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Macrosomia Glycosuria At The First Prenatal Visit
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do most refer to the test for fetal rbcs in the maternal circulation as the k-b test instead of the k-b-b test. What happened to braun?
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
How accurate in % is normal ultrasound at 16 weeks pregnancy in predicting baby gender if the baby cooperate. Ultrasound is regular one at gyn clinic?
99.99% test: The only test that can give you close to certainty, is examining your baby at birth. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Can early iugr be diagnosed in the first trimester of pregnancy? If all ultrasounds match up does this mean pregnant progressing normally?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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