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Fetal Heart Rate

The normal fetal heart rate ranges from 100 to 150 beats per minute. It is measured sonographically, and the normal range changes during gestation. The fetal heart rate decreases in the last 10 weeks of pregnancy. Fetal heart rate shows changes when there is a change in the uterus.

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Can low vitamin D and B12 levels affect the fetus?

Query: Hello doctor, My 29-year-old sister has a 5-year-old son. It was premature delivery (34th week), and it was a normal delivery. After that, three times she had abortions, and all were between 8 to 10 weeks because of no fetal growth and no heartbeats found. Currently, she is 10 weeks pregnant. Recent...  Read Full »

Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The vitamin D levels are in a deficient range, and vitamin B12 levels are normal. There is no need to discontinue the pregnancy due to these values. Vitamin D supplementation will help to gain adequate levels in the baby. I suggest you start with vitamin D supplement...  Read Full »

Can I later have a vaginal birth after ectopic pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an ectopic pregnancy in my left tube. I had two MTX and because of the embryo's heartbeat, I had salpingostomy six days ago. My questions are: 1. I have a post-operative incision on my right side and nothing on my left side. I do not even feel pain on my left side, only on the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The incision taken is for the surgeon's comfort. A right-handed surgeon will take a right incision. The incision site usually does not depend on the site of the problem. Yes, you can definitely have a vaginal birth in future and there is no doubt in that. Laparoscopy...  Read Full »

My AFI is 2.7 inches. Can labor be induced?

Query: Hello doctor, I have completed 38 weeks of pregnancy. My baby's heartbeat is 143, cephalic presentation. Myf AFI is 2.7 inches. Can I be induced for labor?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to At 38 weeks of pregnancy when the head is a cephalic presentation but not yet fixed in the pelvis and there are no decelerations or fetal distress on CTG monitoring and if you do not have any high-risk factor-like IHCP or gestational hypertension with pre-eclampsia t...  Read Full »

Is it safe to reduce Gestone injection after the fetal heartbeat is heard?

Query: Hi doctor, I am six weeks and three days pregnant with the help of IVF, and it is frozen embryo transfer on day 20. My doctor suggested reducing Gestone injection frequency from daily to alternate days when heartbeats were checked after the sixth-week scan. And to continue oral Duphaston and vaginal...  Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Once the fetal heartbeat is seen, it is safe to reduce the progesterone injections, as now the placenta will start producing its progesterone. You still have oral and vaginal progesterone to support it, but excess progesterone can cause nausea a...  Read Full »

I had a chemical pregnancy last month. Is it normal to only see the gestational sac?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a chemical pregnancy last month. My hCG is 17070 mIU/mL, but there is only a sac visible so far. I believe I am about five to six weeks pregnant, but the doctor is unsure. We only saw a gestational sac this week. What could this be? Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello,Welcome to read your query and understand your concern. According to the hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) value, the pregnancy is around five to six weeks. At this stage, it might be difficult to see the sac and locate the heartbeat, and it is fine to consider it as a technical...  Read Full »

Does absence of fetal heartbeat on ultrasound confirm abortion?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is six weeks and five days pregnant. In the fourth week, she got pain in the stomach and back. So, there were two ultrasound reports. The first was taken in five weeks and six days where the gestational sac was 0.9 inches with no heartbeats found. The second ultrasound was six...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This looks mostly look like a missed abortion. Usually by six weeks or later, the heartbeat appears on the scan provided. You seem to have regular periods.   Read Full »

Can I continue my pregnancy with a high TSH level?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I got conceived. My latest thyroid profile report showed the T3 and T4 to be normal and the TSH levels were abnormal at 22.96. We have heard that this TSH value affects the brain development of the newborn and also the newborn will not be mentally good. This is bothering us a...  Read Full »

Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, you are right. Hypothyroidism can affect the fetal brain development, especially in early pregnancy. Thyroid hormone is normally very important for many functions of the body. It helps in the early development of the fetus. The brain is one of the parts of early or...  Read Full »

I am 38 weeks pregnant, and I am worried about my ultrasound report. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 38 weeks pregnant. According to a color Doppler scan, it was mentioned as a single loose loop of umbilical cord noted around the fetal neck. The estimated fetal weight is 7 lbs. The EDD is towards the end of this month. I wanted to ask if there are any problems and kindly mention ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If the other sonography is normal, then you should not worry about it. Wait up to the expected delivery date. If pain starts before that, then let the delivery happen. Just have to monitor fetal heart rate throughout the labor. If at any stage heart rate goes up and dow...  Read Full »

Can a repeat anomaly scan cause miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor,I am second time pregnant and my first son is 11 months old. Now, I am 20 weeks pregnant and the reports of the 12 weeks scan and the quad marker are normal. I do not have a family history of any abnormality but, my 20 weeks scan shows some abnormality. There is some thickness in the ba...  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. Please attach your reports again as they were not very clear. The main purpose of the anomaly scan is to check that the baby is developing normally. If the doctors suspect that your baby has a heart problem, you will be asked to come in for a...  Read Full »

Why did my fetus stop growing at seven weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, When I was 7 weeks pregnant, I visited my gynecologist, and my next appointment was fixed four weeks after that visit. But, two weeks later, I noticed a brown discharge and consulted my doctor to check my baby's heartbeat, and the doctor said there was no heartbeat. And upon further...  Read Full »

Dr. Busi Maneesha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, and I am sorry for the miscarriage that happened. You had an abortion which was diagnosed by the absence of fetal heartbeat. A missed abortion is caused by chromosomal anomalies, uterine anomalies, and undiagnosed maternal illness. The ...  Read Full »

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