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Wait on the Weight!

An interesting ditty: Babies born in May tend to be heavier!

Late term ultrasounds tend to have a margin of variability by up to one pound in either direction. These tests are done to acquire helpful information however, sometimes the more you know, the less you know what to do!

In my experience more often than not, in incidents of a suspected big baby, the baby was actually a very normal weight or even smaller. Research collected by Evidence Based Birth, described in this article, describes the different variables in detail.

As for babies born in May, it turns out children grow faster in the spring and summer months according to the NIH (National Library of Medicine)! Maybe it has to do with the increased hours of daylight and essential growth hormones. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3568055/#:~:text=Growth%20rate%20in%20children%20varies,winter%20%5B1%2C2%5D.

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