Fetal Ultrasound Measurements in Pregnancy

Fetal ultrasound measurements can show how the baby is growing and detect abnormalities. ... read more »

The Gestational Sac In Pregnancy

The gestational sac is the structure surrounding the fetus early in pregnancy and its shape early in pregnancy (usually before 8-10 weeks) is important. ... read more »

Estimating Fetal Weight via Ultrasound

One of the most important reasons for prenatal visits and for doing an ultrasound examination is to estimate the fetal size of your baby. ... read more »

Uterus Mullerian Anomalies

An abnormal uterus can have different shapes like unicornuate bicornuate didelphus and septate uterus. ... read more »

Pregnancy 2nd Trimester: Ob/Gyn Appointments and Tests

For many, the second trimester is their favorite part of the pregnancy (other than the birth of their bundle of joy, of course). But to ensure the pregnancy is progressing as it should, you will need to start seeing your doctor monthly for a check-up and a series of tests. ... read more »

First Trimester Screen Test — Nuchal Translucency

The first-trimester screening also known as nuchal translucency screening, or NT, is a prenatal test, ultrasound and a blood test that can help determine the likelihood of having Down's Syndrome. ... read more »

Down Syndrome Ultrasound Markers

Over the last decade, new technology has improved the methods of detection of fetal abnormalities, including Down syndrome. ... read more »

Fetal Microcephaly Calculator

This fetal calculator will assess the risk of your baby having microcephaly according to fetal ultrasound measurements. ... read more »

How Ultrasound Detects Ectopic Pregnancy

On ultrasound about on-half of ectopic pregnancies can be seen and the other half have only indirect signs. ... read more »

Antral Follicle Count - Ovarian Reserve Testing

The antral follicle count is a method for ovarian reserve testing using transvaginal ultrasound. ... read more »

Leading Follicle - What size?

The largest follicle ("leading follicle") is usually the follicle from where ovulation will occur. There is no uniform opinion as to the required size of the leading follicle. ... read more »

Stretchy Mucus - Always Ovulation

Does stretchy mucus always mean that I am ovulating? ... read more »

Ultrasound Ahead of Schedule

Some women are concerned when the fetus measures size-wize different on ultrasound when compared to their expected due date. ... read more »

Fetal Echo Echocardiography

A fetal echo or fetal echocardiography is an ultrasound test performed to evaluate the heart of the fetus during pregnancy and is often done as early as 20-24 weeks or later in pregnancy. ... read more »

Placenta Grade

Grading of the placenta can be done by ultrasound and by looking and how much calcifications there are in the placenta. A grade 3 placenta, for example, is normal at 40 weeks. ... read more »

Ultrasound in Pregnancy - What is done?

Most patients in the US get at least a basic sonogram around 18-20 weeks, though it may surprise you to find out that presently most medical associations do not recommend ultrasound in pregnancy. ... read more »

Down Syndrome - Ultrasound Sonogram Markers

There are several ultrasound markers for Down syndrome which can be seen on sonogram during pregnancy and which can possibly indicate an increased risk for the fetus having Down syndrome. ... read more »

Blighted Ovum

A blighted ovum is another word for a miscarriage or missed abortion. It is a pregnancy where the egg is fertilized and implants itself to the uterine wall, but the embryo doesn't develop. ... read more »

Ultrasound and Missed Abortion or Miscarriage

A missed abortion or miscarriage can be diagnosed on ultrasound (sonogram) with several different signs. ... read more »

Subchorionic Hematoma

A subchorionic hematoma (also known as subchorionic bleeding) is a space of fluid collection, presumably blood, between the gestational sac, usually the placenta, and the uterine wall. ... read more »

Types of Ultrasound

The trusted transducer ultrasound is likely going to be a part of your prenatal check-up, but there may be a few additional ultrasounds in order that you will want to know about. ... read more »

Common Tests During Pregnancy

One of the things you may not be expecting while you are expecting is the number, and variety, of tests you will undergo while pregnant. ... read more »

Gynecologic and Obstetric Ultrasound

Gynecologic and Obstetric Ultrasound is the use of high-frequency sound waves together with computer imaging to painlessly view the fetus and the pelvic organs. ... read more »

Gastroschisis - A Hole in the Abdomen

When a baby presents with Gastroschisis, the intestines, stomach and sometimes part of the liver can be visible on the outside of the body. ... read more »

In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF): What Is It?

Thinking about IVF? Here is the breakdown on the procedure! ... read more »

IVF Embryo Transfer

The embryo transfer procedure with IVF is usually the last step of in-vitro fertilization. ... read more »

What Prenatal Tests Should I Have?

What prenatal tests should I have done? ... read more »

Ovarian Volume Testing

A woman has her peak number of eggs (oocytes) before she is born. All during a woman's life, the eggs are decreasing and tens of thousands of eggs are lost every year of a woman's life. ... read more »

Trisomy 13 - Patau Syndrome

Trisomy 13 syndrome is a disorder of human chromosomes which occurs in approximately 1 in 10,000 live born infants. Trisomy 13 is due to the presence of an extra #13 chromosome. ... read more »

Single Umbilical Artery

There are usually three vessels in the umbilical cord: two arteries and one vein. Having one, rather than two, arteries (Single umbilical artery = SUA or two-vessel cord) is the most common malformation of the umbilical cord . ... read more »

Alternative to X-rays

Are there alternatives to x-rays during pregnancy? ... read more »

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. ... read more »

Hysterosonogram

Hysterosonography is often used to investigate uterine abnormalities in women who experience infertility or multiple miscarriages. ... read more »

Percentiles of Fetal Birth Weight

This table shows the percentiles of birthweights in grams by weeks of the pregnancy and gestational age. ... read more »

Amniocentesis - Indications

What are the reasons for doing a genetic amniocentesis? ... read more »

How Pregnant Am I When…?

There are milestones throughout a pregnancy. Some are physically noticeable and others happen and pregnant women have no idea they occurred. How pregnant am I? ... read more »

First Trimester of Pregnancy: When to Tell Others

It is commonly known that miscarriage and other complications tend to occur during the pregnancy first trimester so many couples choose to wait before telling family and friends. ... read more »

6 Stages During Pregnancy: The Changing Female Body

Stages during pregnancy are often divided up into weeks or trimesters. Within these common stages in pregnancy are six major times of change. ... read more »

X-Rays in Pregnancy - How Safe Are They

X-rays are generally safe in pregnancy. If your doctor finds you need x-rays for a medical problem or injury, it's OK to have them. ... read more »

Endometrial Cancer: Diagnosis and Staging

If you have any symptoms related to endometrial cancer, with the most common being abnormal vaginal bleeding, it is important to visit your doctor right away and undergo the appropriate testing. ... read more »

How are Fibroids Treated?

After being diagnosed with fibroids or uterine fibroids, treatment is discussed with the patient. There is a long list of treatment options, with a specific treatment plan individualized including one or more treatments for each patient. ... read more »

How Do I Know I Have Fibroids?

By the age of 50, about 50% of women will have suffered from fibroids;many of whom would never have known the fibroids existed if it weren'tfor advanced diagnostic techniques. ... read more »

What are the Risk Factors for Fibroids?

Fibroids development occurs when cells, genetically different from other uterine cells, multiply to create a mass. The mass can develop within the uterine wall, in the uterine cavity or on the outside wall of the uterus. ... read more »

Women with Low Zinc and Copper Have More Miscarriages

About 15-percent of women suffer from spontaneous abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy. Doctors and researchers are constantly looking for reasons why these spontaneous abortions occur. ... read more »

Keepsake Ultrasounds: Know the Risks

While ultrasound and Doppler fetal ultrasound heartbeat monitors are used by healthcare professionals throughout pregnancy, could the non-medical use of these devices be doing harm? ... read more »

What are Uterine Fibroids?

Uterine fibroids, are growths that originate in or on the uterus, specifically the smooth muscle of the uterus or myometrium. Fibroids typically develop during child-bearing years. ... read more »

Excess Weight Shields Fetal Heart Defects from Ultrasound

Ultrasound scans have revolutionized fetal diagnostics but they are not fool proof. A Swedish doctor says that more than six of every ten serious fetal heart defects go undetected in ultrasound scans. ... read more »

Fetal Yawns Captured in 4-D

The latest ultrasound technology shows us that all this delightful activity starts long before a baby is born. Yawns, for instance, keep a baby busy during the sixth month of gestation. ... read more »

Capillaries Hold Key to Preeclampsia Risk

According to a new study presented at an American College of Cardiology annual meeting, detecting preeclampsia risk is as easy as viewing the hand of a pregnant woman under a special microscope. ... read more »

What are the Causes and Symptoms of Fibroids?

Uterine fibroids are common among women during reproductive years. Many women have fibroids, but location, growth pattern and size determine whether or not symptoms develop. ... read more »

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