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My baby is 3 weeks throwing up every time she eats . Her dad was alcoholic could this be fetal alcohol syndrome I'm concerned ?

My baby is 3 weeks throwing up every time she eats . Her dad was alcoholic could this be fetal alcohol syndrome I'm concerned  ?

Not usually a sign: Fetal alcohol syndrome, FAS, can cause some problems in the head and neck but I am not aware of it causing problems like you describe The baby is likely having normal reflux which is seen in almost all babies. This can be helped with smaller and more frequent feedings. If the baby does not gain weight then your doctor may start a treatment but generally babies outgrow the vomiting/reflux ...Read more

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How does a fetus breathe?

How does a fetus breathe?

The fetus does: Breathe, in fact breathing movements are part of the biophysical profile to determine the health of your baby. But respiration, the transfer of oxygen and carbon dioxide occurs at the placenta. ...Read more

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Does the fetus get hungry?

Does the fetus get hungry?

Probably not: Despite the fact that infants are sometimes born with a 'sucking blister' on their thumb-they received very good nutrition from their mothers thru the placenta. The 'sucking blisters' are evidence that the infant will gain some pleasure from sucking after birth-hence the value of the nipple or pacifier. ...Read more

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What does gross fetal mean?

What does gross fetal mean?

Fetal movement: Gross fetal movement is a term for movement of the fetus that is visualized on ultrasound. ...Read more

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Does the fetus feel hunger?

Does the fetus feel hunger?

Probably not: The fetus gets its nourishment from the umbilical cord. Though it swallows amniotic fluid frequently, we have no way of knowing if it is hungry... ...Read more

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Who does targeted fetal scan?

Who does targeted fetal scan?

Radiologist, MFM.: Some radiologists and select maternal-fetal medicine specialists are the only physicians qualified to perform and interpret targeted fetal sonography, e.g. Assessing the fetal brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, spine, skeleton etc. General radiologists, general obstetrician/gynecologists and others are not trained to assess targeted prenatal songoraphy. ...Read more

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Does a fetus show in an x-ray?

Does a fetus show in an x-ray?

Yes,: if the fetus is developed enough to have a bony skeleton. This would be an accident, since we usually try to avoid xrays in which there is direct radiation to the pregnant pelvis. ...Read more

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When is the baby called fetus?

When is the baby called fetus?

9 wks until birth: In most medical circles the terminology of reproduction is well defined. From the point of conception to the end of the eighth week, a series of complex events take place that are described as the embryonic period. As the 9th week starts, the embryo has achieved a form that is recognizable as human and the term fetus is used from that point until delivery. ...Read more

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How to check the DNA of a fetus?

How to check the DNA of a fetus?

Fetal DNA testing: DNA test during pregnancy must be performed by obtaining either a small sample of the placenta (i.e, chorionic villus sampling), or a sample of amniotic fluid that bathes the baby (i.e, amniocentesis). These fetal samples must be collected by the mother's obstetrician, and their collections pose a slight risk to both the mother and the fetus. ...Read more

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Want pics of fetus week by week?

Want pics of fetus week by week?

Not possible: Whereas it would be great to be able to see a fetus develop week by week throughout pregnancy, it just isn't feasible. Insurance companies will not pay for the ultrasounds and doctor's offices are primarily focused on the diagnostic aspects of ultrasound. Anticipate a possible dating scan, 18-20 week anatomy/ level 2 scan, then depending on clinical picture a scan in the third trimester. ...Read more

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What causes a fetus meningocele?

What causes a fetus  meningocele?

Unknown: Failure of the fetal neural tube to close results in a neural tube defect (ntd) such as meningocele. The definite cause is not known, but inadequate maternal Folic Acid levels are associated with increased risk for ntd's. ...Read more

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How can a fetus be tested for oi?

How can a fetus be tested for oi?

Invasive testing.: Amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling can retrieve fetal cells to be analyzed for dna mutations known to cause osteogenesis imperfecta. In the future non-invasive testing should become standard of care, but this technology to isolate cell-free fetal dna is in its nascent stages at this time. ...Read more

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Effects of mumps in men on fetus?

Effects of mumps in men on fetus?

Confusing question: Since men don't carry a fetus your question is confusing. Men can have impairment of fertility due to mumps as an adult but their infection during a woman's pregnancy has no effect on the fetus. If a woman has mumps during pregnancy, there is evidence that the baby can become infected, but no recognized birth defects have been reported. ...Read more

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Is hydrocele in a fetus a problem?

Is hydrocele in a fetus a problem?

Usually not: Will probably be present at birth. Most infant hydroceles resolve spontaneously during first year of life. May need treatment if they enlarge hugely or become tense, tender or red. ...Read more

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What causes meningocele in a fetus?

What causes meningocele in a fetus?

Spina bifida: Failure of the neural tube to close during early fetal development can result in some degree of spina bifida, such as meningocele. ...Read more

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What are the side effects in fetus?

What are the side effects in fetus?

Side effects: Need to know what may cause side effects can tell you that most things that women ask if can harm baby we do not know what it may cause. Actually a relatively small number of things that have been shown to cause certain birth defects, ie dilantin, alcohol, etc. ...Read more

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How is doppler used to assess fetus?

How is doppler used to assess fetus?

Doppler: Doppler ultrasound is used to assess blood flow within the fetus and the placenta. The most common assessment is umbilical cord blood flow. Other uses include uterine artery blood flow, cardiac blood flow, and middle cerebral artery blood flow. ...Read more

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Is hydroureter in a fetus a problem?

Is hydroureter in a fetus a problem?

Yes: That would indicate some type obstruction in the fetal excretory system that may require intrauterine treatment. ...Read more