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38 Weeks Pregnant Decreased Fetal Movement
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 increased movement. In pregnancy, I usually follow one rule. If you find something is not usual and normal for you go to Labor and Delivery and get the baby checked with a Non Stress Test. This is the only safe thing to do. ...Read more
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
About 6 weeks pregnant. Spotting/bleeding for 2 weeks. No cramping. Hcg levels over 5000. Sac & fetal pole seen. No HB . Is this normal?
It is normal: It is normal to have mold spotting during first trimester. Bed rest is recommended for some time. If it is associated with pain or cramping or excess bleeding do not wait to see your obstetrician for comprehensive evaluation . ...Read more
38 weeks pregnant. Notice a distinct drop in fetal kicks and jabs. Still over 10 movements in 2 hours. Period like cramps for 3 days. Normal?
By LMP I am 7 weeks pregnant. Ultrasound at 6 weeks 3 days showed irregular sac, no heartbeat or yolk etc. No flow around sac. Hcg rising. Miscarriage?
Early pregnancy: It's too soon to be sure what is going on. Often a woman will ovulate later and the lmp will not be accurate. The best option is to repeat the beta-hcg every 48 hours until 3 results are performed and a repeat ultrasound 1 week after the previous was done. That will usually solve the question. ...Read more
Bowel movement.: Yes. Most women would by jealous by this regularity. ...Read more
Had a medical abortion at 14 weeks. 3 weeks after , 2 hpt were negative. However, i feel "gassy" stomach. Baby kicking? Possible continued preg?
37 weeks pregnant, loose stool, decreased appetite, cramps, BH contractions getting stronger, nauseous, baby weighed 6lbs @ 33 weeks. Labor soon?
Had a medical abortion at 14 weeks. 3 weeks after , 2 hpt were negative. However, i feel "gassy" in my stomach. Baby kicking? Continuing pregnancy?
1st, why RU gassy?: Feeling gassy may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, pelvic pathology outside the gut, maybe stress. ...Read more
Can we feel fetal movement at 12 weeks.I have been having little flutters since 4 days.I am 12 weeks pregnant.
Very unlikely: Although the fetus is moving actively at 12 weeks, it is too small to really "feel". At about 15-16 weeks the baby will be about 6 times as large as at 12 weeks! this is when most women begin to feel the "champagne bubbles" or "butterfly" feelings of their baby. ...Read more
Expecting twins, m 7 weeks pregnant n no fetal pole fir 1 sac with light bleeding. What r chances of miscarrying?
Vanishing twin?: There may have been a very early loss of one of the twins or there was a lack of development altogether. ...Read more
11 weeks pregnant. Ultrasound showed baby measures perfect, heartbeat and limb movement. What are the chances of miscarriage from here onwards?
Yes: At first the kicks you notice will be few and far between. In fact, you may feel several movements one day and then none the next. Although your baby is moving and kicking regularly, many of his jerks and jolts aren't yet strong enough for you to feel. But later in the second trimester, those reassuring kicks will become stronger and more regular. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, my wife LMP is 8 weeks and gestation sac age is 6 week, fetal pole with no cardiactivity seen. Brown tissue like discharge for last 3 days?
What is normal fetal heart beat at 14 weeks 3 days pregnant? Right now fetal heartbeat is 165-171
Ovulated on 21/03/14, fetal cardiac activity 107/mt seen on 20/04/14.How many weeks pregnant am i?Chance of misscarriage after cardiac activity seen?
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
I am almost into my 38 weeks of pregnancy , these 2 days I have more braxton hicks but much less fetus movement . Is it normal ? Thanks very much
Get in!: Hello, and congratulations on making this far in your pregnancy! Fetal movement is an important sign of how the baby is doing. If the baby is not moving, it is very important that you get in right now to make sure everything is ok. You can have the baby monitored and possible and ultrasound to check and see how the baby is doing. Please get in as soon as possible. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Depends on GA: When you have in decreased fetal movement, the doctor will have to assess why and depending on the finding may deliver the baby or may set up "testing" weekly or twice weekly. If you have more questions, schedule an appointment with me at www.healthtap.com/expert/26018697 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 31 weeks pregnant. for the past day I have had decreased fetal movement water-like diarrhia. should I call my midwife or is it normal?
Would a D&C be performed if a mother is miscarrying at 37/38 weeks pregnancy? And if so, how soon before the patient is discharged?
Term pregnancy: At that point, the pregnancy is full term and will be "stillborn." A sad situation and I feel for her. She will likely have her labor induced and deliver vaginally if possible. The length of stay in the hospital will be similar to one for a regular birth. This assumes the mother doesn't have a complication such as an infection. ...Read more
Not relevant: When we are checking blood counts during pregnancy, assuming that the basic counts related to hemoglobin, hematocrit and platelets are normal for pregnancy, then we really do not spend too much time looking at these individual parameters related to red blood cells. If there is a more specific problem being asked, please ask! ...Read more
Clear water drops and one time small fresh blood spot period like cramping is it labor or something else at 38 weeks pregnancy?
Obgyn evaluation: You will need to contact your Obgyn to arrange an evaluation. Since you are near term you will need to make sure you did not break your water. You could just be dilating and passing your mucous plug. An evaluation will be needed to determine what is going on. ...Read more
Am in my 38 weeks pregnancy and 4 days..My blood pressure was in the noon 149/68 and heart rate 114 is it nessicary to go to hospital and be paranoid.
Call OB: You are not being paranoid. But, it sounds like you do not understand what to do in this type of situation. Please contact or page your OB and give them your situation and vital signs. They will tell you what they want you to do next. ...Read more
1. Is it normal to feel LOTS of fetal movement at 32 weeks I can't pinpoint what's triggering movement. 2. Can movement cause BH contractions?
Should I be concerned about an episode of fetal hiccups at 38 weeks pregnant? I read it could be a cord problem?
Fetuses have hiccups frequently. Perhaps cut down on caffeine if you are drinking much of it. My son had hiccups throughout my pregnancy (as a resident physician I was basically living on coffee) and he now works for Google in AI.
Just mention it to your Ob at your next visit and report any other concerns. ...Read more
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?
I'm 38 weeks pregnant but the fetus head measures at 33weeks and fetus stomach measures 37weeks and 5days as of jan 14 what's does this mean?
Probably normal.: The fetal head measurements are notoriously inaccurate near your due date, as the baby's head is engaged in your pelvis and appears smaller than it actually is. The abdominal circumference is normal, so i would expect normal growth. Relax, follow your obstetrician's advice, keep all your prenatal care appointments and best of luck for a smooth delivery soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The perception of decreased fetal movement needs investigation. The most common method to evaluate fetal well being is the biophysical profile which is an ultrasould test that evaluates fetal breathing, fine motions, gross motions and amniotic fluid volume. A non-stress test is done which evaluates the babies heartrate pattern. Two points are awarded for each item and 8/10 or 10/10 is reassuring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Each fetus is different. Your will monitor the growth of your fetus using ultrasound and measure various growth parameters- length of the femur, size of the head from ear to ear, chest size, HR variability. Also compare these numbers to previously derived standards. Just like child growth curves. ...Read more
Dont think so.: I'm not in MFM (Maternal / Fetal Medicine) nor an Obstetrician, but I know my wife's OB told us not to worry in similar circumstances with my daughter (who is now 2.5 years old). Babies (fetuses) sleep at odd times & can sleep right through an ultrasound, so lack of movement is not worrisome per se. The heart rate is reassuring. Talk to your OB & make sure repeat ultrasound is scheduled. Good luck ...Read more
18-22 weeks: Most people will begin to feel the baby move between 18-22 weeks. If you are further along than that you should see a doctor. ...Read more
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