Ask the Ultrasound/Dreams Expert

Can Ultrasound Detect Cord Around Neck?

Jane Foley's picture

QUESTION

Dear Ms Ultrasound,
I have been told by one doctor that there is evidence of the cord around the fetal neck. But when I checked with other doctors they said it is not possible to see cord in normal ultrasound if not done in color.

I want to know the limits of ultrasound. Is it possible to see cord in black ultrasound or does it have be done in color to see the cord.

Ultrasound Shows Small Bleed

Jane Foley's picture

QUESTION

Dear Ms Ultrasound,
I went in today for my first ultrasound to confirm my due date. Everything with the baby looked great. My due date was right on and the baby's heart beat was 145bpm. I am 7 weeks and 3 days.

Last week when I first woke up and used the bathroom there was a tiny amount of blood and when I wiped, it was a pinkish/brown. I had no cramping or anything and when I called the doctor they said it was probably old. I have had no other bleeding since then.

Dreaming Of My Late Father

Jane Foley's picture

QUESTION

Dear Ms. Ultrasound,
My father passed away three years ago. I have had some dreams about him, but now, I'm having dreams all the time. I found out that I was pregnant on my dads birthday and today I'm 8wks pregnant.

I will probably be doing this alone. The dad, who I've known since 7th grade, is in the military. He also doesn't want more kids. He has 2 school aged children already. I understand that he doesn't want more kids, but this will be my second.

5w3d pregnant

ambergarcia2009's picture

I am about 5w3d pregnant. I found out last week (one day after my missed period). Last year I had a miscarriage, but I also have a healthy 3 year old daughter. With this current pregnancy I knew I was pregnant before the test because of the symptoms. However, every day I am constantly making sure my breast are sore, and I get so paranoid if I'm not tired or having nausea, because my first sign of miscarriage last time was "losing my preg symptoms," I am so paranoid. I have a doctors appointment on May 6th (today is April 29th).

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