Top
20
Doctor insights on: Macrosomia Glycosuria At The First Prenatal Visit

Share
1

1
Will the obgyn test for nicotine at the first prenatal?

Will the obgyn test for nicotine at the first prenatal?

No: To my knowledge, i've never seen a blood, urine or hair test for nicotine. If you are smoking, and tell your doctor, they will remind you to try to lessen or quit and hopefully offer your strategies to do so. If not you can try a national hotline http://www.Tcsg.Org/tobacco/hotline.Htm. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
85 doctors shared insights

Sugar In Urine (Definition)

Glucose in urine also known as 'glycosuria' is mostly seen in diabetes mellitus with elevated blood sugar. Very very rarely ( 1 in 1000 or even less) it is seen in a defect of kidney ...Read more


2

2
What happens at the first pregnancy doctors appointment?

What happens at the first pregnancy doctors appointment?

Exam, blood work: This is probably the most important visit in your pregnancy. They do a full history and a complete physical exam, get blood work, and set up important dates for your ultrasounds. They discuss what you should and shouldnt do during pregnancy. ...Read more

3

3
Will a vanishing twin (lost at 7 weeks) affect the results of first trimester Down's syndrome blood testing?

Will a vanishing twin (lost at 7 weeks) affect the results of first trimester Down's syndrome blood testing?

Unlikely: These tests rely on the active production of various markers in the blood and so a demised twin this early on will be unlikely to affect the test. These tests however, should be interpreted in the setting of a screening ultrasound to help better understand the risk. That being said, no test is ever 100% accurate, though they are useful. Consultation with a genetic counselor will help. ...Read more

4

4
When is the earliest a prenatal sonogram can identify the sex of your baby?

When is the earliest a prenatal sonogram can identify the sex of your baby?

Roughly 16 weeks: About 16 weeks. It's not 100% correct though, so don't paint the room and buy clothes just yet. ...Read more

5

5
What are the exact dates of conception if 22 weeks this week at first prenatal visit?

What are the exact dates of conception if 22 weeks this week at first prenatal visit?

Too late to be exact: At 22 weeks it's too late for ultrasound scans to be very accurate - even in the first few weeks of pregnancy they can be a few days off either way. By 22 weeks even knowing your last period is not easy unless you record your periods every month. Your OB will give an 'estimated' due date, but can't say exactly when you conceived. If it's a paternity question dna paternity testing will be needed. ...Read more

6

6
What's the best nutritional plan for an expecting mother of twins in the second trimester? all indications of a normal pregnancy at this time.

What's the best nutritional plan for an expecting mother of twins in the second trimester? all indications of a normal pregnancy at this time.

Healthy natural food: See my healthtap guide: feeding yourself in pregnancy. Healthy food usually means low in fat (especially low in animal fats), a moderate amount of protein, and a moderate amount of whole grain carbohydrates (but very little sugar). Natural means unprocessed, with little salt, sauces, or preservatives. Salt may increase water retention or swelling. Hot sauce and sour foods may worsen heartburn. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
7

7
Is it recommended or not to take natal vitamins at the early stages of pregnancy (5 weeks)?

Is it recommended or not to take natal vitamins at the early stages of pregnancy (5 weeks)?

Absolutely : Pre natal vitamins are not only recommended during all of a pregnancy but it is also a good idea to take them prior to pregnancy. Prescription pre natals usually contain more Folic acid which is essential to prevent birth defects such as spina bifida. Please check with your physician to make sure your vitamins are appropriate. Congratulations and good luck. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Will a vanishing twin (lost at 7 weeks) affect first trimester downs syndrome testing with blood test and ultrasound?

Will a vanishing twin (lost at 7 weeks) affect first trimester downs syndrome testing with blood test and ultrasound?

Vanishing twin: No, it would not affect your test result. Ultrasound would show it for a while, but the developing twin will eventually grow big enough to hide it from view. ...Read more

9

9
Diagnosed with gestational diabetes at 12 weeks. What level of sugar spike is needed to cause birth defects ?

Diagnosed with gestational diabetes at 12 weeks. What level of sugar spike is needed to cause birth defects ?

Discuss w/ providers: Your OBGYN and other providers need to clearly explain the situation to you and provide you with info on what to do to avoid problems or what to watch for, when to call them or go to an ER. Working closely w/ them is the very best thing you can do. That way you'll have the safest birth and both you and your baby will be glad to be part of a team. Best wishes. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Woud you please discuss the changes that occur during each trimester of fetal development?

Too many to list: There are lengthy textbooks that provide this data in detail. There is certainly too much going on to list in 400 characters. If you have a specific question, start over and submit it.Questions are not linked on the site. ...Read more

13

13
What are important warning signs to look for in the newborn in the first 48 hours?

What are important warning signs to look for in the newborn in the first 48 hours?

Stable transition: The first 48 hours of life are important for the newborn in making the transition to "real life." most infants who run into difficulties do so in areas related to breathing and or feeding. Breathing patterns in newborns are not the same as adults but while you are in the hospital if you have any concerns please let your healthcare providers know. Poor feeding may also be an issue to address. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
Which genetic tests can I take in the first trimester of pregnancy?

Which genetic tests can I take in the first trimester of pregnancy?

Over 100 genes: It is now possible to test for over 100 serious recessive genes with a single saliva test. These would only be a problem for your pregnancy if you and your partner carry the same recessive gene. The testing includes all standard recommended tests and many more. For more information, go to www.Counsyl.Com. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
16

16
What to do in the first trimester of pregnancy for a healthy child?

What to do in the first trimester of pregnancy for a healthy child?

Be healthy; get care: Plan the pregnanacy and be as healthy as possible. Get prenatal care and avoid any substance or avtivity that can harm the baby. Try to avoid become infected while pregnant. ...Read more

17

17
Is it routine to check the mothers kidneys by utlrasound during pregnancy?

Is it routine to check the mothers kidneys by utlrasound during pregnancy?

Ultrasounds: It is common to see all kinds of the mother's internal organs when doing an ultrasound. I do not know about 'checking' these organs. But, if seen they are often commented on. ...Read more

18

18
Can early iugr be diagnosed in the first trimester of pregnancy? If all ultrasounds match up does this mean pregnant progressing normally?

Can early iugr be diagnosed in the first trimester of pregnancy? If all ultrasounds match up does this mean pregnant progressing normally?

Unlikely: Risks for iugr should be evaluated thoroughly (e.g. Previous iugr pregnancy, smoking, placental irregularities, etc...). Clinically, regular fundal height measurements are invaluable. ...Read more

19

19
Is it possible to detect any genetic disorders in the baby by ultrasound during pregnancy in second trimester?

Is it possible to detect any genetic disorders in the baby by ultrasound during pregnancy in second trimester?

Poor sensitivity: A high resolution ultrasound can often yield evidence of structural changes that occur more often in some chromosomal disorders.It is not specific.Many genetic metabolic disorders are only picked up after birth when byproducts of metabolism build up in babies blood.Some metabolic disorders can be confirmed by fibroblast culture on material from an amniocentesis when family hx is suggestive. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Julie Abbott
15 doctors shared insights

Large Baby (Definition)

A large baby or large for gestational age baby is a baby whose weight is greater than 95% of babies born at ...Read more


Dr. Nasiruddin Mansury
35 doctors shared insights

Macrosomia (Definition)

Macrosomia is a body that is larger ...Read more