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Quickening (Definition)

Daily quickening refers to looking for approximately 10-12 kicks over about 10-12 hours. Quickening is when a pregnant woman first notices baby movements or baby kicks. First movements are felt during the second trimester, with first-time pregnant women feeling quickening later in the trimester, and the experienced women being able to feel quickening early in the trimester. A woman's doctor can tell her how many kicks per hour or per day she should feel from the baby (and when to call the doctor), at each stage of the latter ...Read more


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Have a mild pain in my abdomen a bubbling gas feeling. Could it be quickening at 12 weeks?

Have a mild pain in my abdomen a bubbling gas feeling. Could it be quickening at 12 weeks?

Gas is gas: Very unlikely to be quickening at 12 weeks. Most likely, "bubbling gas feelings" are just that - gas. Gas pains can be mildly uncomfortable as you experienced, but they can also be quite painful. Fortunately they usually don't last long. ...Read more

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What can I do if my abdominal ultrasound shows that my baby is in the breech position?

What can I do if my abdominal ultrasound shows that my baby is in the breech position?

Wait it out: Babies do change positions during pregnancy so it could switch by next week. If it doesn't switch naturally, sometimes the OB can try a turning maneuver called a version to turn it., but this has some risks. If you go to full term as a breach expect a surgical delivery. ...Read more

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Will applying ice to the top of a pregnant belly harm the baby's head if they're breech?

Will applying ice to the top of a pregnant belly harm the baby's head if they're breech?

No: You have multiple skin layers and a layer of fluid that insulate the baby.Their body temperature is maintained at your core temperature 24/7 by the placental blood flow and insulation,no matter what you put on your belly. ...Read more

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27weeks carrying low baby is breech and extremely uncomfortable .Baby is below my belly button . Should I be worried?

27weeks carrying low baby is breech and extremely uncomfortable .Baby is below my belly button . Should I be worried?

No, likely will flip: Among breech babies, >50% switch to cephalic at 32wks, and it even happens at 38wks spontaneously. OBGYNs can perform a VERSION to flip baby at term, but DON'T TRY @ HOME. All breech babies should be delivered via C-Section b/c the risk of vaginal delivery is too great (head entrapment and fetal death due to cord compression). Only in RARE situations are vaginal deliveries performed. ...Read more

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I have a cold and every time i cough it hurts my belly and back I am 31 weeks will be 32 weeks on monday my baby is breech is it normal for these pain?

I have a cold and every time i cough it hurts my belly and back I am 31 weeks will be 32 weeks on monday my baby is breech is it normal for these pain?

See an obstetrician: When pregnant a variety of conditions can create pain and discomfort. It is always preferable to err on the side of safety, both for you and your baby. Go and see a professional and be examined and reassured.. ...Read more

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I am 5 month preg n from past two days I m having bad vaginal n lower abdomen pain.my gynae is out of town. Please suggest if it's normal.

I am 5 month preg n from past two days I m having bad vaginal n lower abdomen pain.my gynae is out of town. Please suggest if it's normal.

Pain: First, someone is likely covering for your OB/GYN, so contacting the office to speak to that person is fine. This could be round ligament pain. If it gets worse with activity and is relieved with rest and tylenol (acetaminophen) then that's the likely diagnosis and that is normal and common. If not, it could be an infection and I would speak to the on call physician ...Read more

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Iam not feeling good since few days . I feel drowsiness , pain in lower abdomen( sometimes right side n sometime left)pain in bak.restless , wat to do?

Iam not feeling good since few days . I feel drowsiness , pain in lower abdomen( sometimes right side n sometime left)pain in bak.restless , wat to do?

Go see ur Family Doc: Given your symptoms, it's best to go see your Family Doc for evaluation & appropriate treatment. Perhaps you have a urinary tract infection? While bladder infections are localized to pelvic region, kidney infections can cause back pain. Of note, infections don't typically cause drowsiness although fatigue would be expected. Bottom line, go see your Family Doc. ...Read more

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Feeling Your Baby Kick (Definition)

It is normal to feel the baby kick as early as 14 weeks, but often the first notice of movement will be at 18 - 20, or sometimes not until 25 weeks. You should expect to feel your baby move every ...Read more


Lower Abdomen (Definition)

The lower abdomen is the area below the umbilicus(belly button) from one side of the ...Read more