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When will I be able to see my baby on an ultrasound?

When will I be able to see my baby on an ultrasound?

Depends: What do consider, "seeing a baby"? Much before 10 weeks the embryo will not look much like a baby human. You can see a heartbeat by 7 weeks. By 12 weeks the fetus is looking rather more human. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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When will i be able to see my baby on an abdominal ultrasound ?

When will i be able to see my baby on an abdominal ultrasound ?

Very early, depends: This really depends on what you want to see. Some need an ultrasound early, like at week 8, to confirm a viable pregnancy. At that point, you may see a teeny "walnut" as my wife calls it, with a beating heart. The classic ultrasound is done at 20 weeks, with most parts present. That's when they typically tell the sex of the baby. ...Read more

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If last period aug.2 when will i be able to see my baby on an abdominal ultrasound ?

If last period aug.2 when will i be able to see my baby on an abdominal ultrasound ?

See below: It debends on your body type, but a guess would be around 10/12/12 which would be about 10 weeks, given your information. Congratulations! ...Read more

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How accurate are 6 week ultrasounds and why do some babies come 2 weeks early if ultrasounds are accurate?

How accurate are 6 week ultrasounds and why do some babies come 2 weeks early if ultrasounds are accurate?

Fairly accurate: Onset of labor and delivery depends on multiple factors, mostly maternal, and estimates are that 10% of infants are born earlier than 37 weeks. Age of mother, prenatal care, size and number of babies, uterine shape, maternal smoking or drugs, previous cervical cone biopsy and maternal infection are the most common. ...Read more

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How can they not know the number of babies in women like octamom on ultrasound?

How can they not know the number of babies in women like octamom on ultrasound?

Looking at shadows: An ultrasound is a way to use a sonar probe evaluate a two dimensional field.For multiple pregnancies its like counting potatoes moving around in a sack , only seeing one direction at a time. Unless you can find something distinctive about one of the potatoes, it would be easy to under/over count the total number this way.With 8 not all would be visible @ 1 time. ...Read more

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During an ultrasound, what if fluid is noticed on babies brain?

During an ultrasound, what if fluid is noticed on babies brain?

Detailed Survey: If hydrocephalus is detected during a fetal ultrasound, a detailed evaluation of the fetus would be performed in an effort to detect causative lesions or associated anomalies in order to better guide further assessments. Amniocentesis for genetic evaluation is frequently suggested as well. ...Read more

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Do ultrasounds let doctors measure babies?

Do ultrasounds let doctors measure babies?

Yes: Ultrasound machines are invaluable in managing pregnancy today, especially high-risk pregnancies. Not only do we measure the baby's size (head, abdomen, thigh bone), but we can evaluate all of the internal organs, from brain to bladder. We also can make sure the house is in order -- evaluating the placenta and the amniotic fluid quality, even measuring the cervical length. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an ultrasound showing the babies head as dolichocephaly?

What to do if I have an ultrasound showing the babies head as dolichocephaly?

More info: If the brain structure is normal, don't do anything. Wait until the child is born. Dolichocephaly is a head shape description, and nothing more. It does not necessarily indicate a medical problem needing treatment. ...Read more