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Doctor insights on: Baby Kicking Bikini Belly Button

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Should I be concerned about my baby kicking below my bikini line and my belly button?

Should I be concerned about my baby kicking below my bikini line and my belly button?

No: Babies move around inside the uterus and their movements may be felt in many different areas of the pregnant abdomen. Babies also move their arms and can "punch" the wall of the uterus, often giving a sensation of being kicked in two different areas at the same time. Fetal movement is generally considered a sign of well-being and lack of fetal distress. ...Read more

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Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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Feel what is strangely like baby kicking on my right side around belly button. Sometimes with sharp pain...can see stomachs move, no gas,?

Feel what is strangely like baby kicking on my right side around belly button. Sometimes with sharp pain...can see stomachs move, no gas,?

Abdominal pain: Get an evaluation, including an ultrasound or CT scan and colonoscopy if you have not had one in 10 years. Chronic liver and pancreas conditions can result in fluid in the abdomen known as ascites. The above tests will rule this out. ...Read more

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For the past three days i have felt what feels exactly like a baby kicking inside my stomach. Right below my belly button. Im not pregnant.

For the past three days i have felt what feels exactly like a baby kicking inside my stomach. Right below my belly button. Im not pregnant.

Need to be checked: At the risk of stating the obvious, if you are not pregnant then what you are feeling cannot be a baby kicking. You need to consult your physician to figure out what this really is. ...Read more

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What is the pulsing in abdomen, kinda like baby kicking. To the right of belly button, lower right pelvis, and also just below right ribs/about 1 mo.

What is the pulsing in abdomen, kinda like baby kicking. To the right of belly button, lower right pelvis, and also just below right ribs/about 1 mo.

Abdominal aorta: You are most likely describing your abdominal aorta. The abdominal aorta is the largest artery in the body and in thin people is often normally palpable and felt to pulsate. If concerned, and you just started noticing it, let you dr. Know, and an ultrasound of the abdomen is non-invasive and can evaluate your aorta. ...Read more

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My babies umbilical cord fell off today(baby is 1 Week Old). Do I put anything on it to help it heal faster?? The belly button is also outie.

My babies umbilical cord fell off today(baby is 1 Week Old). Do I put anything on it to help it heal faster?? The belly button is also outie.

Not necessarily: The umbilical stump is made to fall off - after it does there is often very little needed to facilitate it completing its healing. You can use a small drop of liquid soap (not antibacterial) to aid in the remainder drying out - but if you do nothing it will likely be just fine! If it is not healed by the 2 week visit - your provider will take care of the rest. ...Read more