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What does it mean if my baby is measuring big for gestational age?

What does it mean if my baby is measuring big for gestational age?

Half bigger/smaller: If you look at the size of babies at any point in pregnancy, the average defines a point where half are bigger & half are smaller. In some respects it is comforting as baby must be getting good nutrition through the placenta. It will bare watching because baby size at the time of delivery may prevent vaginal delivery. I have seen babies 11-15 lb at birth & that can be a problem. ...Read more

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Babies can measure too big or too small, does that cause your LMP date to be off? Or make it seem as if you're further along than you thought?

Babies can measure too big or too small, does that cause your LMP date to be off? Or make it seem as if you're further along than you thought?

LMP date could cause: You may have recalled your last period date (lmp)incorrectly and then your due date may not be accurately calculated. You may have gestational diabetes and that can cause a fetus to grow larger more rapidly than it should. You may have decreased blood flow from the placenta to the fetus ( like from smoking) and this can decrease the rate of growth of the fetus. ...Read more

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Does having a big butt means that you will make healthier babies? That's what study says.

Does having a big butt means that you will make healthier babies? That's what study says.

Wide pelvis: Is an indicator of smooth vaginal delivery and not obstructed labor, which is kind of rarity in developed countries, doesn't guarantee healthy babies, wish you and your future babies all wellness ...Read more

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So if i might have pelvic damage wirh big babies that i had does that mean that when I have sex the man does not feel any thing if im not tight?

So if i might have pelvic damage wirh big babies that i had does that mean that when I have sex the man does not feel any thing if im not tight?

Not necessarily: The birth canal does tend to return to normal anatomy after child birth though it does not get back to original state. You may help your pelvic muscles by kegel exercises. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/kegel-exercises/wo00119. ...Read more

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Do ultrasounds let doctors measure babies?

Do ultrasounds let doctors measure babies?

Yes: Ultrasound machines are invaluable in managing pregnancy today, especially high-risk pregnancies. Not only do we measure the baby's size (head, abdomen, thigh bone), but we can evaluate all of the internal organs, from brain to bladder. We also can make sure the house is in order -- evaluating the placenta and the amniotic fluid quality, even measuring the cervical length. ...Read more

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How big are babies at 4 months pregnant?

How big are babies at 4 months pregnant?

Size of orange: About 4 inches long, or about the size of a medium orange or avocado. ...Read more

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I'm 33 weeks and the baby is measuring at 35 weeks 5 pounds 3 ounces . Does that mean I will have a big baby ? I'm due October 27th

I'm 33 weeks and the baby is measuring at 35 weeks 5 pounds 3 ounces . Does that mean I will have a big baby ? I'm due October 27th

Maybe: Babies gain most of their weight in the last 6 weeks or so. This is when it will make the most difference. I had a professor who said Great Danes don't have chihuahuas and chihuahuas don't have Great Danes. Are you a chihuahua or a Great Dane? ...Read more