I'm small - will my birth be OK?|
By Laura Lee Davies on 02/02/2007 in Labour & birth
Many women worry that they are narrow-waisted or too petite to be able to give birth easily. But what are the facts?
large fetus, you will be fine. (If a baby's measurements do seem large for the estimated due date, an ultrasound scan might be booked in closer to your due date just to see how things are progressing.)Preparing for the birthNowadays, even NHS antenatal
How important is an accurate due date?|
By ThinkBaby on 18/08/2009 in Labour & birth
Although we are given due dates which we work to through our pregnancy, how important is it for them to be totally accurate?
of the fetus noted via an ultrasound scan, can set a due date based on a more clear idea of how far the baby is down the line of physical development. For everything you need to know about how the due date is worked out, when it might be adjusted and so on
Is My Due Date Reliable?|
By Laura Lee Davies on 03/08/2009 in Just pregnant - the essentials
When you are first pregnant a due date can seem miles away but is it important that the Due Date is accurate?
due date (EDD), usually the first main ultrasound scan can show how developed your baby is and this will lead to your EDD either being confirmed or adjusted to something closer to the date when your baby will most likely arrive.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt - are they having twins?|
By Daniella Delaney on 01/02/2012 in Celebrity
OK Magazine in America breaks the news that celebrity couple are adding two boys to their brood
," says a confidante. "They said that it showed that this pregnancy was 'meant to be.' But then Angie's latest ultrasound revealed there were two heartbeats — well they couldn't believe it. They were totally shocked!"There have been plenty of persistent
By darya on 22/06/2008 in forum
hi just wanted to write in to let you all know about my 4D scan which was done yesterday. i am 28 weeks pregnant and had my scan done yesterday at the london ultrasound centre. It was the best experience of my life, it just looked so amazing. I
Trying for a baby for 12 months - what now?|
By Laura Lee Davies on 03/10/2008 in Difficulties getting pregnant
If you have been trying to get pregnant for 12 months or more, what can you do next, and who should you talk to?
with quite simply.The following checks can be made:An ultrasound check at hospital can look in more detail at your ovaries and womb. Sometimes a specialist may want to take a sample of the tissue lining your womb. A different series of ultrasound scans can
Polyhydramnios: symptoms, causes and treament|
By Maria Muennich on 15/11/2009 in Pregnancy illness & complications
What are the implications of an excess of amniotic fluid for your pregnancy and birth, and what can you do?
as heartburn, indigestion, abdominal discomfort, shortness of breath and back pain), then your doctor may arrange an ultrasound to check the level of amniotic fluid in the womb, and to check whether there are any problems with the baby. If a problem
Fetal Kick Charts Value Questioned|
By Laura Lee Davies on 19/10/2009 in 0-41 weeks
Although all pregnant women should be able to feel their babies move beyond 20 weeks, a new study questions the reliability of Fetal Kick Charts
and wellbeing of the unborn baby.Using fetal kick chartsUnless there is a specific medical concern, most pregnant women will only get an ultrasound scan to set a fairly certain due date and to check, at around 20 weeks, that fetal growth is progressing well
When stomach cramps in early pregnancy are a cause for concern|
By Daniella Delaney on 13/05/2011 in Pregnancy discomforts
How to know when you should probably be contacting your doctor or midwife
to check that your baby is OK, and give you some reassurance. These include non-invasive treatments such as an ultrasound scan.It is important to remember that the majority of pregnancies are seen through to a safe and successful conclusion. Once your
Heart Murmur a Worry!!!|
By househubby on 24/02/2011 in forum
appointment last week the paedeotrician was very good and thourough. He did an ECG which came out fine and a lengthly ultrasound on his heart and lungs. The diagnosis was that there was a slight murmur on his right side which is leaking very slighty into his