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How tall should my daughter get if her mom is 5'5" and her dad is 6'?

How tall should my daughter get if her mom is 5'5" and her dad is 6'?

About 5'6": In a perfect world, she would be 5'6". Using the midparental height calculation, this is the number that i come up with. Of course, nutrition, exercise level, and age at menarche all influence a girl's final adult height! the earlier that menses occurs, bone growth slows down! ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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My baby daddy mon has a daughter that has Down syndrome but is only from his mom not dad is there a change my baby going to have Down syndrome too?

My baby daddy mon has a daughter that has Down syndrome but is only from his mom not dad is there a change my baby going to have Down syndrome too?

Unlikely: With the most common chromosomal abnormality causing DS, you have no increased risk. In a much less common form ( unbalanced translocation), your baby's father has a chance of carrying it. I recommend finding out what the chromosomal abnormality was, and discuss it with your OB or a genetics specialist. ...Read more

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Could this mood swinging in my teen daughter and her mom both be hormonal?

Could this mood swinging in my teen daughter and her mom both be hormonal?

Yes: When two or more women live together they tend to have pms (including mood swings, cravings and bloating) at the same time. However, if the women in your life have depressive symptoms for more than 3 weeks they should see their physician to make sure they are not clinically depressed. ...Read more

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My 3 wk old daughter wheezes when she sleeps .. my mom says its normal.. is it normal?

My 3 wk  old daughter wheezes when she sleeps .. my mom says its normal.. is it normal?

Wheezing: It depends what do you mean by wheezing. if the breathing is squicky, it is ok. If your baby is breathing heavy and having a hard time catching his breath, you need to take her to your doctor. ...Read more

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Should i let my daughter get serious about a young man who has single older mom and donor father?

Should i let my daughter get serious about a young man who has single older mom and donor father?

Nature Nurture: In my opinion it is not who donates the egg or the sperm but who raises the child. If the issue is genetics the mother should be able to get a history on the donor father. ...Read more

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If a mom has schizophrenia, how much percentage chance does her normal daughter have, of getting a schizophrenic child?

If a mom has schizophrenia, how much percentage chance does her normal daughter have, of getting a schizophrenic child?

Pretty good data: Check out this summary site: http://www.Schizophrenia.Com/research/hereditygen.Htm available data suggest about a 5% risk, compared to 1% in the general population. That's a 5-fold increase in risk, but it's still pretty low, overall. ...Read more

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Whats the possibility of me having twins if my niece(sisters kid) & cousin(moms sister daughter) all on mymoms side of fam both have twins?

Whats the possibility of me having twins if my niece(sisters kid) & cousin(moms sister daughter) all on mymoms side of fam both have twins?

Likely about 1%: General rate of twins is 1%. Your family history is not very strong, and at most would only go up to 2% or so. ...Read more