Heart rate does not determine whether the baby is a girl or boy.
Usually around 18-20 weeks during your anatomical ultrasound.
This really depends on your reason for the ultrasound. Please consult our staff.
If the dates are off by greater than 2 weeks, then the due date may be changed. If an ultrasound was performed earlier, your dates will not change.
The schedule for what doctors may be on call is never set in stone. This is always subject to change.
After deciding to proceed with cord blood collection, the parents need to contact a collection company to obtain a collection kit. The kit is brought to the hospital by the patient and given to the labor nurse or obstetric tech for the delivery table. If a cesarean section is necessary, the kit must be placed on the sterile table.
You should check with your carrier. Usually collection and storage are not a covered benefit. Your insurance may reimburse your physician for the professional charges encountered with the collection.
Many companies are now providing this service. A list can be obtained at parentsguidecordblood.com. More information can be found at viacord.com or cordbloodregistry.com. When choosing, look for a firm that has a good transplant history and that freezes the sample in their own facilities.