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Fetal heartbeat stops at 8wks did D&C finished with 1st cycle can I try fr pregnancy with next cycle is it safe to try ?

Fetal heartbeat stops at 8wks did D&C finished with 1st cycle can I try fr pregnancy with next cycle is it safe to try ?

1 more cycle: First, sorry for your loss. I usually recommend waiting until after having 2 normal periods before trying again to allow the uterine lining to completely heal, giving a better chance at successful implantation. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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What individual fetal measurement holds accuracy (represents true gestational age) longest in pregnancy (fl, ac, bpd, hc)?

What individual fetal measurement holds accuracy (represents true gestational age) longest in pregnancy (fl, ac, bpd, hc)?

Must use averages: I don't believe that any single measurement is most accurate throughout pregnancy. It is usually the averages that are taken. The most accurate measurements are actually in the first trimester in the way of the crown rump length in terms of predicting the estimated date of delivery. ...Read more

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What fetal measurement on ultrasound holds accuracy the longest in pregnancy?

What fetal measurement on ultrasound holds accuracy the longest in pregnancy?

Typically the first: The ultrasounds performed in the first trimester I have the most accuracy and will hold the accuracy throughout the pregnancy. That is unless there are developmental problems during the course of the pregnancy. The error range for first trimester ultrasound is plus or -5 days. This can extend to several weeks during the third trimester. ...Read more

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At 30 weeks besides little to kno fetal movent, what else does your body do to let you kno theres been loss of pregnancy?

At 30 weeks besides little to kno fetal movent, what else does your body do to let you kno theres been loss of pregnancy?

Often nothing: At this point in pregnancy, often the only clue is lack of fetal movement. You will not necessarily have bleeding or signs of labor and it is often discovered at routine prenatal visit. If you are having significantly decreased fetal movement, you should contact your provider immediately. ...Read more

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In early pregnancy, is the fetal pole the same thing as an embryo? When should u see an embryo? What does it look like?

In early pregnancy, is the fetal pole the same thing as an embryo? When should u see an embryo? What does it look like?

Early ultrasound : By about 6 weeks a fetal pole, also known as an early embryo, is visible with a heart beat on vaginal ultrasound. It looks like a grain of rice or a jelly bean at first--a white/grey blob with a flicker! ...Read more

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12/24/12 hCG 2500, 12/26/12 hCG 3100, 12/27/12 tv u/s fetal hr 96, 01/02/13 hCG 4500. Nonviable pregnancy? Or fetal abnormalities? I'm 41yo

12/24/12 hCG 2500, 12/26/12 hCG 3100, 12/27/12 tv u/s fetal hr 96, 01/02/13 hCG 4500. Nonviable pregnancy? Or fetal abnormalities? I'm 41yo

Not rising normally: Your HCG levels are not rising appropriately. The ultrasound showing a baby is a good sign but the heart rate is a little on the low side. There are times when everything turns out ok so keep the faith. The. Ost common reason for early miscarriage are genetic issues. The only way to know is if you did miscarry and they did a D&C and sent tissue for genetic studies. ...Read more

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8th month pregnancy mild fullness of fetal kidneys measuring 6.5mm is it serious?

8th month pregnancy mild fullness of fetal kidneys  measuring 6.5mm  is it serious?

Not likely: If it is mild, it is something that needs to be evaluated after the child is born, but is not likely a problem. ...Read more

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Why is the fetal node not visible in gestational sac that is 5 - weeks old (pregnancy 6 weeks)?

Why is the fetal node not visible in gestational sac that is 5 -  weeks old (pregnancy 6 weeks)?

Couple reasons: Normally at 6 weeks you should see a sac, a yolk sac, the fetal pole and an early heartbeat. When you dont see what you expect, there are 3 possibilities: the pregnancy is not quite as far as you think, the pregnancy is abnormal, or it is just hard to see on ultrasound. So i would just repeat in 1 week and know for sure! ...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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