Do elevated thyroid levels affect the weight of the baby during pregnancy?
Additionally, I am a small structured woman and so is my mother. I was told that I was born with low birth weight. Could it be a reason why the baby is small? Genetics play a role in this as well?
Also, can you please let me know what would be the ideal weight of a baby at 35 weeks? EFW given to me now (at 35 weeks) is 2016 gms.
The baby's growth is less.
The parameters on ultrasound showing the baby in 7th centile suggest that the growth of the baby is lesser than normal.
If the growth is on a lower side in the previous scans also then it suggests that the growth is uniformly on the lower side and this is not affected by the mother's stature as the comparative data is prepared according to the XXXXXXX standards.
The low levels of thyroid hormone can delay the developmental milestones but do not affect the physical size of the baby.
If you were born as a low birth weight baby at full term then genetically your baby can also be a low birth weight one.
The ideal weight of a baby at 35 weeks should be between 2500-2900 grams.
Hope I have answered your query.
Dr Rakhi Tayal, OBGYN
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