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What does a 7 week fetus look like can you describe?

What does a 7 week fetus look like can you describe?

Google it: Why don't you go to www.Google.Com and type in 7 week fetus and then look under images. That will get you a lot farther than any description i can provide. On ultrasound at 7 weeks it looks like a shadowy grey tube with 4 little arm buds, a yolk sac and maybe one can see an amniotic sac as well. ...Read more

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Can you still miscarry the fetus if you hear a heart beat of 143 at seven weeks one day and were measuring exactly right?

Can you still miscarry the fetus if you hear a heart beat of 143 at seven weeks one day and were measuring exactly right?

Yes: Miscarriages can occur at any time in the first trimester due to most likely genetic malformations. ...Read more

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Could i be pregnant? Or is this normal pms? Seven years ago i had my tubes tied with this last year i was pegnanat and lost the fetus, well over the last two months I have experinced quizziness in the am, rounding and harding of mid-section, i did start m

Could i be pregnant? Or is this normal pms? Seven years ago i had my tubes tied with this last year i was pegnanat and lost the fetus, well over the last two months I have experinced quizziness in the am, rounding and harding of mid-section, i did start m

You : You have already had one pregnancy after your tubal ligation, therefore it is safe to assume that your tubes recanulized (reconnected). You should take a pregnancy test. Otherwise see your doctor since it is not normal to feel like you are "dying". This definitely warrants further evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does a 3mnths old foetus look like?

What does a 3mnths old foetus look like?

Tiny: at 12 weeks, it may look like a tiny curved shaped "shrimp" like structure. It may have eyes and buds that will give rise to arms/legs ...Read more

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In early pregnancy, is the fetal pole the same thing as an embryo? When should u see an embryo? What does it look like?

In early pregnancy, is the fetal pole the same thing as an embryo? When should u see an embryo? What does it look like?

Early ultrasound : By about 6 weeks a fetal pole, also known as an early embryo, is visible with a heart beat on vaginal ultrasound. It looks like a grain of rice or a jelly bean at first--a white/grey blob with a flicker! ...Read more

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I'm seven weeks pregnant, but there's no yolk sack or fetal pole. Is this normal?

I'm seven weeks pregnant, but there's no yolk sack or fetal pole. Is this normal?

Should see more : At seven weeks you should see a yolk sac and fetal pole. Cardiac activity also should be visible. If your dates are off a bit then everything can be off. Wait one to two weeks and see what happens ...Read more

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Are fetal defects such as cleft hands detected through an anomaly scan? Had scan 8w ago all good now my baby's hand look like lobster claw on us pics

Are fetal defects such as cleft hands detected through an anomaly scan? Had scan 8w ago all good now my baby's hand look like lobster claw on us pics

Anatomy survey: Is typically performed between 18 and 22 weeks gestational age. At that time, the fetal anatomy has developed well enough to detect most anomalies. The arms, legs, hands and feet are typically part of a routine anatomy survey, so abnormalities should be identified at that time. ...Read more

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Can a 9 week fetus look 7 weeks?

Maybe but not likely: You have to understand that the usual way to date is weeks from the menstrual period, which is presumed( but not always )2 weeks from conception. But, if a good ultrasound is done and the first third of pregnancy, it should be accurate to within 5 days, not 2 weeks off! if within 5 days, they way still go by the menstrual period or probable date of conception... Talk to your ob! hope this helps. ...Read more

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Do all fetus look the same at 7 weeks?

Yes :-): That's a great, and interesting question. Having performed hundred of ultrasounds at this gestational age, I have to say, they pretty much all look alike. Unfortunately the magnification abilities of most ultrasounds are limited, so even if they looked different i wouldn't necessarily be able to detect. Interesting question though! ...Read more

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Would like to how the fetus looks week by week?

Would like to how the fetus looks week by week?

Good sites: Two good resources follow. One is a website and the other is a book.1. http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/week-by-week/ 2. "what to expect when you are expecting". They will describe / show fetus appearance. ...Read more

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Is 1.5kg normal weight of fetus who is 7 months and 2 weeks?

Is 1.5kg normal weight of fetus who is 7 months and 2 weeks?

Fetal weight: An estimated fetal weight of 1500 gm at 30 weeks sounds normal. The estimate is done by ultrasound and usually comes with a percentile. Between 10 and 90 percentitles are considered normal. ...Read more

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Can a possible 9 week fetus look and measure 7 weeks instead?

Concerning: It could be your dates are off or the baby is growing correctly. A repeat evaluation in 2 weeks will be able to tell. ...Read more

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At a 7 week scan our fetus only measured 3.5 mm. Is this cause for concern?

At a 7 week scan our fetus only measured 3.5 mm. Is this cause for concern?

Probably not: A 3.5 mm crl would indicate a fetal gestational age of 5wks 6dys. Since clinical estimates of dates are frequently a bit off this is not a big deal. It probably was a little early to clearly see fetal heart activity. A repeat scan in 2 weeks that shows appropriate interval growth and definite fetal heart activity will confirm fetal life and the earlier dates. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can a 6 week fetus be mistaken for a 7 week fetus? Is it more common the other way around?

?Question?: Not sure exactly what this question comes from, but a well timed ultra sound is very accurate in determining the fetal age. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Isn't a 12 wk u/s accurate within 5-7 days? Don't the fetus measurements vary slightly and would show a difference of 11 days?

Isn't a 12 wk u/s accurate within 5-7 days?  Don't  the fetus measurements vary slightly and would show a difference of 11 days?

5 days either way: The error is plus or minus 5 days. So at 12 weeks the range is one of 11 days. Earlier ultrasounds are more accurate. If the ultrasound was done between 6 and 10 weeks, the error would be plus or minus 3 days for a range of 7 days. ...Read more

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What causes a fetus to be more active in some women more than others? Like pokes, kicks, rolls that can be seen on the outside.

What causes a fetus to be more active in some women more than others? Like pokes, kicks, rolls that can be seen on the outside.

Human nature: Each baby has its own personality. Some move a lot and some do not. This is true in utero just as it as after birth. Some people are couch potatoes and others are very active. The size of the mother is an issue as well. Fetal movements can be seen easier in very thin women compared to the very obese ...Read more

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What is testing for CF on a fetus like?

What is testing for CF on a fetus like?

Blood test: First the mom is tested and if positive the father should be tested and a meeting with a genetic counselor should occur to discuss risks of CF on the baby and implications and choices. ...Read more

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Is it usual for 20 wk fetuses to have what looks like bigger heads and smaller body size?

Is it usual for 20 wk fetuses to have what looks like bigger heads and smaller body size?

Yes: At birth, a baby's head comprises about 25% of their body weight. At 20 weeks, they all have big heads relative to their body size. ...Read more

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Is there anyway possible that a 7 week fetus just grew slow and really suppose to be 12 weeks? L

Slow growth: Are you under proper medical care? The bigger question are you getting proper nutrition?Have you been ill? Talk to your obstetrician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Could someone conceive in april but be only 7 weeks 4 days on june 18? Does the fetus grow that slow?

Time = time: If you count back 7 weeks and 4 days from june 18 you come up with april 25-26. In fetal growth a week is a week. Size discrepancies can occur for a number of reasons, but early on the process is rather consistent. ...Read more

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My fetus is mesureing 7 weeks bytmmy gestsational sac is 1 week behind. Is that bad? Heartbeat is 140bpm. Why is the sac smaller?

My fetus is mesureing 7 weeks bytmmy gestsational sac is 1 week behind. Is that bad? Heartbeat is 140bpm. Why is the sac smaller?

Gest sac: As long as the fetus is growing appropiately you should not be too concerned. Sac size can vary depending on how the ultrasound was done and who did it. Heart rate sounds ok. Tell yoour obgyn about your concerns. ...Read more

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Does cigarettes slow down growth at 7 weeks? Could you be 9 weeks and it affect the growth that the fetus measures at 7 weeks instead?

Yes and no: Yes, smoking in pregnancy can cause intrauterine growth restriction. No, I have never heard that would affect or be measurable in the first trimester. ...Read more

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Hello sir..after waiting for over two months ..my wife conceieved again..sac is 10 weeks, but embro/fetus 7 weeks ..should i be very cocncerned ?

Hello sir..after waiting for over two months ..my wife conceieved again..sac is 10 weeks, but embro/fetus 7 weeks ..should i be very cocncerned ?

You should have the: 18 week ultrasound to more accurately determine gestational age at that time. The bigger the fetus, the more accurate ultrasound measurement will be. At 7-10 weeks, it is simply too early to tell with a high degree of precision. ...Read more

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I did an abortion but didn't bleed. The u/s showed 5weeks and 6days fetus and no heartbeat. Heartbeat would still be possible at 7 weeks and 4days?

I did an abortion but didn't bleed. The u/s showed 5weeks and 6days fetus and no heartbeat. Heartbeat would still be possible at 7 weeks and 4days?

No: If you had surgical (d;c) abortion the pregnancy was missed. If you used Cytotec (misoprostol) to induce termination it was unsuccessful. If there is a heart beat at 7 weeks and 4 days either the first heartbeat was missed or a new pregnancy was conceived. The abortion unfortunately was unsuccessful . Contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Why would the fetuses heart beat feel like it's racing?

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Why would the fetuses heart beat feel like it's racing?

Fetal heart rates: Are much higher than adults or kids. ...Read more

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How does a fetus develop?

How does a fetus develop?

Genetic programming: Just like a computer program the genetic composition of the developing egg determines what will appear on the "computer screen"(baby). In conjunction with good nutrition by the mother, Voila! a new life to nurture. ...Read more

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How to increase fetus weight?

How to increase fetus weight?

Healthy diet.: Human fetal growth relies on many factors, most of which are not modifiable (e.g. Genetic material, placental function). Some others are, namely healthy diet, avoidance of smoking cigarettes and euglycemia. The curve attached shows how the human fetus grows exponentially near the end of the pregnancy - so another thing you can do to help your fetus grow is to avoid stress and reach your due date. ...Read more

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Can an eight week old fetus die?

Can an eight week old fetus die?

Yes: A fetus can be lost on any day of a pregnancy due to a number of reasons. ...Read more

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How can medications affect a fetus?

How can medications affect a fetus?

Depends: Every medication is different....Some are safe with no harmful effects, while others can be extremely harmful to a fetus. Contact your provider to make sure you are on appropriate meds. Don't stop anything you routinely take for medical conditions without first discussing with your provider. Doing so can sometimes cause dangerous situations for you or your baby. ...Read more

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Can you make yourself lose a fetus?

Can you make yourself lose a fetus?

Why would u want to: There are risks associated with anything that poses a risk to an individual and when a woman is pregnant, any risk of harm to her whether intentional or not is doubled. I suggest you talk to a therapist and or your obstetrician about having these thoughts so you can get the help you so much deserve. Some pregnancies can be challenging and one needs a lot of support at such times. Good luck. ...Read more

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When do fetuses begin feeling pain?

When do fetuses begin feeling pain?

Fetal pain: The studies show that a fetus doesn't feel pain until late in the second trimester or early third trimester, around 26-29 weeks. There is some variability in when this occurs. ...Read more

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When is a fetus considered a human?

When is a fetus considered a human?

Depends: The fetus rapidly takes on a human form during the first trimester. The heart starts beating during this time as well. It depends upon your belief system as to when you think the fetus is more than living tissue. Some feel that the fetus has a soul at conception-thus rendering the fetus human. Others do not believe the fetus is human until born. Others feel the fetus is not human until viability. ...Read more

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May i know the Gender of the Fetus?

May i know the Gender of the Fetus?

Ultrasound: You will need to have an ultrasound to know the gender of the fetus. You can also do an amniocentesis which is more invasive but more accurate and definitive to get a DNA test for sex determination. I am not sure if that is necessary unless you have a family history of genetic disorder that is related to sex of the baby. ...Read more

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Wants to know about gender of fetus?

Wants to know about gender of fetus?

Depends: It depends on the stage of pregnancy what is the best way to determine the gender of a fetus. Chorionic villus sampling is possible in the first trimester. In the second trimester, amniocentesis is possible. Ultrasound is possible a little later but is less reliable and dependent on fetal positioning and the skill of the tech doing the ultrasound. The reason for doing the testing determines which ...Read more

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Why does not a fetus move that much?

Why does not a fetus move that much?

Some do, some don't: Fetus' have a sleep period in utero just like us and sometimes movement is not detected. If the mother notes an absence or diminished movement by the fetus over time her OB MD will do additional testing to check on the baby with a non stress test.(NST) ...Read more

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What do they do with aborted fetuses?

Proper disposal: If the abortion occurred in a hospital, it goes to pathology and the remains are usually put in the hospital incinerator - although at the family's request, they can receive them for private burial. ...Read more

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How will I know if my fetus is healthy?

How will I know if my fetus is healthy?

Get Care!: There is no one test to assure that your baby is healthy. The purpose of prenatal care is to optimize outcomes and put the most number of healthy babies into mother's arms. Early care and regular physician supervised care will identify any risks that are specific to your pregnancy. Ask questions and find an obg that meets your communication style and makes you feel comfortable. ...Read more

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