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Fetus At 37 Weeks
What is the normal heart rate for a fetus at 37 weeks. My daughter's heart rate has usually been 130-140 max. Now its 160-163. ?
Ask your OB please: Normal range 120-160-170 your OB can do an ultrasound with a biophyscial profile and a monitor strip called an nst if necessary to make sure everything is ok, what would be more worrisome would be if the ht rate keeps increasing , so call your OB any serious problems at this point in your pregnancy- u would need to be delivered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breathless: At 37 weeks, even with descent of the fetal head into the pelvis, the body of the fetus is still occupying a large part of your abdomen, and restricts the full movement of the diaphragm muscle, preventing full respiration (limiting oxygen from getting into your blood stream. This causes shortness of breath and is very normal at this stage of pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 37 weeks gest. Preg.& my doc recommends to make a c/s next week since fetus is leg first. No med. Issues. Pls advise if baby will be ful term then?
What should I do? I'm 37 weeks pregnant and unfortunately I still need to abort the fetus. What should I do? hope you could help my worst problem please
Too late to abort: 37 weeks means this fetus is fully (or almost fully) mature. Any attempt to abort this pregnancy at this point risks major problems for you as well as the death of a baby. You need to arrange for the completion of this pregnancy. If you cannot keep the baby, then you need to arrange for adoption. You need to see your physician (obstetrician) and a social worker for help ...Read more
Iam 37 weeks pregnant .on ultrasound ac of fetus corresponds to 33 weeks.afi is 7.4cms.what does this mean?what to do
Dates are not: accurate. Ultrasound is saying baby is older than you think it is. AFI is the amniotic fluid index. It is a measure of how much amniotic fluid is present in the uterus. There are tables that say how much should be present for such and such a date. This seems a little low. Talk to your doctor and find out. The baby may be born sooner than you think ...Read more
It is probably ok: A slightly elevated TSH indicates mild thyroid failure. Early in pregnancy, even that can affect the fetal development, although changes are probably minimal. At the 37th weeks, the fetus has a fully functioning thyroid, so that slight hypothyroidism in the mother is not expect to cause any effect. ...Read more
I am 37 weeks/4 days pregnant & had my bpp done today.I was told my baby has dropped.How far should the fetus' head drop into the pelvis before labor?
All the way: When you start labor, the baby's head will eventually drop fully down into the pelvic bowl, which is the entrance to the birth canal. This will be happening over the next several weeks. You should have your "go bag" packed and sitting by the door. It won't be long now! :-). ...Read more
Is it normal to have extremely painful fetal movement at 37 weeks? About 90% of his movements make me stop in my tracks.
Do a sonogram: make sure there is no problem with uterine wall ...Read more