Second Trimester

Amniotic Sac too Small for Baby?

Jane Foley's picture

QUESTION

Dear Ms Ultrasound,
When I had went to my ob/gyn for my monthly checkup he gave me a quick ultrasound check, gave me the pictures and said he would see me next month.

My question is from the ultrasound pictures it looks like my baby doesn't have any room. It looks like the amniotic sac is too small for the baby. Could this be possible or should I not worry about it?

Ultrascan Worry

Jane Foley's picture

QUESTION

Dear Ms Ultrasound,
I'm expecting my 5th child in June and have been told the baby's stomach is measuring quite big and that I have to have another scan at 32 weeks but thats all I was told.

My husband and I are very worried because this has never happened in the previous pregnancies and no one we know seems to know what it could be its a long time until the next scan.

Duke Of Edinburgh Expedition During Second Trimester

Cynthia Flynn's picture
Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am considering doing my Gold Duke Of Edinburgh expedition in the coming weeks. The complication I am having though is that I will be roughly 20 weeks pregnant.

This expedition consists of camping for 4 nights, whilst walking 80 km over 4 days carrying everything I need to survive (roughly walking for 10 hours a day on average). The bag I will be using will therefore be very heavy and will have a chest strap and a waist strap (that will be tied very tightly around my hips / waist).

Will I harm my baby or myself by doing this ?

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