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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Ultrasound Shows Small Baby (Overview)

A scan showing a "small baby" usually means the baby is below the normal size that a baby should be at that gestational age. The gestational age is how far along the pregnancy is.


Dr. Patricia Foster
2 doctors shared insights

Ultrasound Shows Small Baby (Overview)

A scan showing a "small baby" usually means the baby is below the normal size that a baby should be at that gestational age. The gestational age is how far along the pregnancy is.


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Had 8 & 12 week ultrasound that gave EDD .. AT 30 weeks 5 days baby measured behind ! Could my due date be wrong or am I just having a small baby ?

Had 8 & 12 week ultrasound that gave EDD .. AT 30 weeks 5 days baby measured behind ! Could my due date be wrong or am I just having a small baby ?

Due date: The earlier an ultrasound is done, the more accurate it is. Having had an ultrasound at 8 and 12 weeks, your due date is pretty solid. The size of the baby depends on many things, including your own size. ...Read more

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Caring for Your Baby (Checklist)

Vaccinate for hepatitis B prior to hospital discharge
once
Obtain newborn metabolic screen prior to hospital discharge
once
Schedule baby's first doctor exam for two to four days after hospital discharge
once
Schedule baby's well exam and vaccinations for age two months
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What to do if i want a small baby so i don't get too fat during pregnancy. How can I choose my babies size?

What to do if i want a small baby so i don't get too fat during pregnancy. How can I choose my babies size?

Pregnancy: You can't choose your babies size. The size of your baby has nothing to do with getting fat during pregnancy. The amount of weigh you gain is up to you, as long as baby is growing properly. The uterus returns to normal size, when the baby is out. What you should be asking is, what is the best way to eat to get a healthy baby!!!! Get your priorities straight. ...Read more

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Is there problem if the scans report the foetus "small baby"? Scans show a 2week disparity from dates. 1 week disparity was there fron 1st scan.

Is there problem if the scans report the foetus "small baby"? Scans show a 2week disparity from dates. 1 week disparity was there fron 1st scan.

Possible: Intrauterine growth retardation (iugr). This can occur from a myriad of causes but the best advice is to first visit a perinatologist for higher level fetal ultrasound. If iugr is verified the possible causes and treatments can then be discussed. ...Read more

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Having a Baby Through Surrogacy (Checklist)

Get legal advice and make sure all documentation is complete
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Choose a candidate and do a thorough interview
once
Choose a reputable company
once
Participate in prenatal care with the surrogate
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Will a small baby stay small all his life?

Will a small baby stay small all his life?

Not a guarantee.: It's certainly not a guarantee that a small baby will become a small adult. Genetics play a big role there. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Small baby?

What is the definition or description of: Small baby?

Small baby: Very low birth weight is less than 3 pounds 5 ounces & extremely low birth weight is less than 2 pounds 3 ounces. Normal weight at term delivery is between 5 pounds 8 ounces & 9 pounds 4 ounces. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it for a small baby to have pneumonia?

How dangerous is it for a small baby to have pneumonia?

It can be: It *can* be very dangerous for an infant to get pneumonia. Pneumonia can be caused by bacteria, viruses, and other problems. In most cases, there is a straightforward medical treatment and most babies are significantly better in a few days. Rarely, though, a baby can have a serious infection which is difficult to treat and may cause long term complications or even death. ...Read more

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How can I cure lumbosacral meningomyelocele in small baby.?

How can I cure lumbosacral meningomyelocele in small baby.?

No cure/manage: These are defects in the nervous system that date back to early weeks of fetal development. They can vary is size and distortion of spinal elements.They can be open to the air or under a fragile membrane. There is no cure. Initial management focuses on closing over the defect to prevent infection and managing associated problems like hydrocephalus.Specialty care for their lifetime is necessary. ...Read more

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12 was preg. Placenta is abnormal shape like a crescent. Causing small baby and bleeding. Can it correct itself as baby grows?normal baby?

12 was preg. Placenta is abnormal shape like a crescent. Causing small baby and bleeding. Can it correct itself as baby grows?normal baby?

Perinatologist: There are a wide variety of placental appearances. Some are normal variations and some are not normal. Those that are not normal do not self correct. Your doctor should clarify the placental findings. If the significance is uncertain the referral to a perinatologist for a 2nd opinion should be done. ...Read more

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Small baby, but healthy. Did not have rds so why did they intubate in dr?

Small baby, but healthy. Did not have rds so why did they intubate in dr?

Multiple options: The only way to know for sure is to ask the doctor. The most common reason to intubate in the delivery room is if the baby isn't vigorous and meconium (stool formed while in the uterus) was noticed before or during delivery. They briefly intubate to suction the newborn's lungs in case they breathed in (aspirated) some of the meconium. In that situation the tube is taken back out immediately. ...Read more

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Chest infection in my small baby? What should they be doing?

Chest infection in my small baby? What should they be doing?

Depends on age: Of your child, and if he/she is hospitalized. Hopefully you are in the care of a board certified pediatrician who will order the appropriate tests and medications. Also depends on if your child is premature. ...Read more

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Iam 37weeks pregnant with small abdomen is that mean small baby wight?

Iam 37weeks pregnant with small abdomen is that mean small baby wight?

Maybe: Although the size of the abdomen in relation to the size of the mom can give some clue to baby size, the best way to predict is ultrasound. By taking specific measurements, a fairly accurate prediction of baby size can be made. ...Read more

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Women, do you ever get a flutter in your abdomen that feels like a small baby kick?

Women, do you ever get a flutter in your abdomen that feels like a small baby kick?

Irritable Bowel ?: Bloating, fluttering, fullness, altered stooling may reflect diet (check your fiber intake), alterations in healthy gut flora we each carry, food intolerances, maldigestion due to problems of the small intestine, pancreas, or biliary tree, changes in GI motility (how well your GI tract mixes and moves food along), various infections, and even irritable bowel syndrome. Testing is easy. ...Read more

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My 6 month small baby having a problem of stroke what I do?

My 6 month small baby having a problem of stroke what I do?

Unusual for that age: Was he/she premature? Your child will need a hematologic work up for hypercoagulability, which is several blood tests. ...Read more

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What are some tips for getting enough rest now that I have a small baby?

What are some tips for getting enough rest now that I have a small baby?

Get a helper.: Seriously. You need more uninterrupted sleep than a baby is likely to give you, early on. It takes time before a baby can go longer than 3 hours without a feeding, so you need someone else to feed the baby at least once or twice in each 24-hour period. I have heard of women who nurse without quite waking up, but that's dangerous. ...Read more

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What is the reason for white discharge from small baby girl?

What is the reason for white discharge from small baby girl?

Normal development: Baby girls frequently have a white mucousy fluid in the vaginal area in the newborn time. This is perfectly normal and due to hormone changes. Just clean it gently with a damp cloth but do not scrub since the diaper area is very delicate. It will continue for a while and then gradually stop appearing. ...Read more

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Is small baby from iugr the same as small baby from premature birth?

Is small baby from iugr the same as small baby from premature birth?

They are different: Iugr =small for gestational age= a small baby despite appropriate length of gestation/pregnancy--causes: smoking, alcohol abuse, drug use, infections, excessively low amniotic fluids, maternal hypertension, hypothyroid etc... Preterm means baby is born before its time and thus had not the opportunity to grow in utero! if you still have question, repost here or consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


Small Baby (Definition)

Very low birth weight is less than 3 pounds 5 ounces & extremely low birth weight is less than 2 pounds 3 ounces. Normal weight at term delivery is between 5 pounds 8 ounces & ...Read more