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I am 24 weeks pregnant and my baby has been moving a lot since yesterday... Is there a such thing as too much fetal movement? Should I be concerned?

I am 24 weeks pregnant and my baby has been moving a lot since yesterday... Is there a such thing as too much fetal movement? Should I be concerned?

No worries: Fetal movement is important. It is difficult to determine what is "excessive", but more is always better than less. If you are concerned, then check with your obstetrician. Congratulations, and good luck! ...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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I am 24 weeks pregnant ..........I have a boy......And I am experincing only few light movements ....Is that a problem ....Is my baby healthy or not?

I am 24 weeks pregnant ..........I have a boy......And I am experincing only few light movements ....Is that a problem ....Is my baby healthy or not?

Sounds okay: Not everyone notices vigorous movement at 24 weeks. This evening try resting in a quiet place. You'll usually feel movement within 30 to 40 minutes. ...Read more

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Getting Pregnant with IVF (Checklist)

Get moderate exercise
30 Min, Daily for 3 months
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It's hurt to breathe I'm 24 weeks pregnant and I feel like I have something stuck in my right chest. It hurts with any movement or breath I take? HELP

It's hurt to breathe I'm 24 weeks pregnant and I feel like I have something stuck in my right chest. It hurts with any movement or breath I take? HELP

ER: Go to ER immediately for evaluation. Pregnancy does lead to an increased risk of thromboembolic disease such as pulmonary embolism. There are other conditions that will also need to be checked out . ...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
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Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
Once
Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
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I'm 24 weeks pregnant . I haven't had a bowel movement in 5 weeks, give or take a few days. No symptoms and able to pass gas. Side effects?

I'm 24 weeks pregnant . I haven't had a bowel movement in 5 weeks, give or take a few days. No symptoms and able to pass gas. Side effects?

Constipation: There are many over the counter and prescription medications available for constipation. Head to any pharmacy and pick up Miralax or similar product. ...Read more

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Caring for Your Baby (Checklist)

Vaccinate for hepatitis B prior to hospital discharge
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Obtain newborn metabolic screen prior to hospital discharge
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Schedule baby's 1st doctor exam for 2-4 days after hospital discharge
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Schedule baby's well exam/vaccinations for age 2 months
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I am 24 weeks pregnant and feeling fetal movements daily..But i want to know how much baby movement to be felt normally at this stage?

I am 24 weeks pregnant and feeling fetal movements daily..But i want to know how much baby movement to be felt normally at this stage?

Any movement is ok : Movement at 24 weeks is normal, without counting. At 28 weeks, i would want at least 15 movements per day in general. ...Read more

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