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Fetal Health Monitoring

Women with high-risk pregnancies and those who experience other complications often need a close watch of the fetus for potential problems or complications. ... more »
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Corpus Luteum Size And Appearance On Ultrasound and Sonogram and Pregnancy Outcome

Q: I am 5 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I just had a sonogram done and the doctor told me she could not see the corpus luteum.I know the corpus luteum is necessary to produce enough of progesterone to support the pregnancy. Is it a problem? Is my pregnancy progressing well or in danger? ... more »
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Dating the Pregnancy Estimated Due Date Based on Ultrasound

Ultrasound of the embryo and fetus before 14w0d of the pregnancy is the most accurate method to establish the pregnancy estimate due date (EDD). The crown-rump length (CRL) before 14w0d is accurate within 5-7 days of the actual due date. The earlier the CRL is done in pregnancy, the better the actual estimated due date can be calculated. ... more »
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At which serum hCG level should you see the pregnancy on ultrasound?

Up to one in three women experience vaginal bleeding during the firest few months of the pregnancy, and many wonder how they can make sure the pregnancy is viable. ... more »
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We should start to routinely measure the cervix in the second trimester of pregnancy to reduce prematurity

There is now ample evidence that measuring the cervix with transvaginal ulttrasound can identify pregnancies that may be at risk for preterm labor and delivery and treating them with progesterone may decrease preterm labor and delivery. ... more »
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Feelings after the first sonogram!

Most moms to be are anxious to see what the little one looks like and can hardly wait for the first sonogram performed between the 18th and 20th week of pregnancy. ... more »
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3-D and 4-D Ultrasound During Pregnancy

Ultrasounds, often referred to as sonograms, are digital images taken of a fetus in-utero. Typically, a 2-D ultrasound is used to determine fetal growth, organ development and gender. ... more »
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Choroid Plexus Cysts

Choroid Plexus Cysts (CPC) are small fluid filled areas in the brain and they are a common ultrasound finding in the fetus during the 2nd trimester of pregnancy. ... more »
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Safety of Ultrasound In Pregnancy

Although certain harmful effects in cells are observed in a laboratory setting, abnormalities in embryos and offsprings of animals and humans have not been unequivocally demonstrated in the large amount of studies that have so far appeared in the medical literature purporting to the use of diagnostic ultrasound in the clinical setting. ... more »

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