No: Many are confused by past worries about radiation & exposure to the fetus, but a MRI has no radiation to begin with.The big machines are kept in the radiology department, but the active energy uses is magnetism which has no effect on a fetus at all at any stage of pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the odds of the baby living after a 30% placental abruption?

30% abruption: Whether or not a baby will live with a 30% abrupion depends upon the gestational age of the baby. The most common time to have an abruption is during labor, and the majority of babies will survive. ...Read more