Fetal Development

Big Baby Risks?

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
Hello, I just wanted to ask. I'm currently 30 weeks pregnant (counting tomorrow) and my baby was measuring just the right size up until the 28th week. Now my doctor is saying my baby is a bit bigger than the average, 29weeks and 1 day measuring 1540grams. My current weight right now is 66kg, I was 59kg before I got pregnant.

Today is overwhelming

amyrose529's picture

Ah, how I missed the roller coaster ride of hormones that comes with pregnancy. Yesterday I couldn't have been more excited, yet today I'm a ball of stress on the verge of tears. Where are we going to get the extra money for another mouth to feed? How am I going to keep working at the veterinary hospital where chemo and x-rays are a part of my daily routine? How will I deal with a 15 month old and a newborn at the same time?

Round Two - a 6 month old and one on the way!

amyrose529's picture

So I took a test last week the day my period was due and it was negative...I held out for a week and retested. Drumroll! The two pink lines appeared and catapulted us into panic mode. We have an almost-6 month old, we just moved from Connecticut to Florida, our family lives three thousand miles away and only one of us is working at the moment. After the initial shock, we started to think rationally about how in the world we're going to do this.

Membrane Fusion

Jane Foley's picture


Dear Ms. Ultrasound,
Hello, I would appreciate your advice, I had a 17 week ultrasound to have an amniocentesis done but the doctor couldn't do it as he said the "membranes had not fused yet" he did not explain anything.

Is this unusually late for them to fuse? i.e. I wondered if this could indicate a problem. I don't know how common this is. Thank you

Transvaginal Versus Transabdominal Ultrasound

Jane Foley's picture


Dear Ms. Ultrasound,
I went for my first prenatal appointment at 6w3d, based on LMP. The MD could not see as sac transvaginally, but did find one transabdominally, however there was no presence of a fetal pole or yolk sac. The doctor did not do any measurements, nor did she take a blood draw. A diagnosis of a blighted ovum was given and a referral for a D and C.

I understand that this is likely not a viable pregnancy, but what would cause a sac to be seen abdominally and not vaginally? I thought it would be the opposite at this early a stage?

2 before 20

marinesbabymomma2009's picture

So my first pregnancy was when i was 15 years old and it was during my sophomore year of high school. not really my fault or anything, just put myself in a bad situation but hey couldn't change the past. but i found out my child was gonna be a boy and i was happy. when i was 16 i had him. he was due may 1st but he came 2 wks and 4 days early. it was apr. 13th 2007. he was 7lbs 6 oz and 20.5 in. long. i named him trentyn xavier. his labor/delivery was really easy, only about 5 and a half hours long and with no pain meds and vaginal, with an episiotomy. i gained about 45 pounds with it.

Tummy measuring bigger than normal

I went in for my 24 week check up last week and when my ob/gyn measured my tummy it measured in at 29 weeks. This is my second pregancy and my first pregnancy was naturally conceived faternal twins. I have had five ultrasounds and they all show one baby at normal size, but it has been feeling like twins since my fourth month. However, I've never been pregnant with just one so I don't know if what I am feeling is normal for one.