Is the heart rate of your embryo important on an early obstetric ultrasound?
When we perform an early pregnancy ultrasound we always measure the embryonic heart rate. The heart rate offers additional important information on the health and future success of the pregnancy. We have mentioned that sometimes the age of the pregnancy does not match your last menstrual period so we use the crown rump length to … Continue reading “Is the heart rate of your embryo important on an early obstetric ultrasound?”
What can cause my due date to be wrong?
You have just attended our centre for an early pregnancy scan and your due date doesn’t match your last menstrual period (the LMP) and you are very certain of your dates. Your due date is important for many reasons. It will allow you to plan ahead for your baby’s arrival and it also helps your … Continue reading “What can cause my due date to be wrong?”
What skin products should I avoid during pregnancy?
A) Certain anti-aging creams and cosmetics. B) Hemorrhoid creams. C) All products containing blue or red dyes. D) All products containing a sun block. The correct answer is: A) Most products you use on your skin are safe however there are some known to cause birth defects and should be used with caution: – … Continue reading “What skin products should I avoid during pregnancy?”
My doctor says my baby weighs only 1 pound so why have I gained 15?
Do you know the correct answer? A) Blood, breast, and baby fat are heavy baggage. B) Pregnancy slows your metabolism which makes you gain weight? C) The placenta weighs 14 pounds. D) You are eating too many Twinkies. The correct answer is A) You will gain weight as your pregnancy progresses. You will gain approximately … Continue reading “My doctor says my baby weighs only 1 pound so why have I gained 15?”
True or False? Feta cheese is safe to eat during pregnancy.
This is False: Feta cheese is one cheese that should be avoided during pregnancy. The reason for this is because it may be contaminated with listeria which is a bacteria that can be dangerous to unborn babies and harmful to adults making them sick causing flu like symptoms, nausea, headaches and vomiting. Other unpasteurized cheeses … Continue reading “True or False? Feta cheese is safe to eat during pregnancy.”
What’s wrong with eating a lot of sweets during pregnancy?
What’s wrong with eating a lot of sweets during pregnancy? Well… A) Too much sugar can cause cavities, which you’re more prone to get during pregnancy. B) Too much sugar can cause excess weight gain — for both you and your baby and may cause gestational diabetes. C) Too much sugar can make you less … Continue reading “What’s wrong with eating a lot of sweets during pregnancy?”
True or False? Unborn babies can taste the foods their mothers eat.
This is True: Studies suggest that taste buds develop around 9 weeks after conception although it is not until approximately 28 weeks that your baby can taste what you’re eating. At this stage, your baby is swallowing amniotic fluid and can taste flavours from your meals, especially if you are consuming curry powder or garlic … Continue reading “True or False? Unborn babies can taste the foods their mothers eat.”
True or False? Traveling by plane during pregnancy can harm an unborn baby.
This is False: According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the safest time to fly is during your second trimester. This is because you are past the period where most miscarriages naturally occur and before being at risk of early labor. The flight itself will not cause either scenario but it can be … Continue reading “True or False? Traveling by plane during pregnancy can harm an unborn baby.”
True or False: Do Babies Cry In The Womb?
It’s True: Ultrasound imaging of babies in the womb suggests that 28-week-old babies can silently “cry” in response to a noise. To further investigate this, researchers played 90 different sounds via a speaker placed on the abdomen of pregnant women and recorded the reactions using an ultrasound scan. They discovered a visible reaction that mirrored … Continue reading “True or False: Do Babies Cry In The Womb?”
Can Babies Hear Sounds Inside The Womb?
Can babies hear sound inside the womb? Did you know babies start to experience the outside world when they are still in the womb. A 2015 study showed that babies are able to respond to sounds as early as 16 weeks into pregnancy! Fetuses are able to react to their mother’s voice and movements, but … Continue reading “Can Babies Hear Sounds Inside The Womb?”
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