Second Trimester

Discomfort and Pain in Early Pregnancy?

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I'm approximately 11 weeks pregnant, and so far I have had almost every second day horrible morning sickness that prevents me from really eating anything. What should I do?

Also, seeing as how I'm so early along, is it normal for my tummy to go really hard and huge (like I'm 5 or 6 months along) and feel like Braxton Hicks contractions?

Possible Twins At 16wks? Is It Possible?

Jane Foley's picture

QUESTION

Dear Ms. Ultrasound,
I'm 16 weeks pregnant. I have had a few ultrasounds and they have only seen one fetus.

Last week I was told that they could see another sac and a shadow but they weren't sure if it was another fetus. Is that possible even though I've had like 4 ultrasounds before?

I also have placenta previa. Do you think maybe that's what they saw.

Fetal Kidney Cysts Found at 20 Week Ultrasound

Jane Foley's picture

QUESTION

Dear Ms. Ultrasound,
At my 20 week ultrasound the doctor told us that there were multiple cysts on the baby's left kidney with the largest cyst measuring 1.5 cm. She is sending us to a perinatologist to look into this further.

This is our first child and I am terrified. Other than the cysts, she said our baby is measuring 6 days ahead of schedule. I hope that is a good thing.

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