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Doctor insights on: 29 Weeks Pregnant Will Baby Survive Outside Of Womb

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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When in a pregnancy is the brain and body systems able to survive outside the womb?

When in a pregnancy is the brain and body systems able to survive outside the womb?

26 weeks with care: In us with medical care in neonatal intensive care the babys chances of survival with brain and all body system are 100% at 26 weeks but babies born at 22 weeks have 9.8%chance of survival with care if your question is at what stage in pregnancy infant is capable of brain and body intact survival without intensive medical care, the answer is 32 weeks. ...Read more

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In what week will i start feeling the movement of my baby in the womb? I am now 14weeks pregnant

In what week will i start feeling the movement of my baby in the womb? I am now 14weeks pregnant

Varies: Most first timers will notice fetal movement between 18-21 wks while those with more experience feel it at 16 wks. Babies are active earlier but the ability to sense their movement and distinguish it from bowel gas or other issues is a learned skill. ...Read more

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I am pregnant 4 months, I would like to know if at any point the baby sleeps and wakes up in the womb. Or are they unconscious all way long?

I am pregnant 4 months, I would like to know if at any point the baby sleeps and wakes up in the womb. Or are they unconscious all way long?

Variable activity: The 12-16 wk old baby goes thru random periods of movement & perception that what u might consider being awake.Their nervous system sends out random messages that contract muscles- give you a kick & they have periods when they can hear & process music & sound.They may move enough to tie their umbilical cord in knots.You might consider this more a light sleep than awake, but they are aware @ times. ...Read more

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Going on 28weeks pregnant still not really feeling movement does this mean Down syndrome ? Baby with down syndrome does it move less in womb ?

Going on 28weeks pregnant  still not really feeling movement does this mean Down syndrome ? Baby with down syndrome does it move less in womb ?

Not characteristic: Down syndrome fetuses usually kick just fine. You should see a perinatologist for a targeted ultrasound, if your dates are correct. perhaps you are not as far along as you thought? Have you had obstetric care? Lack of movement at 28 weeks suggests either lack for amniotic fluid prohibiting fetal movement, or a neuromuscular or other condition preventing the fetus from kicking. ...Read more

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I got pregnant 2 times but they all died in my womb. Now im afraid of getting pregnant but really want to have a baby of my own. Does this affects me?

I got pregnant 2 times but they all died in my womb. Now im afraid of getting pregnant but really want to have a baby of my own. Does this affects me?

Yes: I'm so sorry for your losses. You need to see your provider for an evaluation to see why these happened. Sometimes we can't find a reason but many times we can. Depending on the reason, we can often give medication that will decrease your chances of it happening again. Best wishes to you! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have ectopic pregnancy and to have at the same time pregnancy inside the womb ? And can woman have healthy baby after ectopic oper

Is it possible to have ectopic pregnancy  and to have at the same time pregnancy inside the womb ? And can woman have healthy baby after ectopic oper

Yes and Yes to both: What is called a "heterotopic pregnancy" is possible but quite rare. If the ectopic pregnancy is surgically removed or is spontaneously "lost", the "pregnancy inside the womb" may some times continue relatively normally. The probability of having a "healthy baby after ectopic oper" will depend in part on the type of operation performed and on the health of the tubes and ovaries. ...Read more

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How much could smoking during pregnancy harm the baby in the womb?

How much could smoking during pregnancy harm the baby in the womb?

Increased problems: The infant of a smoker will see their placental blood vessels age faster & start to shrink, reducing their blood flow & cutting their birth weight by 1/2 lb or more. They will have a higher risk of crib death, 2-3x as many ear & lung infections. They will grow up wanting to smoke because their source people do. Interesting legacy to give someone you are supposed to love. ...Read more

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How does it feel for a baby to move in the womb at 16 weeks pregnant?

How does it feel for a baby to move in the womb at 16 weeks pregnant?

"Fluttering...": Many women don't feel the baby move until 20 weeks of pregnancy. Those who can feel It, usually described as a "fluttering" sensation--something like a butterfly in your abdomen. Best wishes! ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more


Womb (Definition)

The womb is the inside of the uterus ...Read more