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decreased fetal movement before labor

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
34 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not alone: Decreased fetal movement is a sign that more testing is needed, such as an nst (non-stress test), or sometimes an ultrasound. If those tests show any ... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
53 years experience in Internal Medicine
Fetal ultrasound: A fetal ultrasound and bHCG will answer that question.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fetal movement: Most women can feel at least five movements an hour but some feel more. Braxton Hicks contractions are not caused by fetal movements
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Minimal. Usually starts @ 20weeks. More movement as the pregnancy progresses.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asha Kamnani
42 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Increased Fetal Movement is not a common complaint. It is not a sign of labor. If you just ate a huge carbohydrate meal then maybe you have some incre ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: At 12 weeks, the fhr usually settles into the normal range of 120-160, but tends to be on the higher end of the range. Contractions of the uterus, wh ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Movement fine: It may be an increase in movement, or it may be the baby is getting big to that point where you can really feel every litle thing he/she does. The bab ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Cord compression.: Usually excessive variation of the fetal heart rate in labor is due to some degree of umbilical cord compression.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Its a good thing...: Its not a bad thing when baby moves a lot--it is considered reassuring. Sometimes you can also get repeated taps when baby has hiccups. Hang on and ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fetal movement: Increased fetal movement is a sign of a healthy baby doing his or her daily exercise. Healthy, neurologically normal fetuses move.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aimee Barton
22 years experience in Pediatrics
See your doctor: Right away! This may be a sign of a problem!
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
5 more weeks: it is not uncommon for attraction to begin starting at 32 weeks and they may not be a true sign of labor, rather the might just be practice contractio ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Call your doc: If you are feeling decreased movement, you should speak to your doctor today, even if you have an appointment tomorrow. They can go over kick counts w ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Fetal movements: When you are feeling punk from a cold or cough your baby's movements tend to slow down as your activity slows down this is a normal occurence. Best of ... Read More
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wait a week: 20 weeks is the normal time to feel fetal movement.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Obgyn evaluation: From your description it is not clear what is going on here. If you feel the fetal movement has changed from the way it usually feels then prompt eval ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
38 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Very good. I'd say: you've rounded third and are very close to crossing home plate. Prepare.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
As long as: It doesn't cause premature labor, usually it will have your cervix more ripe when u do go into labor , I am sure your doctor will start checking your ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Please Ask Again: I do not see a question here. Your statement sounds like something normal. But, there is no information on how far along you are or what you are conce ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
This is really more: Of a philosophical question - as opposed to a strictly medical issue.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Textbooks, library: There are many, including some very good textbooks. Depends on how detailed you want the discussion. "the developing human" is a good one, though it h ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pelvic pressure: The pelvic pressure from the developing pregnancy may be normal, but with your premature labor history, you MUST inform your OB MD.

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