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Which Genetic Tests Can I Take In The First Trimester Of Pregnancy
Over 100 genes: It is now possible to test for over 100 serious recessive genes with a single saliva test. These would only be a problem for your pregnancy if you and your partner carry the same recessive gene. The testing includes all standard recommended tests and many more. For more information, go to www.Counsyl.Com. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more
Probably very soon: Can see the heart beat on ultrasound at approximately 6 weeks. By doppler electronic stethoscope on 9-12 weeks - depends on mom's anatomy. (not a regular adult stethoscope- won't work well). There are home doppler units you can get so that you can hear baby's heartbeat at home and electronically record it for the future. Congratulations! ...Read more
Urine culture: Pregnant women are at increased risk for urinary tract infections beginning very early in the pregnancy. If left untreated these urinary tract infections can become more serious and cause kidney infections. Pregnant women with a kidney infection have an increased chance of going into preterm labor. This is why pregnant women are screened for a urinary tract infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Standard first trimester tests in the United States include blood type, blood count, hepatitis test, rubella test, syphilis test, hiv, urine culture. Depending on the patient's history, her desires for genetic testing or the doctor's protocols other tests may be performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fetal heart beat: Usually around 14 weeks of gestation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: Using a typical, abdominal doppler to listen, typically around 12-13 weeks; using a vaginal probe with an ultrasound machine, you may be able to detect something as early as 7 weeks. ...Read more
Is it possible to detect any genetic disorders in the baby by ultrasound during pregnancy in second trimester?
Poor sensitivity: A high resolution ultrasound can often yield evidence of structural changes that occur more often in some chromosomal disorders.It is not specific.Many genetic metabolic disorders are only picked up after birth when byproducts of metabolism build up in babies blood.Some metabolic disorders can be confirmed by fibroblast culture on material from an amniocentesis when family hx is suggestive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doxycycline: Doxycycline is typically not recommended for women who are expecting. The medicine may cause permanent tooth discoloration in the child, and may even affect bone formation. If pregnancy occurs while you are taking doxycycline, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about the potential risks and benefits of using this antibiotic. ...Read more
What are the earliest symptoms of pregnancy? And when is the earliest time to use a pregnancy test?
Back to School?: True early pregnancy is symptom free. Remember health class where you learned that a fetus is not connected physically or chemically to its mother for the first fourteen or so days after conception? Thus any symptoms before the baby is big enough to be sharing a blood supply in the uterus with the mother are not pregnancy. Testing is best done after this fourteen day window and a missed period. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Afp, ultrasound: Between 15 and 20 weeks you should be offered the second trimester screening or "afp" test which assess risk for some fetal chromosomal and anatomic abnormalities via a maternal blood test. This is not a diagnostic test. Most will also be offered an ultrasound at approx 20 weeks to screen visually for anatomy and fetal growth. The diabetes screeening test will happen at the beginning of third tri-. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What types of hernias can be detected in a fetus at the 3month pregnancy scan?Thank you in advance.
Bochdalek : By end of 12 wk of intra uterine life , development of diaphragm is almost complete, posterior lateral portion usually on left fail to fuse, resulting boachdalek hernia, same way anterior tendon , resulting margagni hernia, similarly ant abdominal wall defects , can be detected by sonography. ...Read more
Timing: Group b strep is intermittently present in the genital tract. It is not a problem for the woman, but can cause serious infections in babies that are infected during birth. Early testing does not adequately predict presence or absence of the bacteria at the time of birth. The appropriate timing is 35-37 weeks unless there is already a reason for preventative antibiotics during labor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes,: it is safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
All: The first trimester involves a lot of organ formation and etoh byproducts can influence the cells of the heart, face & other forming structures leading to the "look" and structural defects in fas. Your brain is developing throughout pregnancy & etoh can cause unseen interferance with the proper development of this vital structure. If pregnant stop drinking or don't start & avoid it if trying. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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