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Where do I go to find most common stages of fetal growth and development?

Where do I go to find most common stages of fetal growth and development?

There's an app, also: http://www.babycenter.com/pregnancy-week-by-week. It'd be good if all women of child-bearing age took daily Folate (folic acid) supplements, protected themselves from " the flu", planned their pregnancies, knew that 4 standard alcoholic drinks = a binge in women & understood that the fetal brain & spinal cord start forming at 3 weeks & other organs between 3- 10 weeks after conception. ...Read more

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If there are similar patterns in fetal growth before14 wks, then why would a dr. Say that u could really be11wks or13wks? If u measure 12wk, r u really?

If there are similar patterns in fetal growth before14 wks, then why would a dr. Say that u could really be11wks or13wks? If u measure 12wk, r u really?

Measurement error: Dating a pregnancy by ultrasound relies on measuring the length of specific structures. There is some variability in the normal range of size of these structures and some variability in the ability of the ultrasound to identify and measure this correctly. Thus there will be error in the "guess" of the age of the pregnancy. In the 2nd trimester, that error is about +/- 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Fetal growth retardation?

What is the definition or description of: Fetal growth retardation?

IUGR: A more accurate term is Intrauterine Growth Restriction, which refers to restricted fetal growth due to decreased blood flow to the placenta in the uterus. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound to evaluate fetal growth?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound to evaluate fetal growth?

32-36 week scan.: A third trimester sonogram can help evaluate fetal growth if previous sonograms have established the due date with accuracy. Fetal biometry and anatomy is reviewed at each such scan. Many intestinal and urological anomalies can be thus detected, as they only show up in the third trimester. ...Read more

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What happens if baby drops from fetal growth percentile in 4 weeks but is still within the 10 and 90%? Is that a reason for concern?

What happens if baby drops from fetal growth percentile in 4 weeks but is still within the 10 and 90%? Is that a reason for concern?

No concern: The ultrasound measurements can vary from one test to the next. In the last month or two of pregnancy, ultrasound "guesses" about baby's size and weight can be off by quite a bit. It is not perfect technology. As long as the baby does not drop below the 10th percentile it should be fine. It sounds like you are being followed closely, which is good. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes fetal growth restriction?

What causes fetal growth restriction?

MF/placental factors: Maternal-fetal and placental etiologies can all cause fetal growth restriction. Severa fetal syndromes can lead to fgr (e.g. Down, patau, triploidy, edwards, noonan's, digeorge). Multifetal pregnancies are at increased risk for fgr; this can result in fetal demise, fetal brain injury, cerebral palsy or even normal outcomes in non-syndromic cases. Placental infarcts, hypertension, lupus: culprits. ...Read more

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Can sneezing a lot effect fetal growth?

Unlikely: Unless it keeps the infant up all often for a long time, it would not affect growth. But you should really talk to the pediatrician about this. ...Read more

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Will I restrict fetal growth if I wear tight fitting clothes?

Will I restrict fetal growth if I wear tight fitting clothes?

Nope!: Tight-fitting clothes have nothing to do with fetal growth restriction. Only if you diet to fir into the tight clothes you can cause poor fetal growth. ...Read more

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6 weeks pregnant & have lost all symptoms. High-risk pregnancy with possible slow fetal growth according to OB. Am I facing the loss of this baby?

6 weeks pregnant & have lost all symptoms. High-risk pregnancy with possible slow fetal growth according to OB. Am I facing the loss of this baby?

Unknown: In general we can not use a lack of negative symptoms as a predictive tool for pregnancy outcome. You are very early in pregnancy. The way to determine if things are ok is to see your doctor. They can do a sonogram to confirm a live intrauterine pregnancy. ...Read more

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If there are facial characteristics of fetal alc synd in a 6-mo-old but she meets development milestones & growth is good are there concerns?

If there are facial characteristics of fetal alc synd in a 6-mo-old but she meets development milestones & growth is good are there concerns?

Maybe: Obviously you have concerns because of facial features, but these do not have to be from fetal alcohol syndrome.The critical question is whether the infant was indeed exposed to alcohol during development. Any alcohol can be a problem!it is reassuring that milestones and growth are good. Keep close follow-up on these and follow healthy lifestyle choices-good diet once added, no smoking around child. ...Read more

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What factors affect human growth and development?

What factors affect human growth and development?

Genetics + environ-: ment, including prenatal environment. The ongoing interaction of an infant, toddler, child or teen with his or her environment, e.g., parents, family. & community, determines his or her developmental trajectory. This transactional theory of development removes the question of nature vs. nurture. ...Read more

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In what way is growth and development measured in children?

In what way is growth and development measured in children?

By well-established : Norms for each parameter - length till 2, then height, weight, bmi ; head circumference ; specific body parts - on a standard distribution curve from 5th-95th%ile. Norms also exist for the age range of milestones in all developmental streams for infants ; children too young for standardized testing of iq, processing ; achievement. See healthychildren.Org ; firstsigns.Org. ...Read more

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Can anorexia slow growth and development?

Can anorexia slow growth and development?

Yes: It can essentially stop everything or severely restrict it, depending on the degree. ...Read more

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How can muscular dystrophy affects someone's growth and development?

How can muscular dystrophy affects someone's growth and development?

Depends on which one: Muscular dystrophy is a generic description of several different diseases causing similar symptoms. Some present early in life (as a newborn), others in toddler or early childhood. Some may even present in adulthood (some forms of congenital myotonic dystrophy). Start Here: http://mda.org/ ...Read more

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Can you tell me how muscular dystrophy affects someone's growth and development?

Can you tell me how muscular dystrophy affects someone's growth and development?

Muscular Dystrophies: are a group of > 30 inherited diseases that cause progressive weakness & deterioration of skeletal muscles that control movement. Some present in childhood; others not till middle age. Some boys with Duchenne MD have mild Intellectual Disability. Involvement of muscles of the heart & GI tract & those used for breathing contribute to morbidity. See http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/md/md.htm ...Read more