Second Trimester

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.

Depression During Pregnancy

Davis and Stein's picture

QUESTION

Dear Experts,
I need some help and I don't know where else to turn. I am 20 weeks pregnant with my first child at age 35 and feel I may have become seriously depressed. I first mentioned this to my OB at about week 8 and he basically blew me off. In all fairness though, it's a group practice and you don't really get to know any of the physicians very well.

Calcification in a Fetal Heart?

Jane Foley's picture

QUESTION

Dear Ms Ultrasound,
In your twenty years experience have you ever seen a calcium deposit in the baby's heart? I am so worried and have no answers from my doctor yet. I had an amnio and the baby looked fine the doctor said but he did tell me about the calcium deposit like it was no big deal. Now I have to wait two weeks for the test results from the amnio to come back from the lab. Please let me know if you have ever seen one of these before?

Thank you.
Renee

Restarting Tai-Bo Program During Pregnancy

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture

QUESTION

Dear Fitness Expert,
I've seen many questions and answers about Kickboxing, but nothing specifically about Tai-Bo (you know, the one with Billy Blanks). I have done Tai-Bo off and on for 5 years and I'd say I'm moderately active. Would it be OK to start up my Tai-Bo program now at 4 months as long as I watch heart rate, temperature and drink plenty of water?

Thanks!

Tuberculosis Testing During Pregnancy

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am about 3 months pregnant and have not yet been in to see a doctor because I have no insurance. I have just accepted a position as a preschool teacher and they asked that I have a TB test done. I have tried to contact Ob/Gyn offices for an answer but no one will give me info because I'm not their patient. I was wondering if I can get a TB test done while I am pregnant. Thank you for your help.

Looking Pregnant

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
What determines when a woman will start showing -- weight, height, genetics, water retention, none of the above? My sister is 15 weeks pregnant and is not showing at all. I'm 12 weeks and am really showing. She's much more slender then I am, weighing about 15-20 pounds less (same height though). Just curious on why this is.

Thanks,
JKoestler

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