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Doctor insights on: Baby Development At 32 Weeks Of Pregnancy

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Does sex damage the development of a baby during 7 weeks of pregnancy?

Does sex damage the development of a baby during 7 weeks of pregnancy?

NO: Having sex does not damage a baby's development during any part of pregnancy. For more about sex during pregnancy see http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/pregnancy-week-by-week/in-depth/sex-during-pregnancy/art-20045318 ...Read more

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I'm 7 weeks pregnant, will sex affect the DEVELOPMENT of the baby during the first trimester?

I'm 7 weeks pregnant, will sex affect the DEVELOPMENT of the baby during the first trimester?

No, completely safe: Sex during pregnancy is extremely safe for most women with uncomplicated, low-risk pregnancies. Sex during any trimester is considered safe and will not effect the development of your baby. No worries. ...Read more

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Growth of baby in the fifth month of pregnancy.When will the baby start moving during pregnancy?

Growth of baby in the fifth month of pregnancy.When will the baby start moving during pregnancy?

20 wks: Baby movement is typically felt around 20 weeks. Sometimes you can feel it up to a month earlier; usually that is in a second (or more) pregnancy. ...Read more

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How high is your uterus at 32 weeks of pregnancy?

How high is your uterus at 32 weeks of pregnancy?

32 centimeters: The fundal height is measured from the top of the pubic bone to the top of the uterus. At about 20 weeks gestation the top of the uterus is typically 20 centimeters above the pubis - and from that time until about 34 weeks the uterus will grow at about one centimeter each week. By 32 weeks the uterus should measure about 32 centimeters above the pubis. ...Read more

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What is the normal weight of fetus at 32 weeks?

What is the normal weight of fetus at 32 weeks?

About 3.5 lbs: Average weights exist with an obvious range from genetics, but a quick general rule of thumb is 3lb at 30 weeks and 4 lbs at 34 weeks. ...Read more

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Can maternal use of antibiotics affect baby in the womb at early pregnancy?

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Can maternal use of antibiotics affect baby in the womb at early pregnancy?

Antibiotic/pregnancy: Absolutely. And that list goes beyond antibiotics. For example, we do not give a mother certain antibiotics, such as sulfa drugs, as it can affect the fetus' development. Tetracycline is a no-no, as it can stain teeth and bones. Other medications also can do that, and this is why medications are classified under different pregnancy categories, from a to d, and x. "a" being safe to "x" being no. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of baby if born prematurely at 34 weeks? My baby's weight is 2500g.

What is the survival rate of baby if born prematurely at 34 weeks?  My baby's weight is 2500g.

Premature baby: The survival rate for your baby depends on many factors concerning your babies health and condition. You should ask this question to your pediatrician who can give your the best information. ...Read more

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Gestational age at 13.8 weeks, fetal heart beat 165& at 18.1 weeks, 155. Is my baby gender boy or girl?

Gestational age at 13.8 weeks, fetal heart beat 165& at 18.1 weeks, 155. Is my baby gender boy or girl?

Wait 21.9 (+/-2)wks: While there are many wives' tales about predicting baby's gender, all have their flaws. The only way to truly tell is once the little one is born. What a blessed surprise! ...Read more

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Delayed growth in womb of embryo around 6 month pregnancy by 15 days. Reasons?

Delayed growth in womb of embryo around 6 month pregnancy by 15 days. Reasons?

Two main reasons: If a pregnancy has accurate dating from early sonogram which is in agreement with lmp (last menstrual period) and one sees a greater than 2 week lag in growth from the expected, it could signal iugr (intrauterine growth restriction). This may be due to a placental problem or a genetic/developmental problem. Close monitoring of growth, amniotic fluid, and nst (nonstress test) is indicated. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have sex at 32 weeks of pregnancy? My previous child was born at 32 weeks. I'm currently taking progesterone shots weekly.

Is it safe to have sex at 32 weeks of pregnancy?  My previous child was born at 32 weeks.   I'm currently taking progesterone shots weekly.

Safe to have sex.: There should be no problem having sex at 32 weeks of pregnancy. It would probably be prudent not to try increased vigorous sex or unusual positions if you are not already used to it. Your previous delivery at 32 weeks has no effect on this pregnancy if all else is normal at this time. Good luck with the new family addition. ...Read more

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9weeks pregnant ultrasound shows twins. One baby healthy with heartbeat. Other baby stopped growing at 7weeks. Is this dangerous for the healthy baby?

9weeks pregnant ultrasound shows twins. One baby healthy with heartbeat. Other baby stopped growing at 7weeks. Is this dangerous for the healthy baby?

No: at this early stage these findings are not worrisome. The range of findings at 9 weeks are such that both babies may be ok. Assume the best and relax now. An ultrasound in a month or so from now will be reassuring. ...Read more

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Ultrasound at 12 weeks. Baby looked healthy. What are the chances of miscarriage after this?

Ultrasound at 12 weeks. Baby looked healthy. What are the chances of miscarriage after this?

Unlikely: Most miscarriages occur in the 1st trimester. As long as there are no other risk factors unlikely. All the best. ...Read more

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Does the chance of miscarriage decrease at 8 weeks (6 weeks past conception) or only at 12 weeks?

Does the chance of miscarriage decrease at 8 weeks (6 weeks past conception) or only at 12 weeks?

Yes: A large portion of abnormal pregnancies will miscarry or stop growing by 8 weeks. Many of the rest will be lost by 12 weeks. ...Read more

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Sequence of development after conception to fetus?

Sequence of development after conception to fetus?

A miracle. :): Here is a link with all the details .... http://php.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php?title=timeline_human_development. ...Read more

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I am a healthy 32 years old. I have a history of two misscarriages and one premature infant at 32 weeks whodied from complications of congenital hemangioma at the base of skull and ruptured vasa previa. What are the odds of me having a healthy baby?

I am a healthy 32 years old. I have a history of two misscarriages and one premature infant at 32 weeks whodied from complications of congenital hemangioma at the base of skull and ruptured vasa previa. What are the odds of me having a healthy baby?

Don't Give Up!: You should get the advice of 2 specialists: a fertility specialist to check if you have any antibodies, coagulation disorders, hormone problems, fibroids, etc that are complicating your pregnancies. Just in case, you should consider consulting with a geneticist (it would really help if the miscarriages were genetically tested). ...Read more

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Will MRI scan have any effect on the baby during the early stages of pregnancy. (6 weeks)?

Will MRI scan have any effect on the baby during the early stages of pregnancy.  (6 weeks)?

No: Many are confused by past worries about radiation & exposure to the fetus, but a MRI has no radiation to begin with.The big machines are kept in the radiology department, but the active energy uses is magnetism which has no effect on a fetus at all at any stage of pregnancy. ...Read more

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How much should be the baby's heartbeat in the age of 10 weeks pregnancy?

How much should be the baby's heartbeat in the age of 10 weeks pregnancy?

FIRST TRIMESTER: Baby is not well formed yet at that age but the OB doctor certainly can hear it with a special stethoscope usually between 140 to 160 per minute ? ...Read more

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Single intruterine fundal gestational sac is seen with no detectable fetal pole development at 7 weeks 4 days will the baby survive looks like 5weeks?

Single intruterine fundal gestational sac is seen with no detectable  fetal pole development at 7 weeks 4 days will the baby survive looks like 5weeks?

Less likely: So, the first assumption is that the dating is correct. If you are truly 7+4 weeks, there should be both a fetal pole and a heartbeat. But for various reasons you may be only 5-6 weeks so worth repeating ultrasound to make sure ...Read more