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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?
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
Fetal growth on the 28th percentile considered normal? I'm 28w2d today. Do I need more calories? Doctor told me everything is good but I worry iugr
From 10 to 90: Percentile is normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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?
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
#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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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
I'm 32 wks pregi. Ystrday I had growth scan and reslt is in %tile. BPD 42,HC 62,AC 91,FL 20,Humerus 74, Estmated fetal wt 1956=61%.any cncern abt AC?
Scan: It is appropriate for you to have your OB explain the scan to you. Good Luck ...Read more