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Baby Too Large For Mother S Pelvis
Not always disease: Fetal growth can be greater than normal if maternal diabetes or certain genetic conditions. Babies can be too large than their mothers' pelvic outlet if that outlet is narrow or if the baby is large, eg, overdue. It is important to know the mother's medical and obstetric history and risk factors and an ultrasound estimate of fetal weight before delivery if there is a concern. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Labor disorder: Most women who are having their first baby are candidates for a trial of labor/to try to have their baby vaginally. The progress of labor is closely monitored, as well as the prenatal history, to give guidance to baby's size. Abnormal diabetes screening in pregnancy may be a clue. At the time of labor if descent, dilation or progress are abnormal a cesarean may be indicated. ...Read more
At 13w ultrasound baby seems squished in gestational sac (not measured), it seems small for baby. Can this be normal? Is antroverted uterus a factor?
32 wk pregnant, thin cervix, and baby head is down and low, how is the probabilty to deliver a premature baby?Should I sleep?
Count contractions: Listen to your body. When you start feeling contractions, time them. When they become close together and regular then head to the hospital. Anytime you feel unsure, go to the labor department or contact your ob. Cervical change can occur fast or very slow. As you near term, your OB will be checking your cervix at each visit to assess it for changes. Good luck! ...Read more
Mom is 5'4 gave birth to a 5.10 pds baby. Mom Gained roughly 22 pds. Is baby in danger to any probs bc of low birth weight? He looks VERY tiny
Will it affect my 6mth old baby development when he sleeps in d baby carrier for 1-2 hr. Upright position. Will it be too straining on the neck?
No; should be ok: A baby is very flexible, so sleeping 1-2 hours in a baby carrier is no problem, if he is buckled in a good position. Babies who frequently go on long commutes or vacation trips will spend many hours riding in car seats. They don't seem to get neck problems from the car rides. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needs assessment: Many causes for this. Ultrasounds and VCUG has to be done to determine cause of swelling/hydronephrosis. Excreatory scans may be needed too. Level of swelling matters too. Minimal enlargement can resolve with no help too. Consulting a pediatric urologist would be a good idea. As long the baby is urinating, ther should be no immediate life risk. ...Read more
Our breast-fed 1 month old appears to be in so much pain ... Can what mom eats affect him so negatively?
I'm 25 weeks and 4 days my baby girl is already weighing 1.2kgs.. Is she just ganna be a big baby or is this a health risk for my baby??
Should be fine: This is not really out of line. Babies gain most of their weight in the last trimester and it's hard to predict at this point what she will weigh at birth. We worry more about babies who are small for gestational age. That can be indicative of problems. Good luck to you both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A 21 months old baby may have pituitary problems. The baby has very slow development and cannot walk or talkyet. An MRI is being done tomorrow at chop. The motherwas on drugs while carrying. Can source be the mother on drugs?
29 weeks pregnant with baby #6 and baby is very low! doc says that is okay. Wondering, is it possible for baby to kick hard enough to break my water?
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
Can a mother that was diagnosed with fetal alchol syndrome herself pass the genetics on to her child?
11wks preg w/ mono di twins one placenta 1 baby has hydrops. How soon do I need a CVS to save other baby? Hospital is dragging their feet
See below: Your concern is understandable, however, this topic is too sensitive and complicated to address in this forum. It would be prudent to heed your doctor's advice, pray, and hope for the best. My prayers are with you! ...Read more
My grandma died because of breast cancer is it for sure that my mother will be affected too because she's her daughter? what is the possibilities ?
No it is not: for sure that your mom will develop breast cancer because her mom had it. There are genetic tests which can help determine the probability of that happening. We are learning that genes are only one part of a bigger picture. Scientific research called "epigenetics" sheds light on this. What turns genes on and off has something to do w/lifestyle such as the way we eat, think, exercise, etc. ...Read more
Wife has high risk pregnancy wife is 10 weeks pregnant and the dr told her today she is a high risk pregnancy. She has a incompentent cervix that is small and short and told her without a cervix stitch she would most likely (90 %)lose the child. We are wo
Hi, im 34wks pg and have complete placenta previa, is the cord more liely to get tangled around babys neck as baby is head down?
What are the chances?
Cord wraps: The wrapping of the cord around the neck is most likely to occur around 12 wks when the fluid volume vs fetus size is greatest & the kid kid bounces around more.As they move closer to term, the baby takes up more space & less turning is possible.I wouldn't worry about neck wraps but clarify when your OB says to come in. Scheduled cs prior to labor or at its earliest stage should be expected. ...Read more