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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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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
Once
Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
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Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
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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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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Make decisions on boundaries before having sex
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Communicate boundaries firmly, clearly, and consistently
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Decide on a reliable birth control method
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Know some birth control may take days to weeks before it works
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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

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

learn all birth control methods
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discuss with pcp your best method
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don't take chances
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What kind of virus infection in a pregnant woman can cause the baby to die inside the womb?

What kind of virus infection in a pregnant woman can cause the baby to die inside the womb?

Several: If you are asking for the names of viruses, there are many, including herpes simplex, cytomegalovirus, measles, and a host of others. If you have a different question please phrase it differently. ...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

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