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What is the role of placenta in pregnancy?

What is the role of placenta in pregnancy?

Many: It's primary function is to act as a go between with your system and the baby's. It can filter out bad stuff and let good stuff (nutrients) in. It allows for the proper transfer of everything from calories to antibodies to the baby. A healthy and normally functioning placenta is critical to the baby's health. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What is foetal pole in pregnancy?

What is foetal pole in pregnancy?

Measurement of fetus: When we are looking at a pregnancy on ultrasound early in the first trimester, we can often see the earliest sign of the fetus next to something called the yolk sac. We refer to this early embryo as the "fetal pole". I hope that this answers your question! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that the baby inside is inverse during pregnancy?

What are the symptoms that the baby inside is inverse during pregnancy?

Breech: By "inverse" I think you mean breech, or feet down instead of head down? If that's your question, the answer is, sometimes you can feel the hard bones of the head under your ribs. Other ways to determine might be where the doctor finds the heartbeat on doppler when you have an ob visit. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What is the risk of buscopan in pregnancy?

What is the risk of buscopan in pregnancy?

Class C drug: Teratogenic effects were not observed in animal studies; embryotoxic events were observed in some studies. It crosses the placenta; may cause respiratory depression and/or neonatal hemorrhage when used during pregnancy. Transdermal scopolamine has been used as an adjunct to epidural anesthesia for cesarean delivery without adverse CNS effects on the newborn. Avoid unless clearly indicated. ...Read more

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What is bpp test in pregnancy.

What is bpp test in pregnancy.

Fetal testing: A bpp (biophysical profile) is a type of antenatal testing designed to determine the status of the fetus. It is offered to women who have high risk conditions such as diabetes, pprom, hypertension, etc. And is performed in the third trimester of pregnancy. It involves using an ultrasound to check certain fetal movements/activity and to measure the amount of fluid around the baby. ...Read more

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What are the risks of breastfeeding during pregnancy (for the mom, baby and the embryo/fetus)? Is it prohibit?

What are the risks of breastfeeding during pregnancy (for the mom, baby and the embryo/fetus)? Is it prohibit?

Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding is not prohibited during pregnancy. It may require more nutrients to be consumed though to cover the expenditure for breastfeeding and growing fetus. Otherwise, it will not harm anyone. ...Read more

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What is labour in pregnancy and what is there major syptoms?

What is labour in pregnancy and what is there major syptoms?

Pain: Labor is associated with painful tightening in her lower abdomen or back that comes and goes. Vaginal bleeding or leakage of amniotic fluid can also be associated with labor. ...Read more

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What are the reasons of vaginal bleeding in first trimester of pregnancy? Is it dangerous?

What are the reasons of vaginal bleeding in first trimester of pregnancy? Is it dangerous?

Needs to be evaluate: By definition it is a threatened miscarriage, the most serious condition that needs to be ruled out is an ectopic pregnancy. You need to see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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What is bloating in early pregnancy from?

What is bloating in early pregnancy from?

Hormonal fluctuation: Chnagesin the hormone profile in early pregnancy can lead ot bloating. Bloatign may also just be how your body processes the sensations of nasea that often accompany early pregnancy. Proghesterone and th epregnancy hormoen (beta hcg) are the leading culprits for this. ...Read more

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What is implantation that occurs when u are pregnant and what is first trimester?

What is implantation that occurs when u are pregnant and what is first trimester?

Early pregnancy: After ovulation, if the egg is fertilized, implantation of the embryo occurs day 6 1/2 to 7 days later. This is when the embryo attaches to the uterine wall and starts to connect with the maternal blood supply. The early placenta (that will eventually nourish the baby) starts development at 7 weeks and is complete by the end of the 12th week; which is also the end of the first trimester. ...Read more

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What is the earliest number of week s pregnant when a baby can survive being born early in the neonatal iuc?

What is the earliest number of week s pregnant when a baby can survive being born early in the neonatal iuc?

23 to 24 weeks: Infants can frequently survive at this age, but many of them have severe morbidities such as cerebral palsy, chronic lung disease, failure to thrive (grow) and future school problems. ...Read more

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When should the amnion fuse in pregnancy and what is it?

When should the amnion fuse in pregnancy and what is it?

Membranes: The amnion is the "inner" fetal membrane; it fuses to the chorion or "outer" membrane usually around the 10th week. ...Read more

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What is amnion in embryos?

What is amnion in embryos?

Amnion: is the inner fetal membrane in a gestation, it is attached to the chorion (outer membrane) by about 9-11 weeks. The embryo and then the fetus ("baby") float inside the amnion. ...Read more

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Is it really safe to have transvaginal us in early pregnancy? Is there any risk of miscarriage?

Is it really safe to have transvaginal us in early pregnancy? Is there any risk of miscarriage?

Extremely safe: Vaginal ultrasounds are the best type of ultrasound to perform on patients with early pregnancy. Vaginal ultrasounds are closer to the uterus and the pregnancy then abdominal ultrasounds. Ultrasound waves used in your ob/gyn's office are extremely safe. There is no evidence to suggest that they cause miscarriages. ...Read more

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What is hCG levels in early pregnancy like the first trimester?

What is hCG levels in early pregnancy like the first trimester?

Varies: Hcg levels vary by week and even by day. See this site for more info. http://www.americanpregnancy.org/duringpregnancy/hcglevels.html. ...Read more

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She is in 34 week of pregnancy but growth of baby is some what like in 39 weeks and weight of baby is 3.5.tell me what is the problem?

She is in 34 week of pregnancy but growth of baby is some what like in 39 weeks and weight of baby is 3.5.tell me what is the problem?

Dates of pregnancy: Pregnancy dates are calculated from the last menstrual period. Growth dating may be more accurate. So the baby is likely to be a healthy 39 week pregnancy than an overgrown 34 week pregnancy. ...Read more

Placenta (Definition)

The placenta is an organ that connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall to allow nutrient uptake, waste elimination, and gas exchange via ...Read more