It is not uncommon for babies that are labeled “Large for Gestational Age (LGA)” and “Intra Uterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)” to have monthly or even weekly ultrasounds during the pregnancy.
When an ultrasound is performed, measurements of the head, abdomen, thigh, and amount of amniotic fluid are done.
About 213 million pregnancies occurred in 2012, of which, 190 million were in the developing world and 23 million were in the developed world.
The number of pregnancies in women ages 15 to 44 is 133 per 1,000 women.
This will help alleviate some of the anxiety that can accompany test results.
Pregnancy is typically divided into three trimesters.
In other words, by comparing your baby’s measurements to the data from this large collection of measurements, the ultrasound can then tell how far along your baby is.
However, if you have a larger than average baby, the ultrasound will apply the husky figures to the “normal” measurements.
The quad screen test involves drawing blood from the mother, which takes about 5 to 10 minutes.
The blood sample is then sent to the laboratory for testing. Except for the discomfort of drawing blood, there are no known risks or side effects associated with the quad screen test.