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Fetus Shaking In Womb
14 week surgical Abortion vs miscarriage. Does the womb look the same a day later or will a doctor be able to tell it was an abortion if he scanned me?
Experienced Dr Knows: Surgical abortion (or miscarriage) has stretching of the the cervix, the lowest part of the uterus, to remove the fetus. That stretching leaves bruising, tiny (less than 1/8" long) tears, bleeding, and even clots or tissue. An OB/GYN will definitely know SOMETHING went on with your cervix. If you are trying to hide your abortion from your doctor, ask yourself why. Your doctor needs to know. ...Read more
Can be done: Depends on what the abnormality is, but it can and is being done ...Read more
If a fetus dies in the womb would you know it? Can it stay in there w no action or will your body know something is wrong and expell it?
Both: Can happen. Usually the fetus will be expelled. This is a spontaneous abortion. If there is a delay, then this called a missed abortion. The second type may require a d and c. ...Read more
Carefully: However it wants. CarefullyGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes, low birth weigh: Medical studies have shown repeatedly that expectant mothers who have untreated gum disease give birth to lower weight babies. Obviously, something about the gum disease causes that, but it is not known specifically. If your obstetrician oks it, go ahead and get your gum disease treated and help your fetus (baby)! ...Read more
Late baby: It could be either. We don't completely understand how the signal for going into labor works. Some babies do normally stay in longer. But also it's possible the dates are off. This would more likely be true if a woman DID NOT have an ultrasound during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. ...Read more
If there is something wrong with the fetus, can it be "fixed" or treated? Is there any fetal condition that can be treated while still in the womb?
Limited: I think in-utero treatment is limited and, many times, somewhat experimental. Certain placental aberrancies (e.g. Twin-twin transfusion syndrome) are amenable to treatment. ...Read more
Hopefully: Under normal circumstances, we would like a fetus to stay in the uterus at 31 weeks. If you are facing a delivery at 31 weeks, it will either deliver easily vaginally or you will need a c-section. ...Read more
Yes: X-rays can be harmful to the developing fetus, especially in the first three months of a pregnancy. There are usually signs in the x-ray dept telling you to tell the technicians idf you think you could be pregnant. Dental xrays are not a problem as the dental nuse will usually put a lead apron on your tummy before taking them. ...Read more
To a great extent.: In utero life is largely sheltered and protected from external dangers due to its location and the placental defense barrier. It is not impervious to all toxins, however, nor to severe trauma or infections. ...Read more
Several ways: Baby is protected by mom's pelvis abdominal wall and has a fluid barrier from the amniotic fluid in womb. However caution is still recommended as even this protection is not 100%! ...Read more
Minimal concern: Mucinex (guaifenesin) is guiafenesin, an expectorant-- a medicine to thin mucus so that it can more easily be cleared from the throat and sinuses. It is a pregnancy category c drug, so should be used with caution. There is no mucus is the womb to speak of, and there is no evidence that the presence or absence of cervical mucus has significance to fetal well-being. ...Read more
I came to a doctor today and she made an ultra sound on me, she said I had a dry fetus in my womb. What does it mean?
Unsure: Did she mean that the amniotic fluid was low? Not a term that is used normally. ...Read more
What will be the usual cause of the death of the fetus inside the mother's womb? Does carrying heavy things one of the reason of it?
Most: Most miscarriages occur for causes other than external factors. Medical, gynecological conditions, genetic factors account for most of the cases. Heavy weights lifting is limited mostly in high risk pregnancies. But is not a usual cause. Best wishes. ...Read more
To measure the head size of the fetus in the womb, which medical imaging will the physician use and why?
Is it OK to drink alcohol while having a missed miscarriage? Its been a week since diagnosis and fetus is still in womb
Can a fetus survive without a heart I went to the doctor today and he said that my baby has a hole n her heart and that it wasn't a heart murmer because people can't be born with a heart murmer and that a fetus doesn't need a heart to survive n the womb
Talk to MD: A fetus cannot survive without a heart, but that is not your problem. The doctor is describing a condition where there is a hole in the heart. This can be several things, and so you need to have along talk with your doctor about what this means for your baby. Good luck. ...Read more
Call your OB now: Must make sure u are not having any premature labor hopefully not but it needs to be ruled out. ...Read more
No fetal heart beat: Yes. The fetal pole is seen before fetal heart tones. At about 6 weeks the fetal heart tones are seen. Ultrasounds before this time may not see fetal heat tones. ...Read more
My womb baby has fetal head lemon shaped, spinabifida, chari malformation type 2 n rt foot is clubed. What shhlould I suppose to do?
Can I have umbilical, womb & placenta sounds w/my heartbeat, from fetal doppler if I am not pregnant. Have not been able to detect fetal hb. I am obese?
Please Clarify: Unfortunately there is no question here in your statement of your history. ...Read more
M South Indian. What is Fetal Distress. If baby dies inside womb after due date, will the mother have severe abdominal pain or some kind of distress?
Fetal distress: Fetal distress is a vague term Obgyns use to describe a fetus that is in imminent jeopardy. Typically when that term is used a c section is done. A fetal demise is the term used for when a baby dies prior to delivery. In some cases the mother may have pain or symptoms (such as during a placental abruption). In other cases such as a cord accident there are no signs at all ...Read more
Can a fetal doppler detect womb sounds, maternal heart beat, and umbilical cord (abdomen the size of a 26 week pregnancy) with a pseudo pregnancy.?
Fetal doppler...: ...Can detect any movement of blood in the body, but with a false pregnancy, all the doppler rhythms should be at the same rate as the woman's heartbeat. Fetal heartbeat tends to be much faster so if you find that, the pregnancy is probably real. ...Read more
Can a fetus develope any kind of damage by someone shaking your stomach? Or am I just being over protective?
Very unlikely: Your baby is very well protected, by your abdominal wall, the wall of the uterus and the fluid around the baby. It would take a lot of force to injure the baby and such force would also injure you. Shaking won't do it. No worries. ...Read more