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39 weeks pregnant increased fetal movement sign of labor?

39 weeks pregnant increased fetal movement sign of labor?

No: Increased Fetal Movement is not a common complaint. It is not a sign of labor. If you just ate a huge carbohydrate meal then maybe you have some increased movement. In pregnancy, I usually follow one rule. If you find something is not usual and normal for you go to Labor and Delivery and get the baby checked with a Non Stress Test. This is the only safe thing to do. ...Read more

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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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Anteverted,bulky gravid uterus,single intrauterine gestational sac 2.7 cm gestational age 6 weeks 6 days no fetal pole is this OK?or a miscarriage?

Anteverted,bulky gravid uterus,single intrauterine gestational sac 2.7 cm gestational age 6 weeks 6 days no fetal pole is this OK?or a miscarriage?

Blighted ovum: A gestational sac without a fetal with a gestational age of almost 7 weeks is most likely a blighted ovum (non development of the fetus). Most likely with result is a miscarriage. If not you may need a D&C. Follow up with your gynecologist in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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What is footling breech fetal position?

What is footling breech fetal position?

Bottom 1st-foot xtnd: The footling breech position is an unusual one. The bottom faces the birth canal (head up at the top of the uterus), & usually one leg is extended into the birth canal. ...Read more

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Is this normal pregnancy or miscarriage? report details: single intrauterine gestational sac seen measuring 2.2 cms,corresponding to 6+ weeks no fetal

Is this normal pregnancy or miscarriage?
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single intrauterine gestational sac seen measuring 2.2 cms,corresponding to 6+ weeks
no fetal

A little early: It sounds like your sonogram showed a very early pregnancy. Since no baby was seen there are two possibilities - too early to see or a miscarriage where the baby did not form. The sonogram will needed to be repeated in 1 -2 weeks to find out which is correct. ...Read more

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What are the risks of vaginal vault prolapse during pregnancy? 27w pregnant breech baby

What are the risks of vaginal vault prolapse during pregnancy? 27w pregnant breech baby

Not a problem: Vaginal vault prolapse in pregnancy is not harmful, but can be uncomfortable. Ask your ob/gyn md to place a pessary into your vagina to lift up the cervix and reduce the prolapse problem until after delivery. ...Read more

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Can a fetal doppler detect womb sounds, maternal heart beat, and umbilical cord (abdomen the size of a 26 week pregnancy) with a pseudo pregnancy. ?

Can a fetal doppler detect womb sounds, maternal heart beat, and umbilical cord (abdomen the size of a 26 week pregnancy) with a pseudo pregnancy.  ?

Fetal doppler...: ...Can detect any movement of blood in the body, but with a false pregnancy, all the doppler rhythms should be at the same rate as the woman's heartbeat. Fetal heartbeat tends to be much faster so if you find that, the pregnancy is probably real. ...Read more

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Babyaa 7wks 4days visible gestational sac and fetal pole, no yolk sac heartbeat. Babybb 9wks 4days alive. Could ob/gyn and perinatal ob tested early?

Babyaa 7wks 4days visible gestational sac and fetal pole, no yolk sac heartbeat. Babybb 9wks 4days alive. Could ob/gyn and perinatal ob tested early?

Doubtful: Usually when twin pregnancies occur fertilization happens at approximately the same time. The growth should be very consistent with each other. It appears that baby a will not continue to grow. I'm sorry. ...Read more

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Will drinking during pregnancy always result in fetal alcohol syndrome?

Will drinking during pregnancy always result in fetal alcohol syndrome?

Not always, but...: Alcohol can damage a baby's brain causing cognitive, learning, emotional and behavior problems. We don't know how much alcohol it takes, but we do know that drinking too much on just a few occasions can cause FAS even if you don't drink at all during the rest of the pregnancy! best option—no drinking while pregnant. Next best—stop drinking as early as possible in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Pregnancy questions. High hCG no fetal pole?

Pregnancy questions. High hCG no fetal pole?

Concerning: This is concerning for a molar pregnancy. At the very least a repeat ultrasound should be done since it could be an early multiple gestation or develop the classic appearance of a molar pregnancy. ...Read more

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Chances of pregnancy loss after fetal heart beat?

Chances of pregnancy loss after fetal heart beat?

Question?: Not sure what your question is here. Is or isn't there a fetal heart beat. If there is a heart beat, for right now there is a viable pregnancy. Please clarify your concerns. ...Read more

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Flying at 14 weeks pregnancy with placenta previa ok?

Flying  at 14 weeks pregnancy with placenta previa ok?

Ask your OB MD: You need to ask your currently treating OB md who will handle any complications should there be some. ...Read more

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20 weeks pregnant baby in cephalic position is this normal?

20 weeks pregnant baby in cephalic position is this normal?

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

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Is 127 a normal fetal heartbeat at 40 weeks pregnant.

Is 127 a normal fetal heartbeat at 40 weeks pregnant.

Yes…: The normal range for fetal heart rate (FHR) is 120-160, so 127 is considered normal. However, the FHR alone is insufficient in determining the wellbeing of a fetus. In general, a moving baby is a healthy baby. There are other tests to see if the fetus is doing well such as a non-stress test (NST). ...Read more

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6w 4d pregnant with fetal pole, yolk sac ...heartbeat detectd...but seems gestational sac is irregular...sign of miscarriage?

6w 4d pregnant with fetal pole, yolk sac ...heartbeat detectd...but seems gestational sac is irregular...sign of miscarriage?

Don't worry: The most important thing is that the fetus has a heartbeat. Did they tell you an actual fetal heart rate? Sometimes the gestational sac looks different. There could be a nearby fibroid or subchorionic hemorrhage. Signs of a miscarriage are uterine cramping and bleeding. If you are not having those symptoms I would not worry about this. The sonogram can be repeated in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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If till 35 or 36 wk of pregnancy baby is in breech position. Can baby still change its position. Can verginial delivery possible in breech babies?

If till 35 or 36 wk of pregnancy baby is in breech position. Can baby  still  change its position. Can verginial delivery possible in breech  babies?

Breech presentation: At 35-36 weeks there is still time for your baby to flip and become cephalic (head first). However after 38 weeks or so, it is very unlikely that your baby will flip. If your baby is breech at that time, a c-section is usually scheduled. ...Read more

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Im 25 weeks pregnant. Diagnosed with placenta previa totalis. Baby is in breech position. Is there a chance of my placenta migrating and baby rotating?

Im 25 weeks pregnant. Diagnosed with placenta previa totalis. Baby is in breech position. Is there a chance of my placenta migrating and baby rotating?

Yes there is!: As the uterus grows your placenta may migrate up, and the baby may turn to the vertex (head down) position. There is no guarantee. You need to be watched closely. If previa still exists and/or baby is still breech at term, you'll need a c section. Avoid intercourse or anything else in the vagina while you have a previa. This could cause severe bleeding. Be seen for any bleeding. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having a multiple-fetus pregnancy?

What are the risks of having a multiple-fetus pregnancy?

Risks of multiples: The risks of multiples are sobering. There is a higher risk of preterm labor and birth defects. Cerebral palsy is 6 times more common with multiples. High blood pressure and diabetes are common. ...Read more

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Can a fetus develop hypotension during pregnancy?

Can a fetus develop hypotension during pregnancy?

Yes: Usually it happends when mom has a low pressure and by default the fetus does too. If the umbilical cord gets compressed there will also be poor fetal perfusion. Some medications can be tranmitted to fetus and cause hypotension and poor perfusion. If prolonged it can be disasterous to the baby. ...Read more

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Can a fetus's head face down in 28 weeks of pregnancy?

Can a fetus's head face down in 28 weeks of pregnancy?

Yes: At 28 weeks, a woman is in her last trimester, the fetus can definitely begin to position itself for a vertex or head first delivery. ...Read more

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Can too many ultrasound during pregnancy cause damage to the fetus?

Can too many ultrasound during pregnancy cause damage to the fetus?

No: Ultrasound exam does not harm the fetus. Be aware that every test has a margin of error. The more times you do a test the more likely there will be an error which will lead to more unnecessary tests. Be sparing in your use of imaging. ...Read more

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How fetus with ab+ blood group can survive while the time of pregnancy?

AB+ foetus: No reason an ab+ foetus cannot survive, especially if the mother is also rh positive. If the mother is rh negative the problem would only arise if she had a previous rh positive baby and was not treated with a medicine called Rhogam during pregnancy and immediately after delivery. Treating a pregnant rh negative woman with Rhogam prevents her body from reacting against the growing baby. ...Read more

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Will taking cold medicine in first few weeks of pregnancy harm the fetus ?

Will taking cold medicine in first few weeks of pregnancy harm the fetus ?

NO: Early pregnancy prior to the organs developing is not a vulnerable time for the embryo. Don't worry. You should have a routine ultrasound at about 14 weeks and they can look at the entire fetus to ensure that all looks ok. Many pregnant women have exposure like this and do just fine. ...Read more

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Question about CMV and pregnancy! please help me and my fetus. What can we do?

Question about CMV and pregnancy! please help me and my fetus. What can we do?

???????????????: We can be of more help when you provide specifics about a problem. Your post says you have questions but does not provide one. Almost everyone eventually has CMV pregnancy concerns are raised if you have it for the 1st time during a pregnancy. ...Read more

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At how many weeks of pregnancy can you actually see the fetus on an ultra sound ?

At how many weeks of pregnancy can you actually see the fetus on an ultra sound ?

Depends: Anywhere from 5-6 weeks since your last period. It really depends on the resolution of the ultrasound machine. ...Read more

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During what time during the pregnancy is the fetus most at risk to virus' and drug exposure?

Varies : Some exposures are time sensitive, thalidamide produces undeveloped limbs only to those exposed from 6-9 wks. Some are variable, alcohol can alter facial features or heart formation in the 1st trimester but injury to brain function throughout pregnancy.Some infections cause fetal loss early, but organ injury, deafness, blindness etc if it occurs late. ...Read more

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I am 13th week pregnant and it just aborted last night... What does it mean having a dry fetus pregnancy doc?

I am 13th week pregnant and it just aborted last night... What does it mean having a dry fetus pregnancy doc?

Missed abortion: That is the proper term. The pregnancy begins but a fetus does not develop past a certain date but it is not aborted until days or weeks later. ...Read more

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If u had unprotected sex 1 day before a keep procedure can I still be at risk of pregnancy and if so will the fetus survive?

If u had unprotected sex 1 day before a keep procedure can I still be at risk of pregnancy and if so will the fetus survive?

Yes: I assume you mean LEEP procedure. You could still conceive and it is unlikely that the procedure would induce a miscarriage although there is a slightly higher overall risk of pregnancy loss in women who have undergone LEEP procedures.For more information www.askyourgynecologist.org ...Read more

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I hear that a lot of times a fetus can eat their own waste, during pregnancy and during delivery, what cause this to happen?

I hear that a lot of times a fetus can eat their own waste, during pregnancy and during delivery, what cause this to happen?

Mother Nature : See during fetal life, fetus is packed inside an amniotic fluid filled sac, he has no choice but to drink and pee that fluid out. Behind this what's the logic is that if his food pipe is blocked he won't be able to swallow the fluid so mother will have too much fluid in sac on other side problem with fetal kidneys don't let him pee so less fluid. His poop he swallows or inhales in distress mostly. ...Read more

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My friend has taken 2 tablets of methergine (methylergonovine) on her 2nd or 3rd month of pregnancy, what will happen to fetus?

My friend has taken 2 tablets of methergine (methylergonovine) on her 2nd or 3rd month of pregnancy, what will happen to fetus?

If not lost, nothing: Was your friend attempting to produce an abortion? If so, i would recommend she sees an obstetrician/gynecologist or competent abortion provider and stop improvising (placing her health/life at risk). In answer to your question, if the pregnancy was not lost, the effects at this early stage should not be discernible (all or nothing rule applies). I cannot exclude fetal brain ischemia, though. ...Read more

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Fetus's tissue testing on D&C (8 weeks and 2nd early MC) showed turners syndrome in the feutus. Future pregnancy implications of this? Any precautions

Fetus's tissue testing on D&C (8 weeks and 2nd early MC) showed turners syndrome in the feutus. Future pregnancy implications of this? Any precautions

Generally no: In general, in each subsequent pregnancy, the chance of having another pregnancy affected by Turner syndrome would not be increased given that it occurs due to a random error in the splitting of chromosomes during the creation of sperm usually, though sometimes also the egg. Unlikely to recur in a first time case. ...Read more

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Can fetus be seen in 7th week of pregnancy?

Can fetus be seen in 7th week of pregnancy?

Sometimes: the fetal pole can be seen at 6 weeks but there is some variability. ...Read more

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5week fetus dose it have yoke in the sac or is it not a pregnancy any more?

5week fetus dose it have yoke in the sac or is it not a pregnancy any more?

Don't worry: Keep hoping and praying! oftentimes there's a delay in the appearance of the fetal pole. Your gyn will do serial HCG titer and ultrasound to monitor the progress of the fetal development. God bless u friend! ...Read more