Normal Fetal Growth

After fertilization, periodic prenatal screening is done to check if the fetus is developing normally. Depending on pre-established measures, the developing fetus's weight and other milestones are looked for during these scans. Any anomaly during this time can lead to abnormal development of the baby, resulting in congenital disabilities.

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I am 31 weeks pregnant with a low amniotic fluid level. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hello, I am 31 weeks pregnant and had to change my obstetrician. My previous doctor was concerned about my amniotic fluid levels as last week my levels were at 13. I went to see my new doctor yesterday and my levels had dropped to 9. The new doctor did not see a problem that my levels had dropped wi...  Read Full »


Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I read your query and understand your concern.The quantity of amniotic fluid could vary person-to-person.Nothing to be worried about much. If you have an amniotic fluid index of 9 cm, it is acceptable.I suggest you check your blood pressure more frequently.When amniotic flu...  Read Full »

Is the growth of the fetus in my wife's womb abnormal?

Query: Hello doctor, I have attached the reports of my wife's 30th-week scan. I was told that the baby's growth is a bit high. Please suggest your inputs if there is anything that should be done from our side. She has gestational diabetes. Her HbA1c during anomaly scan was 5.5 %. Is there any cause for co...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nice to hear from you. How are you three doing? I still tell you that she is not diabetic. Her blood sugars are normal. A HbA1c of less than 6.5 % indicates that her sugar has been normal for the last three months. I feel that her scan report is also normal (attachment...  Read Full »

My pregnancy USG reports indicate a bilateral choroid plexus cyst and echogenic intracardiac focus. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 23-year-old female and 19 weeks pregnant. The ultrasonography reports are - a bilateral 5 mm choroid plexus cyst and a small echogenic intracardiac focus in the left ventricle. What does this mean? Please help. I take vitamin C tablets daily and had a double marker test during my...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Verma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I reviewed the report (attachment removed to protect patient's identity). In this situation, I suggest you go for an amniocentesis to confirm the fetal karyotype and rule out trisomy of 21 or Down's syndrome. The echogenic...  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 icliniq.com. 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 wife's ultrasound show that the baby's growth was lagging by a month?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is three months pregnant, and the doctor is telling that the baby is lagging in growth for about one month. The fetus heartbeat is good as per ultrasound, but the fetal growth is less. My wife's weight also dropped from 57 to 55 kg and recently, she is having stomach ache and back...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The ultrasound report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows a baby of 9 weeks and 5 days. With the EDD and calculated date of conception, it is a case of delayed conception where the child is not lagging growth. It is likely that the mother had delayed...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest the risks for the baby when my wife delivers at 37 weeks.

Query: Hi doctor,My wife aged 23 years have autoantibodies SSA strong positive 3+, SSB borderline positive and RO 52 strong positive 3+. She lost her first pregnancy before a year because complete congenital heart block (CHB) was found in the fetus by TIFFA at19 weeks with a condition of fetal hydrops br...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question and understood your concerns. I have reviewed the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and the prescription. Delivery should be conducted at 37 weeks if there is fetal growth restriction in ultrasound. In the ultrasou...  Read Full »

I am five weeks pregnant, and the embryo was not seen on the scan. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old. My last period was about two months back, and I had the bleeding for three days. I found out that I was pregnant about four weeks back. I had an ultrasound scan vaginally two days back, and the doctor did not find a fetus. She just found that I was five weeks and o...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If she found that you are five plus one weeks pregnant, then that means she has found the gestational sac with some fetal tissue but no cardiac activity. I have to see the sonography report to comment on it. Usually, around four to five weeks, the fetal poles can be ...  Read Full »

How do Deviry and Krimson affect pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I missed my periods for the last four months. So, I had Deviry 10 mg two tablets a day for five days, but I did not get periods. Then, I started taking Krimson 35 for 21 days. Still, I did not get periods. Then I had a pregnancy test and unfortunately, it turned to be positive. Now, I am ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Deviry is progesterone and it would have supported the pregnancy. But, Krimson 35 contains Cyproterone acetate. It is a category C drug and not to be taken during pregnancy at all. In fact, Krimson35 is advised only in cases of PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). Now, yo...  Read Full »

Does my ultrasound report show any skeletal abnormality?

Query: Hi doctor, Please comment on my ultrasound report. Single fetus in cephalic presentation. Placenta: anterior Gr-1 and amniotic fluid is adequate (AFI-16.4). Fetal measurements are as follows: BPD 80 mm, HC 306 mm, AC 280 mm and FL 58 mm, RT - humerus 52 mm, radius 45 mm, ulna 50 mm, tibia 50 mm and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a normal third trimester fetal growth parameter ultrasound report. Biophysical profile is normal. Weight is corresponding to the age of gestation and presentation is cephalic with head down towards pelvis, which is normal. So, you need not worry. Baby's growth ...  Read Full »

According to USG report, baby growth is delayed by 2 weeks. Will my delivery be delayed?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 38 weeks pregnant (38 weeks and 2 days). I took an ultrasound today. My report shows: Biparietal diameter 8.93 cm (36w 1d) Head circumference 32.17 cm (36w 2d) Abdominal circumference 31.65 cm (35w 4d) Femoral length 6.98 cm (35w 6d) Average age of gestation based on today'...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The growth of the child is two weeks smaller for 38 weeks but corresponding to its ultrasound age, the weight of the baby is fine. There is a likelihood that you may have had an irregularity in your menses earlier and your ovulation may have been delayed and leading ...  Read Full »

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