Baby birth weight is determined by many factors. Some factors are hereditary and others are environmental - as in we...
Baby birth weight is determined by many factors. Some factors are hereditary and others are environmental - as in we can control them to a point. Sometimes weight is just a surprise.

newborn birth weight

Factors that can influence your newborn's birth weight... His birth order: Most of the time firstborns are smallest, and consecutive siblings are bigger and bigger. His gender: Baby boys tend to be larger than baby girls when all other factors are the same. His status: Multiples (twins, triplets, and so on) are almost always smaller than single babies. Your weight gain: The more you gain during your pregnancy the larger your baby is likely to be. Your habits: If you smoke, take drugs, or drink too much caffeine, you may have a smaller baby. Your health: If a mama has a condition like diabetes she's more prone to larger babies. Other conditions can affect baby size as well - your midwife or doctor can talk specifics with you. Your baby's health: If your baby has a condition that equals poor health in the womb he may be born smaller. Genetics: If women in your family have large babies, you may too. If they have smaller babies you might. OR you could blow the genetic code and have a baby who doesn't match any sort of genetic pattern so don't count on family to guess the size of your baby-to-be.

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