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What happens if baby drops from fetal growth percentile in 4 weeks but is still within the 10 and 90%? Is that a reason for concern?

What happens if baby drops from fetal growth percentile in 4 weeks but is still within the 10 and 90%? Is that a reason for concern?

No concern: The ultrasound measurements can vary from one test to the next. In the last month or two of pregnancy, ultrasound "guesses" about baby's size and weight can be off by quite a bit. It is not perfect technology. As long as the baby does not drop below the 10th percentile it should be fine. It sounds like you are being followed closely, which is good. Good luck. ...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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Where do I go to find most common stages of fetal growth and development?

Where do I go to find most common stages of fetal growth and development?

There's an app, also: http://www.babycenter.com/pregnancy-week-by-week. It'd be good if all women of child-bearing age took daily Folate (folic acid) supplements, protected themselves from " the flu", planned their pregnancies, knew that 4 standard alcoholic drinks = a binge in women & understood that the fetal brain & spinal cord start forming at 3 weeks & other organs between 3 – 10 weeks after conception. ...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 is the definition or description of: Fetal growth retardation?

What is the definition or description of: Fetal growth retardation?

IUGR: A more accurate term is Intrauterine Growth Restriction, which refers to restricted fetal growth due to decreased blood flow to the placenta in the uterus. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound to evaluate fetal growth?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound to evaluate fetal growth?

32-36 week scan.: A third trimester sonogram can help evaluate fetal growth if previous sonograms have established the due date with accuracy. Fetal biometry and anatomy is reviewed at each such scan. Many intestinal and urological anomalies can be thus detected, as they only show up in the third trimester. ...Read more

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Can sneezing a lot effect fetal growth?

Unlikely: Unless it keeps the infant up all often for a long time, it would not affect growth. But you should really talk to the pediatrician about this. ...Read more

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Will I restrict fetal growth if I wear tight-fitting clothes?

Will I restrict fetal growth if I wear tight-fitting clothes?

Nope!: Tight-fitting clothes have nothing to do with fetal growth restriction. Only if you diet to fir into the tight clothes you can cause poor fetal growth. ...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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Can you tell me possible reasons of the stoppage of growth of a fetus at 5 weeks old?

Can you tell me possible reasons of the stoppage of growth of a fetus at 5 weeks old?

Much has to go right: There could be something wrong with the placenta or the baby or both. Medication taken at the wrong time could be disruptive, implantation may not be in the best spot, infections occur, rarely trauma. It is nearly always something completely out of your control, and the body is very efficient at cutting short a pregnancy that just isn't going right. ...Read more

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What are the causes of less growth in 5 month fetus and what is the next step for the same?

What are the causes of less growth in 5 month fetus and what is the next step for the same?

#1 make sure: Her dates are correct, assuming they are could be due to placental insufficiency, obviously must r/o crhomosome defects and other anomilies, please have her discuss with her obgyn, and hopefully she has already been referred to or will be referred to a perinatologist which is a high risk OB specialist who should work together with her ob. ...Read more

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How does a fetus get fetal alcohol syndrome? What modifies the fetus's growth?

How does a fetus get fetal alcohol syndrome? What modifies the fetus's growth?

Alcohol injestion: Any amount of alcohol while pregnant can cause fas. We do not know the amount needed. Sometimes we see only fetal alcohol effect, not syndrome. Usually, if a mom injests significant alcohol, her nutrition is poor which delays fetal growth. ...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??

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