Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
183 Doctors are Online

Pregnancy scan showing baby not gaining weight. Uterine artery notching. Should I eat more?

I am 22 weeks pregnant , Dr.s have informed me that my baby s developing fine however isn t gaining weight. Uterine artery notching .what s concerning me is the fact that Dr just told me the worst news right now that my baby s not growing but didn t tell me what to do to help him. Should I eat more should I drink more sleep more I don t know what to do or why this is happening...
Asked On : Mon, 25 Feb 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  26
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
Thank you for the query.
Uterine artery notching is sometimes a normal finding at 22 weeks, but it can be a predictor of gestational hypertension later on.
Also remember that the more important finding is that the baby is not growing properly
You need to attach the entire ultrasound and doppler report for me to comment better.
Also, causes of such a report could be genetic defects within the baby, problems in the placenta, maternal diseases like diabetes, hypertension or other chronic conditions.
You should improve your diet - increase your fluid intake, protein intake and take regular supplements as advised.
take care.
Answered: Mon, 25 Feb 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor