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Unhealthy Fetus Pregnancy
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
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
Yes: There is a standard rate of growth in the first trimester. ...Read more
Hi are there signs incases fetus wont develop in a pregnancy? Im five weeks based on scan.. and its reli scary not see my baby in there during my scan
Inappropriate scan: No baby would be seen at a five week scan. Whoever scanned you did so when it was too early and perhaps even inappropriate. ...Read more
Does the fetus double in size after 6 weeks of pregnancy, causing the u/s to be off my two weeks? Anytime after 6 weeks of pregnancy?
Yes and no: Here is a link to a chart of the crown rump length averages: http://www.Babycenter.Com/average-fetal-length-weight-chart as you can see, the crl can double about every 2 weeks. But this doesn't mean the u/s measurement can be off by 2 weeks. The error of the u/s measurement depends on when the u/s is done. Earlier has less error +/-3 days while end of pregnancy error can be very large +/- 2w. ...Read more
Probably safe: Most likely safe and no effect can not be sure due to lack of specific data. ...Read more
Philosophical questi: That is not really fully a medical question - various factors come into play based on peoples upbringing and religious/moral beliefs. Some consider conception the beginning of life - some consider the baby only when it reaches the age where it is "viable" outside of mom (somewhere in the 24-26 week gestation). ...Read more
I registered 9wks 6days at my very first u/s (6/25/12) which was after 6wks of pregnancy. Is that right, stating after the 6thwk, fetus doubles size?
Yes: You've been asking this same question over and over. What exactly are you trying to understand about it. If you get to the point we can answer more directly. Usually this type of question concerns 2 potential fathers and determining conception date. ...Read more
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