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The in utero passage of meconium by very low birth weight infants: a marker for adverse outcomes
J A Henry1, R W Baker2 and T D Yanowitz1 ...


Anatomy: Fetus in Utero
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amniotic sac - a thin-walled sac that surrounds the fetus during pregnancy.

Q. Is there really a way to accurately estimate the weight of a baby while in utero? If so, how is it figured? I've heard most estimates by ultrasound in the third trimester are inaccurate.

In Utero: Inside the uterus.
Isoimmunization: Development of antibodies directed at the red blood cells of the baby in utero. This happens when an Rh negative woman gives birth to an Rh positive baby. It will not effect the first pregnancy or be a problem if the baby is also Rh Negative.

In utero: Within the uterus; usually refers to the fetus.
Infection: Invasion of body tissue by disease-causing microorganisms, which may produce tissue injury.

In utero: Within the uterus.
Incompetent cervix: Cervix that dilates painlessly, without contractions.
Incomplete abortion: Miscarriage in which part, but not all, of the uterine contents are expelled.

In utero - Within the uterus.
In vitro - Outside the body.
Iron-deficiency anemia - Anemia produced by lack of iron in the diet. Often seen in pregnancy. Also see anemia.

In utero: Inside the uterus.
Inverted nipples: A condition in which the nipples retract into the breast tissues instead of sticking out when cold or when the breast is compressed at the edge of the areola.

In utero
Inside the womb.
In utero surgery
Also known as fetal surgery. Surgery to correct birth defects can, in rare instances, be performed before delivery.

Fetus in utero, between fifth and sixth months.
The fetal and maternal blood currents traverse the placenta, the former passing through the bloodvessels of the placental villi and the latter through the intervillous space (Fig. 39).

Hiccups in Utero
Pregnant women often mention feeling their baby having hiccups while in the womb and wonder what causes this. These hiccups can start in the first trimester, but won't be felt by mom until late in the second trimester or during the third trimester.

In utero - watch this baby kick in the womb
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In utero treatment has been used to repair a congenital heart valve disorder at twenty weeks. In this case, the defect led to a severe narrowing of the aortic valve (a condition which accounts for 8 to 11% of all congenital defects) and left ventricle.

In utero - while in the uterus during early development.
In vitro fertilization (IVF)
In vitro fertilization - (literally, "in glass") fertilization outside of the body in a laboratory.

Even in utero, some babies are already little personalities so if your twins are overly active in your belly it might be fun to name them David and Chris after soccer stars David Beckham and Christian Ronaldo.

Babies in utero have heard their parents' voices from the time their auditory capacity develops --and certainly throughout the last trimester, say experts like Patricia Connor Devine, MD, ...

DES exposure in utero
exposure of the genitals to elevated temperatures, such as hot baths, whirlpools and steam rooms
medical risks, including hernia repair, undescended testicles, history of prostatitis or genital infection and mumps after puberty ...

In utero exposure to low doses of environmental pollutants disrupts fetal ovarian development in sheep.
Mol Hum Reprod, 14(5): 269-80. [Abstract] [Full-text] ...

Can Babies Fart In Utero? 6 of 21
It's a good thing you can't hear what's going on in there because if they could fart, that would be an interesting thing to try to explain to people. I don't think growing babies in utero can fart, but they do urinate, but that's about it.

Intratubal insemination (ITI) - artificial insemination of sperm, which have been washed free of seminal fluid, into the fallopian tubes Intrauterine insemination (IUI) - artificial insemination of sperm, which have been washed free of seminal fluid, into the uterine cavity In utero - ...

Smoking can cause a premature birth, slow down in utero growth (length and weight), deformities such as cleft lip and palate, as well as postnatal colic. Even if it's really tough to stop, you mustn't neglect the health of your baby - and your own health. There are aids available to help.

Dr Alessandra Piontelli studied the conduct of both twins and singletons in utero and concluded that some twins appear to actively seek each other out, behaviour which continues after birth.

As long as she remains in utero, she'll continue to grow and fill out.
- At this point in your pregnancy, your baby's head is probably pointed down toward your pelvis, ready for birth. But in three percent of pregnancies, the baby's legs or bottom is nestled into the mother's pelvis instead.

My little guy is still on his 'in utero' schedule also so we are up pretty much all night!!! I tell ya girls this time around my recovery seems to be much slower.

Ben-Ari's study says in utero, rats and mice brains are basically hyper, likely true in humans as well, and the chloride that's inside neurons appears to assist in that fast development.

Thrush cannot affect the baby when it is in utero, but if a pregnant woman still has thrush when they give birth, babies can develop the infection as a result of this.

Cocaine users have an increased risk of miscarriage and fetal death in utero. If you are pregnant and use cocaine, you are at increased risk for premature rupture of membranes (breaking your bag of waters early), for early separation of the placenta, and for preterm labor and delivery.

Stillbirth, also called fetal demise, is the death of the fetus in utero after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Stillbirth occurs in 1 in 160 pregnancies, devastating parents who thought that getting past the first three months of pregnancy indicated that their baby was fine.

Check the baby’s position in utero, which is likely to change throughout the rest of your pregnancy
Prescribe a glucose test for gestational diabetes, a temporary form of diabetes that can occur during pregnancy
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DES (Diethylstilbestrol) - A synthetic form of estrogen used between 1938-1971 to prevent miscarriage and premature birth yet since this time has been found to cause cancer and other health problems in some babies that were exposed to it in utero.

When babies are developing in utero during pregnancy they ingest amniotic fluid and excrete it everyday which passes out through your own kidneys and urination.

The voices the fetus hears in utero are impressed onto his memory, so that, for instance, he recognises his mother's voice soon after birth.
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In utero, the baby is sustained by a special organ of pregnancy called the placenta. This organ allows oxygen and nutrients to pass from the mother's bloodstream to the baby, and waste products (such as carbon dioxide) to pass from the baby's bloodstream to the mother.

We think that boys are predisposed to higher activity levels as a result of androgens (male hormones) in utero. However, it is not, as many people believe, a result of testosterone in the blood, because before puberty, boys and girls have the same level.

"These behavioral effects of choline availability in utero were remarkably long-lasting and persisted beyond the age of 2 years, an age at which a rat is developmentally old," he reports. "Thus, prenatal supplementation with choline prevented the normally observed memory decline of old age." ...

Many male and female fetuses exposed in utero to this drug developed numerous deformities including blockage of the vas deferens, uterine abnormalities, cervical deformities, miscarriages, and unexplained infertility. DES was banned in 1971 by the FDA in the U.S. for pregnant women.

A low palcenta may also cause abnormal positions of your baby in utero and that may mean that you need to deliver your baby by c-section. The two together may result in your doctor suggesting delivery before your due date, and I feel that this would be appropriate for your situation.

Definition: The chorion is the outer membrane of the sac surrounding a fetus in utero. Twins that develop in separate sacs are considered dichorionic. All dizygotic -- or fraternal -- twins are dichorionic. Monozygotic twins may also be dichorionic.
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FETUS - A term used to describe human in utero development, from the period of time when the embryo is fully formed at around 8 weeks, until birth.
FIBROID/MYOMA - Benign tumors of the uterine muscle and connective tissue.

This fine downy hair covers a foetus in utero as early as 15 weeks gestation and usually starts to disappear sometime before birth. It is sometimes till noticeable on some areas of newborns.
Latching on ...

You hate to even utter the word “boy' in fear that his gender might suddenly change in utero because you go too sure of yourself.

It is known to increase your baby's heart rate and may affect how much he moves in utero. Because caffeine is a diuretic, it can also affect the nutrition your baby receives from you.

How big is your baby?
Can my baby learn in utero?
Mums' tips: love your bump
Video: how your baby hears
Massaging your bump
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Note: Experts say every baby develops differently - even in utero. This developmental information is designed to give you a general idea of how your baby is growing in your womb.

This research has been conducted at various institutes and with infants who were premature, exposed to drugs in utero, and infants that had motor problems. All these categories of babies benefited from the nurturing touch of infant massage.

It can be caused by prior cervical surgery such as LEEP or cone biopsies, multiple abortions (especially later gestation terminations), DES exposure to the mother in utero, or just inherently poor cervical tissue for no reason (this is the most common cause).

Keeping your emotions in check during pregnancy
Fetal development: What does Baby really hear in utero?
Why you'll love the golden trimester
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It is known that hearing starts in the first few weeks of life and it is the most well developed of the senses in utero.

fetal demise -- death of the baby in utero, diagnosed via ultrasound ...

DES sons also face slightly higher health risks. It is important for men and women of all ages, regardless of intention to reproduce, to explore their own history of possible exposure to DES in utero (in the womb).

Some studies suggest a newborn will suck more vigorously when you feed if you read from a book frequently heard in utero. Choose a children's classic, take a look at some of our parent's favourites or use one of your own books -- whatever you prefer.

Some believe that vaginal douching increases the risk of ectopic pregnancies; while it is commonly believed in the medical fraternity that women endangered to diethylstilbestrol (DES) in utero also stand at an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy in the fallopian tube, ...

or multiple sac-like structures caused by abnormal development of the lymphatic system (the system responsible for carrying white blood cells that help fight infection and disease). Cystic hygromas occur most often about the neck. More than half of fetuses with cystic hygromas diagnosed in utero ...

The brain can control primitive breathing and body temperature control, and the eyes can move in the sockets. The baby is becoming sensitive to light, sound, taste and smell. Now, I wonder how experts know a baby can smell in utero?

Macrosomia: The baby grows too big, and this makes it harder to deliver vaginally through the birth canal.
Stillbirth: The baby dies in utero. Stillbirth is rare, but the risk increases in the weeks following your due date.

in the mother's body, chiropractic care during pregnancy can help to create a healthier and more comfortable in-utero environment for the newborn, helping them to get a better start to life. In fact, research suggests that there is a strong link between the baby's experience in the in utero ...

My mother also claims to have known what sex, at least, I was when I was still in utero. In fact, as she told my wife, I was conceived in the front seat of a Lincoln. My mother told me this years ago.

In most cases, it starts to shrink about 6 or 7 weeks after the last menstrual period and ceases to function at about 10 weeks. Cytomegalovirus (CMV): a group of viruses that cause enlargement of cells of various organs. Infection in a baby in utero can cause jaundice, high-tone deafness, ...

See also: See also: Pregnancy, Pregnant, Fetus, During pregnancy, Newborn

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