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If I monitor baby at 3 weeks what sound will I hear now??? Would I hear the fetal movement or blood flow now

If I monitor baby at 3 weeks what sound will I hear now??? Would I hear the fetal movement or blood flow now

Patience: At 3 weeks you will not be able to hear heartbeat or have fetal movement, but have patience. ...Read more

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When I look at the fetal monitor, what am I actually seeing?

When I look at the fetal monitor, what am I actually seeing?

FHR and UCs: Ob doctors or nurses and parents spend a lot of time assessing condition of the uterus and fetus with fetal heart monitoring tracings to see if there are contractions, labor and if there is a regular and normal fetal heart rate, typical variability, absence of decelerations. Baby's parents should feel free to ask experienced providers for explanation of the testing and interpretation of results. ...Read more

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Is internal fetal monitoring require an invasive procedure?

Is internal fetal monitoring require an invasive procedure?

Yes: Internal monitoring requires that the bag of water is broken. If it is intact, the doctor will break the bag of water with a tiny plastic hook. If contractions need to be monitored, a small plastic tube (iupc) is slid into the uterus, it gets squeezed during contractions and monitors intensity. If the baby needs to be monitored a small heart rate monitor is attached to the baby's scalp. ...Read more

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Does internal fetal monitoring cause the baby to feel any discomfort? One was placed on my baby during l & d.

Does internal fetal monitoring cause the baby to feel any discomfort?  One was placed on my baby during l & d.

No: We can't ask the baby if he or she feels anything so it is impossible to answer. But, the monitor wire is only attached to the skin of the scalp and does not extend any deeper. Since the internal fetal electrode is placed to give a more accurate reading of the baby's heart rate during labor, the benefit of placing it in certain situations is strongly felt to outweigh any risk. ...Read more

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Daughter in law have alter sound today she was told the fetus kidneys are larger than normal She is dues in November . Please explain ? What cause ?

Daughter in law have alter sound today she was told the fetus kidneys are larger than normal She is dues in November . Please explain ? What cause ?

Big subject: We have a limited amount of characters to answer in to comment on this. Here is some info: https://www.cornellurology.com/clinical-conditions/pediatric-urology/prenatal-hydronephrosis ...Read more

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Heartbeat randomly jumps on fetal monitor .Why ?

Heartbeat randomly jumps on fetal monitor .Why ?

PACs.: Skipped beats are not uncommon in fetal heart rate monitoring; they are likely (>95%) due to benign premature atrial contractions of the fetal heart (no clinical significance). Alternatively, fetal hiccups can be at play (good prognostic sign). ...Read more

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I don't have time to take off work for all those fetal monitoring tests but know they are important. Cant I just go to l&d?

I don't have time to take off work for all those fetal monitoring tests but know they are important. Cant I just go to l&d?

See ACOG guidelines: Maternal-fetal medicine or OB doctors or nurses spend a lot of time assessing with ultrasound or with fetal heart monitoring tracings to see if there is a regular and normal heart rate, typical variability, absence of decelerations. They might order additional monitoring if high-risk mom or abnormalities that can be associated with fetal problems parents should feel free to ask what's best for all. ...Read more

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Durning my first ultra sound there is no heartbeat or fetus, I am about at 7 weeks, what's happening? I am 20 years old and very healthy

Durning my first ultra sound there is no heartbeat or fetus, I am about at 7 weeks, what's happening? I am 20 years old and very healthy

Hi. : Hi. This clearly is concerning for you. If it was a transvaginal ultrasound, a gestational sac might be visible at 5 weeks of gestation and the yolk sac would be seen shortly thereafter. Using the same type of ultrasound the fetal pole is often seen about 5 ½ to 6 ½ weeks. There might be a fetal heartbeat at that time. If there isn’t a heartbeat and the fetal pole is not seen, the transvaginal ultrasound can be repeated in 3 to 7 days. By week 7, a heartbeat would be expected. You need to ask your doctor for an interpretation of the ultrasound results. Causes could be that the conception dates are off, a miscarriage, a blighted ovum or an ectopic pregnancy. Take care. ...Read more