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What does my ultrasound scan report indicate?

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Posted on Thu, 7 Sep 2017
Question: Hi i am 38 weeks pregnent and my recent ultrasound says i have increased early diastolic notch inboth uterines is this a serious condition , does it slows down baby movement and also my baby is 3kg and is in right position for a vaginal birth do i have to undergo a c-section because of early diastolic notch and also my baby movement is less past two days does it have any connection regarding the same.
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (48 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Nothing worrisome.

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
The early diastolic notch refers to a pattern of blood flow in the fresh-blood vessels that carry blood from the mother to her uterus. It reflects the efficiency of the supply system between the mother and the baby. Persistence of this notch after 24 weeks of pregnancy can predispose the pregnancy to some medical conditions that would come up in these pregnancies as time goes on. Fortunately these can be monitored and treated. Also, they may not happen in every case. These conditions include high blood pressure, fetal growth restriction, low birth weight, a higher chance of a Caesarean section, a need for premature delivery and a longer stay in the nursery for the baby. From time to time your doctor will frequently examine you, prescribe additional tests and suggest medication and life-style changes to ensure a healthy outcome for you and your baby. This is a screening test that helps doctors to identify patients that need extra attention in pregnancy and child-birth and is certainly no cause for alarm for you or your baby.
Decreased baby movement is due to baby comes down,it has no relation with baby movement.Also this is not a indication of c-section.

Read more at: http://doctor.ndtv.com/faq/ndtv/fid/11073/What_is_early_diastolic_notch_in_the_fetus.html?cp
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Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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Brief Answer: Nothing worrisome. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health concern. The early diastolic notch refers to a pattern of blood flow in the fresh-blood vessels that carry blood from the mother to her uterus. It reflects the efficiency of the supply system between the mother and the baby. Persistence of this notch after 24 weeks of pregnancy can predispose the pregnancy to some medical conditions that would come up in these pregnancies as time goes on. Fortunately these can be monitored and treated. Also, they may not happen in every case. These conditions include high blood pressure, fetal growth restriction, low birth weight, a higher chance of a Caesarean section, a need for premature delivery and a longer stay in the nursery for the baby. From time to time your doctor will frequently examine you, prescribe additional tests and suggest medication and life-style changes to ensure a healthy outcome for you and your baby. This is a screening test that helps doctors to identify patients that need extra attention in pregnancy and child-birth and is certainly no cause for alarm for you or your baby. Decreased baby movement is due to baby comes down,it has no relation with baby movement.Also this is not a indication of c-section. Read more at: http://doctor.ndtv.com/faq/ndtv/fid/11073/What_is_early_diastolic_notch_in_the_fetus.html?cp Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Rakhi Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal