Ultrasound in the sixth week: what you see

As soon as the pregnancy test is positive, it is so much anxiety to have a visual confirmation of the presence of the baby by ultrasound. Calculated that the pregnancy test is done usually between the fourth and fifth week and calculated the time to make an appointment with the gynecologist, the more impatient make the first ultrasound scan around the sixth week.


What you see in this early period?

“Meanwhile, with the ultrasound must ascertain whether it is actually the sixth week” pressed her gynecologist Rossana Sarli: “maybe it is believed to be the sixth week because it is believed to have just ovulated on day 14, whereas, if you have a cycle longer, ovulation may likely have occurred a week later and then instead of the sixth one is in the fifth week of gestation. And a week of difference at this gestational so much! ”

By ultrasound (which is in stages so early trans vaginal) to 6 weeks you see the room ovulate (or gestational room), plus the yolk sac , which is a structure of the early embryonic stages that then regresses with the passage of weeks. In ultrasound viewing a black circle of about 7 mm, corresponding to the room ovulate, which encloses a whitish circle of 2 mm, which is the yolk sac. The embryo at this stage is not seen yet, but begins to form , and is nothing more than a thickening of an area of the yolk sac.

At 6 weeks + 2-3 days the first hint of a heartbeat

If you wait a few more days, at around 6 weeks + 2-3 days, in addition to the thickening you can also see a white dot that pulses and representing the first hint of a heartbeat. However, if fertilization and then the plant occurred more belatedly, it can happen to fail to see the pulse, with the risk of worrying unnecessarily” notes Sarli: if so, just simply repeat ultrasound after a week, probably because they have hurt the calculations.

Exciting stories of premature infant

They are few warriors, ready to face life when still should be calm and the warmth in the belly of the mother. Are premature infant babies born before the 37th week of gestation. Antonio Pio, Daisy Mae, Francesco, Aurora, Catherine, Matthew, Syria and many others, are all premature babies who has it made.

Here are their sweetest stories, told by their mothers and their fathers, grouped by weeks of birth. As Lily, increasingly premature babies born at the 23rd week of pregnancy survive. It questions the current law on abortion in England. In the UK you can indeed have an abortion until the 24th week.

The small Michela was born on December 31, just 23 weeks of gestation. He weighed just 460 grams. The smell is fine now and on April 11 is finally out of the hospital. “His love of life has made a difference” assure physicians that followed.

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The story of Antonio Pio, great warrior, small, premature baby born at just 24 weeks. Mom Johana and her sweet tale.

Little Daisy Mae came too early: at 25 weeks. His father, Wayne, has documented with photos and stories the growth and achievements of small, creating a Facebook page, Little Daisy Mae. He has also written a book, “Little Daisy Mae, the girl who cannot wait.”

The small Aurora was born at 26 weeks. His mother had contracted Listeria and had to make an emergency cesarean. The premature babies? Children are very strong with a great desire to live. Aurora is proof.

At 5:00 in the morning of August 14, the team arrived, broke the sack … and 5:16 Kevin was born. Sunny 26 weeks. With faint cry … Kevin weighed 806 g for 28 cm, and from there he began his long journey in order to live. This is his story.

The story of Sarah, the mother of a little premature born April 4, 2010 26 weeks and 2 days. She was 21 at the time and had her first child. The story of a mother born premature in the years 60s. After five pregnancies ended badly she came.

At birth he weighed only 550 grams. It was so small and fragile that for the first five days of life, his parents I could not even hold him. The growth of the small Walker was taken up and immortalized in a video in Time Lapse made from photographs that demonstrate, day after day, picture after picture, its development.

Feeding children good habits must begin with weaning

It should teach children to eat healthy and well in the first year of life, even before they start to walk. If children learn early, the habit of eating a healthy diet lasts up to six years of age, as they explain some studies published in the journal Pediatrics. Let’s talk about Feeding children good habits must begin with weaning.

Studies published in the journal Pediatrics , based on an analysis conducted on nutrition of 1500 children of six years show that the foods eaten during weaning affect the future quality of life of the child. In reaching this conclusion, the researchers compared the eating habits of children of school age with those found by another study that had followed them in their first year of life.

Mom feeds funny baby

When children already weaning eat few fruits and vegetables in the first year of life, that they may eat too little for 6 years. The best thing is interest in these foods between the tenth and twelfth month of life. It’s very important to teach children lots of fruits and vegetables when they go to God, and do not give up if at first have a negative response. We must insist, said Kelley Scanlon, one of the researchers. Continue reading

What is the age of ‘mental’ right to have a baby?

Maybe because there was plenty of time to do a lot of experiences, but it seems the arrival of a child after the age of 35, makes parents happier than the younger couples. And what emerges from a study by the London School of Economics, recently published in the journal Demography. Lets talk about What is the age of ‘mental’ right to have a baby.

The more mature couples are usually more than happy to be parents for the fact that in many cases they had to wait to become one, because maybe they also have a higher disposable income, less temptation and more desire to enjoy the children – ANSA says Fabrizio Spool, a psychologist and psychoanalyst Spi (Societa Italian Psychoanalytic) expert in issues affecting children, adolescents and marital relationships – what to watch out for, however, it is the children who will be teenagers with parents of a certain age with which relate “.

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Researchers at the London School of Economics, through surveys, analyzed for 18 years, the behavior of British and German couples of different ages struggling with the birth of their children. The analysis showed that responded more positively to the birth of a child just the couples between 35 and 49 years with a higher disposable income, compared with younger partners and with a lower level of education.

In particular, those who have children between 23 and 34 is initially excited about his being a parent, but happiness decreases after one or two years after the arrival of the newborn. Indeed, those who have had a child very young, between 18 and 22 years, sees reduce his happiness shortly after becoming a parent. Continue reading

The symptoms of ovulation, what are they?

Vaginal discharge more abundant, transparent and elastic tension in the lower belly. These are the main symptoms of ovulation. What’s more to know when ovulation occurs. Pain and stress in the lower stomach and vaginal discharge more abundant, transparent and flexible: these are the primary signs of ovulation.

The symptoms of ovulation are mainly two: pain in the lower abdomen and cervical mucus stringy.

1) Pain in the lower abdomen

It warns a voltage more or less sore in the lower portion of the abdomen, in particular in correspondence of one of the ovaries, where it grows the follicle that leads to the maturation oocyte (or egg). “Springing up to approximately 2 cm, the follicle is almost double the mass of the ovary, stretching the peritoneum (the lining of the abdominal cavity), which is rich in pain receptors,” says gynecologist Rossana Sarli. When the follicle ruptures, releasing the oocyte and the follicular fluid that protects it, that’s the pain disappears. The sensation of pain is individual: some of it is very annoying, some even realize it.

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2) Cervical mucus stringy

The cervical mucus becomes clear and stretchy as the clear egg. “It’s a transformation that allows the sperm transport” says gynecologist: “not at all under the microscope you see that appears to the lanes of a swimming pool.”

By knowing when ovulation is: between ovulation and the first day of menstruation spend 14 days. And the sperm survive in the vagina for 3 days

Irrespective of the symptoms, you determine that it is coming ovulation by a simple mathematical calculation: between ovulation and the first day of menstruation spend 14 days. This means that if, for example, the cycle is 29 days, ovulation occurs on the 15th day (29-14 = 15); if your cycle is 34 days, ovulation occurs on the 20th day (34-14 = 20). A little more uncertain calculate if the cycle is irregular if such cycles are 27-30 days, ovulation will take place between 13th and 16th day. The sperm can survive in the cervix about 3 days and the egg survives for about 24 hours. So in a 29-day cycle, for example, fertility is between the 12th and 16th day, 3 days before and one day after ovulation.

Dental work: Before, during and after Pregnancy

Dental work and pregnancy questions may not be uppermost in the minds of most mothers-to-be, but neglecting oral health may have repercussions for your unborn child, causing your baby to be born too small or too early. Here’s some advice on looking after your dental health.

Before Pregnancy:

If you are planning to get pregnant it’s a good idea to have a health overhaul before you do so, and going to the dentist as part of a preventative care routine should be part of this. You could go on a dental holiday as part of your pregnancy planning. This will:

–          Allow you to have your dental care at prices around 70% less in stunning locations throughout the world

–          Help you relax as studies have shown you are much more likely to get pregnant when you are relaxed.

Having your teeth examined, professionally cleaned and any problems treated in advance of your pregnancy will be one less thing to worry about, and help prevent infections leading to pre-term birth.

During Pregnancy:

During pregnancy, rising hormone levels may cause irritation to your gums, leading to swelling, bleeding or trapped food, this is why preventative dental work before your pregnancy is essential.

It is best to postpone non-emergency dental work until after your pregnancy as lying on your back for any extended period of time during the third trimester is quite difficult. Emergency treatments, such as fillings or root canals should be performed to reduce the chance of infection.

There are currently conflicting studies about adverse effects that medication during dental procedures may have on unborn babies. While these risks may be minimal, if you can avoid them at all it is probably best to do so.

Similarly, although x-rays, according to the American College of Radiology, don’t have a single radiation dose significant enough to cause adverse effects to developing embryos or a fetus, it is still better to avoid all potential risks. Continue reading

The most embarrassing questions to do at the gynecologist

The pregnancy is a state of grace and a time of great joy, but not only that: it is also a time when born about fear, and during which some questions are so embarrassing to not have the courage to turn them to those who should that the gynecologist.

Especially if it is a doctor who visits the expectant mother for the first time, it is not easy to ask, for example, “I can have sex during pregnancy?” Or “I got too much weight?”, Or “after giving birth what condition I’ll be down there? “. Questions that are answered then parenting.com, with an article listing the 10 most embarrassing FAQ for pregnant women.


1. During the birth I will have, say, bowel movements?

Mary Rosser, obstetrician at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, in New York, told the American site that childbirth is not public performance. So no woman should be aware of the fact of going to the body during the push. The answer is yes, however, it can happen; If the rectum is positioned under the uterus, pushing applies pressure in that area which then empties. But there is a problem: the medical and paramedical staff is focused on the child, not the rest. And so must the mother.

3. I took too much weight?

This question, according to Rosser, must not embarrass pregnant women. Indeed, the trend of the weight of the mother should be discussed in a natural way with the gynecologist, because it is an important indicator of the health of both the woman is the child.

4. I have heard that after giving birth I will not have bladder control, is it true?

In fact, bladder control tends to decrease after birth, and during pregnancy it becomes softer as you get closer to the due date. But normally in a period of a month and a half to three months after delivery, everything returns to normal. Even in this case, Kegel exercises help to speed the recovery. Sometimes, however, problems persist: in this case, you should talk to your gynecologist.

Pregnancy, what feels the fetus in the womb

The fetus can start to feel the caress of mom and dad to the baby bump after the 20th week. Around the 26th instead begins to perceive the light out of the belly. Towards the 30th finally can hear the voice of the parents and it is better not to expose to loud noises.

After 20 weeks the fetus can feel the caress of Mum and Dad

“The first of the five senses to develop is touch” shows Rosanna Apa, Associate Professor at the Institute of Gynecology-obstetrics at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart in Rome. “To tell the truth, to develop first are the cutaneous receptors of touch, that at eight weeks begin to appear around the mouth, around the 12th all over the face, the palms of the hands, the soles of the foot, and then gradually extend over the whole body before the 28th week. Because the stresses are really tactile perceived by the child, however, it is also necessary that mature nerve pathways, which have the task of carrying stimuli to the brain: their development starts from the first weeks, but we have to wait for the complete maturation the 30th week, “said the gynecologist.


So when the child begins to feel pleasurable or painful stimuli? “The process is gradual, but it can be said that during the second quarter of the sensations become less confusing and more refined. The confirmation comes from premature infants, who seem to react to tactile stimuli already in early ages, “says Apa. When the baby from the belly is able to feel the caress of Mom and Dad? “You have to wait at least 20 weeks, a time when you begin to feel the first movements of the baby: with the passing of the weeks, his perceptions will always be sharper and its reactions more and more visible, so that just put a hand on a ledge of the belly to see it change position, “says the doctor. Continue reading

Colds babies and toddlers, tips and care

The children, up to a certain age, they breathe only through your nose, then it may be clogged they find particularly annoying , “says Mario Quattrone, family pediatrician. “The discomfort for newborns can be felt especially during the feedings or during sleep, which, on account of the obstruction of the upper airways, may be interspersed with small apneas. Not yet able to blow your nose, the only ‘weapon’ to them is sneezing, with which they try to expel secretions. ” How can we help? That’s the advice of the pediatrician.

Humidify environments
The air too dry and hot for some indoor dry mucous membranes and promotes the formation of crusts, plugging even more the nose then adjusts the thermostat to the radiator temperatures and reasonable endeavors humidifiers for rooms, at least in the room where he sleeps the little one.


Lift the mattress
Place a pillow under the mattress of his bed: sleep with your head slightly elevated is better to drain the secretions.

Keep your nose clean
Several times a day, especially before feeding and bedtime, do the nasal washes with saline or sea water: there are marketing practices that single-dose vials or spray, instilled in the nostrils, helps to eliminate the stagnant mucus. You can also use a small syringe without needle and the solution of physiological water (buy pharmacy and cheap). Put the baby on the legs first on one side and then the other and inject the solution. From the water enters one nostril and out the other. Very effective (if you can hold the baby) even nasal aspirators, connected to a nozzle through which the mother gently sucks the mucus from his nostrils. Continue reading

Insomnia in children: pediatricians recommend the pattern

Insomnia in children is a common talk. More than one million children and adolescents between 3 and 14 years suffer from insomnia. Pediatricians recommend the rule of the “five senses” to sleep better. To satisfy sight, smell, touch, taste and hearing.

The rule of the 5 senses to help sleep

In more than eight out of ten cases insomnia is not a real disease, but is caused by bad habits held during the day and before going to sleep.

To help your child sleep, here are the directions of pediatricians tailored to the under-14 E ‘necessary, however, that the child goes to bed early, no later than 21 . When in fact, the children take much longer to fall asleep and wake up more frequently during the night.

1 – View

Turn off your tablet, computer and TV around the 20 or at least an hour before going to bed. “The light of the electronic alter the production of melatonin , the hormone that helps the rest, “says Mele.

2 – Taste

No dinners heavy and high in fat. Better prefer the consumption of foods that stimulate the production of serotonin (eg, chicken, eggs, fish and milk). Yes the cup of milk before going to sleep.

3 – Tatto

The pajamas must not be too heavy and the temperature of the room should be around 18 degrees.

4 – Smell

Do you often change the sheets so that they are fresh and fragrant. The lavender helps you relax and lower your heart rate. So it may be helpful to use detergents or perfumes made ​​of lavender.

5 – Hearing

“At least 30 minutes before putting the kids to bed, the house should slip into the silence , “says Mele. And if you live in a noisy area, you can use a homogeneous background sound such as a fan or a dehumidifier. It is essentially a background noise with its homogeneity and continuity helps the brain to not hear other sounds, thereby reducing the hassle of any sudden noises outside and the risk of nocturnal awakenings.