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How To Have Boy
No way to know: Other than an in vitro fertilization, there is no way to make sure that you will have a boy or a girl baby. Each baby gets chromosomes from the mother and the father. The mother has 2 x's and the dad has an x and a y. If they combine to make xx, you will have a girl. If they combine to make xy, you will have a boy. It really depends on which type of chromosome comes from the father. ...Read more
You're kidding right: The same ones that can conceive a girl. The swimmers decide the sex & the first one in makes the pick. They don't care how they get there they just go for the prize. You have a 50/50 chance with each conception. All the myths out there about special timing/foods/position are bunk. ...Read more
How do I balance spending time with my new four month baby boy and my husband evenly with out feeling like im neglecting the other one?
E.A.S.Y.: E.A.S.Y. Help baby develop a pattern of eating when you decide. Preferably every 3-4 hours during daytime. After eating, keep her awake for 20-30 min. So she doesn't require feeding to prompt sleep. Place baby in separate area from eating for sleeping. Routines for sleep by 8pm. Then you time for a couple hours w spouse at end of the day. Hang in there. Dr. J. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on age: Every child grows at a different rate and should be followed by a pediatrician for proper evaluation. Infants born at full term are expected to grow: 1 - 1.5 inches per month for the first 3-4 months; 0.5 - 1 inches until 12 months. http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/patientcare/healthcare_services/pediatrics/growth_development/pages/index.aspx. ...Read more
Gender Selection: Gender selection is socially controversial. We can do it with ivf/pgd to find male (xy) embryos for transfer. We also screen all chromosomes and reduce risk of downs etc. Not everyone offers it. We also usually limit to "family balancing", that is to help people have an equal number of boys and girls. To have a boy you must already have more girls at home. Do not do for 1st child. See specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not too fast: Eat healthy foods that are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Work out w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra. ...Read more
Just Tall: Your height is at the 95th percentile on growth chart meaning you are just tall and within the normal limits for height. At age 18 yrs you are mostly done with growing & near your maximum adult height. Your weight is not given but important to know. Height is genetically determined. If you have had normal health visits with your doctor, there is no need for concern. Tallness is a nice trait too! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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