Fetal Development Basics & Pregnancy
- Q What determines the sex of a baby?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineSperm dictates the sex of the fertilized egg. However, a lot of mutual factors contribute to gender, including as the egg's receptivity to the male's chromosomes. So if a couple has five girls, that doesn't necessarily mean it's the man's fault. You can... Full Answer
- Q What is the earliest that is healthy for my baby to be born?
Week 37 is when your baby is considered full-term. At this point, the baby is far enough in development to be healthy outside the womb. Before 37 weeks is considered pre-term, and the baby has a better chance of survival the closer they are able to get... Full Answer