Fetomaternal Ultrasound At 22 Weeks’ Gestation?

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Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We are also sorry for your condition. Bay leaf is indeed one herbaceous plant that has a variety of benefits, ranging from lowering cholesterol, improving digestion, to being said to help prevent cancer. But its usefulness is not without side effects.


One potential side effect is infection due to bacteria on bay leaves that are not cooked thoroughly. Another side effect is that it can cause throat and digestive tract disorders if consumed as a whole. For pregnant and lactating women, so far there is no accurate information about safe dosages and doses. In fact, not all foods, drinks and medicines that are safe for ordinary women, are safe for pregnant women. Therefore, it is understandable why there are contradictions in the opinions of your two doctors. Your one doctor may not want to take any risks at all and rather take safe steps by prohibiting them altogether, and the other one may allow as long as they are kept clean and not excessive. Of these two opinions, in the end it's up to you which decision you want to make, because every doctor certainly has his reasons.


For your next question, a fetomaternal examination is indeed highly recommended if you are in a high-risk pregnancy. Basically this examination is carried out using ultrasound with the latest technology, and doctors who do it must also be trained in carrying out the examination. It is important to detect in detail what conditions you have as early as possible, so that the best handling is determined before it's too late. Even mothers who have no problems with pregnancy may do this examination even if they don't have to, starting with the third month. But for women who are pregnant with high risk, the examination should be done.


Finally, for the content of EPA and DHA, this is indeed important for fetal development and prevents various complications during pregnancy. To meet the needs of pregnant women is actually at least 200 mg DHA and 100 mg EPA per day. If excessive, so far there are no sources that list potential problems that can arise, but usually will not provide significant benefits.


Apart from that, we understood the patient's confusion when he went to two doctors and both of them advocated different things. In dealing with this as a patient, what is important for you is that you determine which doctor you think is more comfortable, more clarifying, and more able to make you calm. Due to detailed decision matters maybe every doctor can be different, but in general it will not endanger you. Once again, each doctor can have their reasons based on their knowledge and experience.


Also, don't be shy to ask if the doctor decides something that is not according to your understanding. Feel free to ask the reason, and don't be afraid to compare it with other doctors, because this is your right. So, hopefully answering your question.

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