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Baby Move Pregnant
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
A 24 week fetus moves continuously. There is a lot of fluid around the baby at this time and they have a lot of room to move. Whether you feel all of this movement is another thing entirely. If you want to feel the baby. Lay down on your left side after drinking something cold and sweet and I bet he or she puts on a show for you. ...Read more
How often should my unborn baby move. Im 6m pregnant. Sometimes I wont feel her all day. Is that normal?
Be seen: Babies should move daily at 6 months, but it is likely that he/she is moving, but you cannot feel it because of distraction. Eat something to raise your blood sugar, and lay on the couch or bed and feel for the baby to move. If you have not felt movement by the end of 30 minutes, you should call your doctor. ...Read more
Varies: At 20 weeks you can only expect to feel large movements by the baby so it is moving more than you notice. Women who have had babies before tend to fell movement sooner and feel more movements sooner. Just like children once they are out here, some babies are much more active than others. The concern is when a baby's activity level changes from its own normal. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Doubt it: Most mothers with prior experience will perceive their baby by 16 weeks, while 1st timers usually take longer. At 13 weeks they are active, but weigh less than 4 oz. How you would distinguish its movements from that of random bowel gas migration is hard to say. There may be a bit of anticipation involved. ...Read more
Several : At least 5 to 10 times on average. If any concerns you should contact your doctor or go to the hospital. ...Read more
Well?: Not really. This is just the time you start to feel movement so it can easily be percieved to be decreased. Secondly, god forbid, there is a problem the baby is non viable(could not survive). Don't panic, the incidence of fetal death at 22 weeks is low and the percieved lack of fetal movement is high at this gestational age. Low fetal movement later in pregnancy is more worrisome. Hope it hlps. ...Read more
I'm 35 weeks pregnant with twins. Was having pretty strong contractions sitting in my chair so I went and laid down and they stopped. Babies moved all night long which they don't typically do. Am I getting closer to labor?
Not!: Your baby's skin tone, hair and eye color are all determined at the moment of conception when the genetic contributions of the mother and father combine in that inexplicable miracle. And all, except absolutely necessary, drugs and chemicals should be avoided during pregnancy. A bad idea from many perspectives .... ...Read more
Up until what age can a lady fall pregnant or have babies? I am 34 years old and don't have babies yet
Risks for any pregnc: At 34 you are not too old for babies. Many consider the rate of Down syndrome births as a marker for age & childbearing.Risks are lowest in the early 20's at about 1/2000 with a gradual increase in risks that hit 1/100 at 40 & 1/12 at 50.There is a baseline risk of about 4% of an unexpected outcome with any pregnancy.The ds risk must be added as age related risk. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more
I am waiting for almost 5years to be pregnant but until now i don't have babies. How will i know if there is a problem with me?
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U mean see the htbea: At 8 weeks u should be able to see a htbeat, u cannot feel a htbeat, if u cannot see a htbeat on ultrasound, and the fetus is really 8 weeks then it is a non viable pregnancy but to be certain u can repeat the us in 1 more week and if no htbeat again taht is certain. ...Read more
Pretty much: Fetal growth does not pick up until it reaches 25 weeks. ...Read more
Many ways: There are many adverse events that can happen w/ an infection during pregnancy. Depending on the type of infection, and at what point in the pregnancy it occurs, birth defects can occur. The baby can also become infected in the womb, or during delivery, leading to eyesight problems, neurodevelopmental disorders, toxic shock, etc. In short, it is important to prevent stis with safe sex practice. ...Read more
I am 8 months pregnant but was unaware. And have been using heroin. How long will it take to leave mine and my babies system?
Friend used ecstasy before realizing she was pregnant . What are latest findings re ecstasy use in early pregnancy on babies?
Ecstasy in pregnancy: Hopefully your friend has not done any damage to her fetus if she stopped its use early. She should discuss the problem with her obstetrician. ...Read more
My son is 9 months -- I want to get pregnant again soon. Is it too early? Are there any risks having babies so close together?
Next child: Your OB/gyne will know your history and be able to answer this more reliably , ...Read more
I just realized I got pregnant. I found an article says babies conceive in June will have risk of being premature and other disease. Is that right ?
No: No! Early pregnancies over the course of a very hot summer( June, July, and August) anecdotally have a higher incidence of miscarriage, but not one specific month of conception. ...Read more
Feel like im losing my identity & my confidence. Lost 2 babies in past 2 years. Now pregnant with healthy baby. 29 wks. Feeling fed up. Is thisnormal?
While 1 in 5: pregnancies spontaneously terminates, they are no less painful and frustrating not to mention the sense of loss and other emotions that come up exacerbated by the body hormones running amok. I think your feelings are your normal. After losing two, you have to be fearful the same will happen. Maybe your feeling fed up is a way of protecting yourself from another loss. But, this pg is diff. Bond ...Read more
I am 40 years old expecting my fifth baby all four babies delivered normally ihave 23 wksof pregnancy my baby position is not ideal it is vertical ?
Confusing question: Babies are usually carried in a vertical position. Do you mean bottom first ? If so there is a chance that surgical delivery would be safer for a big baby. Yet you do have quite a while for baby to turn head down. ...Read more
Why can't I fall pregnant? I've been trying naturally for over 6months. I have low iron but I've been pregnant once before so I know I can have babies.
Fertility: If you have low iron, you may be anemic, as an iron molecule is essential to making red blood cells. Your health is always a factor in your ability to get pregnant. If you are anemic from deficiency of iron then you can be given oral iron supplements to rectify the anemia. The loss of menstrual blood monthly is often the cause of anemia. See your doctor for a check up. ...Read more
Hi I have had 2 babies in the space of a year and in the pregnancy my platlets kept going down & now there still going up and down what could cause it?
See hematologist: You should see a hematologist for further evaluation. There are many causes of thrombocytopenia- or low platelets. See a hematologist for a careful history and examination. You could have an autoimmune condition called immune thrombocytopenic purpura- however, other causes have to be ruled out as well that would include pregnancy related thrombocytopenia, vitamin deficiency, other things. See md. ...Read more
Not really.: Monochorionic monoamniotic pregnancies are extremely rare (<1% of all twins) and very complicated because fetal demise (of one or both twins) can occur without any warning from umbilical cord entanglement. You may be referring to the "protection" from ttts (twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome) in mono/mono twins; this is indeed true, however the risks above trump that benefit. ...Read more
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