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At how many weeks can doctors detect deformations and disorders with the fetus during pregnancy?

At how many weeks can doctors detect deformations and disorders with the fetus during pregnancy?

12-24 weeks: Depending on the skill of the observer, many fetal abnormalities can be seen between 12 and 14 weeks. Optimal detection of anomalies requires an exam between 16 and 20 weeks, and the heart is best seen around 24 weeks. Genetic problems can be diagnosed with chorionic villus sampling at 10-12 weeks. Many fetal problems cannot be diagnosed at all before birth, however, even in the best centers. ...Read more

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can a baby survive at 28 weeks if born that early?

Can a baby survive at 28 weeks if born that early?

Yes;Depending: The survival of an infant at 28 wks is possible at most centers that are prepared for such deliveries. Early recognition & aggressive treatment of respiratory & other issues are needed & with rx they can make it.However, some deliver prematurely because of problems such as infection, maternal hypertension, etc. & the degree of instability caused by these issues can influence outcome. ...Read more

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Can husband hear heartbeat of the baby at a early stage of pregnancy? If so, how many weeks?

Can husband hear heartbeat of the baby at a early stage of pregnancy? If so, how many weeks?

Need a Doppler : To hear the baby's heartbeat you need medical equipment. The most common device is called a doppler and with this you can hear the heartbeat after 10 weeks. With an ultrasound you can hear it about 6-7 weeks. Without specific equipment you can not hear it, . ...Read more

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How far into pregnancy can a fall harm the baby?

Falls: luckily the baby is very well protected and most falls don't really ever cause a problem. the later the pregnancy gets though, the more likely to have an issue like preterm contractions or abruption. Even auto accidents don't result in fetal injury very often. ...Read more

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How fetus with ab+ blood group can survive while the time of pregnancy?

How fetus with ab+ blood group can survive while the time of pregnancy?

AB+ foetus: No reason an ab+ foetus cannot survive, especially if the mother is also rh positive. If the mother is rh negative the problem would only arise if she had a previous rh positive baby and was not treated with a medicine called Rhogam during pregnancy and immediately after delivery. Treating a pregnant rh negative woman with Rhogam prevents her body from reacting against the growing baby. ...Read more

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How high is your hcg level suppose to be during 6 weeks and 4 days pregnant. Also can you hear a heart beat by that time during a vaginal ultrasound?

How high is your hcg level suppose to be during 6 weeks and 4 days pregnant.  Also can you hear a heart beat by that time during a vaginal ultrasound?

The increase in HCG: levels, rather than the absolute value, better reflects the health of a pregnancy. At six weeks, normal HCG levels can range from 1080 to 56,500, A heartbeat can be detected as early as 6 weeks gestation. It might not be heard, but rather seen as a very tiny image of a beating heart. Hope this answers your question. Dr. Anne.. ...Read more

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How much should be the baby's heartbeat in the age of 10 weeks pregnancy?

How much should be the baby's heartbeat in the age of 10 weeks pregnancy?

FIRST TRIMESTER: Baby is not well formed yet at that age but the OB doctor certainly can hear it with a special stethoscope usually between 140 to 160 per minute ? ...Read more

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How many times is a fetus suppose to move at 27 weeks?

How many times is a fetus suppose to move at 27 weeks?

Variable: The answer to your question depends on many things. For example, if you are over weight , you may not feel the baby move as much at 27 weeks. If the placenta is on top of the uterus, you may not feel the baby move as much. Try drinking some juice and lie on your left side. You should feel the baby move at least five times in fifteen minutes. If you do not feel your baby move call provider. ...Read more

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How can i cause a home miscarriage at 12 weeks ? Under no circumstances can this baby be born

How can i cause a home miscarriage at 12 weeks ? Under no circumstances can this baby be born

Not how it's done.: About 15% of pregnancies naturally miscarry, which is about 1 out of every 7 pregnancies. If a woman wants to "get rid" of her baby fetus for some reason, that's called either an elective or a therapeutic abortion. In the U.S., women are free to ask their doctors about the various options. One's doctor can help with the decision, as we don't just "get rid" of little babies without a good reason. ...Read more

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How long will a natural miscarriage take? When should all the bleeding pass? 6week old fetus, carried to 13 weeks

How long will a natural miscarriage take? When should all the bleeding pass? 6week old fetus, carried to 13 weeks

A week: At 6 weeks gestation it should take about a week after passing the products of conception for the bleeding, which should be of a tapering off nature, to completely stop. If that is not the case, a transvaginal ultrasound may help to determine, if there are retained products that could get infected and cause sepsis, a life threatening condition. ...Read more

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How accurate is a pregnancy ultrasound at 14 weeks. How many days/weeks can the ultrasound be off.

How accurate is a pregnancy ultrasound at 14 weeks. How many days/weeks can the ultrasound be off.

Pretty accurate: The due date estimate on the ultrasound at 14 weeks is +/- several days. That being said, due dates are an average, and the baby can be born any time within several weeks of the due date. ...Read more

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If a baby is born at 39 weeks gestation how can you work out when they were concieved?

If a baby is born at 39 weeks gestation how can you work out when they were concieved?

At 2 weeks gestation: Conception is estimated to be at 2 weeks gestation. If a baby is born at 39 weeks, just get a calendar and count backwards 37 weeks to arrive at the 2-week-gestation estimated date. Really simple if you look on a calendar! ...Read more

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Is the gestational age of a fetus measured by how big it is?If so, can't some fetuses be bigger than others which can cause due dates to be off?

Is the gestational age of a fetus measured by how big it is?If so, can't some fetuses be bigger than others which can cause due dates to be off?

Yes. : Ultrasound measurements of the fetus to determine gestational age are always reported as a range, which can be as much as 3 weeks late in pregnancy. ...Read more

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At how many weeks of pregnancy can you actually see the fetus on an ultra sound ?

At how many weeks of pregnancy can you actually see the fetus on an ultra sound ?

Depends: Anywhere from 5-6 weeks since your last period. It really depends on the resolution of the ultrasound machine. ...Read more

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Pregnant with twins 1cm dilated and 70% effaces hlw much longer and how fast will it go first pregnancy by the way.

Pregnant with twins 1cm dilated and 70% effaces hlw much longer and how fast will it go first pregnancy by the way.

Ask your OB doc !!!: You need to be asking your doc, as your doc knows what is going on with you, i assume u mean u are in early labor ? Because many OB docs myself included do not let twins labor anymore even if they are both cephalic so u need to be asking all of these questions to your doc and it is your doc's job to answer them as much best as possible. ...Read more

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My babies heart rate was 170 beats/min in 12 weeks 4 days, 147 in 19 weeks 1 day, 131 in 27 weeks. By this can i able to know the gender of the baby? If can please tell me the gender

My babies heart rate was 170 beats/min in 12 weeks 4 days, 147 in 19 weeks 1 day, 131 in 27 weeks. By this can i able to know the gender of the baby? If can please tell me the gender

Sex determination: by heart rates is not reliable. By this stage, your OB should be able to accurately determine the gender of your baby with an ultrasound. Congratulations! ...Read more

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How late can you detect a heartbeat from twin pregnancy with transvaginal ultra sound? If demise of one twin will other twin have issues?

How late can you detect a heartbeat from twin pregnancy with transvaginal ultra sound? If demise of one twin will other twin have issues?

Twin is high risk..: Generally, embryonic cardiac activity is seen between 5 and 6 menstrual weeks of pregnancy - single or twins or triplets. If both fetuses share a single placenta (monochorionic, monoamniotic placentation), and if one is demised, the other will likely have problems. A main concern is the effects of twin-twin transfusion. ...Read more