6 doctors weighed in:

Will short woman necessarily have short child if dad is average?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Projected height

The anticipated height of the offspring is adjusted for the height of both.
In general, the mothers+ dads height , divided by 2 + 2.5 inch = expected boy adult height. Mom ht + dad ht , divided by 2 minus 2.5 inch is expected girl adult height. Medical conditions, poor diet, etc can impair growth & this general rule is usually accurate within an inch or so.

In brief: Projected height

The anticipated height of the offspring is adjusted for the height of both.
In general, the mothers+ dads height , divided by 2 + 2.5 inch = expected boy adult height. Mom ht + dad ht , divided by 2 minus 2.5 inch is expected girl adult height. Medical conditions, poor diet, etc can impair growth & this general rule is usually accurate within an inch or so.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Board Certified, Pediatrics
13 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors