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When should you feel your baby move when pregnant?

When should you feel  your baby move when pregnant?

Quickening: Quickening refers to the start of feeling the fetal movements. If this is your first pregnancy, the fetal movements are typically felt at approximately 18 weeks. If you have been pregnant before, you may start to feel the baby move as early as 15 weeks. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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How often should baby move at 24weeks pregnant?

How often should baby move at 24weeks pregnant?

Continuously: Hi Tina,

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

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How often should my unborn baby move. Im 6m pregnant. Sometimes I wont feel her all day. Is that normal?

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

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Is it possible to feel your baby move at 2 months pregnant?

Is it possible to feel your baby move at 2 months pregnant?

No: The baby fetus is too tiny at that stage of pregnancy. Nobody can feel the movements of the baby fetus when he or she is so tiny. ...Read more

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Can you feel your baby move at 4 weeks pregnant?

Can you feel your baby move at 4 weeks pregnant?

No: No, you can't. At 4 weeks, the embryo is not moving, but also is so small you wouldn't perceive it if it was moving. ...Read more

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How often should baby move at 20 weeks pregnant?

How often should baby move at 20 weeks pregnant?

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

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Is it normal to feel your baby move at 13 weeks pregnant with your first child?

Is it normal to feel your baby move at 13 weeks pregnant with your first child?

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

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How often should a baby move at 39 weeks pregnant?

How often should a baby move at 39 weeks pregnant?

Several : At least 5 to 10 times on average. If any concerns you should contact your doctor or go to the hospital. ...Read more

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22 weeks pregnant baby moved very low and not moving much should I be worried?

22 weeks pregnant baby moved very low and not moving much should I be worried?

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

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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?

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?

Labor with twins: Well, you are getting closer to labor and delivery because you are 35 weeks pregnant. A term pregnancy even with twins is 40 weeks. Twins are most frequently born between 35 and 37 weeks gestation. So you are close. ...Read more

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How big are babies at 4 months pregnant?

How big are babies at 4 months pregnant?

Size of orange: About 4 inches long, or about the size of a medium orange or avocado. ...Read more

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Drugs to take when pregnant to get fair babies?

Drugs to take when pregnant to get fair babies?

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

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Up until what age can a lady fall pregnant or have babies? I am 34 years old and don't have babies yet

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

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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?

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?

See doc for eval: After 5 years of trying, you deserve a complete evaluation to see what can be done to assist you in getting pregnant. See an obgyn or infertility specialist. ...Read more

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My mom is 8 weeks pregnant and the doctors couldnt feel the babies heartbeat?

My mom is 8 weeks pregnant and the doctors couldnt feel the babies heartbeat?

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

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Do all babies grow at the same rate in early pregnancy?

Do all babies grow at the same rate in early pregnancy?

Pretty much: Fetal growth does not pick up until it reaches 25 weeks. ...Read more

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How do stis affect pregnant women and their unborn babies?

How do stis affect pregnant women and their unborn babies?

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

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How can I get pregnant if I had a surgery for no more babies?

How can I get pregnant if I had a surgery for no more babies?

IVF: There are only 2 options, assuming your previous surgery worked. Ivf (in vitro fertilization) to get pregnant without using the tubes. Or a repeat surgery to try to open up the tubes. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See a doctor: you need to be under OB care you have high risk pregnancy so go to a physician specializing in OB-GYN AND DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU GO IN LABOR WILL BE TOO LATE ...Read more

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Friend used ecstasy before realizing she was pregnant . What are latest findings re ecstasy use in early pregnancy on babies?

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

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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 ?

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

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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?

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

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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 ?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Does monoamniotic pregnancy benefit babies in some way?

Does monoamniotic pregnancy benefit babies in some way?

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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