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Old 08.01.2011, 22:49
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Re: irregular heartbeats from my baby

Sky, a level II ultrasound is really more of a billing designation than anything else. In a regular level I ultrasound, a technician performs the test and she/he measures the circumference of the head and monitors the baby's heartbeat. This is mostly used to determine if the baby is as far along as the mom thinks, i.e. "checking for dates" otherwise known as measuring if the baby's head circumference corresponds to 1) the mom's last period and 2) the mom's fundal height (the distance between the top of the mom's pubis and the mom's belly button).

A level II ultrasound is performed by a doctor and he/she measures the baby's head circumference, size of kidneys, size of heart, size of lungs, length of spine, length of the femur, etc. It's just a much more time consuming ultrasound where they look at the functionality/size of all the organs and bones that they can see and compare one to the other.

In America, one does not really have to have much of a reason at all to justify a Level I ultrasound, but for a Level II to be paid for by insurance, there must really be a suspicion of an anomaly, i.e. a previous baby born with a defect or a genetic predisposition for an anomaly or a suspicion of a problem that arose from a routine prenatal visit.

In any case, for the original poster, usually there's NOTHING WRONG! It could be as simple as you ate a piece of chocolate or had a cup of coffee just prior to your visit and the baby's heartrate was erratic. Or, you could just be one of those moms who is nervous during an exam which causes your own blood pressure to elevate and makes your baby's heartrate elevate. Odds are that your baby is just fine! Stop worrying until a doctor tells you to start worrying.
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Sky, a level II ultrasound is really more of a billing designation than anything else. In a regular level I ultrasound, a technician performs the test and she/he measures the circumference of the head and monitors the baby's heartbeat. This is mostly used to determine if the baby is as far along as the mom thinks, i.e. "checking for dates" otherwise known as measuring if the baby's head circumference corresponds to 1) the mom's last period and 2) the mom's fundal height (the distance between the top of the mom's pubis and the mom's belly button).

A level II ultrasound is performed by a doctor and he/she measures the baby's head circumference, size of kidneys, size of heart, size of lungs, length of spine, length of the femur, etc. It's just a much more time consuming ultrasound where they look at the functionality/size of all the organs and bones that they can see and compare one to the other.

In America, one does not really have to have much of a reason at all to justify a Level I ultrasound, but for a Level II to be paid for by insurance, there must really be a suspicion of an anomaly, i.e. a previous baby born with a defect or a genetic predisposition for an anomaly or a suspicion of a problem that arose from a routine prenatal visit.

In any case, for the original poster, usually there's NOTHING WRONG! It could be as simple as you ate a piece of chocolate or had a cup of coffee just prior to your visit and the baby's heartrate was erratic. Or, you could just be one of those moms who is nervous during an exam which causes your own blood pressure to elevate and makes your baby's heartrate elevate. Odds are that your baby is just fine! Stop worrying until a doctor tells you to start worrying.

hi well the thing is, this is imposible to be a change from the heartbeat for coffe or chocolate. why? i have and ultrasound on On Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
and the problem is not the speed from the heartbeat, (the doktor told me is not arritmia) if was the speed i will not wory at all , because that change in all the pregnancy.
the problem is the heart make like a little stop, then like change the pace all every 12 seconds.
And i alredy have the 2 kind of ultrasound , there was all normal, also the specialist fetal cardiologist told me the heart have all the parts in the right place...
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Old 04.02.2011, 19:06
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Re: irregular heartbeats from my baby

just to let know everybody .. am so happy, i few minutes arrive from the doc and my baby heart sound and look normal thanks God!
the irregular heartbeat is gone..
at least for now, still we have to check again with the cardiologist.
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Great news! I hope mother and baby continue to do well.
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Re: irregular heartbeats from my baby

great news and thanks for coming back with an update - was wondering how you got on

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Yea! Excellent news! I wish you all the best!
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Re: irregular heartbeats from my baby

Great to hear that and for getting back and letting us know!!
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Re: irregular heartbeats from my baby

How about a second opinion? I am freaking out because i am suppossed to be 6wk pregnant and doc said today that i am miscarrying...however, my HGC levels are up and raising and all they say is that it doesnt look good in the ultrasound...i dont know enough (first pregnancy), and i am afraid that i may be misdiagnosed...i feel pregnant and i dont know if i am loosing it...there have been thousands of women out there misdiagnosed...

She told me today that she could book a D&C for this thursday...i said if anything, next monday...they will test my blood again tomorrow...and if the levels are down then they will do a D&C. I rather wait for the miscarry to happen on its own...and wait a little longer...

I am extremly frustrated and i want a second opinion...how to do this though!? Language is definetely a barrier...partner is not Swiss either

Any input on this would be super thankful...
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Re: irregular heartbeats from my baby

delfinita.. get a second opinion.
If you feel that the situation can be saved then you have everything to gain by going to see another doctor.
There are lots in Zurich who speak English and regardless of the outcome, whether it is a sad confirmation of the 1st doctors diagnostic or better news, at least your heart will be set.
I personally would not stay with a "maybe" in mind.
Hugs across the net, hope you will be well.
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just to let know everybody .. am so happy, i few minutes arrive from the doc and my baby heart sound and look normal thanks God!
the irregular heartbeat is gone..
at least for now, still we have to check again with the cardiologist.
Wonderful news Makita
Hope you can relax and enjoy the rest of your pregnancy
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Re: irregular heartbeats from my baby

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How about a second opinion? I am freaking out because i am suppossed to be 6wk pregnant and doc said today that i am miscarrying...however, my HGC levels are up and raising and all they say is that it doesnt look good in the ultrasound...i dont know enough (first pregnancy), and i am afraid that i may be misdiagnosed...i feel pregnant and i dont know if i am loosing it...there have been thousands of women out there misdiagnosed...

She told me today that she could book a D&C for this thursday...i said if anything, next monday...they will test my blood again tomorrow...and if the levels are down then they will do a D&C. I rather wait for the miscarry to happen on its own...and wait a little longer...

I am extremly frustrated and i want a second opinion...how to do this though!? Language is definetely a barrier...partner is not Swiss either

Any input on this would be super thankful...
I would say its way to early to see anything at 6 weeks. My Dr only wanted to see me at 7 weeks to see if there is a heartbeat and that was knowing the exact day of conception etc.
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Old 02.03.2011, 13:41
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Re: irregular heartbeats from my baby

just to let know to all people here, that my baby still fine :-) and is a boy!
so am happy.
now am in week 35, so...
thanks to all for the advice , and nice words.
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