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What should be the size of left ventricle and brain of 21 week fetus?

What should be the size of left ventricle and brain of 21 week fetus?

Please clarify: This is a little different of a question. Can you clarify whether you are referring to the left ventricle of the heart and the entire size of the brain (as in volume, weight, or some other measure?). Or are you asking about the size of the left ventricle of the brain? And why only the left ventricle and not the right? ...Read more

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Can my 21 week old fetus feel my sadness/emotions?

Can my 21 week old fetus feel my sadness/emotions?

Very probably so.: The maternal feelings affect endocrine and neuroimmune pathways thereby indirectly signaling the fetus that something is wrong. There is ample evidence that stress, anxiety, depression all increase the risk of preterm birth and poor fetal growth. ...Read more

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Will taking tramadol for 2 weeks hurt my 21 week old fetus?

Will taking tramadol for 2 weeks hurt my 21 week old fetus?

Category C drug: Tramadol is listed as a category c drug signifying that it is considered relatively safe in pregnancy. Studies to date have not shown fetal malformations or injury but not enough data exists to move it to a safer category. ...Read more

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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