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Baby Measuring Small For Gestational Age
What to do if i want a small baby so i don't get too fat during pregnancy. How can I choose my babies size?
Pregnancy: You can't choose your babies size. The size of your baby has nothing to do with getting fat during pregnancy. The amount of weigh you gain is up to you, as long as baby is growing properly. The uterus returns to normal size, when the baby is out. What you should be asking is, what is the best way to eat to get a healthy baby!!!! Get your priorities straight. ...Read more
Depends: The average woman is around 5 ft. 3 in tall. If you had two women, one who was 5 ft 10 in tall and another one who was 4ft 11 in tall, you would not say either of these women are abnormal, just outside the average. So a baby that measure big for gestational age is outside the average. What you need to know is by how much is the baby outside the range of average. ...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
When a fetus is "measuring small" how is that determined? Wouldn't it just mean that the fetal / gestational age is off?
Yes and no: Yes, if the gestational dates are off. No, if they are not and the biparietal diameter of the fetus does not "measure up" to the appropriate age indicating "small for gestational age or intrauterine growth retardation.". ...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.
Depends On Control: There is no single digit answer you can apply to an individual patient. One brazillian study in 2011 found that 14% of 400 women delivered prematurely, but the rate really depends on how well the mother controls her disease, other issues like preeclampsia, and the reason for delivery (poor control can cause other problems for the mom/baby that could require a cesarean section before 38 weeks). ...Read more
The doctor is saying that my gestational sac is measuring too small and the baby is too big for it i am 8 w 2 d does that mean miscarriage?
Heart beat ?: The most important thing to find out was if there was a fetus with a heartbeat visualized on the sonogram located inside of the uterus. If so then this is good news. The size of the gestational sac is not likely to be a contributory data point if the rest is true. You can ask your doctor to explain what was meant by a small gestational sac ...Read more
Pattern not number: Baby begins to make their own Insulin during mid pregnancy & any moment that moms levels are high will push glucose across the placenta, forcing baby to store the excess as fat.Any maternal levels above normal can lead to enlarged organs, defects, large baby & the need for IV fluid treatment after birth . The better mom's control, the less problems for baby, the worse control, the bigger the pbs. ...Read more
Over 140: A blood sugar of 140 will enable diagnosis of gestational diabetes. If you have been diagnosed, your baby is in danger of growing at a too large rate. This causes the baby's system to produce insulin at a higher rate, which fuels growth. There are multiple complications at risk. You can use exercise to bring blood sugar back to normal range. Be sure and follow your doctor's orders to a T. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
32+2 wks pregnant with twins,PE,on blood thinner & gestational diabetes, scan babies growth 10th percentile is it concerning?planed c sec at 36 wks
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
Could gestational sac measure small due to dehydration? Or is it a serious abnormality with the baby?
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
No: There is absolutely no risk/problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not really.: Monochorionic monoamniotic pregnancies are extremely rare (<1% of all twins) and very complicated because fetal demise (of one or both twins) can occur without any warning from umbilical cord entanglement. You may be referring to the "protection" from ttts (twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome) in mono/mono twins; this is indeed true, however the risks above trump that benefit. ...Read more
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34 weeks GA: Typically antenatal steroids are given to mothers who are going to deliver before 34 weeks gestation, as the lungs aren't mature by this time. They still may be given after 34 weeks, in some circumstances, but most babies have mature lungs and breathe well on their own without mothers getting steroids by 34 wks GA. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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