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Twins pregancy at 22 weeks with cervix lenght of 2.2 cm and U Shape. What are the odd of miscarriage before 34 weeks and advises?

Twins pregancy at 22 weeks with cervix lenght of 2.2 cm and U Shape. What are the odd of miscarriage before 34 weeks and advises?

Odds are hard to get: Twin pregnancies always carry a risk of preterm labor and premature delivery which has been very difficult to estimate despite research on cervical length, uterine contraction monitoring, measurements of cervical f-fibronectin etc... Studies on prophylactic measures like bed rest, cervical cerclage, progesterone supplementation are also controversial. Consult a MFM doctor, specialist in twins. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Age 21 first pregnancy. Vanishing twin lost at 7 weeks. Nuchal translucency scan this week, so nervous! What are the chances that its high risk?

Age 21 first pregnancy. Vanishing twin lost at 7 weeks. 
Nuchal translucency scan this week, so nervous! What are the chances that its high risk?

Don't worry: It sounds like you are getting good care. Try not to worry as it is not good for you nor your pregnancy. Just wait and see what the tests show. Try to enjoy your pregnancy, and do what you can to stay healthy. Drink plenty of water, eat a healthy diet containing lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, walk 45 minutes every day, and take Prenatal vitamins containing Folic acid. ...Read more

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Vaginal ultrasound did not detect heartbeat at 6 weeks 4 days. Seen the sac and embryo. Risk of miscarriage?

Vaginal ultrasound did not detect heartbeat at 6 weeks 4 days. Seen the sac and embryo. Risk of miscarriage?

50/50: At this point i would say your chances are about 50/50. A vaginal sonogram at 6 weeks and 4 days can usually see a heartbeat; but if your dates are off a little, it could be too early. As long as you aren't having a lot of pain or heavy bleeding, waiting a week and rechecking the sonogram is probably best. ...Read more

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Symptoms of ectopic pregnancy at 1 week post embryo transfer?

Symptoms of ectopic pregnancy at 1 week post embryo transfer?

Hopefully not!: An ectopic pregnancy is suspected in the following setting: 1. A patient is pregnant 2. Hcg levels are rising abnormally 3. Pain is present on one side of the other 4. There is findings on ultrasound of a mass or cystic area near one of the ovaries it would be very early to have symptoms this early after ivf and this is more likely related to an ovarian cyst - call your ob/gyn! ...Read more

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Ivf risk of pregnancy after seeing a heartbeat at 7 weeks?

Ivf risk of pregnancy after seeing a heartbeat at 7 weeks?

90%: If i understand your question correctly, you are asking the chance of live birth after you seeing a fetal heart beat at 7 weeks gestation. It depends, in general about 90%. ...Read more

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Single intruterine fundal gestational sac is seen with no detectable fetal pole development at 7 weeks 4 days will the baby survive looks like 5weeks?

Single intruterine fundal gestational sac is seen with no detectable  fetal pole development at 7 weeks 4 days will the baby survive looks like 5weeks?

Less likely: So, the first assumption is that the dating is correct. If you are truly 7+4 weeks, there should be both a fetal pole and a heartbeat. But for various reasons you may be only 5-6 weeks so worth repeating ultrasound to make sure ...Read more

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Does sex damage the development of a baby during 7 weeks of pregnancy?

Does sex damage the development of a baby during 7 weeks of pregnancy?

NO: Having sex does not damage a baby's development during any part of pregnancy. For more about sex during pregnancy see http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/pregnancy-week-by-week/in-depth/sex-during-pregnancy/art-20045318 ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant increased fetal movement sign of labor?

39 weeks pregnant increased fetal movement sign of labor?

No: Increased Fetal Movement is not a common complaint. It is not a sign of labor. If you just ate a huge carbohydrate meal then maybe you have some increased movement. In pregnancy, I usually follow one rule. If you find something is not usual and normal for you go to Labor and Delivery and get the baby checked with a Non Stress Test. This is the only safe thing to do. ...Read more

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Any warning signs of pregnancy at four weeks?

Any warning signs of pregnancy at four weeks?

4 weeks: Week 4 of pregnancy you could experience implantation bleeding, breast tenderness or enlargement, mood swings, bloating, fatigue and mild cramping. Two good resources follow. One is a website and the other is a book.1. http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/week-by-week/ 2. "what to expect when you are expecting". ...Read more

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Does the chance of miscarriage decrease at 8 weeks (6 weeks past conception) or only at 12 weeks?

Does the chance of miscarriage decrease at 8 weeks (6 weeks past conception) or only at 12 weeks?

Yes: A large portion of abnormal pregnancies will miscarry or stop growing by 8 weeks. Many of the rest will be lost by 12 weeks. ...Read more

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Ultrasound at 6weeks 2days pregnant shows gestational sac, yolk sac, fetal pole n heartbeat (133bpm). What are the chances of miscarriage after this?

Ultrasound at 6weeks 2days pregnant shows gestational sac, yolk sac, fetal pole n heartbeat (133bpm).
What are the chances of miscarriage after this?

Risk is decreased: The fact the fetal pole has a heartbeat is very good and encouraging. However, the risk of miscarriage is still present until 12-13 weeks. That is why most celebrities do not release statements about pregnancy, due to the fact that miscarriage can happen. After this time, with a normal fetal heartbeat and placenta, the risk of miscarriage drastically decreases. ...Read more

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10+-6days weeks pregnancy crl 3.9.Fhs 162.Growth of fetus is acc to gestational age .Is growth normal♥?

10+-6days weeks pregnancy crl 3.9.Fhs 162.Growth of fetus is acc to gestational age .Is growth normal♥?

Yes: If the report says the growth is accurate to gestational age then that is the same thing as saying that the fetal growth is normal. ...Read more

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The crl & mean sac diameter measured during 7th wk of pregnancy gives fetal age:age from conception/implantation or the gestational age:age from lmp?

The crl & mean sac diameter measured during 7th wk of pregnancy gives fetal age:age from conception/implantation or the gestational age:age from lmp?

Lmp: All pregnancy dating is based on lmp. So even when lmp is unknown the age given by crl assumes when lmp "should have been. Ie about two weeks prior to implantation. So a pregnancy is 40 weeks from lmp and 38 weeks from implantation. All studies, all research, all dating, dating by ultrasound goes by the 40 week designation or from time of lmp. ...Read more

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Gestational age at 13.8 weeks, fetal heart beat 165& at 18.1 weeks, 155. Is my baby gender boy or girl?

Gestational age at 13.8 weeks, fetal heart beat 165& at 18.1 weeks, 155. Is my baby gender boy or girl?

Wait 21.9 (+/-2)wks: While there are many wives' tales about predicting baby's gender, all have their flaws. The only way to truly tell is once the little one is born. What a blessed surprise! ...Read more

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I registered 9wks 6days at my very first u/s (6/25/12) which was after 6wks of pregnancy. Is that right, stating after the 6thwk, fetus doubles size?

I registered 9wks 6days at my very first u/s (6/25/12) which was after 6wks of pregnancy. Is that right, stating after the 6thwk, fetus doubles size?

Yes: You've been asking this same question over and over. What exactly are you trying to understand about it. If you get to the point we can answer more directly. Usually this type of question concerns 2 potential fathers and determining conception date. ...Read more

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What is the normal heart rate of human fetus at 17 weeks of pregnancy?

What is the normal heart rate of human fetus at 17 weeks of pregnancy?

About 140 (+or- 30): The fetal heart rate can vary considerably depending on the mother's heart rate and health and on the fetal metabolic state, level of activity and probably several other factors. Normally in a very quiet, relaxed postprandial or sleep-like state, it would tend to be low (115 to 120) ; at other times it could possibly rise to 150-160 beats per minute or transiently perhaps to 170-180. ...Read more