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which is the baby's heartbeat on the sonogram?

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Thing Moving Fast!: In an early fetus of 7-8wks the heart is inside the fetal chest and shows a rapid flickering of about 130 beats a minute. As the fetus grows, more of the heart anatomy becomes visible and it is possible to see motion of the 4 cardiac chambers. Ask the sonologist to point out the heart.

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A 45-year-old female asked:

I 'm approx 6 weeks. Hcg 1812 2days ago & 2724 today (52 hrs later). Doubling time about 68 hrs. Mean anything? No ultrasound for 10days. Thank you!

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A 31-year-old member asked:

If I shave my babys lanugo, will it grow back even faster?

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Dr. Jerry Casale
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Don't do it: Shaving hair, any kind does not make it grow back faster, this is indeed an old wives tale. But please do not touch the lanugo it will go away and would be afraid of any potential harm to shaving a baby.U only have lanugo once. Embrace it.

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