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39 weeks pregnant increased fetal movement sign of labor?

39 weeks pregnant increased fetal movement sign of labor?

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

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About 6 weeks pregnant. Spotting/bleeding for 2 weeks. No cramping. Hcg levels over 5000. Sac & fetal pole seen. No HB . Is this normal?

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

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27 weeks and 4 days pregnant, movements have slowed down?

27 weeks and 4 days pregnant, movements have slowed down?

See Doctor: Anytime that you are feeling decreased fetal movement, it is important to call your OB doctor. This could be nothing, or it could mean that the pregnancy is having complications. Call your ob. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is 100a normal fetal heartbeat at 40 weeks pregnant. ?

Is 100a normal fetal heartbeat at 40 weeks pregnant. ?

Not really: the normal range is 110-160. However, sometimes if the heartbeat drops to 100 and return, it can be due to a slow down in the heart rate and that requires further evaluation. see your ob for full evaluation ...Read more

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Had a medical abortion at 14 weeks. 3 weeks after , 2 hpt were negative. However, i feel "gassy" stomach. Baby kicking? Possible continued preg?

Had a medical abortion at 14 weeks. 3 weeks after , 2 hpt were negative. However, i feel "gassy" stomach. Baby kicking? Possible continued preg?

Shouldn't be: A termination that late may result in retained products (placenta) and that might cause cramping and bleeding, but its more likely the sensation you are feeling is the gas. Bowel gas can feel like butterfly flicking like early pregnancy. Try some gas X or simethicone. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can we feel fetal movement at 12 weeks.I have been having little flutters since 4 days.I am 12 weeks pregnant.

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

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Expecting twins, m 7 weeks pregnant n no fetal pole fir 1 sac with light bleeding. What r chances of miscarrying?

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

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Babys movement increaced dramatically today is that normal? 36 weeks 5 days

Babys movement increaced dramatically today is that normal? 36 weeks 5 days

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 more

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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?

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's the question?: Brown discharge is likely not a problem. Main worry is infection. If she has pain, itching or discomfort in the vaginal area, she should see her doctor. Fetal heart may not be seen at 6 weeks. Get a follow up to confirm normal gestation. ...Read more

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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?

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?

About 7 1/2 weeks: If you definitely ovulated on march 21, then you are about 7 1/2 weeks pregnant. The weeks of pregnancy are counted from your last period, not from the day you conceived. The chance for miscarriage after the fetal heart has been seen is low...Certainly less than 5%. ...Read more

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Erratic fetal movement at 33 weeks. Should i be worried?

Erratic fetal movement at 33 weeks. Should i be worried?

Reassuring: Fetal movements are reassuring during pregnancy. It indicates the fetus is recieving adequate oxygen. Later on in third trimester, you may experience fewer kicks and with less intensity due to reduced intra uterine space. Nonetheless, fetal movements are reassuring. ...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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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 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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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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Will doctors deliver your baby because of decreased fetal movement?

Will doctors deliver your baby because of decreased fetal movement?

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 more

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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?

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

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Decrease in mucous discharge at 38 weeks pregnancy. Is it normal?

Decrease in mucous discharge at 38 weeks pregnancy. Is it normal?

Normal: Mucus discharge in pregnancy is very inconsistent. Sometimes there is a lot and sometimes there isn't. Both are normal. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What is the normal level of pcv at 38 weeks pregnancy?

What is the normal level of pcv at 38 weeks pregnancy?

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

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Clear water drops and one time small fresh blood spot period like cramping is it labor or something else at 38 weeks pregnancy?

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

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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.

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

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Should I be concerned about an episode of fetal hiccups at 38 weeks pregnant? I read it could be a cord problem?

Should I be concerned about an episode of fetal hiccups at 38 weeks pregnant? I read it could be a cord problem?

Not likely: 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

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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?

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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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?

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 more

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39 weeks tomorrow and experiencing a decrease in fetal movement. Is this normal?

39 weeks tomorrow and experiencing a decrease in fetal movement. Is this normal?

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 more

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Is it normal for fetal movement to be low during the day? What's normal at 30 weeks

Is it normal for fetal movement to be low during the day? What's normal at 30 weeks

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

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No fetal movement at 12 week ultrasound but strong heartbeat. Should I worry?

No fetal movement at 12 week ultrasound but strong heartbeat. Should I worry?

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

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Iam in my fifth month pregnancy but i did not feel any fetal movement is this serious?

Iam in my fifth month pregnancy  but i did not feel any fetal  movement is this serious?

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