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How Can I Know What My Baby Will Look Like
Is there anyway I can tell who my baby will look like more? Usually more the mom? My husband and I are both darker complected but Caucasian.
Like both Mom & Dad: The wonderful thing about babies as that each baby tends to look like both parents, often in different ways. Grandmothers can often provide baby pictures of either parent that look incredibly like the new grandchild. Many babies look very much like their dad when first born, but take on more and more characteristics of the mom as the baby ages. Babies tend to have lighter skin as newborns. ...Read more
Hard to say: The walls of the womb provide a significant amount of pressure on baby, which has the effect of shrink wrap on the features.They can also have a hand, foot or head turned in an odd position, all of which will change when the baby is out and the distortion pressure is gone. ...Read more
Organogenesis is the: Formation of organs. The neural tube that becomes the brain & spinal cord starts forming at 3 weeks post-conception, followed shortly by the heart & other organs through the 8th week. The cephalic "head" end is larger than the caudal or "tail" end; it kind of resembles an asymmetrical lima bean to me, since it's slightly flexed. I'm sure our OB colleagues can describe it in more detail. ...Read more
See below: Average fetus at 20 weeks weighs about 1 lb and 8.5 inches long. Major internal organs are all formed, external details of face, genitalia, and extremities have developed. Skin is very thin and cartilage has not formed well yet. Fetus of 20 weeks cannot survive outside womb since effective breathing and gas exchange mechanism has not developed yet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Developmental Delay: Delayed developmental milestones are of concern because they indicate the presence of pathology. There are many causes of these observed milestones delays and need to be evaluated carefully in order to ascertain the cause. Common causes are perinatal events that subject the fetus to hypoxia. Other causes include muscular dystrophies and genetic disorders that cause hypotonia. ...Read more
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