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When should my baby return to her birth weight?

When should my baby return to her birth weight?

1-2 weeks: Most babies get back to their birth weight by 7-14 days of life. ...Read more

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At 32 weeks my baby only weighted 3lbs.4ozs. How big do you think it will be at birth?

At 32 weeks my baby only weighted 3lbs.4ozs. How big do you think it will be at birth?

Average: You baby seems to be measuring appropriately, but just below average, so, without other information, i would estimate just below average weight at delivery: 6.5 to 7 pounds. ...Read more

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What weight should a baby be at two months born at 7lbs 14oz?

What weight should a baby be at two months born at 7lbs 14oz?

See below: This is quite variable. On average, the child should double their birth weight by 6 months of age and triple it by 12 months. ...Read more

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How often should baby move at 24weeks pregnant?

How often should baby move at 24weeks pregnant?

Continuously: Hi Tina, A 24 week fetus moves continuously. There is a lot of fluid around the baby at this time and they have a lot of room to move. Whether you feel all of this movement is another thing entirely. If you want to feel the baby. Lay down on your left side after drinking something cold and sweet and I bet he or she puts on a show for you. ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant and the baby head 34- baby weight is in 23% and head 3%. I can not stop worrying that my baby will be having mental problems.

37 weeks pregnant and the baby head 34- baby weight is in 23% and head 3%. I can not stop worrying that my baby will be having mental problems.

Genetics likely: Some people have big bays some smaller. If it worries your OB doc them he or she may offer induction of labor. Some babies are best taken out of an environment that isn't good for them to thrive anymore. Discuss with your doc pros and cons of induction if your case warrants it. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel your baby move at 13 weeks pregnant with your first child?

Is it normal to feel your baby move at 13 weeks pregnant with your first child?

Doubt it: Most mothers with prior experience will perceive their baby by 16 weeks, while 1st timers usually take longer. At 13 weeks they are active, but weigh less than 4 oz. How you would distinguish its movements from that of random bowel gas migration is hard to say. There may be a bit of anticipation involved. ...Read more

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When should a pregnant woman be worried if they stop feeling their baby move?

When should a pregnant woman be worried if they stop feeling their baby move?

No movement/24 hours: If there is no movement noted by mom in the third trimester for 24 hours, the OB md must be contacted for instructions. ...Read more

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During pregnancy, at what point should you start sleeping on your back? At some point in the pregnancy i’ve heard that you shouldn’t sleep on your back? At what week, and why?

During pregnancy, at what point should you start sleeping on your back? At some point in the pregnancy i’ve heard that you shouldn’t sleep on your back? At what week, and why?

After : After about twenty weeks gestation, the uterus becomes large and heavy, and if you lie on your back, the heavy uterus can press against the large blood vessels- the aorta and the vena cava- that run behind the uterus. If these vessels get compressed, blood flow to the uterus may be compromised, and return of the blood from the lower extremities can be impeded. In order to maximize blood flow to the fetus and keep circulation open in the mother, it’s best to sleep on one side or the other (some say the left side is better, but don’t worry if you flip like a tuna from left to right in your sleep like i did when i was pregnant). ...Read more

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Currently 36wks pregnant and my baby has already "dropped." if i go into labor, is it safe (for baby) to give birth anytime after this point?

Currently 36wks pregnant and my baby has already "dropped." if i go into labor, is it safe (for baby)  to give birth anytime after this point?

Yes and no: Your baby should do fine at this point from respiratory/feeding/temperature control standpoint. However, studies clearly show that every extra day you can keep baby in is important. Higher iq, less behavioral and sleep problems, all kinds of neurodevelopmental outcomes are better the longer you can keep baby in. So don't be anxious to give birth tomorrow - give your baby every extra day inside! ...Read more

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When is the right time to start solids for babies. Any signs I should be aware of? My baby girl is 5 and a half months now.

When is the right time to start solids for babies. Any signs I should be aware of? My baby girl is 5 and a half months now.

Start of solids: The american academy of pediatrics recommends 6 months. A more flexible schedule is 3-6 months or 13-16 pounds, whichever comes first. ...Read more

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If your baby already weighs 6 pounds and 10 ounces at 36 weeks pregnant, does this mean you're going to have a big baby by the time you give birth?

If your baby already weighs 6 pounds and 10 ounces at 36 weeks pregnant, does this mean you're going to have a big baby by the time you give birth?

Maybe...: If that weight estimate was done by sono, you need to know that sonos done near term are not very accurate at guessing weight. If it is a correct estimate, you could be looking at an 8+ lb. Baby at delivery if fetal growth continues at the same rate. ...Read more

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I'm 12 weeks pregnant and 266lbs I am only gaining the weight of the baby placenta fluid and sack will my baby still be healthy if I keep doing this?

I'm 12 weeks pregnant and 266lbs I am only gaining the weight of the baby placenta fluid and sack will my baby still be healthy if I keep doing this?

Yes: Recommended weight gain: Underweight 40 lb. Average weight 25-35 lb. Overweight 15 lb. Baby weight roughly 8 lb, placenta 2 lb., fluid 2 lb., ncreased size of uterus 2 lb., increased blood volume 2 lb. Remaining increase in weight is increased breast size, fat stores, fluid stores. To give you a guideline. Good luck! ...Read more

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If I was tiny at birth will my baby be too?

If I was tiny at birth will my baby be too?

Tiny mom,tiny baby?: Not not neccessarily, ii depends if your being small was genetic or just small baby or premy baby. If there was no genetic reason than it will have no bearing on your baby to come. ...Read more

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Should I keep breast feeding even if my infant seems to be vomitting all the time?

Should I keep breast feeding even if my infant seems to be vomitting all the time?

Baby vomiting: If you baby is really vomiting as opposed to spit up all the time then you should bring him/her to the doctor. If the baby is vomiting so much that she/he isn't gaining weight then that is a problem. If there is spit up and the baby is gaining then that is likely a normal finding. All babies spit up, some more then others. If they are gaining and happy then it is usually fine. ...Read more

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I go to hospital in 34 week than doctor says baby head is down now I am 39 week pregnant but not start labor pain can baby change position these days?

Breech: Rare to have the baby change from vertex to breech at 39 weeks. Not a lot of room for baby to move at this time except you have a lot of amniotic fluid around the baby which will expand or create a lot of room for baby to flip from head down to buttocks down. It is expected that labor pain will start anytime. If not after 41-42weeks most places in the usa will induce. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned that my baby is not babbling at 6 months?

Should I be concerned that my baby is not babbling at 6 months?

No: I wouldn't necesarially be concerned at this age if he or she was cooing at 4 mo. To learn more about speech development read: http://sparkspeds.Blogspot.Com/2011/07/major-speech-milestones.Html. ...Read more

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