Fetal Development

Ultrasound Shows Fluid Around Brain

Jane Foley's picture

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Dear Midwife,
I had a nuchal translucency test performed at 12 weeks 5 days. Everything else seemed to measure fine except when the sonographer called in the doctor to look over the test results. She said that there seemed to be fluid around the brain.

The doctor said that its possibly nothing or that it could be severe, either way he said it was way to early to tell so I have to go back in 3 weeks for another ultrasound to check it out. I am extremely concerned and have no idea what this means. also i had not had my blood tests done with this test.

Rising hCG Despite No Fetal Pole On Ultrasound

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
My LMP was 8-29-09. Date of conception ~ 09/15. Spotting and cramping yielded very early US on 10/05. Abnormal US "showing large subchorionic hematoma "probably abortion in progress, with no fetal pole." Quantitative Bhcg went from 15999 to 30000 in 48 hours (10/06-10/08). Saw OBGYN 10/12 w/repeat U/S.

Her thoughts were there is no hematoma, but that it is a collapsed second sac. No fetal pole or heartbeat seen in other sac. OB states 99% sure not a viable pregnancy. Had repeat bhcg same day, up to 60,000.

gender prediction and conception date

this is my first scan and the tech says is likely a girl because of the three lines.(nena means girl in Spanish). the thing is that i have a problem with the dates. from what i was told if you are 16 weeks pregnant then your baby is 14 weeks approximately from the date of conception. well, my problem is that i was charting and i ovulated 24 days after my period, almost a whole month. does that puts my baby at 13 weeks from the date of conception and thus predicting the gender would be inaccurate?

Diflucan During Early Pregnancy

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Dear Midwife,
I was given two doses of Diflucan 150 mg one week apart at the very beginning of the pregnancy (1st / 2nd week) to treat a yeast infection. I didn't know at that time that I was pregnant.

I read about the side effects and I'm worried about what's going to happen to the development of the fetus. What are the risks? When would I know I everything is ok with the Baby

Are My Ultrasound Measurements in the Normal Range?

Jane Foley's picture

QUESTION

Dear Ms. Ultrasound,
My ultrasound measurements today at 33 weeks and 3 days were: AC - 250.9 mm HC - 289.4 Femur - 60.8

I was just wondering if these were normal as they seem small to me. My doctor isn't worried and says it's well within normal. He has asked to re-scan me in 2 weeks and if the growth has slowed again he will take baby out. The growth has slowed a bit from 30 weeks.

Is it normal to wait 2 weeks with baby not growing well?? Do babies like this ever stop growing?? Will it be ok to wait 2 weeks??

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