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Which parent determines the gender of the baby?

Which parent determines the gender of the baby?

Father: Women have 2 x chromosomes, men have an x and a y. The child will get one x from the mother, and either an x or a y from the father. If it is an x, you have a baby daughter. If a y, a son. ...Read more

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Which parent determines the sex of a child?

Which parent determines the sex of a child?

Both and neither: Male chromosomes are xy, females are xx, so if conception is combining one from each, you might say that the male determines. However, the hormone balance, temperature and other factors in the mother's body influence whether xs or ys are favored. But, bottom line, none of this is under conscious control so really neither parent has control. ...Read more

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Does the gender or age of the parent affect the risk of the offspring having down syndrome?

Does the gender or age of the parent affect the risk of the offspring having down syndrome?

In most cases: The basic risk of a female having a ds offspring increases from a low in the early 20's (1/2000) to 1/100 @40 & 1/12 @ 49.Chromosome origination studies suggest the anomaly ares in egg rather than the sperm, likely because a blighted sperm doesn't swim as effectively.Age is therefore less an issue for the male. In rare translocation ds, gender is not as much an issue. ...Read more

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Will jaundice of the mother affect the health of the baby?

Will jaundice of the mother affect the health of the baby?

Possibly: It depends on the reason for the jaundice but most jaundice is due to a liver problem. Elevated levels of bilirubin can cross the placenta and affect the baby. ...Read more

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What determines the sex of the baby, the man's sperm or the woman's egg?

What determines the sex of the baby, the man's sperm or the woman's egg?

Man's sperm: Woman's ova or eggs only carry the x sex determining chromosome amongst the 23 chromosomes. Whereas sperm carry either an x or a y chromosome amongst their 23 chromosomes. When joined an embryo's cells contain 46 chromosomes. Xx = female, & xy = male. A sperm containing an x chromosome after impregnation results in a baby girl and a y chromosome containing sperm will produce a boy. ...Read more

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"Is Panaromic blood test to find the gender of the baby with just 6.78% of fetal fraction cells accurate in detecting the gender of the baby as boy."?

"Is Panaromic blood test to find the gender of the baby with just 6.78% of fetal fraction cells accurate in detecting the gender of the baby as boy."?

Panoramic: It is told to be 99% accurate. But I have heard of false negatives....purpose is to look for genetic defects. Gender is bonus! ...Read more

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Does the child take on the genes of the egg doner?

Does the child take on the genes of the egg doner?

Yes: Human genetic material is composed of 2 sets of chromosomes, one from each parent.When an egg forms, these two sets separate into one set 0f 23 while the other set is lost. The chromosomes contain the genes/traits of the person. The donor egg thus has one set of chromosomes which combine with the set from the sperm. ...Read more

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Who or what determines the gender of a baby?

Who or what determines the gender of a baby?

Sperm: The male's sperm are split 50% potential to create a male fetus and 59% to create a female. The egg gets one sperm and it is random which gender is created at conception. ...Read more

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Is there any relationship between the age of the woman at pregnancy and the i.Q. Of the resultant children?

Is there any relationship between the age of the woman at pregnancy and the i.Q. Of the resultant children?

Smart children...: ...Are born to smart women who make smart choices. Smart choices usually include effective birth control until ready to have a family. So in that way, yes, some relationship exists. ...Read more

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What are the chances that the child will inherit hyperthyroidism from the mother?

What are the chances that the child will inherit hyperthyroidism from the mother?

There is some...: There is increased risk of thyroid disease if it is present in the mother. However, it makes a difference what type of thyroid disease. Automimmune thyroiditis would increase the chance of some type of autoimmune disorder in the offspring. Hypothyroidism in elderly not likely any increased risk. ...Read more

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What is the effect of parental unemployment on the development of infants and toddlers?

What is the effect of parental unemployment on the development of infants and toddlers?

Depends on parent: If during unemployment the child sees a parent continuing to function as a parent and role model, unemployment does not have to be detrimental to the family. Take the time to read to kids, do activities with them outdoors, teach them to get involved in the community by going with you to volunteer during your unemployed hours. By showing them you can conquer what life gives you,it can even be good! ...Read more

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Does the guy determine the sex of the baby?

Does the guy determine the sex of the baby?

Yes: Maternal contribution to the offspring is limited to her female sex chromosome. Since a pair of x's make her female, that is all she can put into an egg. A male has an x and a y chromosome, so ~half his sperm carry an x and half carry a y. At fertilization the mothers x joins dad's x or y and a girl or boy will result. ...Read more

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What's most likely development of the baby in the womb if trisomy?

What's most likely development of the baby in the womb if trisomy?

Depends ? trisomy: A lot of trisomies will abort during pregnancy, while some like the trisomy 21 can have a 60 year lifespan if health problems are addressed as they arise. Many may live a few weeks to a year, all depending on the trisomy involved. ...Read more

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Whats the earliest to know the gender of the baby?

Whats the earliest to know the gender of the baby?

4th month: Around the the 48tj week the gender of the baby can be identified on a sinogram. ...Read more

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What will affect the motor development of the child?

Many things: Motor development is a complex series of gains in coordination and strength. In infants, lack of tummy-time can lead to late crawling due to weaker upper bodies. Other things affecting strength, such as weakness related to illness or genetic problems, can delay skills. Practice makes perfect (or close enough), so the best way to help motor development is to encourage new efforts! ...Read more

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Does ejaculation in the age of 15 affect the development of the body?

Does ejaculation in the age of 15 affect the development of the body?

No: Ejaculating in a 15 year old is normal as he has reached puberty. Ejaculating through masturbation or sexual activity will not affect development. ...Read more

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Is there a way to control the gender of the baby?

Is there a way to control the gender of the baby?

The year is 2014: Nope. Fifty percent of sperm are boy sperm and fifty percent are girl sperm. ...Read more

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