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Decreased Fetal Movement Before Labor
No: Increased Fetal Movement is not a common complaint. It is not a sign of labor. If you just ate a huge carbohydrate meal then maybe you have some increased movement. In pregnancy, I usually follow one rule. If you find something is not usual and normal for you go to Labor and Delivery and get the baby checked with a Non Stress Test. This is the only safe thing to do. ...Read more
Depends on GA: When you have in decreased fetal movement, the doctor will have to assess why and depending on the finding may deliver the baby or may set up "testing" weekly or twice weekly. If you have more questions, schedule an appointment with me at www.healthtap.com/expert/26018697 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Movement fine: It may be an increase in movement, or it may be the baby is getting big to that point where you can really feel every litle thing he/she does. The baby may also be getting into that final position for birth. Too little movement is concerning, but "too much" not a problem. ...Read more
See your doctor: Right away! This may be a sign of a problem! ...Read more
Small pieces of mucus plug lost, diarrhea, increased intensity of contractions (diagnosed w irritable uterus), 35 weeks. early signs of labor?
5 more weeks: it is not uncommon for attraction to begin starting at 32 weeks and they may not be a true sign of labor, rather the might just be practice contractions or whatare called Braxton Hicks contractions. Just because you lose some mucus, does not mean you will go into labor because your cervix will keep on creating mucus. call the hospital though, for regular painful contractions or loss of fluid. ...Read more
Call your doc: If you are feeling decreased movement, you should speak to your doctor today, even if you have an appointment tomorrow. They can go over kick counts with you to help you differentiate normal variation versus a worrisome decrease. ...Read more
29 weeks pregnant, low lying placenta, low transverse baby making frequent very erratic seizure like movement. Is this normal?
Obgyn evaluation: From your description it is not clear what is going on here. If you feel the fetal movement has changed from the way it usually feels then prompt evaluation by your obgyn is warranted. Most pregnant patients can feel at least movements an hour. ...Read more
39wks. Baby positioned, effaced but not dilated. Can't sleep, contractions are irregular yet strong/crampy . Whats chance of labor or water breaking?
Very good. I'd say: you've rounded third and are very close to crossing home plate. Prepare. ...Read more
1. Is it normal to feel LOTS of fetal movement at 32 weeks I can't pinpoint what's triggering movement. 2. Can movement cause BH contractions?
Can having a bunch of braxton hicks contractions all through your 3rd trimester facilitate childbirth?
This is really more: Of a philosophical question - as opposed to a strictly medical issue. ...Read more
Textbooks, library: There are many, including some very good textbooks. Depends on how detailed you want the discussion. "the developing human" is a good one, though it has been around awhile. Your local library should have a decent section of books on this subject. Your preference in style will be important, so look at several to see which explains things in terms you like. Touchpoints is best for baby development. ...Read more
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