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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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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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40 weeks pregnant, and baby is making sudden movements like she's punching me repeatedly through our womb. Only last 5-10 seconds. What's wrong?

40 weeks pregnant, and baby is making sudden movements like she's punching me repeatedly through our womb. Only last 5-10 seconds. What's wrong?

Brexton hicks: These are brexton hicks contractions relating to you that the uterus is ready to expel the baby. If your contractions become regular lasting 40-60 secs, every 5 minutes of if you have a gush of fluid out of the vagina, go to the hospital immediately. ...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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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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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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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

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I'm 12wks pregnant. I sprained my back this morning while lifting up my 35lb son could I have injured the baby in the womb? Can't see a doc till tue

I'm 12wks pregnant. I sprained my back this morning while lifting up my 35lb son could I have injured the baby in the womb? Can't  see a doc till  tue

No risk for embryo.: Heavy lifting is generally not a good idea in pregnancy, but it should have no effect on a 12-week embryo. You may only take tylenol for your low back pain (+/- icy-hot patch to the affected area, as you wish). Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck! ...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)

Womb is also known as Uterus. The womb is the inside of the uterus ...Read more