Big moms should read THIS FAQ first before reading the other FAQ so that they can understand the full implications of ultrasounds in general, before reading how they impact big moms in particular.
"The technology of prenatal diagnosis is usually presented to us as a solution, but it brings with it problems of its own..technology of prenatal diagnosis has changed and continues to change women's experience of pregnancy." All pregnant women in our technology-happy modern society face confusing choices about prenatal testing, its advantages and disadvantages, and its appropriateness for them.
BMUS published their first Working Party Report on fetal measurements in 1990, at a time when the practice of obstetric ultrasound remained varied, with obstetric units having quite widely differing protocols for the number and timing of scans offered, as well as policies on re-dating pregnancy from ultrasound measurements.
That report offered recommendations for the use of validated published tables and formulae for the commonly acquired fetal measurements used in dating and monitoring fetal growth.
The term "4D" refers to the 3D images moving in real-time, which is an amazing experience.
Imagine seeing your baby, which is growing inside you, yawning or waving, moving in real-time on our large screen TV, in a spacious, comfortable and private scan room.
Those 9 months waiting to see your baby can feel so long whilst you're not feeling your best, and you're regularly feeling your little bundle moving around inside your tummy reminding you every minute that they're on their way.Very small and very large babies have higher mortality and morbidity rates than infants of normal size . al., Evaluating the thresholds of abnormal second trimester multiple marker screening tests associated with intra-uterine growth restriction. Because early detection of growth abnormalities may help to prevent fetal demise and manage perinatal complications more appropriately , monitoring of fetal growth is an important part of antepartum care. The suggested results are not a substitute for clinical judgment. The revised guidance was published in February 2007, and was widely welcomed.However, it was not long before problems arose with the crown rump length formula.
A measurement discrepancy of more 3 cm is suggestive of a fetus with growth problems , an abnormal amniotic fluid level , a transverse lie, a twin pregnancy, or uterine fibroids [1,7].