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What will my ultrasound show at 36 weeks?

What will my ultrasound show at 36 weeks?

Monitoring: The growth and position of the baby at this point. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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In my ultrasound (36 weeks) I'm in cephalic presentation, possible chances of normal delivery?

In my ultrasound (36 weeks) I'm in cephalic presentation, possible chances of normal delivery?

Very high: That's great and you couldn't expect anything more at this point in the pregnancy. A vaginal delivery is dependent on the size of the baby, and the shape of the woman's pelvis. Of course, those can be out of your control. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks. Ultrasound showed 6lbs1oz. My fundal height is measuring behind at 35 cm. It's been perfect until now. Is this normal when baby drops?

I am 36 weeks. Ultrasound showed 6lbs1oz. My fundal height is measuring behind at 35 cm. It's been perfect until now. Is this normal when baby drops?

Yes: Ultrasounds and fundal heights can only "guess" at weights and gestational age unless done serially. Once the baby drops into the pelvis generally at 36 weeks gestation the fundal heights are "iffy". ...Read more

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Our baby is at 36 weeks. The recent ultrasound showed growth from 35% to 37%. There may also be increased blood flow to the brain. Should we worry?

Our baby is at 36 weeks. The recent ultrasound showed growth from 35% to 37%. There may also be increased blood flow to the brain. Should we worry?

Ok: An average baby will be measured at 50% in growth. Your baby's size is a little below average, but entirely normal. Interestingly, these measurements have nothing to do with the adult size/heighth of your child. I've never seen a report of increased blood flow to the brain, so I'm not sure of the significance of that...Probably good if anything. ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks preg. And an ultrasound just revealed my baby is breech. What can I do to help her turn around so I can deliver vaginaly?

I am 36 weeks preg. And an ultrasound just revealed my baby is breech. What can I do to help her turn around so I can deliver vaginaly?

Not much: You could ask your doctor if he/she is willing to do an external cephalic version. This is a procedure where 1-2 doctors manually attempt to essentially flip your baby. Not all of us still do this. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks OBGYN said baby head was low with ultrasound yesterday does that mean she will come soon. My first daughter came at 38 weeks. I was 1cm dilated and still thick when she checked me at 34 weeks she didn't check me yesterday.

I'm 36 weeks OBGYN said baby head was low with ultrasound yesterday does that mean she will come soon. My first daughter came at 38 weeks. I was 1cm dilated and still thick when she checked me at 34 weeks she didn't check me yesterday.

Maybe maybe not: Your body will know when its time for labor. Many multiparous women are dilated 2-3 cm by term and sometimes are quite low in the pelvis. Remember most OB docs have an answering service, so if you start having some labor pains that are regular call the office number even if after hours and talk with your OB. I don't check often at 36 weeks myself. Too many exams increase infection. ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks pregnant. Ultrasound showed 6lbs1oz. My fundal height is measuring 35 cm. It's been perfect until now. Is this normal when baby drops?

I am 36 weeks pregnant. Ultrasound showed 6lbs1oz. My fundal height is measuring 35 cm. It's been perfect until now. Is this normal when baby drops?

It seems OK: You and your unborn baby appear to be doing well.
If "the baby drops", the head becomes "engaged" into your pelvis and the baby's kick count remains good..., your odds of keeping your pregnancy "perfect", of going into normal spontaneous labor after39 weeks and delivering a healthy baby seem very good. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant and OBGYN said baby's head is very low when she did an ultrasound yesterday. She didn't check me. Could this mean she's coming soon?

36 weeks pregnant and OBGYN said baby's head is very low when she did an ultrasound yesterday. She didn't check me. Could this mean she's coming soon?

Can not conclude: Based on this information of the head being low no conclusions can be made regarding the likely onset of labor. If you are contracting then see your doctor for a cervical exam. If you have other concerns for preterm labor schedule a follow up so that your risk can be assessed. ...Read more

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Daughter is 36 weeks pregnant. Dr called and said her ultrasound showed the baby had the a thin walled stomach. What does this mean? Scared to death

Daughter is 36 weeks pregnant. Dr called and said her ultrasound showed the baby had the a thin walled stomach. What does this mean? Scared to death

Call the doc: The term has no valid meaning to me and suggests s/he did a poor job of explaining what they found. Since they have the data, ask them to explain it better. ...Read more

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Wife 36-weeks pregnant; daughter. Ultrasound at OBGYN - 2 ovarian cysts. Or 1 from two angles. Main?? : is the baby in pain?? 1) 8cm 2) 3cm

Wife 36-weeks pregnant; daughter. Ultrasound at OBGYN - 2 ovarian cysts. Or 1 from two angles. Main?? : is the baby in pain?? 1) 8cm 2) 3cm

Who has the ovarian: Cyst? It is unclear if it is your wife that has the cyst or if this is a prenatal diagnosis in your daughter. Typically if baby is in any distress to include painful distress, there will measurable evidence from the biophysical profile documented during OBGYN's fetal monitoring. It is very unlikely that your baby is in pain. You might want to discuss further with your OBGYN. Take care! ...Read more

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Why would my doctor order an abdominal ultrasound instead of pelvic one if 36 weeks pregnant?

Better visualization: At 36 weeks pregnant, it is very difficult to see any of the anatomy of the baby or of your uterus through a pelvic ultrasound. The baby and the uterus is predominantly in the abdominal area. ...Read more

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Pregnancy 3rd trimester completes on 9 june I have increased blood flow in placenta on ultrasound what does it indicate? Is it fine or not?

Pregnancy 3rd trimester completes on 9 june I have increased blood flow in placenta on ultrasound what does it indicate? Is it fine or not?

Should be fine: Excellent blood flow to the placenta generally means your baby is being well nourished. Unless this is accompanied by other issues it is doubtful that this has negative connotations, but the best person to discuss this with would be the obstetrician who did or ordered the ultrasound. Have a great baby. ...Read more

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50% effaced at 36 weeks, normal?

50% effaced at 36 weeks, normal?

3rd trimester: Effacement of 50% at 36 week may not be abnormal. The cervical dilation also need to be known as well.
A first time pregnant mother can be at this stage for several weeks before labor.
For a multigravida mother, she is only one week from 37 weeks which is term. Thus if a pregnant mother goes into natural labor after 37week, they usually do fine and the same with the infant. ...Read more

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Almost 36 weeks will I have pelvic check?

Almost 36 weeks will I have pelvic check?

Please ask your OB: I start checking my pts at 37 weeks since that is considered term and sometimes a check can cause contractions or labor or srom, or usually it does not cause either of those, if there is an issue I would check you at 36 weeks but not normally a nd hopefully you had an ultrasound at 34-36 weeks to get an efw, check the fluid and make sure the baby is head 1st. ...Read more

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What are the risk of giving birth @36 weeks?

What are the risk of giving birth @36 weeks?

Prematurity: If the gestational age actually was 35 or less weeks rather than 36 then premature infants suffer with everything from failure to thrive to respiratory difficulties due to lung immaturity. ...Read more

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Sharp pains in side hips at 36 weeks means what?

Sharp pains in side hips at 36 weeks means what?

Usually normal: As the head grows it puts pressure on your inner pelvis. If you notice the pains are timeable then go get checked for contractions. ...Read more

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Is 30 CM to high for amniotic fluid at 36 weeks?

Yes: The amniotic fluid index is normal up to 25 cm, but is preferred to be less than 18 cm. An afi of 30 is too high. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks and am wondering how Ricola will affect baby?

I'm 36 weeks and am wondering how Ricola will affect baby?

It won't: Ricola has small amounts of herbs that help to relieve cough. I wouldn't eat the whole bag in a day but a few cough drops here and there this late in your pregnancy are fine. Tylenol (acetaminophen) also makes cough drops. You just need to read the package and look for anything they state regarding pregnancy. ...Read more

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Babys movement increaced dramatically today is that normal? 36 weeks 5 days

Babys movement increaced dramatically today is that normal? 36 weeks 5 days

Yes: At first the kicks you notice will be few and far between. In fact, you may feel several movements one day and then none the next. Although your baby is moving and kicking regularly, many of his jerks and jolts aren't yet strong enough for you to feel. But later in the second trimester, those reassuring kicks will become stronger and more regular. ...Read more

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Will loud music such as a car radio affect my babies hearing.....I'm 36 weeks?

Will loud music such as a car radio affect my babies hearing.....I'm 36 weeks?

No: It will not. The baby is protected by the bag of water it is floating in, and it does an excellent job of protecting the babies ears. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks and have an oblique lying baby. Will he move or will this affect my birth?

I'm 36 weeks and have an oblique lying baby. Will he move or will this affect my birth?

Oblique Lie at 36 wk: An oblique lie (assuming this is head-down oblique) will convert to a longitudinal lie (head-down, cephalic, or "normal") 99% of the time by the time of labor. About 1% of the time, the baby may convert to a transverse lie. Obviously a transverse lie is not compatible with vaginal delivery, which would affect the birth. ...Read more

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Help! Is 36 weeks too early to qo into labor? Are there any health issues related to this?

Help! Is 36 weeks too early to qo into labor? Are there any health issues related to this?

Premature delivery: Ideally, your pregnancy would go 38-40 weeks, but most babies born at 36 weeks do fairly well. They are more prone to having problems maintaining blood sugar, increased risk of jaundice, and occassionally temperature instability and feeding problems. These issues are usually anticipated and detected early, and with appropriate monitoring and treatment have no long term impact. ...Read more

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I haven't felt my baby move like regular all day im 36 weeks should I have a non stress test?

I haven't felt my baby move like regular all day im 36 weeks should I have a non stress test?

Ask your OB: You really need to speak to your ob. If the answer is not satisfactory, express that the answer is not addressing your concerns. If no more info is forthcoming, seek a second opinion from another ob. Do not deal with this on a message board. ...Read more

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What should I be watching for in between appointments if I have a grade 3 placenta at 36 weeks?

What should I be watching for in between appointments if I have a grade 3 placenta at 36 weeks?

Fetal movement: If the placenta is 'aging', it may not be providing as much oxygen & nutrients to the baby. It's impossible for you to monitor things like the amniotic fluid index or the baby's weight. I'm sure your doctor is checking on these things. The most important thing for you to watch is your baby's movement. If your baby moves less than his/her 'normal' amount, you should call your doctor. Fetal kick cou. ...Read more