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Does Fetal Movement Increase Before Labor
Not necessarily: Depending on your physical shape, and the nature of your work, it may not be risky. Ask your doctor at your next visit. The human race got here with much more physical activity than we typically do today.... ...Read more
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
39 weeks and 6 days and no effacement or dilation nor any bh nor any contractions. Anyway to induce labor naturally and safely?
Can walk may help: But if she were my pt i would offer her induction as a recent large study showed the ideal time for the baby to be delivered is 39-40 weeks if she were my pt i would rec cervadil to ripen cervix in the evening in the labor room, then start Pitocin (oxytocin) in am I have induced unripe cervix many times at 40 weeks and the induction works 99% of time and have prevented many more chance for prob after 40wks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When pregnant with twins, do frequent braxton hicks contractions 6-8 hrs, but with no cervical change, indicate that I am at increased risk for ptl ?
Ptl risk: I wish we could better predict and treat ptl. By definition a 47 yo woman with twins is at risk for ptl. But intermittent contractions later in pregnancy >32 wks do not necessarily mean you will progress to labor, however if contraction become more frequent or painful, a return visit to your OB or perinatologist is in order. ...Read more
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
No big deal.: Detecting renal problems by fetal ultrasound is very accurate and efficient because it can prevent serious complications postnatally. Fetal renal pyelectasis or even hydronephrosis is nothing to worry about, provided the amniotic fluid is monitored and remains normal. The neonatology team should be notified at birth to institute appropriate follow-up for the newborn; monthly ultrasounds are needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
37 weeks & 3 day I'm constipated I'm having lots of braxtion hick contractions does this mean real labor will begin soon?
No: if soon means within a month, then yes. if soon means with a day, then probably not. ...Read more
When 24weeks pregnant with twins, do frequent bh contractions (6-8/hour all day everyday), with no cervical change, indicate an increased risk for ptl?
See a doctor: All twin pregnancies are inherently at risk for preterm labor. If you are having this many contractions you need a follow up visit. Ask about a sonographic cervical length and a test called a fetal fibronectin. These are tests your doctor may want to use to assess your preterm labor risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
35.1 weeks preg, 3rd baby.3cm/80% effaced. Constant cramps/contracrions. How quick till active labor does it usually take? Does that start at 4cm?
Question not clear: If effaced 80% with constant cramps i hope you are in a hospital under treatment. At 35.1wks, your chance of having a baby in the ICU on oxygen or a ventilator is >50%. Labor can be stopped to give your baby enough extra time to be ready for delivery. If you are not at a hospital, call now or go to the hospital. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take first time moms that r in early labor to get into active labor. When i say early labor i mean 3cm dilated with contractions every 3 min?
Every labor : Pattern is unique. Your OB should help guide your expectations. ...Read more
Low-lying placenta @6wks w/ repeated bleeding episodes. Any pose that i could try to help baby & placenta move up as uterus grows?
No: Nothing that you can do to change placental location. It will change on own. Good luck! ...Read more
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