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If you're not pregnant, will a fetal Doppler detect heartbeats from 110-160, and movement, such as thumping sounds, strong winds, etc.

If you're not pregnant, will a fetal Doppler detect heartbeats from 110-160, and movement, such as thumping sounds, strong winds, etc.

Doppler: If you are not pregnant it will not. The Doppler can pick up your pulse though. I do not know who did the Doppler. IF concerned you should get a repeat pregnancy test and I would see your doctor or ob/gyn provider. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is doppler babys heart monitor?

Could you explain what is doppler babys heart monitor?

Baby heart monitor: Doppler monitor allows you to hear your unborn baby's heart beat anytime you like, anywhere you wish. ...Read more

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Further to a t/v ultrasound, fetal pole measuring 6w6d, no heart beat. Dr said expect a miscarriage. 6 days since u/s, no bleeding. What next?

Further to a t/v ultrasound, fetal pole measuring 6w6d, no heart beat. Dr said expect a miscarriage. 6 days since u/s, no bleeding. What next?

3 options: I am sorry you have to go through this difficult experience. It may be several days to weeks before you pass the pregnancy spontaneously. You can wait a while longer, or take medications to make your uterus contract to induce the miscarriage or have a surgical procedure (d&c)to remove the pregnancy. Your doctor should discuss all of these options with you. ...Read more

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Is it normal at 6 weeks pregnant not to see a fetal pole or hear a heartbeat on an ultrasound?

Is it normal at 6 weeks pregnant not to see a fetal pole or hear a heartbeat on an ultrasound?

Pregnancy: Did you discuss this with your ob/gyn? Sometimes the position of the fetus makes it near impossible to see but maybe they could consider doing an ultrasound a few days in a row when the fetus moves. If the fetus is growing normally then you should be less worried. ...Read more

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I had an early ultrasound done at 5w5d according to ovulation, measured 6w1d, beta 21k, yolk sac seen but no fetal pole or heartbeat. Is this viable?

I had an early ultrasound done at 5w5d according to ovulation, measured 6w1d, beta 21k, yolk sac seen but no fetal pole or heartbeat.  Is this viable?

Viability : We can't say it's viable yet, we need to see the fetal pole and cardiac motion. Another ultrasound in a week or two will give you the answer. ...Read more

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What does "bpm/cm" fetal monitor printer for fhr mean?

What does "bpm/cm" fetal monitor printer for fhr mean?

Beats per minute/cm: Ob doctors or nurses and parents spend a lot of time assessing condition of the fetus (and mom) with fetal heart monitoring tracings to see if there is a regular and normal heart rate, typical variability, absence of decelerations. Baby's parents should feel free to ask what's being done and why. They could also ask experienced providers for explanation of the testing and interpretation of results. ...Read more

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What is a non-reassuring fetal heart rate tracing?

What is a non-reassuring fetal heart rate tracing?

Babies tell us a lot: Monitoring a fetus by fetal hr, ultrasound or the expectant woman's perception of activity is important. No one test can tell us everything we need to know, but together they can tell us which babies might be better off delivered. If a baby is near term and the testing is worrisome then obstetric specialists or subspecialists might deliver. But conditions can change. Plus every case is different. ...Read more

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Is it possible to hear my babys heartbeat on a fetal doppler at 7 weeks?

Is it possible to hear my babys heartbeat on a fetal doppler at 7 weeks?

Probably not: Standard dopplers 10-12 weeks. Your dates may be incorrect ..Could you be 11 weeks? ...Read more

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Can a fetal heart beat be seen at 5 weeks pregnant?

Can a fetal heart beat be seen at 5 weeks pregnant?

Usually not...: 5 weeks is too early to see the heart beat...Usually better seen at 8-12 weeks. ...Read more

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Can a fetal doppler detect womb sounds, maternal heart beat, and umbilical cord (abdomen the size of a 26 week pregnancy) with a pseudo pregnancy. ?

Can a fetal doppler detect womb sounds, maternal heart beat, and umbilical cord (abdomen the size of a 26 week pregnancy) with a pseudo pregnancy.  ?

Fetal doppler...: ...Can detect any movement of blood in the body, but with a false pregnancy, all the doppler rhythms should be at the same rate as the woman's heartbeat. Fetal heartbeat tends to be much faster so if you find that, the pregnancy is probably real. ...Read more

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At my 5w5d pregnancy u/s they could see a fetal pole with flickering (heartbeat?) but they said it could just be my maternal blood flow and not a hb?

At my 5w5d pregnancy u/s they could see a  fetal pole with flickering (heartbeat?) but they said it could just be my maternal blood flow and not a hb?

Very early: This is not an uncommon issue in very early pregnancies as the embryo is quite small. Try to keep a positive outlook. If needed a followup ultrasound will be more revealing in a few weeks. ...Read more

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Is it ok to request intermittant fetal monitoring in labor?

Is it ok to request intermittant fetal monitoring in labor?

If low-risk only!: There is good evidence to suggest that intermittent fetal heart rate monitoring in labor is safe for low-risk pregnancies. The problem with that approach is that it is more labor-intensive for your nurse and does not make much sense to leave your fetus in the dark during the most tumultuous period of its intrauterine existence - labor and delivery. Exercise caution and talk with your obstetrician! ...Read more

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Hi, fetal ascites dx at 14w, fetal anomaly scan at 15w NAD, TORCH /Amnio NAD, what is the likelihood of a happy/healthy baby please?

Hi, fetal ascites dx at 14w, fetal anomaly scan at 15w NAD, TORCH /Amnio NAD, what is the likelihood of a happy/healthy baby please?

Unclear: There is not enough information for us to offer an opinion. Schedule a follow up visit with your Obgyn to go over the sonogram results. If you are unclear on the results and plan then ask for a referral to a perinatologist for a second opinion ...Read more

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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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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

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How is intermittent fetal heart monitoring done? I don't want a belt.

How is intermittent fetal heart monitoring done? I don't want a belt.

See ACOG guidelines: Maternal-fetal medicine or OB doctors or nurses spend lot of time looking at fetal heart monitoring tracings to see if there is a regular and normal heart rate, typical variability, absence of decelerations. They might order intermittent monitoring unless high-risk mom or abnormalities that can be associated with fetal problems. Parents should feel free to ask if continuous is needed. See my guide. ...Read more

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If I am taking labetolol should I not request additional fetal monitoring?

If I am taking labetolol should I not request additional fetal monitoring?

Monitoring - high BP: Fetal heart rate monitoring is indicated in the third trimester for women with chronic hypertension, especially if there is an increase in blood pressure. A physician should discuss what is needed for each particular case given the history before and during pregnancy and outcome of prior pregnancies. Additional monitoring with ultrasound studies may also be ordered. ...Read more

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What's fetal heart monitoring? My gf says they insist on doing it on our baby.

What's fetal heart monitoring? My gf says they insist on doing it on our baby.

Evaluation of FHR: Maternal-fetal medicine or OB doctors or nurses spend lot of time looking at the heart on ultrasound and fetal heart monitoring to see if there is a regular and normal heart rate, typical variability, absence of decelerations. They might look if normal pregnancy, if high-risk for mom, or if abnormalities that can be associated with chromosomal or other problems. Parents should feel free to ask why. ...Read more

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143bpm fetal heartbeat. 7wks 2days. Constant brown spotting since week 4. Sound healthy?

143bpm fetal heartbeat. 7wks 2days. Constant brown spotting since week 4. Sound healthy?

Possibly: The fetal heart rate is in the normal range. There is always the chances of miscarriage, but it's great that you are not having heavy bleeding and cramping. I would recommend to just continue to take your prenatal vitamins, exclude intercourse until your spotting has resolved, and follow up with your OB at your next scheduled visit. ...Read more

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My BETA HCG score was less, so went under ultra sound test and it said fetal pole is 5mm in 5week .. Is it normal? beta HCG was increased 2nd time

My BETA HCG score was less, so went under ultra sound test and it said fetal pole is 5mm in 5week .. Is it normal? beta HCG was increased 2nd time

More info needed: There really isn't any way to predict what will happen with your pregnancy. At 5 weeks you can see a fetal pole but no heart beat. If you HCG levels are not rising appropriately the we get concerned. Your doctor should be able to tell you if they are rising appropriately. In general it should rise by 67 percent at the level where you are. ...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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My daughters ultra sound showed the fetus to have a body size of 59 percent and a head size of 88 percent. The technologist wasnt worried is it a prob?

My daughters ultra sound showed the fetus to have a body size of 59 percent and a head size of 88 percent. The technologist wasnt worried is it a prob?

Ultrasound: pregnant: It may be a problem if this is done late in pregnancy, but if less than 20 weeks pregnant, the body is routinely less advanced than head (biparietal diameter) size. Only later in pregnancy is the disparity between body and head size worrisome. Ask your obstetric provider to give you details, which depend on when the ultrasound is done in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it ok to request intermittant fetal monitoring in labor?

If low-risk only!: There is good evidence to suggest that intermittent fetal heart rate monitoring in labor is safe for low-risk pregnancies. The problem with that approach is that it is more labor-intensive for your nurse and does not make much sense to leave your fetus in the dark during the most tumultuous period of its intrauterine existence - labor and delivery. Exercise caution and talk with your obstetrician! ...Read more

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What does "bpm/cm" fetal monitor printer for fhr mean?

Beats per minute/cm: Ob doctors or nurses and parents spend a lot of time assessing condition of the fetus (and mom) with fetal heart monitoring tracings to see if there is a regular and normal heart rate, typical variability, absence of decelerations. Baby's parents should feel free to ask what's being done and why. They could also ask experienced providers for explanation of the testing and interpretation of results. ...Read more