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Measuring 40 CM at 35 weeks, is baby ok?

Measuring 40 CM at 35 weeks, is baby ok?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Cervix was 4cm at 21weeks and 1.5cm at 22 weeks and lost pregnancy at 22 weeks. Is my cervix Incompetent?

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

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When should my midwife check for dilation? 37 weeks and 3 days. But baby is measuring at 38-39 weeks.

When should my midwife check for dilation? 37 weeks and 3 days. But baby is measuring at 38-39 weeks.

Not Unusual: It is not unusal to measure a week or two ahead at your stage of the pregnancy. It is ok to check now if you would like to have the cervix checked for dilatation. Providers , including midwives , do not like to intervene until 39 weeks unless there is a reason too. ...Read more

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How big should the gestational sac be at 5.5 weeks pregnant?

How big should the gestational sac be at 5.5 weeks pregnant?

10-15 mm: Varies based on accuracy of measurements, but in a normal pregnancy should be between 10-15mm in size (1-1.5cm, about 1/2 an inch). ...Read more

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Ultrasound; Gestational sac at 10 weeks looks 5 times bigger than fetus ( which looks 7 weeks ) should i be concerned ?

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

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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?

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?

No: I wouldn't be worried. If you have an appropriate for gestational age fetus with a heartbeat it's a GREAT sign! Congratulations! Please make sure you are taking your prenatal vitamins or at least 800mcg of Folic Acid daily. :-) ...Read more

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Is sleeping too much at 37 weeks (the last trimester) bad for the unborn fetus?

Is sleeping too much at 37 weeks (the last trimester) bad for the unborn fetus?

Sleep!: That baby is growing fast and taking energy from you. Sleep and rest up for your new baby. ...Read more

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Its normal if at 4 weeks and 2 days of pregnancy my gestational sac mesure 0,46 cm?

Its normal if at 4 weeks and 2 days of pregnancy my gestational sac mesure 0,46 cm?

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

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Heart rate 160 at 37 weeks boy or girl?

Heart rate 160 at 37 weeks boy or girl?

Don't know: The heart rate is non-specific for child sex. Use the ultrasound to find out sex, or just wait for the surprise. ...Read more

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Is there an average size my belly should be at 12 weeks pregnant? 13 weeks?

Is there an average size my belly should be at 12 weeks pregnant? 13 weeks?

Normal growth: At twelve weeks the top of your uterus should be just above your pubic bone. You will find that even though you don't look very pregnant, by this time your jeans will no longer fit. Your uterus grows about 1 centimeter a week, on average. ...Read more

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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. ?

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 more

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37 weeks and my fetus had dropped but I still feel so breathless?

37 weeks and my fetus had dropped but I still feel so breathless?

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 more

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Is sleeping too much at 37 weeks (the last trimester) bad for the unborn fetus?

Sleep!: That baby is growing fast and taking energy from you. Sleep and rest up for your new baby. ...Read more

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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

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

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Iam 37 weeks pregnant .on ultrasound ac of fetus corresponds to 33 weeks.afi is 7.4cms.what does this mean?what to do

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

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At 37 weeks pregnant TSH is 5.5 and 3t4 is .77 how does that effect my fetus?

At 37 weeks pregnant TSH is 5.5 and 3t4 is .77 how does that effect my fetus?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

Your baby is: floating in amniotic fluid that helps to protect him or her. Would not anticipate that this would lead to fetal brain injury. Take care & congratulations. ...Read more

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Fetal no kick and movement from 2 days i m 37 weeks pregnant?

Fetal no kick and movement from 2 days i m 37 weeks pregnant?

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

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Mother 37 weeks large fetal head within physiological limit , without having having diabetes or anamoly on 3d scan & head present.Be delivred by which?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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I am 37 weeks pregnant and did a scan that says fetal abdominal Ascites and bilateral fetal scrotal hydrocele were noticed?

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

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Is it possible for fifth disease to be transferred to a woman's fetus in the 3rd trimester?

Is it possible for fifth disease to be transferred to a woman's fetus in the 3rd trimester?

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

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Can fifth disease be transmitted to a woman's fetus in the 3rd trimester?

Yes: If mom never had it as a kid she can get it during any stage of pregnancy.It can also pass to the fetus & produce problems. ...Read more

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Which sort of effects would there be on a 3rd trimester fetus from dental radiation?

Which sort of effects would there be on a 3rd trimester fetus from dental radiation?

Probably none: But dentist will do x-rays during 3rd trimester only in emergency situations. Just make sure you are properly shielded during x-rays, and don't worry. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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