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How does a fetus breathe?

How does a fetus breathe?

The fetus does: Breathe, in fact breathing movements are part of the biophysical profile to determine the health of your baby. But respiration, the transfer of oxygen and carbon dioxide occurs at the placenta. ...Read more

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What does gross fetal mean?

What does gross fetal mean?

Fetal movement: Gross fetal movement is a term for movement of the fetus that is visualized on ultrasound. ...Read more

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Does the fetus feel hunger?

Does the fetus feel hunger?

Probably not: The fetus gets its nourishment from the umbilical cord. Though it swallows amniotic fluid frequently, we have no way of knowing if it is hungry... ...Read more

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Who does targeted fetal scan?

Who does targeted fetal scan?

Radiologist, MFM.: Some radiologists and select maternal-fetal medicine specialists are the only physicians qualified to perform and interpret targeted fetal sonography, e.g. Assessing the fetal brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, spine, skeleton etc. General radiologists, general obstetrician/gynecologists and others are not trained to assess targeted prenatal songoraphy. ...Read more

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When is the baby called fetus?

When is the baby called fetus?

9 wks until birth: In most medical circles the terminology of reproduction is well defined. From the point of conception to the end of the eighth week, a series of complex events take place that are described as the embryonic period. As the 9th week starts, the embryo has achieved a form that is recognizable as human and the term fetus is used from that point until delivery. ...Read more

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Does a fetus show in an x-ray?

Does a fetus show in an x-ray?

Later in pregnancy: A fetus with enough calcium in his bones will show up in a regular x-ray. ...Read more

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How to check the DNA of a fetus?

How to check the DNA of a fetus?

Fetal DNA testing: DNA test during pregnancy must be performed by obtaining either a small sample of the placenta (i.e, chorionic villus sampling), or a sample of amniotic fluid that bathes the baby (i.e, amniocentesis). These fetal samples must be collected by the mother's obstetrician, and their collections pose a slight risk to both the mother and the fetus. ...Read more

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Want pics of fetus week by week?

Want pics of fetus week by week?

Not possible: Whereas it would be great to be able to see a fetus develop week by week throughout pregnancy, it just isn't feasible. Insurance companies will not pay for the ultrasounds and doctor's offices are primarily focused on the diagnostic aspects of ultrasound. Anticipate a possible dating scan, 18-20 week anatomy/ level 2 scan, then depending on clinical picture a scan in the third trimester. ...Read more