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What does it mean if my baby is measuring big for gestational age?

What does it mean if my baby is measuring big for gestational age?

Depends: The average woman is around 5 ft. 3 in tall. If you had two women, one who was 5 ft 10 in tall and another one who was 4ft 11 in tall, you would not say either of these women are abnormal, just outside the average. So a baby that measure big for gestational age is outside the average. What you need to know is by how much is the baby outside the range of average. ...Read more

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What does it mean if baby is small for gestational age?

What does it mean if baby is small for gestational age?

If that is the case: Your OB should have explained that to you, means the babies wt is smaller than normal for that age, depends how small , if the baby is under the 10th % that is worrisome and if u are at term, then if u were my pt , you would be induced because baby will be better off out side than in, please call your OB and ask your OB how small your OB should be able to give u a % and the efw( 50% is avg wt.). ...Read more

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The doctor is saying that my gestational sac is measuring too small and the baby is too big for it i am 8 w 2 d does that mean miscarriage?

The doctor is saying that my gestational sac is measuring too small and the baby is too big for it i am 8 w 2 d does that mean miscarriage?

Heart beat ?: The most important thing to find out was if there was a fetus with a heartbeat visualized on the sonogram located inside of the uterus. If so then this is good news. The size of the gestational sac is not likely to be a contributory data point if the rest is true. You can ask your doctor to explain what was meant by a small gestational sac ...Read more

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What does it mean if I am 29 weeks pregnant an my sons fetus is on the larger side but his amniotic fluid is to low?

What does it mean if I am 29 weeks pregnant an my sons fetus is on the larger side but his amniotic fluid is to   low?

Did you discuss with: Your OB as your OB should have already discussed the possible causes, and plan of action for the rest of your pregnancy and your OB should be consulting with a peri-natologist, it depends how low the fluid is cause usually low fluid is ass with a smaller than normal baby, could be a problem with baby's kidneys or not and if the fluid gets too low you may need early delivery so call your OB tom am! ...Read more

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I'm 29weeks 4days pregnant and my stomach is measuring 39 centimeters round. What does that mean and is it bad or where should it be measuring at

I'm 29weeks 4days pregnant and my stomach is measuring 39 centimeters round. What does that mean and is it bad or where should it be measuring at

Pregnant tummy size: The belly size measurement we watch in pregnant women is the vertical measurement from the pubic bone to the top of where we can feel the uterus through the skin (your doctor can help you feel it at your next OB visit if you're not sure). The # of cm should be within 3 of the # of weeks. Waist measurements will vary much more based on mom's size, not to worry. Congratulations and good luck! ...Read more

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My baby is measuring to big @36 weeks. What are my chances of having a csection? Is it normal for the baby to measure bigger?

My baby is measuring to big @36 weeks. What are my chances of having a csection? Is it normal for the baby to measure bigger?

Your OB doctor may: Check to make sure you haven't developed gestational diabetes if your fetus is large for gestational age. (s)he may also do a fetal ultrasound to look for "cephalo-pelvic disproportion", (baby's head size too big for your size) ; then discuss the safest delivery option for you ; your baby. ...Read more

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When a fetus is "measuring small" how is that determined? Wouldn't it just mean that the fetal / gestational age is off?

When a fetus is "measuring small" how is that determined? Wouldn't it just mean that the fetal / gestational age is off?

Yes and no: Yes, if the gestational dates are off. No, if they are not and the biparietal diameter of the fetus does not "measure up" to the appropriate age indicating "small for gestational age or intrauterine growth retardation.". ...Read more

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I was told my baby is on the high percentile at ultrasound. What does this mean?

I was told my baby is on the high percentile at ultrasound. What does this mean?

High percentile: for what specific characteristic? High percentile generally means that, compared to other babies of the same age, the baby is probably in the top 25% or so for the measured characteristic. For example, if it was weight, it would mean that the baby weighs more than 75% of all babies the same age. ...Read more

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I'm 22 weeks and measure at 16..... So what does it mean when my doctor tells me my uterus is lower then it should be? Is there a huge problem?

I'm 22 weeks and measure at 16..... So what does it mean when my doctor tells me my uterus is lower then it should be? Is there a huge problem?

Probably wrong dates: At the first half of the pregnancy, size-dates discrepancy typically means your pregnancy's dating is off. Fetal growth problems do not occur before the third trimester, with rare exceptions. Talk with your obstetrician about having monthly prenatal ultrasounds to determine the prospective fetal growth nd reassure yourself that all is well. Take your prenatal vitamins and good luck! ...Read more

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At age 16, what does it mean to "still have your baby fat"?

At age 16, what does it mean to "still have your baby fat"?

Overweight: It means that you are still cute like a baby. You still have your fatty abs.Etc. ...Read more

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What does the measurement mean on a baby sonogram?

What does the measurement mean on a baby sonogram?

How baby is: These measurements tell the obstetrician how the baby is doing. They check the baby's anatomy to make sure everything is in the right place ...Read more

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What would be the problem if there is an 'excess growth of baby?' Simply put, does this mean baby is born heavier than normal? Mom is not overweight.

What would be the problem if there is an 'excess growth of baby?' Simply put, does this mean baby is born heavier than normal? Mom is not overweight.

Simply put, yes: But the real concern is that it may cause problems with delivery. A large fetus may not fit through the birth canal. And it can be a sign of gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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What does it mean IHF-0,8cm on head ultrasound in 5 months old baby and what are the consequences ?

What does it mean IHF-0,8cm on head ultrasound in 5 months old baby and what are the consequences ?

Fluid: Interhemispheric fissure (IHF) is measured when US is done for large head size most of the time. It allows one to determine whether enlarging head size is due to fluid outside the ventricles vs inside. If the US did not show fluid inside enlarged ventricles and did show an upper limit of normal IHF, the cause of enlarging head is likely benign. 6-8 mm is the normal range http://radiopaedia.org/articles/benign-enlargement-of-the-subarachnoid-space-in-infancy ...Read more

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What does it mean for a baby to cross percentile lines?

What does it mean for a baby to cross percentile lines?

Not much: Percentiles compare us to others at the same age. If we are in the 80th height percentile, then we are taller than 80 out of 100 kids the same age. We grow at different levels sometimes though, and we can be 80th percentile one month and then 30th percentile 3 months later. As long as kids have a progressive gain, they are probably fine. Acute changes should be addressed by your doc. ...Read more

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What does it mean( the fluid"water"around the baby is slightly increased)? Knowing I am 38 weeks pregnant! does it badly affect the baby?

What does it mean( the fluid"water"around the baby is slightly increased)? Knowing I am 38 weeks pregnant! does it badly affect the baby?

Polyhydraminous: The amount of amniotic fluid is in a range. Too much can mean one set of issues and too little another. Or it might just be normal for you. The risk of too much can be what ever is causing that increase in amount. In addition extra fluid can be associated with cord compression with rapid loss of water when your fluid is released. Speak with you doctor about these concerns. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my daughter is in the 10th percentile for head circumference?

What does it mean if my daughter is in the 10th percentile for head circumference?

Population norms: Growth features including head circumferancee, length and weight have been collected over the years and publishes as basic guidelines for following growth in kids.The average of all would be at 50% while some would be on the larger or smaller size. The 10% means only that of 100 kids born on the same day, her head is larger than 10% but smaller than 90%. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a docter says your baby is transverse breech? also how serious is complete placenta previa?

What does it mean if a docter says your baby is transverse breech? also how serious is complete placenta previa?

Worrisome findings: For a baby to deliver from below they need access to oxygen from the placenta until they can get out & breathe. It should be positioned high in the uterus. A complete previa means it sits low & covers the cervix from the inside, blocking the way out so C-section is required. The kid is also crossways with bottom a bit lower. You will need to schedule a C/S or go in at the first sign of labor. ...Read more

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I'm confused, so when ultrasound determines how far along in pregnancy a woman is, does it tell how old is the baby instead of how long since lmp?

I'm confused, so when ultrasound determines how far along in pregnancy a woman is, does it tell how old is the baby instead of how long since lmp?

LMP plus 2 wks: An ultrasound measures the size of the baby, of course. The report is given as 'menstrual weeks', which adds 2 wks to the length of time the baby has been developing. A full term pregnancy is considered to be 40 weeks, but the baby is actually developing for 38 wks. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Gestational sac measuring two weeks smaller than baby. Baby measuring normal for dates and hb is good. Why is the sac so small and is this a bad sign?

Gestational sac measuring two weeks smaller than baby. Baby measuring normal for dates and hb is good. Why is the sac so small and is this a bad sign?

Small gest sac: Would not be too concerned about sac size. If CRL is appropriate and HB is good those are very good signs. Be patient. Too early yet to tell much. Hope this helps. Best of luck. And Congratulations! ...Read more