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can t find baby on ultrasound

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Fairly accurate: Onset of labor and delivery depends on multiple factors, mostly maternal, and estimates are that 10% of infants are born earlier than 37 weeks. Age o ... Read More

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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Yes: Ultrasound machines are invaluable in managing pregnancy today, especially high-risk pregnancies. Not only do we measure the baby's size (head, abdom ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
They can: Ultrasounds during pregnancy provide valuable information to the doc.Depending on the equipment & tech, you can locate the placenta which can pick up ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Looking at shadows: An ultrasound is a way to use a sonar probe evaluate a two dimensional field.For multiple pregnancies its like counting potatoes moving around in a sa ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience Pediatrics
More info: If the brain structure is normal, don't do anything. Wait until the child is born. Dolichocephaly is a head shape description, and nothing more. It do ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, : Yes, the baby's weight is estimated on every pregnancy ultrasound. The ultrasound technologist measures the head width, head circumference, abdominal ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on variables: There are spaces within the developing brain where fluid is supposed to be.The size & shape of these spaces is sometimes visible depending on the type ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
52 years experience Neonatology
Normal finding: this is a normal finding at that gestation
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Confirm: I am sorry to hear about your situation. Make sure to confirm that there is no heartbeat by another ultrasound, especially before you have the D& ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
PREGNANCY: The ultrasound reading will tell you if there is any problem with the baby. Sometimes there is some technical errors.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
NO: A transvaginal ultrasound will actually see the fetus' heartbeat (usually around 6 weeks).
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