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Is Cephalic Position At 21 Weeks Dangerous
Yes: Hi! Cephalic presentation means that the head is down which is the right position for a normal vaginal delivery. Since it's only 20th week, baby still has some room to move but most likely will not turn around. Your ob will continue monitoring baby's position because it's also important for the vertex (top of head) to be the presenting part. Good luck. ...Read more
Is external cephalic version dangerous for baby or mom? Could it cause issues with unbiblical cord? I'm 36 weeks with a breech baby. Any advice?
Version aversion?: Version (turning a baby from a breech presentation to vertex (head down)) is not without risk. And you are correct; umbilical cord compression or kinking can occur. This is why your baby is monitored throughout the procedure. Version is not always successful, i.e., babies can flip back. And it may be uncomfortable. It can, however, increase your chance of having a vaginal delivery. Talk with doc! ...Read more
My wife,29 years old and 36 weeks pregnant. Her last USG (Dopler) study showing baby is in cephalic position. Is delivery very soon?
Impossible to tell:
It s impossible to answer that question just from a US.
That is why in the last month of PG, the DR visits are more frequent. ...Read more
Is it safe to sleep on a waterbed while pregnant? I'm 21 weeks and someone just told me it's dangerous
Safe: There is no risk to being pregnant in a water bed. There is no risk to the waviness, position etc to the fetus. Now after birth I would never put a newborn or infant in a water bed I would be concerned about rollovers and risk of airway breathing problems with the baby body and head/neck shifting ...Read more
I'm 21 weeks pregnant. I'm experiencing occasional heart palpatations. No other symptoms. I don't feel faint. It just feels wierd. No pain. Dangerous?
I have a simple 4.2cm cyst on my right ovary and im 21 weeks pregnant is this dangerous?cancerous or could affect the baby or labour process? Worried
Don't worry!: It is not uncommon for an ovarian cyst to be seen on ultrasound during pregnancy. This is most likely a follicular cyst, which formed after the relief of the egg from which your pregnancy originated. This is a normal finding. The cyst may continue to grow throughout the pregnancy and then slowly resolve after delivery. It should not cause any problem with your labor or delivery. ...Read more
22 weeks pregnant, emergent cerclage at 21 weeks. Almost whole pregnancy when I change positions i often feel tightening.problm?is it irritable uterus?
Close monitoring: An emergency cerclage is an extremely high risk procedure. Very close monitoring by your doctor is warranted. Please clarify the plan of care with your Obgyn as to how you should proceed. Often these cases are managed with bedrest at home or in the hospital. Serial sonographic cervical lengths are done. Sometimes medications are used to calm the uterus. ...Read more
C/section: After a failed cephalic version the baby is typically delivered by c/section. An external cephalic version, where the doctor tries to turn a breech baby on its head is not without risk and is typically done in the OR with the entire c/section team present to be able to do an immediate c/section. ...Read more
Head down: Cephalic means that the baby's head is down, which from an obstetrical perspective is the desirable position, as opposed to breech, when the baby is bottom down. ...Read more
Turning your baby: An external cephalic version is a procedure done by your obgyn to turn your baby from breech to cephalic (head first) position in hopes of attempting vaginal delivery thereafter. Ideally, it is performed from 37-38 weeks but varies depending on your doctor. Some try a little earlier and some will even try beyond 38 weeks. The procedure has risks that you should discuss at length with your doctor. ...Read more
On my 36 weeks scan it says baby is in Presentation Cephalic 1. What does it mean exactly? Is baby engaged already?
The head is down: The baby's head is facing down in your pelvis. ...Read more
Arm: The cephalic vein is found in the upper extremity. The vein extends in line with the base of the thumb, coursing up the forearm and upper arm just in front of the deltoid muscle. The cephalic vein dumps into the larger veins of the shoulder region. The cephalic vein is often visible in body builders as the large superficial vein which courses across the deltoid shoulder region. Popular for iv's. ...Read more
32 weeks 5 days pregnant. Baby normal. Cephalic. Afi is foundout by usg is 10cm. Is this a normal value?
Yes: 5-25 cm defines normal afi.Get a more detailed answer ›
Delivery: Baby's head comes out first. Great news. ...Read more
Head down: "Cephalic presentation" just means that your baby's head is down in the pelvis, as opposed to a "breech presentation" when the baby's buttocks or feet are in the pelvis. ...Read more
What does this mean? Single alive intrauterine fetus in cephalic presentation spine right lateral?
It=pregnancy only 1-: -fetus, not multiple as in twins or triplets. It is positioned head downwdownward with the spine, or the back Iis located 2 the right ltlaterally. This gives a lot of information 2 Ur OB. This is a normal presentation of the fetus. ...Read more
Can you tell me about fetus cephalic presentation and placenta anterior low-lying will I deliver before my due date?
Can a baby turn from cephalic to breech even after her head being engaged at 36wks? Hope she doesn't turn because she was footling up until 32wks!
Probably not: If the head is truly engaged in the pelvis as determined by your doctor, there is very little chance the baby will turn. It is common for babies to be breech until the third trimester. You will be examined well before labor upon starting labor to confirm cephalic presentation. ...Read more
Baby was footling breech since 24wks. Recently turned cephalic at 32wks yesterday. Is it likely she will stay that way till birth now? Wat can I do?
Be patient: A fetus assumes whatever position the uterus and chance allows, with more variability early and less than it approaches term. From now until term, increasing size forces less change in position as the uterine wall becomes stretched to accommodate baby. Although there is a chance she can still flip, it is less than earlier. There is little if anything you can do to influence the final position. ...Read more
Single live intrauterine preg with 32w4d cephalic pres, with mild increase in liquor qty, placenta anterior, upper seg grd 2 mat, liquor slightly more?
No: Cephalic presentation just means the baby is head down. Breech presentation would mean the baby is butt down and that is usually delivered by c-section. ...Read more
Diagnosed w basilic clot last wk. Went 4Doppler today due to painupper arm now it's basilic and cephalic clot Did it grow 2 other vein? Treatment?
Deep venous thrombo: In DVT anticoagulation is started immediately IV heparin and oral coumadin till coumadin therapeutic or subcutaneous Lovenox . A work up to understand why the clot occurred is done that includes meds, pro S and C, ATT levels, antiphospholipid /anti cardiolipin ab, leiden factor, platelets, HCT level. Look for obstruction, or tumor — breast, lung,colon. F/u w/ ER/ hemotology-today ...Read more
My wife's report showing, single live intrauterine pregnancy in cephalic presentation at the time of examination with mean gestational age of 36 wk?
I am 29 weeks & 4 days, today done scan & findings — single viable gestation in cephalic presentation — gestational age 28-29 weeks. Help 2 understand?
Sounds perfect: Your baby is head down, growth is appropriate. I don't see anything wrong with your ultrasound. Congratulations! ...Read more