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Doctor insights on: Fluid In Fetal Stomach

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Do you know of stomach disorders developing in the fetus?

Do you know of stomach disorders developing in the fetus?

Perinatology: In order to get detailed information about your baby's growth and development on ultrasound, you need to see a perinatologist. There are many disorders possible but they're rare -- gastroschisis, echogenic bowel, situs inversus, omphalocele, etc. A second trimester ultrasound should look for all of these. ...Read more

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What one expert should we see if they suspect abdominal wall defect in our fetus?

What one expert should we see if they suspect abdominal wall defect in our fetus?

Perinatologist: First start with a perinatologist (maternal-fetal medicine specialist). They'll screen the infant for other birth defects and/or chromosomal problems. Depending on what they find, they'll coordinate delivery with a pediatric surgeon if needed & a neonatologist. But first start with a good mfm specialist. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Can a fetus develope any kind of damage by someone shaking your stomach? Or am i just being over protective?

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

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Fetus stomach small what does this mean i'm freaked out?

Fetus stomach small what does this mean  i'm freaked out?

Vague : That is a vague question. Consider a private message to on of our maternal medicine specialists. The fetal abdominal circumference is one of the measurements done on ultrasound. It is one of the components to assess normal fetal growth. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a fetus stomach doesn't look full?

What does it mean when a fetus stomach doesn't look full?

Maybe nothing: The fetus swallows amniotic fluid. If the stomach isn't full, it may mean that that the baby hasn't swallowed recently. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How can I feel my stomach to see if I feel a fetus in where ?

How can I feel my stomach to see if I feel a fetus in where ?

With hand: You can place your hand on your stomach. If you are more than about 5 months along you might feel it. Much easier to check a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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What to do if failed to visualize fetal stomach on ultrasound?

What to do if failed to visualize fetal stomach on ultrasound?

Ask your doctor: most of the time the fetal stomach is seen, but not always. talk to your doctor and see what they think. you can always have another ultrasound done if needed but this may not be covered by insurance. ...Read more

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Could an abdominal ultrasound at 8 weeks be mistaken for a 12 week fetus?

Could an abdominal ultrasound at 8 weeks be mistaken for a 12 week fetus?

No: Any quality ultrasound in the first trimester should be accurate +\- 1 week. ...Read more