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Fetus At 37 Weeks
What did your OB say: You should have already discussed with your ob, u need an ultrasound to measure the weight of the bay and to see if u have too much amniotic fluid, and if baby is weighing large if u were my pt would rec induction at 39 weeks or csection if baby measures too large, u do not want to end up with shoulder dystocia, please discuss with your OB on monday. ...Read more
What causes a subchorionic hemorrhage? Started at 13 weeks and lost baby at 16 weeks. Passed large clots at 15 weeks & 10 hours before miscarriage
That can be difficul: To say. A placental abruption is what this is called when it happens later in pregnancy, usually due to trauma. Your loss is classified as a miscarriage though it did happen later than usual. The bleeding can be like a chain reaction, blood, cramping then more tearing away. There is a good chance u will be fine with the next pregnancy but review this with your doctor. There may not b a gd answ. ...Read more
Single intruterine fundal gestational sac is seen with no detectable fetal pole development at 7 weeks 4 days will the baby survive looks like 5weeks?
Less likely: So, the first assumption is that the dating is correct. If you are truly 7+4 weeks, there should be both a fetal pole and a heartbeat. But for various reasons you may be only 5-6 weeks so worth repeating ultrasound to make sure ...Read more
At 7 weeks pregnant I had an ultrasound. The fetus had a heartbeat of 167. At 8 weeks it still had a heartbeat. At 9 weeks fetal demise happened. Why?
Hard to say: Generally, most miscarriages occur for genetic reasons. Speak to your doctor on the subject. ...Read more
Ivf baby-8 wks hCG 69,000, 9 wks hCG 87,000, Saw the baby at 8 wks hb 175, is it ok that hCG isn't anywhere near doubling? Had past mmc at 11 wks
37 wks pregnant, AF index 8, placenta grade 3, fetal lungs mature, weight 3 kg, cephalic, head 4/5 in pelvis. Cervix 0.5 cm open. When to expect labor?
Diagnosed my baby fetal macrsomia. I'm 33wks+5 and fundal height measuring 37 wks. Ultrasound at 2 wks ahead. Have no risk factors. Should I worry?
Macrosomia: Every baby grows at slightly different rates. U/S measurements are "dated" on an average growth rate, so any given time may be larger or smaller than average, but still be normal. Sometimes, the U/S may be correct, but since bleeding can occur with pregnancy, you may just have gotten pregnant a month earlier than you calculated. ...Read more
Bled whole pregnancy. At 7w(lmp) measured 6 weeks with small gestational sac. At 8w (lmp) measured 6w6d with sac at 4.5 weeks. HR 154. Miscarriage?
Not necessarily: Hi, Without seeing the ultrasounds it is a little confusing. At the first U/S, what was measuring 6wk?> the sac or the fetus, if they saw one. The second U/S would actually be reassuring; they measured a fetus at 6w6d (the difference from LMP would just mean your dates are off), but a fetal heart rate of 154 is reassuring. The continued bleeding is worrisome, but keep the faith! Good luck ...Read more
Cervix was 4cm at 21weeks and 1.5cm at 22 weeks and lost pregnancy at 22 weeks. Is my cervix Incompetent?
Can't say for sure: Terribly sorry about your loss. incompetent cervix is not defined by a measurement, particularly one that shrinks. It is defined by painless cervical dilation, no contractions or signs of labor. Did the pregnancy loss happen with labor or a total surprise? Best wishes! ...Read more
When should my midwife check for dilation? 37 weeks and 3 days. But baby is measuring at 38-39 weeks.
Progesterone level 19(down from 31 at week 4) and 58000 h at 7 weeks of pregnancy. Yolk sac and fetal pole found on u/s, no heartbeat. Stilll viable?
Ultrasound; Gestational sac at 10 weeks looks 5 times bigger than fetus ( which looks 7 weeks ) should i be concerned ?
Not really: There are several parameters that are measured to follow fetal growth in utero: biparietal diameter, femur length. They don't measure size of fetal sac, so no comparable data available and it's just nonsense to talk about it. ...Read more
9 weeks pregnant and hb and baby are measuring at 9 weeks. Gestational sac is behind in size two weeks. Should I be worried about this?
MSD: Mean sac diameter (MSD) is a sonographic measurement of the gestational sac which is usually first seen at around 3 weeks after conception (5 weeks after the last menstrual period), when it measures 2-3 mm. MSD = (length + height + width)/3 Normal MSD (in mm) + 30 = days of pregnancy ...Read more
34 week ultrasound showed stage 3 placenta. Baby was 6lbs 3oz. Now 37 weeks and on bed rest for swelling. Will my doctor consider delivering soon?
Yes: It great you made it to 37 weeks. You need to talk with your doctor to determine when to deliver. Certainly at 37 weeks any time is now good. ...Read more
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
Could fetal exposure at 37 weeks to an extremely loud jet flying really low overhead lead to a brain bleed? I was outside today and couldn't avoid
Ob-Gyn can evaluate: A pregnant woman in the third trimester who has a noticeable drop in baby movement should not wait to call her doctor to discuss the issue. The doctor will decide if more monitoring and more evaluation is needed, to be sure that things are still ok. ...Read more
Mother 37 weeks large fetal head within physiological limit , without having having diabetes or anamoly on 3d scan & head present.Be delivred by which?
in the US: We do not measure head size but estimated fetal wt and in the us if u do not want to labor u can have an elective csection, please discuss with your ob, another sign is is the head down in the vagina or is it floating in the pelvis , if the head is not dropping that is usually a sign it may be too large for you, everyone has a different size limit, your doc should be able to determine that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 37 weeks pregnant. Fetal weight is 3.054kgs. Am 5ft and 56 kgs. I had a previous c-section (reason cpd) 7 yrs back. Wat are my chances for vbac?
Not very high.: Go to: https://mfmu.Bsc.Gwu.Edu/publicbsc/mfmu/vgbirthcalc/vagbirth.Html on the basis of the information you provide your chance of successful trial of labor (vbac) would range between 45-62%, depending on your race/ethnicity. I would prefer pre-labor repeat c-section if your chance of vbac is <65%, especially if you are not planning to have any more pregnancies. Talk to your obstetrician! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 37 weeks and the last couple of weeks I have been getting dizzy, feels like im on fire and nauseous. Fetal heart rate increased from 138 to 160-163
I am 37 weeks pregnant and did a scan that says fetal abdominal Ascites and bilateral fetal scrotal hydrocele were noticed?
Here are some...: I would no jump into the conclusion by the one ultrasound image; it is reasonable to wait and see with repeating another ultrasound in 4-5 weeks for comparison as long as fetal growth and your healthy state in line with a normally expected pregnancy and since it is hard to do anything about it if any fetal congenital abnormality has formed. More? Ask your obs-gyn doctor for detail. Best wish... ...Read more
Yes: If the mom has her primary experience with this virus at any point in pregnancy, the fetus can become infected. If it happens, the most disabling effect seems to be it's effect on the babies blood forming activity. If it slows it down or stops even briefly, the fetus may not be able to keep up with the metabolic demands of growth & a condition called hydrops can result. ...Read more
Is it normal? Fetal kicks at 22 weeks pregnant REALLY painful in the bladder? .. I never had this UNTIL the 3rd trimester with the last 2 pregnancies.
Found out i had chlamydia when i was 37 weeks. Took antibiotic and now i'm 39 weeks. Should it be gone and effects on fetus in case of labor.
Yes and None: The chlamydia should be gone within a few days of treatment. If you do still have chlamydia it is not likely to affect your labor. Almost all babies are treated after delivery to prevent the most likely problem that chlamydia would cause, an infection in the eyes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer