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Doctor insights on: 17 Week Fetus

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Is there a difference between a 13 week old fetus and a 17 week old fetus?

Yes: there is considerable development and increase in size in the 4 weeks. ...Read more

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Can a 9 week fetus look 7 weeks?

Can a 9 week fetus look 7 weeks?

Maybe but not likely: You have to understand that the usual way to date is weeks from the menstrual period, which is presumed( but not always )2 weeks from conception. But, if a good ultrasound is done and the first third of pregnancy, it should be accurate to within 5 days, not 2 weeks off! if within 5 days, they way still go by the menstrual period or probable date of conception... Talk to your ob! hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can an eight week old fetus die?

Can an eight week old fetus die?

Yes: A fetus can be lost on any day of a pregnancy due to a number of reasons. ...Read more

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Do all fetus look the same at 7 weeks?

Yes :-): That's a great, and interesting question. Having performed hundred of ultrasounds at this gestational age, I have to say, they pretty much all look alike. Unfortunately the magnification abilities of most ultrasounds are limited, so even if they looked different i wouldn't necessarily be able to detect. Interesting question though! ...Read more

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Is normal not to see a fetus at 5 weeks ?

Is normal not to see a fetus at 5 weeks ?

Yes: At early 5 week ultrasound you may only see a gestational sac, nothing more. ...Read more

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Would like to how the fetus looks week by week?

Would like to how the fetus looks week by week?

Good sites: Two good resources follow. One is a website and the other is a book.1. http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/week-by-week/ 2. "what to expect when you are expecting". They will describe / show fetus appearance. ...Read more

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What can greasy foods do to a 22 week old fetus?

What can greasy foods do to a 22 week old fetus?

Need balance: "greasy" foods do not directly impact the fetus at 22 weeks. However, a disprotionate amount of fats is not good for your overall nutrition. Over time, poor dietary habits can impact your health and fetal growth. A balanced diet with lean protein as well as fruits and vegetables is best for you and your developing baby. ...Read more

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At 8 weeks can the fetus move? Is it more defined?

At 8 weeks can the fetus move? Is it more defined?

Yes on ultrasound: If you were to look with ultrasound, and there was a healthy pregnancy at 8 weeks, you can definitely see movement. The arms and legs are not fully formed, though, at this point. If you are asking if you can feel fetal movement at 8 weeks, the answer is no. ...Read more

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What does a 7 week fetus look like can you describe?

Google it: Why don't you go to www.Google.Com and type in 7 week fetus and then look under images. That will get you a lot farther than any description i can provide. On ultrasound at 7 weeks it looks like a shadowy grey tube with 4 little arm buds, a yolk sac and maybe one can see an amniotic sac as well. ...Read more