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Fetal Development During Second Trimester
Too many to list: There are lengthy textbooks that provide this data in detail. There is certainly too much going on to list in 400 characters. If you have a specific question, start over and submit it.Questions are not linked on the site. ...Read more
No big deal.: Detecting renal problems by fetal ultrasound is very accurate and efficient because it can prevent serious complications postnatally. Fetal renal pyelectasis or even hydronephrosis is nothing to worry about, provided the amniotic fluid is monitored and remains normal. The neonatology team should be notified at birth to institute appropriate follow-up for the newborn; monthly ultrasounds are needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spinal or Amniotic?: An increase in amniotic fluid could indicate some fetal anomalies. An increase in fetal "spinal" fluid is usually associated with meningomyelocoeles(a "radar dome" on the fetus' back.). ...Read more
The femur length and the , head circumference and the AC gives you the accurate fetal age? (2nd trimester) .thank you!
Taking into consideration an us is -/+ 2 weeks in 2nd trimester, what is the cause of this? Does it mean the fetus is growing at a faster rate?
Margin of error: Any technology has a mathematical margin of error. A sonogram is not different. As the pregnancy progresses you also have to account for individual fetal growth variations. The fetal measurements are used to calculate the approximate gestational age. The earlier the more accurate. ...Read more
FDA class C drugs, : amphetamines (AMPH's) have known fetal risks in animal studies. It's best for a woman of child-bearing age on AMPH to discuss her individual benefits vs.risks with her OB/GYN's & psychiatrists before conception. AMPH's constrict blood vessels; reduced blood flow across the placenta can affect fetal growth, mostly weight gain at therapeutic doses, & ^ risk of prematurity. Discuss with your OB. ...Read more
Would being in a band have an adverse effect on a baby's hearing development during the 1st or 2nd trimester? I'm mainly concerned about the drums.
Proably not.: All things in moderation though.Get a more detailed answer ›
What causes turner syndrome, noonan syndrome, & the rare klippel-fell syndrome? What happens during fetal development that causes these conditions?
A genetic accident: During formation of the egg or sperm can leave out an x chromosome in either one. A fetus whose genetic make-up includes the germ cell missing a chr. X has turner syndrome. One of 8 different genetic mutations is passed on to a fetus by 1 parent or happens spontaneously to cause noonan syndrome. 2 related genetic mutations are passed on to the fetus by 1 parent to cause klippel-feil syndrome. ...Read more
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