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Doctor insights on: Large Babies In Pregnancy

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Can they test all babies born in hospitals at birth?

Can they test all babies born in hospitals at birth?

Yes!: The newborn screening is universal for all babies to test for various disorders that may be present at birth. Most of the problems screened for can be very serious if not addressed early in life. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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Do Down syndrome babies grow at a smaller rate in womb?

Do Down syndrome babies grow at a smaller rate in womb?

No: They tend to grow at a pretty normal rate prior to birth. Deficiencies in linear growth will eventually occcur in the average ds kid as they grow older. However, some maintain a relatively normal rate of growth, dependingg on other factors affecting their health. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lim Dr. Lim
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Can maternal use of antibiotics affect baby in the womb at early pregnancy?

Dr. Robert Lim Dr. Lim
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Can maternal use of antibiotics affect baby in the womb at early pregnancy?

Antibiotic/pregnancy: Absolutely. And that list goes beyond antibiotics. For example, we do not give a mother certain antibiotics, such as sulfa drugs, as it can affect the fetus' development. Tetracycline is a no-no, as it can stain teeth and bones. Other medications also can do that, and this is why medications are classified under different pregnancy categories, from a to d, and x. "a" being safe to "x" being no. ...Read more

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In a pregnancy first trimester, when can we detect heartbeat of the unborn child?

In a pregnancy first trimester, when can we detect heartbeat of the unborn child?

Depends: Using a typical, abdominal doppler to listen, typically around 12-13 weeks; using a vaginal probe with an ultrasound machine, you may be able to detect something as early as 7 weeks. ...Read more

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4 weeks pregnant, ultrasound done in the ER sac but no baby found, when will my baby be found in the wound?

4 weeks pregnant, ultrasound done in the ER sac but no baby found, when will my baby be found in the wound?

Check at 6 weeks: Can see by US at 5 weeks but I advise looking at 6 weeks. More information at 6 vs. 5 weeks. ...Read more

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Babies that hiccup in the womb healthy?

Babies that hiccup in the womb healthy?

Benign,common: This is a common benign finding in pregnancy.It will often continue off and on for weeks after the child is born. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of a baby too large for mother's pelvis?

Are the symptoms of a baby too large for mother's pelvis?

Labor disorder: Most women who are having their first baby are candidates for a trial of labor/to try to have their baby vaginally. The progress of labor is closely monitored, as well as the prenatal history, to give guidance to baby's size. Abnormal diabetes screening in pregnancy may be a clue. At the time of labor if descent, dilation or progress are abnormal a cesarean may be indicated. ...Read more

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Do subchorionic hematomas in pregnancy cause delays in early childhood development?

Do subchorionic hematomas in pregnancy cause delays in early childhood development?

Adverse effects of : SCH on pregnancy outcomes depend on size, gestational age, & maternal age. Fetal growth restriction, placental abruption, pre-eclampsia, prematurity, & fetal distress may occur. If there is significant decrease in blood flow & nutrients to the fetus , brain & other organ development may be impacted. Anxiety doesn't help. Monitoring & treatment by a Fetal-Maternal Medicine specialist do help. ...Read more

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Do all babies grow at the same rate in early pregnancy?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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Do all babies grow at the same rate in early pregnancy?

Pretty much: Fetal growth does not pick up until it reaches 25 weeks. ...Read more

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Could low amniotic fluid in utero cause problems for the baby after delivery?

Could low amniotic fluid in utero cause problems for the baby after delivery?

Depends on cause: Babies don't need kidneys much during pregnancy because the placenta does that job.They do make pee that ends up as amniotic fluid. The right amount of fluid creates extra volume in the womb that pushes back against the muscular womb & allows the lungs to develop.(important) Things that stop or limit fluid formation includes absent kidneys or blockage in the outflow. Such defects can be a problem ...Read more

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Why were some of the bigger babies in the icu sicker than the littler babies?

Why were some of the bigger babies in the icu sicker than the littler babies?

SGA (small for...: ...Gestational age) babies do better than babies who are large for their lower gestational age. ...Read more

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When can we detect heartbeat of the child in a pregnancy first trimester?

When can we detect heartbeat of the child in a pregnancy first trimester?

Probably very soon: Can see the heart beat on ultrasound at approximately 6 weeks. By doppler electronic stethoscope on 9-12 weeks - depends on mom's anatomy. (not a regular adult stethoscope- won't work well). There are home doppler units you can get so that you can hear baby's heartbeat at home and electronically record it for the future. Congratulations! ...Read more

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Are blood clots in pregnancy dangerous for the baby?

Are blood clots in pregnancy dangerous for the baby?

Depends: Blood clots in the legs , lungs , heart or brain of the mother can be very dangerous for both mother and baby. Blood clots behind the placenta may decrease blood , oxygen and food supply to baby. Fortunately, there are medications like Heparin which can thin the blood and prevent clots in those at high risk for clots. ...Read more

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Does ivh only occur in preterm babies?

Does ivh only occur in preterm babies?

No, but more common: Intraventricular hemorrhage does not exclusively occur in preterm infants, although it is much more common in preterm infants as opposed to term infants. ...Read more

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Is less fetal movement common in women who are past 33 weeks of pregnancy?

Is less fetal movement common in women who are past 33 weeks of pregnancy?

No.: Decreased maternally perceived fetal activity portends poor prognosis for fetal well-being and should be promptly evaluated in the emergency room in the third trimester. ...Read more

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Is small belly during pregnancy means small baby wight?

Is small belly during pregnancy means small baby wight?

Not necessarily: Some women just carry small. It depends on the size of your torso and pelvis. ...Read more