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Doctor insights on: First Pregnancy Ultrasound After Ivf

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I’ve been told not to gender select my first pregnancy bc of “Mother Nature”. Is it ethically wrong to gender select via IVF? I mean, is it inhumane?

Gender selection: Gender selection is a very personal matter. There is no "inhumanity" issue, and it is only a personal ethical issue with potential parents. So far there is no law which prohibits this kind of selection process. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Emergency c-section... No periods for 5 months (was breastfeeding) then 37 days cycle for the past 6 months. .. Am I ovulating? First pregnancy ivf

Emergency c-section... No periods for 5 months (was breastfeeding) then 37 days cycle for the past 6 months. .. Am I ovulating? First pregnancy ivf

Very probably so.: You are probably ovulating but at a less frequent or regular fashion. See your gynecologist for testing and management. An over the counter ovulation predictor test can answer your question but does not explain your oligomenorrhea. Thyroid dysfunction must be ruled out asap! ...Read more

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Why am I so scared about my first pregnancy sonogram appointment?

Why am I so scared about my first pregnancy sonogram appointment?

You are human: It is natural to be worried about the health of your fetus. However, do not let fear disrupt your life. Please do not fear the things which you can not control. Be happy about your first pregnancy and let things take their natural course. You will likely be amazed at the first time you see a sonogram picture of your baby! ...Read more

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I m 34. First pregnancy. 6.5 week pregnant as per ultrasound. 7.5 week as per lmp. CRL is 5.7mm. Feral pole and yolk sac seen. But there is no cardiac?

I m 34. First pregnancy. 6.5 week pregnant as per ultrasound. 7.5 week as per lmp. CRL is 5.7mm. Feral pole and yolk sac seen. But there is no cardiac?

Docs interpretation: If there was no fetal heart beat it sounds like you are describing a miscarriage. Contact the doctor who ordered the ultrasound and ask for clarification on the findings. They can explain the findings of the sonogram and discuss the treatment plan. ...Read more

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I had the anti d injection with my first pregnancy after 2 miscarriages and everything was fine. Now 5 weeks pregnant. Do I need it again??

I had the anti d injection with my first pregnancy after 2 miscarriages and everything was fine. Now 5 weeks pregnant. Do I need it again??

Very likely: When a woman's blood type is "rh negative" and the father's blood type is not known, a woman will receive Anti d after a miscarriage. She will also receive Anti d at 28 weeks of a viable pregnancy, because the risk for production of antibodies after 28 weeks increases and the shot will last until 40 weeks. The father is typically assumed to be "Rh positive" - because the doctor doesn't know better ...Read more

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I had eclampsia on my first pregnancy. Delivery on 35 weeks, my baby girl dead after 5days delivery. What causes dead n what d best week to delivery?

I had eclampsia on my first pregnancy. Delivery on 35 weeks, my baby girl dead after 5days delivery. What causes dead n what d best week to delivery?

Abruption: Most likely cause of fetal death in the setting of hypertension is an abruption where a part or all of the placenta shears away from uterus due to high blood pressure. When baby loses placenta, baby loses oxygen and can't live for very long after that. Best is to be monitored closely in next pregnancy and have frequent blood pressure checks, understand signs/symptoms and possibly medication. ...Read more

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My husband and I are planning our first pregnancy. I am a- and he is o+. Could this cause any problems?

My husband and I are planning our first pregnancy. I am a- and he is o+. Could this cause any problems?

Rh incompatability: If you deliver an Rh positive baby, there is an increased risk of jaundice in the neonatal period. Most likely, your newborns blood type will be checked shortly after birth and bilirubin levels will be monitored. This method of early detection and treatment (if needed) is a very effective way to prevent complications from hyperbilirubinemia. ...Read more

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What can I expect at my first pregnancy check-up?

What can I expect at my first pregnancy check-up?

History, exam, u/s: There may be some differences between offices, but the first visit with my patients include a thorough history, physical exam and vaginal ultrasound to confirm dates and number of fetuses. ...Read more

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What is the first pregnancy check-up like? What can I expect?

What is the first pregnancy check-up like? What can I expect?

History, exam, labs: Your provider will usually take your medical and obstetrical history and perform an exam, including a pap-smear and vaginal cultures. Sometimes, depending on your gestational age, an ultrasound is performed. Your provider will also order lots of bloodwork and get a urine sample. He/she will make sure you are on pre-natal vitamins. Other things may be done depending on gestational age. ...Read more

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Hi iam pregnancy in 34 week to second pregnancy the first pregnancy born in 36 week is second born in 36 or not?

Hi iam pregnancy in 34 week to second pregnancy the first pregnancy born in 36 week is second born in 36 or not?

Possibly: It depends on why you delivered the first child preterm.
If it was preterm labor, it is highly likely that it will be repeated. If it was preeclampsia or ruptured membranes or something more unique to the specific pregnancy, then the answer is no. Talk to your Obstetrician about this and come up with a plan of management. ...Read more

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I recently had a misscarige at 7 weeks, I'm beyond devastated, was just wondering if this could affect future pregnancy? It was my first pregnancy

I recently had a misscarige at 7 weeks, I'm beyond devastated, was just wondering if this could affect future pregnancy? It was my first pregnancy

Sorry: Sorry for your loss. The miscarriage rate in humans is higher than most expect at approx. 25% or 1 in 4 pregnancies. A miscarriage this pregnancy does not mean you will have a miscarriage during your next pregnancy. In fact, chances are that you will not have miscarriage next pregnancy. ...Read more

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What should I ask my ob at my first pregnancy check in?

What should I ask my ob at my first pregnancy check in?

First prenatal visit: The first prenatal visit is a great time to assess whether your OB provider is a good fit for you. Consider that you will be seeing them about 12 times over the next year in addition to the time spent on labor and delivery. Consider asking:
1. Will I see a doctor each visit?
2. How does the call schedule work?
3. How accessible are you after hours?
4. Do you work with residents?

Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the risk to get first pregnancy at the age of 45? (For the baby and also for the mum's)

What is the risk to get first pregnancy at the age of 45? (For the baby and also for the mum's)

Below: Miscarriage rates begin to skyrocket in your 40s as well. At 40, the rate is 34 percent, and it rises to 53 percent by age 45. Your risk of pregnancy complications, such as high blood pressure and gestational diabetes, increases after 35 and continues to rise in your 40s.

The odds of genetic problems also jump as you get older: At 40, your chance of conceiving a child with Down syndrome is one in 100; at 45 it's one in 30. Because the risk of genetic problems increase with age, experts routinely recommend that women in their 40s have detailed fetal screenings such as cell-free fetal DNA blood testing, advanced ultrasound, amniocentesis, or chorionic villus sampling.

Mothers over 40 also have a nearly 50 percent chance of having a c-section as a result of delivery complications. Incidents of low-birth-weight and stillborn babies are higher as well.
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Everyone said my belly is very big. Why my belly is big with my first pregnancy?

Everyone said my belly is very big. Why my belly is big with my first pregnancy?

Ask your doctor: You need to ask your ob-gyn about this. In some instances, there can be more amniotic fluid than normal, or you can have multiple babies inside. Your doctor is the best one to examine and advise you. Be well. ...Read more

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Cramp pain during 12th week of pregnancy. This is my first pregnancy, is it normal?

Cramp pain during 12th week of pregnancy. This is my first pregnancy, is it normal?

Depends: Some mild cramping is normal in pregnancy. Cramping that happens less than 5 times an hour is usually braxton hicks contraction which is usually very mild. Cramping can also happen from your bladder specially if you are dehydrated. Persistent an painful cramping must be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Pregnancy nausea how to stop or dicrease?, it markdly affecting my life. I'm 3 mp my first pregnancy.

Pregnancy nausea how to stop or dicrease?, it markdly affecting my life. I'm 3 mp my first pregnancy.

Nausea after birth: At this point your nausea is unlikely to be due to the pregnancy. Make sure you are not taking in things that can irritate stomach lining aspirin, motrin, aleve, (naproxen) etc.
If not than since this has been present for months you should see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Hi ive previously had vasa previa with my first pregnancy what are the chances of this happening again?

Hi ive previously had vasa previa with my first pregnancy what are the chances of this happening again?

4-8 percent: Most studies show a recurrence risk for placenta previa at about 4-8 percent. Vasa previa likely has a similar risk. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting gestational diabetes in first pregnancy?

What are the chances of getting gestational diabetes in first pregnancy?

Other risk factors: Risk factors for gestational diabetes include your weight, your age, your and your parents history of diabetes/abnormal blood sugars, and your ethnicity. Also there are other diseases, which if you have a history of, are directly associated with diabetes themselves. ...Read more

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What are my chances of having a VBAC since my first pregnancy was c section?

What are my chances of having a VBAC since my first pregnancy was c section?

Usual practice: By most authorities would be to proceed with a VBAC under these circumstances unless an issue has come up requiring c section although this varies from country to country and the VBAC would need to be done in hospital so a c section can be done rapidly if complications/fails. For specifics for your situation and risks please consult an obstetrician or maternity carer. ...Read more

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My blood group is a- (negative) and I had anti-d with my first pregnancy. Will I need it again with my second?

My blood group is a- (negative) and I had anti-d with my first pregnancy. Will I need it again with my second?

Yes: You should have anti-d in your second pregnancy. It will protect the baby in subsequent pregnancies from problems related to blood-type mismatch between mom and baby. ...Read more

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First pregnancy. I'm at 33 weeks and I noticed my belly dropped. Is this normal?

First pregnancy. I'm at 33 weeks and I noticed my belly dropped. Is this normal?

Pregnancy: I am surprised your friends and other family members are not congratulating you on this progress. This is absolutely normal. ...Read more

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This is my first pregnancy. When do I need to start seeing an ob-gyn?

This is my first pregnancy. When do I need to start seeing an ob-gyn?

8 - 10 weeks: A woman, who suspects that she is pregnant should see an obstetrician/gynecologist as soon as possible, ideally no later than 8 - 10 weeks. ...Read more

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This is my first pregnancy, how can I make sure my food allergy doesn't cause malnutrition for my baby?

This is my first pregnancy, how can I make sure my food allergy doesn't cause malnutrition for my baby?

Healthy variety: Babies are great at stealing the nutrients they need from you while you are pregnant. It is extremely difficult to cause malnutrition in the baby based on mom's diet. Food allergies are unlikely to cause problems, just make sure you are getting a good variety of proteins, whole grains, veggies and fruits from the foods you can eat. ...Read more

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Would a C-section be better this time since my first pregnancy caused me to have femoral hernias on each side?

Would a C-section be better this time since my first pregnancy caused me to have femoral hernias on each side?

Not on the internet: I am sorry to report but this specific question has to be answered by a professional who has examined you and knows your full history. It is a very valid question but must be asked of the doctor caring for you. ...Read more

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Spotting during pregnancy? I'm 6 weeks pregnant & its my first pregnancy should I be worried and sometimes I get cramps with it

Spotting during pregnancy? I'm 6 weeks pregnant & its my first pregnancy should I be worried and sometimes I get cramps with it

Not normal.: Any bleeding during pregnancy needs to be evaluated promptly by your doctor. About 50% of women experience some degree of bleeding in early pregnancy making it very common but not normal. Most are fine but sometimes bleeding can indicate a tubal pregnancy or miscarriage. ...Read more

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I don't remember having contractions/braxton hicks during my first pregnancy so could that be what I am feeling? How would I know?

I don't remember having contractions/braxton hicks during my first pregnancy so could that be what I am feeling? How would I know?

Braxton Hicks: Braxton Hicks contractions are mild cases of uterine contractions that can be felt by placing your hand on the abdomen and feeling tightening or firmness which comes and goes. You probably had them during your first pregnancy, but did not recognize them. Consider them a rehearsal by Mother Nature for the main concert which is labor. ...Read more

Dr. Olga Sarkodie
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Pregnancy Ultrasound (Definition)

Ultrasound had allowed the visualization of internal structures of the body in a non-invasive manner. Ultrasound therefore is a good tool for the evaluation of pregnancies. Pregnancy ultrasound can be performed in all phases of pregnancy. Early ones are mainly used for confirmation of the pregnancy as well as confirming dates. Later ones can identify problems in the organ ...Read more


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Ivf (Definition)

In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...Read more