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What determines a baby's weight? Is it a matter of how much weight a mother gains?

What determines a baby's weight? Is it a matter of how much weight a mother gains?

Many factors: A baby's weight is determined by many factors. The size of the parents, weight gain during pregnancy, maternal diseases (such as diabetes), and environmental factors (such as smoking) can all affect the weight of the baby. It is typically advised for an average weight woman to gain about 25 pounds during pregnancy. Ask your doctor if concerned about your weight and it's impact on the baby. ...Read more

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What is the ideal weight for a certain heighth?

What is the ideal weight for a certain heighth?

BMI calculator: Check out bmicalc.Org or some other body mass index calculator. More than just weight, you want your body mass index in a healthy zone and there is a range. ...Read more

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What determines a baby's gender?

What determines a baby's gender?

See Below: Whether the fetus receives an x or y chromosome from the father. Y = girl x = boy. ...Read more

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What is a healthy amount of weight to gain in pregnancy?

What is a healthy amount of weight to gain in pregnancy?

Depends: I hate to give that anwer but it really does. It depends on your starting weight. If you are underweight, we want you to gain 40 -45 pounds. If you are of normal weight, 30-35 pounds. If you are overweight, less. Too much weight gain can have serious consequences including increased risk of cesarean delivery, diabetes and shoulder dystocia. ...Read more

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What is the best weight loss medicine for 102 kg weight?

What is the best weight loss medicine for 102 kg weight?

Don't recommend : Pills to take off weight. Healthy weight loss entails healthy lifestyle. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more

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What is the ideal weight for a woman who is 5ft 8 inches?

What is the ideal weight for a woman who is 5ft 8 inches?

About 140 plus/minus: The ideal weight is determined other factors in addition to height and gender, such as muscle mass. A reasonable starting point for a woman is to start with 100 lbs for the first 5 feet, and add 5 lbs for each additional inch, so 100 + (5*8) equals 140. A bmi of 25 would be about 164 pounds and with lots of muscle you might even go higher. Also, down to about 120, or a bmi of 18.5 would be ok. ...Read more

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What is the ideal weight for a 5'0'' girl?

Idea weight: 100 pounds plus or minus 10% (in general). ...Read more

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What determines if a fetus is "measuring small?" how is this figured out?

What determines if a fetus is "measuring small?" how is this figured out?

Your Obstetrician: May suspect the fetus is measuring small for your gestational age on the basis of physical examination. An ultrasound may be ordered to assess size and growth. Fetal biometry, which includes measurements of the fetal head, abdomen and femur, is used to measure the fetus, and these numbers are compared to the expected size based on established gestational age. ...Read more

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What is a healthy baby weight at term?

What is a healthy baby weight at term?

3.25kg, 7 lbs: 3.25 kg is the average weight of a healthy full term baby- which is about 7 pounds. ...Read more

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What determines a woman's breast size? Is it based on diet or genetics?

What determines a woman's breast size? Is it based on diet or genetics?

Breast size: Genetics can have a significant impact. How large a woman is over-all (body-fat) is also a factor. ...Read more

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What is the average weight a 6 foot female should weigh?

What is the average weight a 6 foot female should weigh?

Family practice : It depends on your body composition including your muscle mass and body fat. This can be easily tested and your goal wt can be determined. Prob around 160. ...Read more

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What is the normal wight for a pregnant woman can gain ?

What is the normal wight for a pregnant woman can gain ?

Pregnancy weight : Ask your health care provider how much weight you should gain. A woman who was average weight before getting pregnant should gain 25 to 35 pounds after becoming pregnant. Underweight women should gain 28 to 40 pounds. And overweight women may need to gain only 15 to 25 pounds during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is a healthy weight loss after 60 days? What is your medical opinion of the hCG diet?

What is a healthy weight loss after 60 days? What is your medical opinion of the hCG diet?

Depends: On how much overweight you are. On its own it is healthy to lose around 1-2 lbs per week. I am a big proponent of the HCG diet when done under the supervision of a qualified physician and the original protocol for calories and doses. ...Read more

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What is the ratio between height and weight of a healthy woman?

What is the ratio between height and weight of a healthy woman?

BMI: Body mass index...Obesity is one thing that is important...But the ratio is irrelevant if the woman is healthy and active. There really are people with big bones and small bones and their height /weight ratios will be very different...The bmi ratio is a number that can let one know if they are overweight or obese. It works most of the time unless u r a bodybuilder..Then it is wrong. ...Read more

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What is the average weight of a 5'5" girl?

What is the average weight of a 5'5" girl?

Weight: http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts you can determine your weight according to your age by using the above document. ...Read more

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What is the ideal weight for a male with a height of 1, 75m?

What is the ideal weight for a male with a height of 1, 75m?

You decide: Are you a sprinter or a bodybuilder? Your best weight is what looks and feels right for you and lets you participate in sports successfully. A man does not need any body fat. You can gain muscle as your genetics and your eagerness to do resistance training allow. The "ideal weight" charts are "entertainment only". It's your body. ...Read more

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What is the appropriate weight gain in pregnancy?

What is the appropriate weight gain in pregnancy?

25 lbs: That's the standard quote. The recommendation may vary depending on your baseline wt. If your pre-pregnancy wt was over ideal wt. Then your dr may recommend less wt. Gain or even no wt. Gain. ...Read more

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What is the average weight of a 5'4 boy?

What is the average weight of a 5'4 boy?

Insufficient data : Gender-specific growth charts for height, weight & Body Mass Index are based on age in years & months. Average range for each parameter is 25th-75th%ile. Normal range for ht. & wt. is 5th-95th%ile; for BMI, 5th-84th%ile . BMI 85th-94th%ile is overweight; 95th%ile & >, obese. See www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set2clinical/cj41c071.pdf & www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set2clinical/cj41c073.pdf. ...Read more