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28 Week Premie
Any newborn infant with a gestational age of less 37 weeks- since most pregnancies other than in vitro fertilization cannot determine exact dates of conception, several methods such as early ultrasound, last menstrual period, and the Ballard gestational assessment can ...Read more
Most likely: Breech is when the baby's head isn't pointing down to the cvx/vagina. Frank/footling meanthe baby's feet are either tucked up to its head/dangling down to the vagina. Many reasons why; sometimes baby's size, shape of uterus, rarely it's babies w/ a neuro disorder. >50% switch to cephalic at 32wks, and it even happens at 38wks. OBGYNs can perform a VERSION to flip baby at term, but DON'T TRY @ HOME ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
FETAL MOVEMENT: The baby moves once in a while. If baby is in distress, he will move a lot or not at all. Thats the reason you have regular OB checkup for a healthy baby. ...Read more
Loud: It is unlikely that a loud environment will harm the fetus. ...Read more
33wks pregnant.HC is at 95%, BPD 90%, FL 30%, AC 8%.Weight 4pounds 4 ounces(30%). 2weeks ago weight 4 pounds.NST & cord dopler & AF good.IUGR chance?
Ask the doc: It appears that you are saying the baby's estimated fetal weight was 30% indicating that it is not growth restricted. Highly specific cases like this should be discussed with the doctor ordering and doing the sonogram so that the results can be explained. It is reasonable to ask the doctor their thoughts regarding the lagging abdominal circumference. ...Read more
How to increase amniotic fluid? AFI is 9,6, was 15 at 22 weeks, now 28 weeks. Baby weight is 1050 gr, & a week ahead, but with double nuchal cord
7 week old baby eats two ounces with added rice every three hours born at 36 weeks 7lbs now 9lbs 3 oz also severe reflux!?
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hcg level 4, 269 at 6 weeks 3 days. Progesterone 6.7- ultrasound yesterday- yolk sac, fetal pole, flickering heart. Is this on par for 6 weeks 3 days?
Normal glucose [email protected] 26 wks of pregnancy-129 mg/dl.Baby 6 lbs @ 34 wks, so doc repeated 1hr glucose test @ 35 wk & levels are 152.Any complications?
Elevated glucose: You have an elevated glucose, gestational diabetes. No cookies, cakes, ice cream ,candy. eat only 3 servings pasta ,bread ( 2 slices) potatoes, /day. F?U w/ your doctor and a nutritionist. Elevated diabetes, can cause large babies but also low sugar after birth. High blood sugar predisposes to infections(UTI) vagnitis http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/guide/gestational_diabetes ...Read more
Baby is 1 week old & reached birth wt of 7 lbs 14oz. Milk production established. Start on demand feeding? Should wake at all during night or day ?
Yes: With your breast milk in and weight back up to birth weight, you have the luxury of opting for a more on demand feeding regimen if things continue to be as successful as you describe. If you become engorged, you may want to wake your infant up to let down the supply (or you could pump-express and save too). Congrats on your achievements! ...Read more
My ultra sound at 20 weeks: ac only 16th percentile; head 35 percentile. Follow up at today at 28 wks now ac is 31 but head is 8. So worried about 8. ?
More information: The ultrasound results are indeed worrisome but to say how worrisome would require more information. A consult with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist ( an Ob with special training in high risk pregnancies) would be advisable to give you a better idea what is going on and provide the best management. My best wishes to you and the baby. ...Read more
34 weeks & signs of pre term labor @ 31 weeks. Last week was 3.5cm dilated 25% effaced. Got steroids at 31 weeks. Belly is rock hard. Concern?
Preterm labor: IF you are 34 weeks and already dilated to 3.5 cm then you are at very high risk for preterm labor. It sounds like your doctor is aware of this since you already got steroids for fetal lung maturity. If you are uncertain as to your plan of care please contact the doctor taking care of you for clarification and instructions on dealing with preterm labor. ...Read more
9 weeks pregnant today. 6 week ultrasound 160pbm. 8 week doppler 140bpm. 9 week doppler 130s? Is the 130s the baby or me?
Gestational age at 13.8 weeks, fetal heart beat 165& at 18.1 weeks, 155. Is my baby gender boy or girl?
My son was born premature at 35 weeks weighing 4 lbs. Current wgt, 12lbs 13 oz. According to a premie growth chart, what should his height and wgt be?
PREMATURITY: Even if your baby was born premie, he can catch up easily like the term babies. He already doubled his weight ! normally it is on age 6 months. ...Read more
36 weeks pregnant w/twins, have been on bed rest for 10 wks. The wt of babies last wk was 5.6lbsand 6 lbs. If induced at this stage will babies be ok?
Define OK ??: If your question is primarily that of survival, outlook is good.However, at 36 wks there is a 50% risk of premature lung disease, more for male infants than female.Successful treatment is the usual outcome at this stage, but the longer you can stay pregnant, the better your chances of avoiding neonatal intensive care for the babies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there lasting effects of h1n1 on an unborn baby? Had swine flu at 27 weeks, daughter was iugr. Severe speech apraxia, & high pitched squealing.
Possible.: I am sorry for your daughter's problems. One cannot be certain that they are due to h1n1 influenza during pregnancy - however, one cannot dismiss that possibility either. Many viruses cross the placenta and can affect various fetal tissues/organs. Other explanations for your daughter's problems should be investigated, namely metabolic, genetic and neurological syndromes unrelated to infections. ...Read more
My son has pvl born at 28 week weighing 2lb 12oz has pvl and cerebal palsy nrly 4 not talking will he ever talk?
Probably will talk: Many children with brain injuries as premature infants have dellayed spoken language skills. Early intervention and preschool programs use many approaches including sign language, pics, computer based technology to allow communication. Using technology does not prevent ultimate development of spoken language. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers