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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 happens at fetal heart ultrasound?

What happens at fetal heart ultrasound?

Evaluation 4 defects: Detailed evaluation of the fetal heart. Experienced centers can detect >90% of all fetal cardiac anonalies with fetal echocardiogram. It is a targeted examination that lasts ~1 hour; it is an expensive test. A comprehensive sonogram by a maternal-fetal medicine doctor should be your first step before being referred to the pediatric cardiologists to perform the fetal echo. ...Read more

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Babyaa 7wks 4days visible gestational sac and fetal pole, no yolk sac heartbeat. Babybb 9wks 4days alive. Could ob/gyn and perinatal ob tested early?

Babyaa 7wks 4days visible gestational sac and fetal pole, no yolk sac heartbeat. Babybb 9wks 4days alive. Could ob/gyn and perinatal ob tested early?

Doubtful: Usually when twin pregnancies occur fertilization happens at approximately the same time. The growth should be very consistent with each other. It appears that baby a will not continue to grow. I'm sorry. ...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 174 high fetal heartbeat at 11 1/2 weeks pregnant?

Is 174 high fetal heartbeat at 11 1/2 weeks pregnant?

No that is WNL: At 11 weeks, any concerns should be addressed to your OB about this or anything else why you are pregnant. ...Read more

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U/s at possibly 7w5d gestational sac and fetal pole measuring at 6w1d but no yolk sac or heartbeat. Miscarriage or miscalculation?

U/s at possibly 7w5d gestational sac and fetal pole measuring at 6w1d but no yolk sac or heartbeat. Miscarriage or miscalculation?

Dates could be off: I would not expect to see definite fetal heart activity at 6wk 1dy. A repeat ultrasound in one week will resolve the question. If the pregnancy is viable there should be appropriate interval growth and definite fetal heart activity. If not, then there had been an early fetal demise. In cases of blighted ovum a fetal pole does not develop. ...Read more

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What is a fetal heart ultrasound?

What is a fetal heart ultrasound?

Fetal echocardiogram: A fetal echocardiogram is a specialized ultrasound of the fetal heart, usually only done when there is an increased risk of a heart defect in the fetus. It is a detailed look at lots of different parts of a baby's heart anatomy and function. ...Read more

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Is this normal pregnancy or miscarriage? report details: single intrauterine gestational sac seen measuring 2.2 cms,corresponding to 6+ weeks no fetal

Is this normal pregnancy or miscarriage?
report details:
single intrauterine gestational sac seen measuring 2.2 cms,corresponding to 6+ weeks
no fetal

A little early: It sounds like your sonogram showed a very early pregnancy. Since no baby was seen there are two possibilities - too early to see or a miscarriage where the baby did not form. The sonogram will needed to be repeated in 1 -2 weeks to find out which is correct. ...Read more

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Can abnormal heart rhythms be detected with weekly fetal monitoring?

Can abnormal heart rhythms be detected with weekly fetal monitoring?

Often: If the arrhythmia is intermittent, it may be difficult to detect with weekly monitoring. Most of the significant fetal arrhythmias are sustained and should be detected by an examination that includes an assessment of fetal heart rate and rhythm. ...Read more

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Fetal heartbeat 180 at 17 weeks. Is that normal? I used sonoline home doppler.

Fetal heartbeat 180 at 17 weeks. Is that normal? I used sonoline home doppler.

Yes, normal: The normal fetal heart rate is anywhere in the range of 120-160. Anytime the fetus moves, the heart rate easily accelerates in the range of 180. If the heart rate persists in the 180 range, then contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Pregnancy questions. High hCG no fetal pole?

Pregnancy questions. High hCG no fetal pole?

Concerning: This is concerning for a molar pregnancy. At the very least a repeat ultrasound should be done since it could be an early multiple gestation or develop the classic appearance of a molar pregnancy. ...Read more

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Lmp aug 26. Consistently measuring 6days behind at u/s. 7w4d 8mm fetal pole. Hr 131 bpm. Is the hr consistent with fetal pole measurement? Healthy?

Lmp aug 26. Consistently measuring 6days behind at u/s. 7w4d 8mm fetal pole. Hr 131 bpm.  Is the hr consistent with fetal pole measurement? Healthy?

Yes: Sounds totally unremarkable. Fetal heart rate will typically peak at about 170 BPM at 9-10 weeks then slowly drop to 130 BPM at term. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will contractions at 12weeks slow fetal heartbeat?

Will contractions at 12weeks slow fetal heartbeat?

No: At 12 weeks, the fhr usually settles into the normal range of 120-160, but tends to be on the higher end of the range. Contractions of the uterus, whether spontaneous, or, for example, associated with orgasm, are not harmful to the fetus. ...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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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 is a normal fetal heartbeat rate at 6 weeks pregnant?

What is a normal fetal heartbeat rate at 6 weeks pregnant?

Between 110-160 bpm: Current international guidelines recommend for the normal fetal heart rate baseline as between 110-160 beats per minute. ...Read more

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Nicu wants echo cardiography for heart enlargement of baby. So worried?

Nicu wants echo cardiography for heart enlargement of baby. So worried?

Relax.: Let the pediatric cardiologists evaluate your newborn's heart with echo before freaking out; a large heart may be nothing but a variation of normal. ...Read more

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6w 4d pregnant with fetal pole, yolk sac ...heartbeat detectd...but seems gestational sac is irregular...sign of miscarriage?

6w 4d pregnant with fetal pole, yolk sac ...heartbeat detectd...but seems gestational sac is irregular...sign of miscarriage?

Don't worry: The most important thing is that the fetus has a heartbeat. Did they tell you an actual fetal heart rate? Sometimes the gestational sac looks different. There could be a nearby fibroid or subchorionic hemorrhage. Signs of a miscarriage are uterine cramping and bleeding. If you are not having those symptoms I would not worry about this. The sonogram can be repeated in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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What is first trimester screening and maternal fetal medicine?

What is first trimester screening and maternal fetal medicine?

Ob terms: 1st trimester screening are any tests done during a pregnancy during the first 12-14 weeks of pregnancy. This can include ultrasounds. blood tests and others. Maternal fetal medicine is a subspecialty of obstetrics. It's also often called "perinatology". These are obstetricians who go on to do additional training in the management of high risk pregnancies. ...Read more