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Doctor insights on: Causes Slow Fetal Growth Third Trimester

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How can I know the sex if my fetus in third trimester?

How can I know the sex if my fetus in third trimester?

Ultrasound: The quickest and easiest way to determine the sex of a fetus is with ultrasound. However, this is not always infallible and, while generally considered safe, we do not recommend unnecessary exposure to ultrasound or any other testing modalities during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Iam in my third trimester what will. The fetus be doing and will I have body changes?

Iam in my third trimester what will. The fetus be doing and will I have body changes?

Baby kicks/punches: The healthy baby will continue to kick/punches/moves, and likely starts to turn head-down if not done so. Baby may actually kick/punches a bit less because of less room. Your belly will get bigger and may sag a bit. Also, u may need to pee more often, and feel more short of breath, more reflux, back aches, and more uncomfortble laying on your back etc. If having problems, consult doc. Congrats! ...Read more

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Can I have the 3d ultrasound to detect fetus abnormalities during third trimester?

Can I have the 3d ultrasound to detect fetus abnormalities during third trimester?

Ask you MD: You need to ask your MD that question because they are best able to interpret any findings as well with the exam. ...Read more

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Is Metamucil safe in third trimester? Does it prevent nutrients from getting to fetus? How does it actually work and any precautions while taking it?

Is Metamucil safe in third trimester? Does it prevent nutrients from getting to fetus? How does it actually work and any precautions while taking it?

Safe: Metamucil is a bulk laxative, which helps hold water in the stool to make it easier to pass, and is safe in pregnancy. You need to be sure and drink a lot of water, too. It will not effect the babies nutrition. ...Read more

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Male fetus ultrasound (35w 4d) which showed an enlarged fetal bladder. Normal amniotic fluid and kidneys. Is this typical in third trimester?

Male fetus ultrasound (35w 4d) which showed an enlarged fetal bladder. Normal amniotic fluid and kidneys. Is this typical in third trimester?

Specific case: This is a very specific case that requires a doctor to evaluate the exact findings of the sonogram to determine if it is normal or not. You will need to seek clarification from your doctor regarding the term “enlarged bladder” to determine if further testing, follow up sonograms or a referral to a perinatologist is indicated. ...Read more

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Is it possible for fifth disease to be transferred to a woman's fetus in the 3rd trimester?

Is it possible for fifth disease to be transferred to a woman's fetus in the 3rd trimester?

Yes: If the mom has her primary experience with this virus at any point in pregnancy, the fetus can become infected. If it happens, the most disabling effect seems to be it's effect on the babies blood forming activity. If it slows it down or stops even briefly, the fetus may not be able to keep up with the metabolic demands of growth & a condition called hydrops can result. ...Read more

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Can fifth disease be transmitted to a woman's fetus in the 3rd trimester?

Yes: If mom never had it as a kid she can get it during any stage of pregnancy.It can also pass to the fetus & produce problems. ...Read more

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Which sort of effects would there be on a 3rd trimester fetus from dental radiation?

Which sort of effects would there be on a 3rd trimester fetus from dental radiation?

Probably none: But dentist will do x-rays during 3rd trimester only in emergency situations. Just make sure you are properly shielded during x-rays, and don't worry. ...Read more

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What are something's that would cause your baby to measure small in third trimester?

What are something's that would cause your baby to measure small in third trimester?

Nutrition & drugs: Inadequate nutrition as well as drugs including alcohol can cause IUGR (Intrauterine Growth Retardation). ...Read more

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Can lifting heavy objects in third trimester cause placenta abruption? Does it affect the baby in any way or just affect me?

Can lifting heavy objects in third trimester cause placenta abruption? Does it affect the baby in any way or just affect me?

Not likely: In general lifting objects does not cause problems for pregnancy but obviously if something is too heavy for you or makes you uncomfortable then it should be avoided. ...Read more

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Can lifting heavy objects in third trimester cause placenta abruption? Does it affect the baby in any way or just affect me?

Can lifting heavy objects in third trimester cause placenta abruption? Does it affect the baby in any way or just affect me?

Not likely: In general lifting objects does not cause problems for pregnancy but obviously if something is too heavy for you or makes you uncomfortable then it should be avoided. ...Read more

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What causes fetal growth restriction?

What causes fetal growth restriction?

MF/placental factors: Maternal-fetal and placental etiologies can all cause fetal growth restriction. Severa fetal syndromes can lead to fgr (e.g. Down, patau, triploidy, edwards, noonan's, digeorge). Multifetal pregnancies are at increased risk for fgr; this can result in fetal demise, fetal brain injury, cerebral palsy or even normal outcomes in non-syndromic cases. Placental infarcts, hypertension, lupus: culprits. ...Read more

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What causes bleeding in the third trimester?

What causes bleeding in the third trimester?

Multiple: Placental abruption, placenta previa, local lesions and unidentified cause, are the commonest reason behind bleeding in the third trimester. ...Read more

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Reflux causes upper back pain in third trimester?

Reflux causes upper back pain in third trimester?

Back pain: Yes reflux can cause back pain especially while pregnant. Talk to you ob/gyn to see what can be done for this. Other wise need to wait till the pregnancy is over to have it resolve on it own. ...Read more

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Can catching fifth disease during third trimester cause problems for baby at birth, ?

Rare: Fetal complications from exposure to fifth disease or parvovirus are rare in the 3rd trimester. Have you had a test to see if you've been exposed? Your doctor can perform a blood test to see if you have been exposed. ...Read more

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Is sex safe in the third trimester? Can it cause preterm labor? What positions are best? Is oral sex ok?

Is sex safe in the third trimester? Can it cause preterm labor? What positions are best? Is oral sex ok?

Sex 3rd trimester: It is safe to have sex in the third trimester, as long as your partner is positioned so that his weight isn't on your tummy. Lying at the edge of a bed with your partner standing is usually the easiest. It is unlikely to cause preterm labor. Oral sex is ok. ...Read more

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Can quiting my ADHD medication cause me to have preterm labor in my third trimester?

Coordinated care: When there is need to taper or stop medications acting on the brain or nervous system, women who are pregnant should ask OB provider about a referral to maternal-fetal medicine specialist and/or neurologist or psychiatrist who prescribed the medication. Then all of the doctors can consider risks and benefits for mom and baby before making a change. ...Read more

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6 weeks pregnant & have lost all symptoms. High-risk pregnancy with possible slow fetal growth according to OB. Am I facing the loss of this baby?

6 weeks pregnant & have lost all symptoms. High-risk pregnancy with possible slow fetal growth according to OB. Am I facing the loss of this baby?

Unknown: In general we can not use a lack of negative symptoms as a predictive tool for pregnancy outcome. You are very early in pregnancy. The way to determine if things are ok is to see your doctor. They can do a sonogram to confirm a live intrauterine pregnancy. ...Read more

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If there are similar patterns in fetal growth before14 wks, then why would a dr. Say that u could really be11wks or13wks? If u measure 12wk, r u really?

If there are similar patterns in fetal growth before14 wks, then why would a dr. Say that u could really be11wks or13wks? If u measure 12wk, r u really?

Measurement error: Dating a pregnancy by ultrasound relies on measuring the length of specific structures. There is some variability in the normal range of size of these structures and some variability in the ability of the ultrasound to identify and measure this correctly. Thus there will be error in the "guess" of the age of the pregnancy. In the 2nd trimester, that error is about +/- 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Lost 11 pounds in my third trimester in a month what could be wrong?

Lost 11 pounds in my third trimester in a month what could be wrong?

A mistake.: It is unusual to lose weight late in pregnancy. The most likely cause is a mistake during "weigh in". If not, then you should talk to your doctor about and possible pregnancy complications like new onset of overt diabetes, hiv, tuberculosis, or other serious medical condition, in which case you would almost certainly be having symptoms. ...Read more

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Can bleeding in the third trimester affect my baby?

Can bleeding in the third trimester affect my baby?

Yes: Vaginal bleeding in the third trimester is never normal and always requires immediate evaluation by a doctor. There are many different causes that only a physical exam can detect. Bleeding can be from the placenta, which is the nutrition source for your baby. ...Read more

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Are morning sickness symptoms in the third trimester normal?

Are morning sickness symptoms in the third trimester normal?

Not The Same: Severe nausea & vomiting in your third trimester should be reported to your ob. Early in pregnancy, morning sickness is attributed to the quickly rising hormone levels. This is not the case in your last trimester. Your doc should evaluate you for a possible bowel infection, liver disease, preeclampsia, among other common pregnancy complaints. Call your doc & take care. ...Read more

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What can I do if my breathing feels restricted in the third trimester?

What can I do if my breathing feels restricted in the third trimester?

See OB, L&D ASAP: If new or worsening respiratory or heart symptoms, there may be condition that affects not only the pregnant woman but also the fetus. So it is important for a woman to immediately notify her OB provider and to be seen for evaluation of her and for fetal heart monitoring till a problem is ruled out. If not a problem, then she will be sent home with office followup unless symptoms come back. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do yoga in the third trimester?

Is it safe to do yoga in the third trimester?

Yes: Absolutely! Some poses may be difficult, but do what you can. Yoga is great for maintaining strength and flexibility. ...Read more

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What can I do about leaky breasts in the third trimester?

What can I do about leaky breasts in the third trimester?

See answer: This can be an issue and is common. Discuss with your gyn, and you may need to invest in some good maternity bras with padding to prevent the leakage from being noticeable through your clothing. ...Read more

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Sharp vaginal pains during third trimester, what is stretching and what is prelabor?

Sharp vaginal pains during third trimester, what is stretching and what is prelabor?

Fetal pressure +: The pressure and movement of the fetus in the uerus will often initiate "pre-labor" contractions which can be measured on a fetal monitor. These are often rhythmic in nature as opposed to the pressure of "stretching" pains. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink wine in the third trimester?

Is it ok to drink wine in the third trimester?

No.: Alcohol is toxic to the developing brain and nervous system and is therefore bad at any stage of pregnancy. ...Read more