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Baby Gestation Stages
Half bigger/smaller: If you look at the size of babies at any point in pregnancy, the average defines a point where half are bigger & half are smaller. In some respects it is comforting as baby must be getting good nutrition through the placenta. It will bare watching because baby size at the time of delivery may prevent vaginal delivery. I have seen babies 11-15 lb at birth & that can be a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
If that is the case: Your OB should have explained that to you, means the babies wt is smaller than normal for that age, depends how small , if the baby is under the 10th % that is worrisome and if u are at term, then if u were my pt , you would be induced because baby will be better off out side than in, please call your OB and ask your OB how small your OB should be able to give u a % and the efw( 50% is avg wt.). ...Read more
Initially, from LMP: The edc (estimated date of "confinement") is based on the first day of the last menstrual period. But the edc may be adjusted on the basis of early ultrasound exams which can pinpoint the due date to plus or minus less than one week. Ultrasound dates are based on fetal measurements. Hope this helps. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
Gestational sac measuring two weeks smaller than baby. Baby measuring normal for dates and hb is good. Why is the sac so small and is this a bad sign?
Small gest sac: Would not be too concerned about sac size. If CRL is appropriate and HB is good those are very good signs. Be patient. Too early yet to tell much. Hope this helps. Best of luck. And Congratulations! ...Read more
No: A scan that early is accurate.Get a more detailed answer ›
A primi lady delivered a baby.What physical signs can determine maturity of gestations if no previous antenatal checkup? Thankx
Clinical examination: Neonatologists can determine approximate weeks of gestation although ultrasound in first 2 trimesters most accurate.Birth weight of less than 2, 500 grams (5 pounds, 8 ounces). Lacking normal baby fat, finger nail development, and muscle tone. Extra body hair, reduced chest circumference, body length, poor suck and swallow are other signs. Exam of eyes can help.Imaging of brain and skeleton also. ...Read more
Could gestational sac measure small due to dehydration? Or is it a serious abnormality with the baby?
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