This kind of surgery is elective and no OB/GYN would recommend this. Although we will do surgery in pregnancy when necessary, we do not recommend elective surgery, especially this kind of surgery.View Thread
From the medical side of things. the Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine does not recommend and actually does not condone doing ultrasound for entertainment purposes.
Although we believe there are no harmful affects of ultrasound to our knowledge, this kind of use of the technology is not warranted.
Ultrasound for gender at this gestational age can be wrong first. It is more likely to be more accurate about a month later when many physicians are ordering an evaluation from a trained individual who is looking for abnormalities.
These places are not regulated and you don't know the quality of the information provided.
It is a very interesting situation you find yourself in. If you had a diagnosis of hypothyroidism, I would want to increase your medication since we would like to get the TSH to approximately 1-2.
However, a TSH of 4 would not be high enough in a nonpregnant patient to warrent treatment. I agree with having it repeated and seeing what your Free T4 level is. If it is low in the least, I would agree treatment may be in order. If it is normal, I probably would not do anything.
Good luck with you. I would discuss this further with your healthcare team and then decide what it is you would like to do.View Thread
You have received some wonderful advice. If you don't feel the baby move, you must see the physician now. I would lie down twice a day right after meals and count the 10 movements in one hour. If you don't feel 10 movements, extend it one hour. If you still have not felt 10 movements by then you should go to the hospital and make sure everything is OK.
This is the one thing you should not hesitate to go in and make sure the baby is OK. You also need to take the time out and check your babies movements.
It is true, as you get beyond 34-36 weeks the qualitative movments change. The baby is "running out of room". You will feel more rolling than the jabs you have been receiving all along but you should still feel the baby moving.
If not, go get checked out. Now. Call your physician as well.View Thread
So, this can be a very complicated complication to have and others are really no big deal other than knowing you have this.
I am concerned about your one sentence which states "some fetal hydrops is diagnosed" because this is the one thing which portends a very bad outcome for the fetus.
The reason this happens to the baby is due to the increase in blood volume which the baby must circulate through their body and the tumor.
There is not much we can do at this point in time. It is not something we can easily go in and do something about. However, there have been some individuals throughout the country who have suggested going in and lasering vessels (if accessible, or other forms of embolizing if possible.).
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