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Can a fetus be underdeveloped after 5-6 months of pregnancy ?

My sister in law gone throw a ultra sound she is 5 month preg the dr is saying that the baby is under developed he is not having one hand and the size of the head is also only 4 cm my question is how is it possible that after 5 6 months the baby is under developed My sister in law gone throw a ultra sound she is 5 month preg the dr is saying that the baby is under developed he is not having one hand and the size of the head is also only 4 cm my question is how is it possible that after 5 6 months the baby is under developed?
Asked On : Fri, 25 Mar 2011
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  Anonymous's Response
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The fetal anamoly scan (ultra sound for abnormality) is done between 18-20 weeks thats around 5 months.Then only we can come to know about the development of baby.Since the ultrasound shows abnormal baby please consult your Gynaec for further opinion & treatment.
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Answered: Fri, 25 Mar 2011
OBGYN Dr. Rhea Chanda's  Response
Hi,
The most accurate time span when the fetal developmental progress can be appreciated is around 5 months.This is when the fetal parts are best visualised.If there are developmental anomalies,now is the time that your doctor will alert you if termination is to be considered.
Answered: Fri, 25 Mar 2011
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