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Week By Week Fetal Development Chart
My dr. Said i'm 5 weeks (counting from the 1st day of my last cycle), but that in reality i'm only 3 wks. Many websites offer week to week details on fetal development. Which week should I read? 3 or 5?
Is there a big difference in fetal development and maturation if a baby was born at 31 weeks compared to 35.5 weeks?
yes: You are talking about a difference of about ten percent and the difference between the two gestational ages is significant. Most 35 weekers will do ok from a lung perspective but many 31 weekers will have resp. Issues. Both are preemie but one is much closer to term. ...Read more
Great question!: Caffeine crosses the placenta and may have fetal effects - including proarrhythmic tendency in the fetal heart and untold consequences in fetal brain development. Consumption in moderation is not contraindicated during pregnancy, however studies are lacking to assess your excellent question, namely what effect that has on the infant's character and neurolodevelopmental outcome, if any. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too many to list: There are lengthy textbooks that provide this data in detail. There is certainly too much going on to list in 400 characters. If you have a specific question, start over and submit it.Questions are not linked on the site. ...Read more
Too many to list: You basically build your baby using what you put into your body. If you consume toxic substances, baby will show the effect. If you avoid such materials the baby has a chance to grow to the full potential of their genetic abilities.Each of the materials has specific negative effects, & sadly, many ignore the issue anyway. ...Read more
What causes turner syndrome, noonan syndrome, & the rare klippel-fell syndrome? What happens during fetal development that causes these conditions?
A genetic accident: During formation of the egg or sperm can leave out an x chromosome in either one. A fetus whose genetic make-up includes the germ cell missing a chr. X has turner syndrome. One of 8 different genetic mutations is passed on to a fetus by 1 parent or happens spontaneously to cause noonan syndrome. 2 related genetic mutations are passed on to the fetus by 1 parent to cause klippel-feil syndrome. ...Read more
Not usually apparent: Cystic fibrosis patients are occasionally born with such thick poo that it is stuck & may result in surgical treatment. However, most have no visible findings at birth that would suggest a problem. During pregnancy, the maternal system handles the majority of metabolic challenges, nutrition (placenta), and the issues that may cause failure to thrive in CF only come into play after birth. ...Read more
I'm taking metronidazole and am trying to conceive. I'm currently ovulating. Does metro cause any issues with conception and fetal development?
Ultrasound result: single live intrautrerine pregnancy,presently cephalic,20weeks and 5days gestation,oligohydramnios fetal ascites..what can i do
See perinatologist: Its frightening to have an ultrasound that gives news that isn't perfect. Oligohydramnios means that there isn't enough fluid around the baby. You can help make more fluid by drinking lots and lots of water and getting enough rest. You need to see a perinatologist to find out why. This is a doctor who concentrates on complicated pregnancies to find out why. Best Wishes! ...Read more
Metaphysical questio: Your question is metaphysical and i cannot answer to those ramifications. I will say, though, that maternal sorrow, anxiety, depression, stress do affect the pregnancy adversely and increase the risk for small babies, preterm birth and cesarean section. A healthy, optimistic mood is essential in all aspects of life, including reproduction! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Non-significant: The outcome in migraineurs when compared to controls is non-significant in cases of miscarriage, congenital anomalies, toxemia and stillbirth. Aprox. 60-70 of migraineurs will improve during pregnancy. Medication effects on the growing fetus is still not clear. Therefore, non-pharmacological treatment would be the "ideal" approach. ...Read more
Don't drink it again: Rue tea should not be drank by pregnant woman as it can cause uterine contractions, which can in turn cause a miscarriage. If you have not felt any adverse effects by now, than it is unlikely that one cup of rue tea has caused you or your baby and problems. Do not drink this tea again, however, if you plan on continuing your pregnancy. ...Read more
I'm 21 weeks of gestation, how can I know that the fetus is well?
Can dopplar study be reassuring?
Ultrasound: Many moms do find reassurance in US as they can actually see their developing baby moving around and the physician can check anatomy. They aren't required though. Your OB is monitoring your growth and the babies heart rate - two parameters that are followed to see if everything seems to be progressing normally. ...Read more
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