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Ultrasound shows one IVF twin 4 days behind 9 week scan. Both had strong heart beats. When to worry?

Ultrasound shows one IVF twin 4 days behind 9 week scan. Both had strong heart beats. When to worry?

Not to worry.: I can tell this is a highly desired and anticipated pregnancy and offer you my congratulation on the success thus far. As you know, things can still go wrong as this is a very high-risk pregnancy, so see a maternal-fetal medicine specialist as soon as possible and get information on twin-to-twin-transfusion syndrome and genetic counseling. Non-invasive prenatal genetic testing is now available. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Ivf (Definition)

In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...Read more


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I have done IVF and I am 6w2d pregnant, however my doctor says that my sac is not growing and heart beat is also 85bpm what is the reason for this?

I have done IVF and I am 6w2d pregnant, however my doctor says that my sac is not growing and heart beat is also 85bpm what is the reason for this?

Possible miscarriage: Unfortunately, this may not be a good pregnancy because these are not good signs. There is still hope so keep your fingers crossed, but the chances that this pregnancy will miscarry is high. ...Read more

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Hi hi i am not sure if I have miscarried or not. I have had mild dark blood off and on for 2 weeks. Dr. Said everything looked ok. I am 7 weeks pregnant by donor egg ivf. Tuesday this week i had ultrasound with confirmed heart beat. All looked good. This

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i am not sure if I have miscarried or not. I have had mild dark blood off and on for 2 weeks. Dr. Said everything looked ok. I am 7 weeks pregnant by donor egg ivf. Tuesday this week i had ultrasound with confirmed heart beat. All looked good. This

Hi : Hi cheryl. I am sorry that you are going through this. The most common symptom for a miscarriage at this stage in pregnancy is bleeding. At about 7 weeks a miscarriage could cause cramping that is severe or the cramping might be mild. The bleeding could vary from hemmorhaging to light. It is hard to know if the material you passed is a product of conception. It is usually recommended that you see you doctor soon thereafter if you have light bleeding. For heavy bleeding, a trip to the er might be required due to hemorrhage. Ways that your doctor can tell if you have miscarried include a drop in your HCG level or an ultrasound. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the causes fetal heart defects?

What are the causes fetal heart defects?

Multifactorial.: Genetic, metabolic, infectious and environmental causes can lead to cardiac birth defects. Taking Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily for your reproductive life (18-50) can prevent 75% of those defects. ...Read more

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Is it true that raising your heart rate over 140bpm when in early stages of pregnancy/pregnancy cause birth defects due to decreased blood to fetus?

Is it true that raising your heart rate over 140bpm when in early stages of pregnancy/pregnancy cause birth defects due to decreased blood to fetus?

No: That used to be a misnomer, but has since been proved false. Recent studies and statements by the american college of ob/gyn have stated that women in otherwise good health can and should get their heart rates elevated in pregnancy through moderate exercise. The key is to stay super hydrated. Exercise is great in pregnancy. ...Read more

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What causes low fetal heart rate?

What causes low fetal heart rate?

Many causes.: Bradyarrhythmias (heart block, hypothyroidism, drugs) can lower the fetal heart rate persistently, however the most common reason is cord or placental accidents that threaten the fetal well-being. Your obstetrician and/or perinatologist should be able to help you avoid this problem. ...Read more

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What is and what cause a slow heart rate in a fetus?

What is and what cause a slow heart rate in a fetus?

Several reasons: Normal fetal heart rates are 120-160bpm & as low as 110 at term. If lower, there are reasons that can be significant so an obstetrician should be able to evaluate these or make a referral to a high risk pregnancy specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ivf Pregnancy (Definition)

In-vitro fertilization is a process where the egg and sperm are united outside of the woman's body, in a laboratory setting. Some of the resulting embryos are then implanted ...Read more