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How Does My Baby Look At 12 Weeks
Almost like infant: Since human gestation is 40 weeks long, 20 weeks would mark the half-way point in your pregnancy and believe it or not, your baby will look very identifiably like an infant! this is why an ultrasound is performed at around this time (structural survey), where body structures and vital organs are viewed to make sure your baby is growing/developing appropriately. The gender can also be determined. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm now 16weeks pregnant last scan at 12 and next at 18weeks how do you know that your baby is still growing healthy?
Attend prenatal care: By attending routine prenatal care (visits), your doctor may asks questions and measure you belly (fundal height). Also, this gives you a chance to voice any concerns and ask questions. This enables your doctor to formulate an opinion if your baby is growing healthy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several : At least 5 to 10 times on average. If any concerns you should contact your doctor or go to the hospital. ...Read more
May be to early: At 8 weeks babies feed frequently as they are growing very rapidly and the very seldom sleep the "entire" night. I would suggest to you to let your baby tell you what he needs. Most babies put themselves on a schedule and many sleep the night by the time they are 3 to 4 months old. It is amazing what a couple of weeks can do! ...Read more
About 3 pounds: The fetus weighs about 3 pounds (1.4kg) at 30 weeks gestation. He or she will gain about half a pound a week until week 38. ...Read more
Medical abortions: In early pregnancy you can be given a combination of medication which can cause an abortion, after administration, while you are at home. Medical abortion works best in very early pregnancy. Depending on how many weeks past your period you are (1 month pregnant means different things to different people) will determine how much embryonic development has occurred. ...Read more
My baby was big at last ultrasound. Can I have her naturally at term or should I get delivered a few weeks early?
Wait and see: Current medical literature recommends observation for spontaneous labor until at least 39 weeks gestation, regardless of estimated fetal weight.. If there is suspicion that your baby is excessively big (estimated to be over about 10 pounds) then cesarean delivery may be indicated. A trial of labor is still appropriate in most cases, as only about 1 in 4 women in america will require a cesarean. ...Read more
I had a missed misscarage. I'm at 12 weeks now baby stopped developing at 6 weeks. Is it possible my body won't dispel the fetus naturally? How long?
Tough question: First of all I am sorry for your pregnancy loss circumstances. It is very difficult to determine when the body will "eject" the non growing fetus. If your treating MD is waiting for you to pass the fetus ask him/her how long the wait will be. An evacuation of the pregnancy will be immediately necessary if you develop an infection or an unexplained fever. ...Read more
Unnecessary : 50 years ago infants were fed solids early & frequently to make up for deficiencies in the evaporated milk formulas moms made at home. Today early feeds are an antiquated practice & do not add to the child's nutrition. Today solids are viewed as a tutorial to transition baby to the table. Starting at 6m as the tongue thrust fades & baby begins to sit is early enough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IUGR: Intrauterine growth retardation(IUGR) is the greatest concern by the MD's. If your nutritional intake is appropriate, and alcohol consumption or smoking is not present then the OB may do some testing including Non stress tests. At age 49 genetic malformations are a significant concern ...Read more
I'm 9weeks and 4days pregnant, my baby doesn't have a heartbeat, could the heartbeat come around 12 weeks or something ? I really want a healthy baby.
WHAT DID YOUR OB SAY: If u are really 9 weeks and 4 days the ultrasound should have shown a htbeat ( u can see ht beat by 6 1/2 - 7 weeks) u have a missed ab- non viable pregnancy, if u have no sxs u could repeat the us in 1 week at the most to confirm but I am sure your OB had to already tell you all of this. ...Read more
No: Newborns born to diabetic mothers are at higher risk to develop respiratory distress syndrome especially when delivered before full-term. Please be aware that estimation of due date has a margin of error of 1-2 weeks. ...Read more
4 months = 16 weeks: You need to go see a doctor to get an abortion. If you don't want to see your doctor, then check out Planned Parenthood (http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-info/abortion). But don't wait as you're already far into your pregnancy. Time limit is usually 20 weeks. Check out https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/104738-when-is-the-latest-a-pregnant-woman-can-get-an-abortion ...Read more
Spend time together: At two weeks old your baby needs all the comfort and security they can get. This means lots of holding, cuddling and looking into their face. There is no such thing as spoiling a baby at this age. Try to rest when your baby sleeps so that you can gently talk and massage the baby when they are awake. Enjoy feeding times and have as much physical contact as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a natural missed miscarriage at 12 weeks 2 days, but baby passed at 9 weeks. I'm 39, but healthy. How soon can I start to have baby again?
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