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Ultrasound To Follow Baby Growth
I saw on my 38 week growth ultrasound that the baby's bpd was in the 9th percentile, yet everything else was 30-50th percentile.Nobody mentioned it to me.Is this just normal variation?He's not breech.
The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a ...Read more
At my first ultrasound at 10 weeks, doc couldn't hear babys heartbeat and saw no growth.Told me my baby is dead based on this.Should i wait or get dnc?
D & C: If you are certain of your dates and you should definitely be 10 weeks, there should be a heartbeat. Also, if you are showing no signs of miscarriage (bleeding, cramping, etc.) the doctor will recommend a d&c. A loss such as this usually has no bearing on future pregnancies, and often a cause for the miscarriage is not found. ...Read more
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
My baby has got a fetal heart rate of 79 bpm! I am 12 weeks along! the nurse practitioner did not schedule a follow up ultrasound! what do I do?
Ultrasound: This sounds small for 17 weeks gestation. ...Read more
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I have done two ultrasounds in two weeks and baby seems not to develop. Her weight is 1600 gr at both of them. Why could this happen?
How far along?: The further you are in to pregnancy the more unreliable ultrasound is for measuring the weight of your baby. The ultrasound only uses bone measurements to estimate weight, not soft tissue, and we know that to people of similar height can be of vastly different weights. I would recommend follow up with your OB to see what there concerns are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How accurate are 6 week ultrasounds and why do some babies come 2 weeks early if ultrasounds are accurate?
Fairly accurate: Onset of labor and delivery depends on multiple factors, mostly maternal, and estimates are that 10% of infants are born earlier than 37 weeks. Age of mother, prenatal care, size and number of babies, uterine shape, maternal smoking or drugs, previous cervical cone biopsy and maternal infection are the most common. ...Read more
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