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Baby Not Growing In Womb
No: The baby is well insulated from the outside world and little effected by short term effects like crying. However if the mother is so upset that she is not taking care of herself, for instance not eating properly or getting rest, that can certainly affect the baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No way to tell...: There is no way to tell what a baby fetus feels regarding the mother's emotions. Even if doctors were able to confirm that a fetus's brain waves changed when the mother's emotions changed, nobody would be able to tell what the fetus actually felt emotionally, if anything. ...Read more
Quite common: Some have speculated that the close position of the babies stomach to the diaphragm causes a rubbing that triggers the hiccups.This is common & generally continues on through the first months after birth. Once the child grows longer & the stomach can drop away from the diaphragm the frequency declines. It bothers mom's more than the baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If till 35 or 36 wk of pregnancy baby is in breech position. Can baby still change its position. Can verginial delivery possible in breech babies?
End of 1st trimester: The unborn fetus begins to accumulate meconium beginning at 12-16 weeks gestation until birth. The unborn baby does not normally excrete meconium stools while in the womb. Such passage is often a signal of fetal distress. Meconium is formed from swallowed amnionic fluid, intestinal secretions such as bile, & cellular debris. It can continue to accumulate throughout fetal development. ...Read more
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As the uterus expands during pregnancy with baby inside, what happens to the Fallopian tubes? Do they get crushed by the growing uterus or baby?
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20 weeks.: A baby can start kicking at anytime, the real question is when you should expect to feel the baby's movements. It's called quickening and it happens at around 18-20 weeks. People who've been pregnant before will often feel it earlier. Any earlier than that and it's probably indigestion. ...Read more
Increased problems: The infant of a smoker will see their placental blood vessels age faster & start to shrink, reducing their blood flow & cutting their birth weight by 1/2 lb or more. They will have a higher risk of crib death, 2-3x as many ear & lung infections. They will grow up wanting to smoke because their source people do. Interesting legacy to give someone you are supposed to love. ...Read more
9weeks pregnant ultrasound shows twins. One baby healthy with heartbeat. Other baby stopped growing at 7weeks. Is this dangerous for the healthy baby?
They don't: The lungs never inflate in the womb. They are at rest & compact like a dry sponge before it absorbs water. At birth the baby gasps forcefully, filling the lungs with air & it begins doing the work of gaining oxygen. The placenta, which did the work before can be clamped. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer