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I am 21 weeks pregnant and getting increasingly anxious about feeling fetal movement. I think I feel something slight but I am never sure. Pls Advice!

I am 21 weeks pregnant and getting increasingly anxious about feeling fetal movement. I think I feel something slight but I am never sure. Pls Advice!

It will get stronger: Be sure to have regular check ups with your ObGyn, but as the baby grows you will feel it more & more. In fact, soon, when you are sleeping, you may wish it was not so strong! ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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20 weeks pregnant, my dr checked 4 fetal movement not using scan and she told movement is good.Sometimes i feel baby move, sometimes i don't.Is normal?

20 weeks pregnant, my dr checked 4 fetal movement not using scan and she told movement is good.Sometimes i feel baby move, sometimes i don't.Is normal?

Yes: The fetus does not move all the time. There will be periods when it is quiet and at other times it will be bouncing off the wall. If you are lucky, it will be quiet at night and more active in the day. Good luck. ...Read more

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How noticeable is fetal movement at 19 weeks and 5 days?

How noticeable is fetal movement at 19 weeks and 5 days?

Did u ask your OB?: Some women can feel movement at 19 wk 5 d and some can and if u do u may not feel it everyday until u are 22-24 weeks. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about increased fetal movement 38 weeks?

Probably normal: When your baby moves more, it normally is an indication your baby is doing well. If everything else is going well, consider it a welcome sign that your baby is growing well. ...Read more

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Ultrasound at 10wks pregnant. The tech told me it looked like there was movement of the fetus but no heartbeat... how?

Ultrasound at 10wks pregnant. The tech told me  it looked like there was movement of the fetus but no heartbeat... how?

Fluid: The baby is in a gestational sac with fluid and moves freely because its like floating in water. However, in this case I'm not sure I would do anything without a second ultrasound. You should have a heartbeat by now, but based on the tech's comment as an OB I would offer a second ultrasound or do it myself to confirm no heartbeat. ...Read more

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18-week pregnant but i felt no movement of fetus inside yet, normal? My tummy is not reli showing.. normal too?

18-week pregnant but i felt no movement of fetus inside yet, normal? My tummy is not reli showing.. normal too?

Possible: If first pregnancy sometimes it's difficult to feel any movement. I would suggest seeing your doctor and if there is concern an ultrasound can reassure you. Good luck ...Read more

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Fetal no kick and movement from 2 days i m 37 weeks pregnant?

Fetal no kick and movement from 2 days i m 37 weeks pregnant?

Ob-Gyn can evaluate: A pregnant woman in the third trimester who has a noticeable drop in baby movement should not wait to call her doctor to discuss the issue. The doctor will decide if more monitoring and more evaluation is needed, to be sure that things are still ok. ...Read more

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Is less fetal movement common in women who are past 33 weeks of pregnancy?

Is less fetal movement common in women who are past 33 weeks of pregnancy?

No.: Decreased maternally perceived fetal activity portends poor prognosis for fetal well-being and should be promptly evaluated in the emergency room in the third trimester. ...Read more

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Can you advise me on going on 29 weeks pregnant decreased fetal movement.?

Can you advise me on going on 29 weeks pregnant decreased fetal movement.?

Go to doctor: Any time one has decreased fetal movement or does not make their kick counts, they need to go for evaluation by the doctor. There is no way to self diagnose what the cause is. ...Read more

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Is it normal for not to feel fetal movement for 2 days at 26 weeks pregnant?

Is it normal for not to feel fetal movement  for 2 days at 26 weeks pregnant?

No: If you are 26 weeks pregnant and have been feeling fetal movement till now, you should see your doctor and get checked out. You should never go a day without feeling movement. ...Read more

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I am 23 weeks pregnant but i did not feel fetal movement regularly, is this serious?

I am 23 weeks pregnant but i did not feel fetal movement regularly, is this serious?

Call OB doctor today: Please, call your OB/GYN office today to discuss this concern. ...Read more

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I'm 28 weeks pregnant and I wanted to know should I be concern if I feel a lot of fetal movement ?

No: Fetal movement is a good thing. As long as you don't have any vaginal bleeding or discharge, excessive fetal movement is not concerning. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have rapid fetal movement especially near the rectum area at 22+ weeks of pregnancy?

Is it normal to have rapid fetal movement especially near the rectum area at 22+ weeks of pregnancy?

Yes: There's no such thing of the baby moving too much. In fact, the more fetal movement, the better. Painful at times for mom, but great for baby! ...Read more

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What if in 28 month pregnancy gush of water is leaked but fetal movement seems ok what to do on medical grounds?

What if in 28 month pregnancy gush of water is leaked but fetal movement seems ok what to do on medical grounds?

Go to hospital: If you are 28 weeks pregnant and you think your broke your water it is imperative that you do to the hospital right now. You need urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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5 CM dilated for a week now. Today i noticed extreme decrease in fetal movement (increase in hiccups) what could this mean?

See your doctor: Decreased fetal movement should always be taken seriously! call your doctor for evaluation today. Good luck! ...Read more

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26 weeks pregnant is going to shows/concerts okay? Didnt feel fetal movement during the concert only after the music was over.

26 weeks pregnant is going to shows/concerts okay?    Didnt feel fetal movement during the concert only after the music was over.

Consider calling MD: Multiple questions come to mind. How long did she not feel the movement for? When did she eat or drink last? Did she do a kick count? Pending these answers she should call her obstetrician. ...Read more

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I'm 39w5d pregnant and have low level of amniotic fluid (less than 5cm). But fetus movement seems fine. Should I got C-section soon?

I'm 39w5d pregnant and have low level of amniotic fluid (less than 5cm). But fetus movement seems fine. Should I got C-section soon?

OB MD decision: That decision is up to your treating OB MD who has all the facts and has been caring for this pregnancy up to this point. Any answer from this forum would be speculation at best. ...Read more

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Is cervix pain normal at 34 wks? I'm already 1cm dilated as of July 10. Also increased fetal movement. It's practically non-stop at this point.

Is cervix pain normal at 34 wks? I'm already 1cm dilated as of July 10. Also increased fetal movement. It's practically non-stop at this point.

Please clarify: please describe your cervix pain. if you have constant pelvic reassure, it is common from baby increasing in size. if you are having contractions, then please go and see our doctor. fetal movement is good and reassuring. ...Read more