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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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. Andrew Berry
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
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Obtain newborn metabolic screen prior to hospital discharge
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Schedule baby's first doctor exam for two to four days after hospital discharge
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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
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Choose a reputable company
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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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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

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)

At birth, most babies weigh 6 to 8 pounds. Low birth weight refers to infants who weigh less than 5.5 pounds at birth. Most normal babies weigh 5.5 pounds by 37 weeks of gestation. Intrauterine growth restriction refers to delayed growth within the uterus, which then leads to low birth weight. Some babies are just small and happen to weigh less than 5.5 pounds at birth, just like some adults are smaller than others. Though this is considered low birth weight, in these cases, it is not abnormal or ...Read more