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    arieltaylor89 posted:
    my doctor just recently wanted me to schedule an ultrasound to check the size of my daughter.. which worried me because he said that she seemed still on the small side... we have about a week and a half until our due date and he thinks she is only about 5 - 5.5 lbs... is having a baby full term that small ok
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    firefly19860525 responded:
    It is completely fine to have a baby that small and have them be full term. My son was premature and he was born at 31 weeks but he was the size of a 26 week old, which put him at 1 pound and 13 ounces at birth. He survived and is doing great. There are plenty of babies that are born a little on the small size. If you take a look at some of the onsies on market these days for new borns the weights for the onsies say 5 to 8lbs just because of the fact that babies are all unique and different and they don't have to be a set size. Also if this is your first I would like to prepare you by telling you that your baby will lose a little weight once born but will quickly gain it back which is normal. All babies lose a little weight after being born. Enjoy your baby and try to relax. It's not good for your baby if you are stressed out about the little things.


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