During pregnancy ,there are so many things expectant which parents wonder about.  

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Will my baby be healthy

What will we name them? 

Do I really need to buy crib? 

And, the most common one is, What will my baby look like? 

 The genetics is the world’s most ancient theory and it is full of surprises too. Now a days with the help of modern science, would be parents can make some guesses about the specific traits of their unborn baby, like their height and eye color.  

It is true that newborns may strongly resemble one parent or the other, they might also look like neither their parents. this is probably the result of complex polygenic traits being passed down. 

Scientific and genetics director at CCRM Fertility, Dr. Mandy Katz-Jaffe says that, “The whole purpose of the human species is survival, so it’s really important that we are unique and different with every new conception, ”. 

“We’re really not able to predict how a baby will look, exactly, because we don’t know how that reshuffling will go.

This reshuffling is  so complicated, to say. You and your partner , you both each have 46 chromosomes, of which 23 will get randomly sorted into your individual egg and. individual sperm cells. When both sperm and egg meet together, they each bring their unique mix of 23 chromosomes, then they creates a single cell with the necessary 46 chromosomes. All this cell divides over and over again. Then they forming a fetus. Each and every time when a women conceives another kid, the same process occurs. However all the time the chromosomes get shuffled in a different way, scientists refer this process as recombination.

Newborn baby's darker shades are associated with dominant alleles and fairer or redder shades with recessive ones. It doesn’t mean a brunette parent will have a brunette baby. If both of the parents have brown hair, there is a strong possibility their baby will too, but there are many genes at play. If both of the parents carry a recessive gene for different hair color, then  those match up in the recombination process,

Trying to predict what your unborn baby will look like using genetics isn’t exactly a fool’s errand. kids are full of surprises, even when they’re still developing in the mothers womb. It is so important that not to put too much stock in those guesses or to worry about outcomes. As your baby is  continue growing and develop, kids continue to reveal their genetic inheritance while becoming evermore themselves. 

What Will My Baby Look Like?

There Is no way to know what will your baby look like for sure, but you can make an educated guess also.

Here we discusse, how 

Eye Color

If would be parents and both sets of grandparents have blue eyes, then there’s a higher chance their offspring will too have blue eyes.  The gene used to suspect that physical traits like eye color were single gene traits, it means that if would be mom had brown eyes and the dad had blue, their kids would have brown eyes because the gene for brown eyes is dominant, where  the gene for blue eyes is recessive. It’s so much complicated than that. There are at least eight to nine genes involved in the determination of babys eye color. The gene named OCA2 controls almost three-quarters of the blue-brown color spectrum, however there’s an evidence that other genes can override it in rare instances.

Both of us (my husband and I) have black eyes. It does not guarantee us a dark-eyed child.

No, it doesn't. Two black-eyed parents can have a brown-eyed baby or blue or black eyed, 

Though less common, In fact the reverse is also possible too, two brown-eyed parents could get a black-eyed baby. Dominance of black eyes is a familiar from biology class. Actually eye color is actually determined by many genes, It is said by Kate Garber., Kate Garber is PhD, and director of education in the department of human genetics at Emory University School of Medicine. 

An other scientist said that, "One of the gene might decide, 'Let's make lots of blue,' but another decide, 'Let's add some brown.' It is like layering colors from different crayons." 

Some of the other genes control the amount of pigment. More blue pigment could Trump and happen less brown colour, or a variation in between such as hazel might emerge up, 

Robin Bennett, a genetic counselor at the University of Washington Medical Genetics Clinic, in Seattle., says that "It's not so much that genes are dominant and recessive but that they have stronger and lesser effects.  

We all thought that, dominant genes made the ultimate products and recessive ones did not. But now we all know that sometimes they both do."

Hair Color

Hair colour determines how much amount of melanin is present in hair, sometimes  which is controlled by the MC1R gene, of which most people have two copies. Science have also discovered additional 20 plus new genes that influence hair color. The scientists have also found that in some cases the MC1R gene can become deactivated and result in strawberry blond, auburn, or red hair. However when both the copies are turned off, produces very red hair in a baby.

I have bright red locks, but my husband have blond hair, Will our little one inherit my bolder color or not?

There is no guarantees. But. of course you might indeed get carrot top if there is a redhead on your husband's side; if its not, your hair color will stand out alone.

Let's Tribble (PHD , Director of education at Greenwood, Genetic Center in South Carolina says that

. " Only 1 to 2 percent of people have fiery red hair"


There is only one to two percent of people have fair, freckled skin and pale eyes. This classic combo is part of that genetic package. 

Invisibly all the gene could be carried  through the generations to generation. 

It's so true that your newborn could have totally different heads of hair. You could get a reshuffling of genes with each your child, It's said by Garber. For this reason it's hard to answer the classic question "What will my baby look like?" 

Our 3-year-old, daughter, has pale skin and brown hair, exactly my husband looked like at that age...

Physical Features

However there is some predictable traits also, they are Freckles, dimples, earlobes, hairlines, male pattern baldness, and curly hair etc.  But they also come with the same caveats as hair and eye color, in addition to new ones. Freckles are thought to be controlled by gene but the environment has an impact on the number and size of freckles. It is believed that Baldness is to be passed on by second or some times third degree relatives, it means relatives who share 25 and 12.5 percent of genes, respectively, but not always. Many genes play a role for curly hair, but those things are  vary depending on what part of the world people live in.

I and my husband we both grew up envying other kids' cute dimples. Is it possible my baby might have that dimple too?

The answer is obviously Yes, if your partner has a dimple in cheeks or if it is in the background of one of your families. 

Tribble said that "Dimples are considered dominant, and to see a dominant trait, only one parent has to have the feature to possibly pass on the gene, "  

On the other hand your kidsstands to inherit your or even your partners freckles, cleft chin, cowlick, widow's peak, rolling even tongue, "These are more predictable traits that definitely run in families," It was said by Bennett.

It's so much true that you can't pick and choose what comes in the genetic packages. Barbara Burton, M.D., clinical practice director in the division of genetics, birth defects, and metabolism at Children's Memorial Hospital, in Chicago said that "Sometimes when we evaluate children with minor abnormalities, like ears that are somewhat shaped funny or webbed toes it turns out that it's simply something that runs in the family,". Those baby picture generators only show you one possible outcome among of the many families.


It's somewhat a popular query that Will one tall parent and one short parent produce kids somewhere in the middle?

Generally, the answer is yes..

  You can take the parents' average height and then add 2 inches for a baby boy and subtract 2 inches for a baby girl. It's somewhat the rule of thumb. But it is not surprise that two tall and two short parents are much  tend to have tall and short kids, respectively. But all the rules in this world are made to be broken. 

Height of your baby is a polygenic trait. Not the only one gene acts alone. In added to that, environmental factors like poor nutrition could prevent a child from reaching his or her potential height. It is said that , two average high parents could have either a little baby or a tall one.


Me and my husband we both are little overweight, Have we doomed our children to be fat and have all the health problems that go with it?

It is long observed that heavier parents have also heavier kids also. We are now know that at least one particular of all gene causes increased weight. It is appears that a kids who inherits that variant from each parent will be 6.6 pound to 8.8 pounds heavier then both the parents, than someone without those two types of genetic copies. Garber said, "it's just the one known genetic factor that almost certainly exists among others that have yet to be pinpointed"

It's still doesn't mean at all that ,your family is fated to be fat. 

Trouble said that "Obesity is considered a multifactorial trait, meaning that genetic and environmental factors contribute to expression, " 

Some investigation proves that, there are some genes which is associated with obesity. But A healthy lifestyle choices play a significant role on that too. You should make regular exercise and good nutrition especially during pregnancy. 

Special Abilities

Some of the people seems  that smart people have smart kids and athletes have athletes. Do these children really have a natural edge?

Some of scientist believe that,Smart kids come out of smart houses.

 Thomas Spencer, Ph.D., professor of psychology at San Francisco State University said, All the studies bear out a genetic influence. But their also have parents role they don't just hand down high.

 Parents should also encourage a love of learning, reading, talking, Its include sitting down together at dinner for family conversation.

You should help your kids develop a positive attitude toward books and learning, 

On the other hand musical giftedness notably, perfect pitch—seems to be in the genes, 

All the researchers say it needs to be nurtured early on with training, ideally before the age of 7. All the parents should make the necessary connections in the brain sooner in life allows the natural ability to blossom rather than lie dormant. Music lessons are not a lost cause for the kids of tone-deaf parents—but a prodigy is unlikely.  

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  1. I had never thought that I can make a guess about What Will My Baby Look Like?.

    Thank you for sharing this information with scientific explanation.


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