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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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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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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'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