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  • 4 months ago

    RE: Crl and gs mean percentile

    What really matters is that baby stays on their curve. If baby was 45% at birth and now is 1%, yes, that's absolutely a concern. But if baby was 1% at birth and is 1% now, baby is small and you want to make sure s/he doesn't lose weight but it's not necessarily cause for concern in and of itself. If you are nursing, you might want to look into going to an appointment with lactation to make sure baby is getting enough. The other things you can do are to make sure baby stays warm (so not burning calories to maintain body heat--we had a little baby, too and were advised to do an extra layer over 'normal' babies), baby doesn't waste calories crying much, and that baby doesn't burn many calories on non-nutritive sucking such as on pacifiers (but obviously a big crying fit burns more than peacefully sucking on a paci). They will likely want to do extra weight checks for a while but don't worry too much. Our baby was sub-1% for quite a while and he is happy and healthy.
      • 4 months ago
        Wait. I just realized you are only newly pregnant. No, there's nothing to do differently. I've never had a doctor give me a percentile for an early ultrasound. Do you know when you ovulated?
      • 4 months ago
        : thank u