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What is risk of retardation in small baby of 4 lb 12 oz (32 weeks)?

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Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics
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In brief: Low if your OB

Is board certified and you do not use drugs or alcohol or cigarettes during the pregnancy.

In brief: Low if your OB

Is board certified and you do not use drugs or alcohol or cigarettes during the pregnancy.
Dr. Thomas Riney
Dr. Thomas Riney
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: ?reason for concern?

Being born small is not a set up for retardation.
If premi but appropriate size for dates, outcome relates to complications of birth.If term, the causes of small birth weight can range from maternal medical problems, infection, genetic disorders, maternal smoking, etc. If the baby has normal genes, was not infected, and is just small, being outside the womb may allow catch up growth and nl development.

In brief: ?reason for concern?

Being born small is not a set up for retardation.
If premi but appropriate size for dates, outcome relates to complications of birth.If term, the causes of small birth weight can range from maternal medical problems, infection, genetic disorders, maternal smoking, etc. If the baby has normal genes, was not infected, and is just small, being outside the womb may allow catch up growth and nl development.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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