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What is first trimester screening and maternal fetal medicine?

What is first trimester screening and maternal fetal medicine?

Ob terms: 1st trimester screening are any tests done during a pregnancy during the first 12-14 weeks of pregnancy. This can include ultrasounds. blood tests and others. Maternal fetal medicine is a subspecialty of obstetrics. It's also often called "perinatology". These are obstetricians who go on to do additional training in the management of high risk pregnancies. ...Read more

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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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Pregnancy 15 week, ultrasound report.,.. Turner syndrome with cystic hygroma and hydrops fetalis....., your advise required?

Pregnancy 15 week,  ultrasound report.,.. Turner syndrome with cystic hygroma and hydrops fetalis....., your advise required?

Your decision: in the end. These findings in the first trimester usually carry a poor outlook for survival of the baby but there have been many reports of resolution of both cystic hygroma and hydrops as pregnancy progresses. Turner syndrome will always be there. I cannot decide for you but suggest you consider re-evaluating by ultrasound in 3-4 weeks should you decide to continue the pregnancy, you will then know more about the prognosis for the baby and any associated problems such as congenital heart defect etc. see:http://www.turnersyndrome.org/#!child/c4ff ...Read more

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Hi, fetal ascites dx at 14w, fetal anomaly scan at 15w NAD, TORCH /Amnio NAD, what is the likelihood of a happy/healthy baby please?

Hi, fetal ascites dx at 14w, fetal anomaly scan at 15w NAD, TORCH /Amnio NAD, what is the likelihood of a happy/healthy baby please?

Unclear: There is not enough information for us to offer an opinion. Schedule a follow up visit with your Obgyn to go over the sonogram results. If you are unclear on the results and plan then ask for a referral to a perinatologist for a second opinion ...Read more

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Best sites for baby fetal development week by week?

Best sites for baby fetal development week by week?

Fetal development: Information is available from the american academy of pediatrics and from the ob-gyne society. ...Read more

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Any guides to fetal baby development week by week?

Any guides to fetal baby development week by week?

Textbooks, library: There are many, including some very good textbooks. Depends on how detailed you want the discussion. "the developing human" is a good one, though it has been around awhile. Your local library should have a decent section of books on this subject. Your preference in style will be important, so look at several to see which explains things in terms you like. Touchpoints is best for baby development. ...Read more

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Can a fetal doppler detect womb sounds, maternal heart beat, and umbilical cord (abdomen the size of a 26 week pregnancy) with a pseudo pregnancy. ?

Can a fetal doppler detect womb sounds, maternal heart beat, and umbilical cord (abdomen the size of a 26 week pregnancy) with a pseudo pregnancy.  ?

Fetal doppler...: ...Can detect any movement of blood in the body, but with a false pregnancy, all the doppler rhythms should be at the same rate as the woman's heartbeat. Fetal heartbeat tends to be much faster so if you find that, the pregnancy is probably real. ...Read more

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What are the risks of disseminated intravascular coagulation after a single fetal demise @ 28 weeks. This a triplet pregnancy - trichorion/triamnio?

What are the risks of disseminated intravascular coagulation after a single fetal demise @  28 weeks.
This a triplet pregnancy - trichorion/triamnio?

I am truly sorry: for a loss of one of your Fetus. At 28 weeks with the advent of Modern medicine and Technology survival rate of other fituses are 100%. All the best ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can the environment of traditional neonatal intensive care units (nicus) influence preterm babies cognitive, and social development?

Can you tell me how can the environment of traditional neonatal intensive care units (nicus) influence preterm babies cognitive, and social development?

NICUs and developmen: The noisy and painful experiences in nicus of the past appeared to affect babies development. Added to that, the lack of parental contact has been shown to be detrimental. Modern, progressive nicus encourage parents to participate in their baby's care or provide surrogates (cuddlers). They cluster care to minimize interruption of babies' natural cycles. They decrease noise and other stimuli. ...Read more

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Pediatric surgeon (neonatal and or fetal intervention) vs. ob/gyn (perinatology), what's the difference?

Pediatric surgeon (neonatal and or fetal intervention) vs. ob/gyn (perinatology), what's the difference?

Perinatal medicine : Fetal intervention/fetal surgery is performed by an entire team. The team is made up of a pediatric surgeon, Perinatologist, and a neonatolist. The pediatric surgeon is the one who performs the surgery, the Perinatologist manages the patient with the complications that can result from the surgery, such as preterm labor. The neonatologist takes care of the complications that the baby may have. ...Read more

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Will a vanishing twin (lost at 7 weeks) affect first trimester downs syndrome testing with blood test and ultrasound?

Will a vanishing twin (lost at 7 weeks) affect first trimester downs syndrome testing with blood test and ultrasound?

Vanishing twin: No, it would not affect your test result. Ultrasound would show it for a while, but the developing twin will eventually grow big enough to hide it from view. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for hydrops fetalis?

What is the prognosis for hydrops fetalis?

High, depends: The overall prognosis for hydrops fetalis is quite high. Prognosis depends on the cause and severity of the condition, as there may be more milder forms. ...Read more

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What help is provided by a vocational counselor during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

What help is provided by a vocational counselor during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Back to work: Vocational or occupational therapy is important in rehabilitation to help one return to his/her capacity to get back to his/her previous occupation and to return to work --. ...Read more

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Ultrasound result: single live intrautrerine pregnancy,presently cephalic,20weeks and 5days gestation,oligohydramnios fetal ascites..what can i do

Ultrasound result: single live intrautrerine pregnancy,presently cephalic,20weeks and 5days gestation,oligohydramnios fetal ascites..what can i do

See perinatologist: Its frightening to have an ultrasound that gives news that isn't perfect. Oligohydramnios means that there isn't enough fluid around the baby. You can help make more fluid by drinking lots and lots of water and getting enough rest. You need to see a perinatologist to find out why. This is a doctor who concentrates on complicated pregnancies to find out why. Best Wishes! ...Read more

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I'm 37wks pregnant & baby has avsd. Doctor suggested elective cesarian at 38wks as baby's heart weakening (110beat/min). Is this best for both of us?

I'm 37wks pregnant & baby has avsd. Doctor suggested elective cesarian at 38wks as baby's heart weakening (110beat/min). Is this best for both of us?

Fetal center.: Your baby's case should be managed according to a multidisciplinary fetal care center recommendations, with input from pediatric cardiology, maternal-fetal medicine, neonatology and obstetrics. A pre-labor cesarean delivery is not necessary for most avsds, especially if the fetus is syndromic (down?). On the other hand, if fetal testing is non-reassuring then prompt delivery may prove life-saving. ...Read more

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When is a fetal echocardiogram important?

When is a fetal echocardiogram important?

Suspected problems: If you ob/gyn doctor or maternal fetal medicine specialist recommend a fetal echocardiogram, it is usually because they suspect some sort of malformation in the fetuses heart, lungs, etc. It may be because they notice something on a prior ultrasound, or they just want to be safe/cautious if you are at a higher risk of having a baby with a congenital heart problem. ...Read more

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What is the effect of percutaneous mitral vavuloplasty on pregnant mother and foetus - a tertiary care hospital experience?

What is the effect of percutaneous mitral vavuloplasty on pregnant mother and foetus - a tertiary care hospital experience?

Xray exposure: goal of perc mitral valvuloplasty is to relieve the degree of mitral stenosis, which can cause right heart failure symptoms, atrial fibrillation, pulmonary hypertension in the mother, often not well tolerated in pregnancy. The procedure is done with fluoroscopy (xray) and thus there is exposure to the mother and baby, which should be minimal with judicious use of fluoro and shielding. ...Read more

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Foetal scan showed cystic hygroma in neck, head and abdomen. Awaiting results of cvs. Advised to terminate. Chances of good outcome before decision.

Foetal scan showed cystic hygroma in neck, head and abdomen. Awaiting results of cvs. Advised to terminate. Chances of good outcome before decision.

Worrisome findings: The location & extent of the cystic hygroma suggest a chromosome defect -xo turner syndrome or other anomaly. I have had patients with large isolated ch do well when they had no other defects although extensive surgery was required to debulk the defect. ...Read more

Dr. Darrell Cass
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Fetal Hydrops (Definition)

Fetal hydrops ( erythroblastosis fetalis) - excess/ abnormal amount of fluid in 2 ...Read more


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Dropsy (Definition)

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