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Baby Measuring Small For Gestational Age
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
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
Could gestational sac measure small due to dehydration? The baby is measuring normal with a normal hb but the sac is measuring almost 2 weeks behind.
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
My gestational age is 35 weeks 6 days. date of maturity is 33 weeks 3 days. is baby too small. will she need to be taken via c section?
Size: If your activity levels have not been altered the feeling is that the size discrepancy is simply being watched. There does not appear to be a reason for a surgical delivery. Have they said/found anything else? A two vessel cord for example or anatomic abnormality? There is nothing here that would indicate that there would be a reason to chose surgery over a vaginal delivery. ...Read more
Could gestational sac measure small due to dehydration? Or is it a serious abnormality with the baby?
Throughout pregnancy baby has measured small on ultrasound. Now 34 weeks measuring 60th percentile. Why might this be? Scared of having a large baby!
You and dad: Your baby's size is determined mostly by your and dads genetic codes and how they interact. Your baby's percentile means very little in the way of medical risk unless the percentile is at either end of the growth curve. Being 60th percentile means being right in the middle of the pack - this is good news ! I suggest you talk to your OB and ask them the same questions, it's important ! ...Read more
Not likely.: Wrong dates is by far the most common reason for a small fetus in the first half of pregnancy. The influenza virus can cross the placenta and thus increase the risk of autism and schizophrenia in the offspring, if contracted during pregnancy. First trimester viral exposures generally follow the all or nothing rule - i.e. They either lead to miscarriage or do not affect the pregnancy. Talk with mfm. ...Read more
We had our first ultrasound today at 9 weeks 2 days. The baby is measuring (crown to rump) an accurate 9w2d, but the gestational sac is 8 ?
Many results of US: There r many measurements that r taken during the trimester ultrasounds (US) to help gauge how the fetus is progressing. None of the measurements are 100% accurate. Doctors use the battery to get an idea of how well the fetus is growing. No 1 measurement is supreme; u have to take them all in context. If ur OB is not worried abt the US, u shd not worry. Congrats, & thanks for asking HealthTap! ...Read more
9 w pregnant. Baby measuring 9 weeks but gestational sac measuring 2 weeks behind. Good heartbeat 170s. Is this a problem?
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