Are there really growth spurts? (2)

We do not grow at a constant rate.  The most rapid rate occurs before birth, when in the space of nine months, the fetus increases in weight about 2.4 billion times.   One of our blogger, Lesley, is now pregnant and she is experiencing this very reality.

After birth, two spurts of growth, one in the first two years and again at puberty, are separated by a slower, more steady rate, where height increases by two to three inches a year and weight increases by five or six pounds.

By their first birthdays, babies usually weigh three times their birth weight and have grown in height by 50%.  Adolescents may grow four to six inches a year.

We must note that growth is very much under the direct control of the innate intelligence of the body.

Amazing isn’t it?


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