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Does Fetal Movement Increase Before Labor
Probably normal: When your baby moves more, it normally is an indication your baby is doing well. If everything else is going well, consider it a welcome sign that your baby is growing well. ...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
Fetal movement: Increased fetal movement is a sign of a healthy baby doing his or her daily exercise. Healthy, neurologically normal fetuses move. ...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
5 CM dilated for a week now. Today I noticed extreme decrease in fetal movement (increase in hiccups) what could this mean?
See your doctor: Decreased fetal movement should always be taken seriously! Call your doctor for evaluation today. Good luck! ...Read more
Is cervix pain normal at 34 wks? I'm already 1cm dilated as of July 10. Also increased fetal movement. It's practically non-stop at this point.
Please clarify: Please describe your cervix pain. If you have constant pelvic reassure, it is common from baby increasing in size. If you are having contractions, then please go and see our doctor. Fetal movement is good and reassuring. ...Read more
Feels like my cervix is being ripped open. I'm 34w2d with baby #2. Occasionally contractions, mainly BH. Dr said looks fine. Increased fetal movement?
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?
Fetal movement: Most women can feel at least five movements an hour but some feel more. Braxton Hicks contractions are not caused by fetal movements ...Read more
How much fetal movement should I experience at 23 weeks? Sometimes fetus is very active, other times not, it keeps changing day to day.
Baby sleeps: The baby sleeps most of the time it s inactive. This is normal. ...Read more
Fetal movements: Absolutely you should be concerned if the fetal movement decreases or there is no movement at all. Moms usually start to feel fetal movement at about 20-22 weeks. There are different ways to monitor fetal movement- some use the criteria of 10 movements in 2 hrs, others may use 4 movements in 1 hr. If you feel that your baby is moving less or not moving at all, contact your health care provider. ...Read more
Is it normal for fetal movement to be more mellow after days of extreme fetal movement? I'm 27 week and 4 days.
Yes and no: Your fetus's activity pattern will vary hour to hour and day to day - much like anyone's activity. Of course, the absence of fetal movement is very worrisome. A decrease in usual fetal activity day after day can indicate that your baby is having some significant problems. This should be evaluated by your caregiver immediately. In general, if your baby moves more than ten times/hr it is doing well. ...Read more
Don't think so.: I'm not in MFM (Maternal / Fetal Medicine) nor an Obstetrician, but I know my wife's OB told us not to worry in similar circumstances with my daughter (who is now 2.5 years old). Babies (fetuses) sleep at odd times & can sleep right through an ultrasound, so lack of movement is not worrisome per se. The heart rate is reassuring. Talk to your OB & make sure repeat ultrasound is scheduled. Good luck ...Read more
Fetal movement: Most women can feel at least five movements an hour but some feel more and some feel less. ...Read more
Did u ask your OB?: Some women can feel movement at 19 wk 5 d and some can and if u do u may not feel it everyday until u are 22-24 weeks. ...Read more
Yes.: At the beginning of quickening sensations (~ 20 weeks), sporadic fetal movements are normal and nothing to worry about. ...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 more
Is fetal movement of baby with any 'problem/defect' like down syndrome, the same as a normal growing fetus?
Depends on the: Degree of low muscle tone (hypotonia) that is present in a fetus with Down syndrome ; the size (smallness for gestational age) of the fetus. Some mothers of infants with ds say they felt less fetal movement than from their non-ds fetuses; others say their fetus with ds was a good " kicker." there is a range of hypotonia in infants with ds, just as there is a range of cognitive ability. ...Read more
10 kicks/hour: 10 kicks/hour is a universal count, but its dependent on what is your normal and more importantly how far along you are. If you are 25 weeks, you may not have predictable fetal movement the way you may when you are 35 weeks. Check with your doctor. ...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
Here are some...: Are you in your first pregnancy? Experience helps to tell difference. Gaseous intestines come with tympanic abdomen on percussion, more gas passage especially following intestinal gurgling, etc. After taking certain foods; fetal movement is quiet... More? Ask your gyn-doc timely. ...Read more
No: The perception of decreased fetal movement needs investigation. The most common method to evaluate fetal well being is the biophysical profile which is an ultrasould test that evaluates fetal breathing, fine motions, gross motions and amniotic fluid volume. A non-stress test is done which evaluates the babies heartrate pattern. Two points are awarded for each item and 8/10 or 10/10 is reassuring. ...Read more
Variable: Each fetus is different. Your will monitor the growth of your fetus using ultrasound and measure various growth parameters- length of the femur, size of the head from ear to ear, chest size, HR variability. Also compare these numbers to previously derived standards. Just like child growth curves. ...Read more
Hi, I had light bleeding at 13+weeks. U/s showed baby is ok. I'm 19 weeks 2days now but still cant feel fetal movement. I've anterior placenta. What'll be the best time for u/s again?
Between 28 and 32 wk:
A follow up sonogram or a "fetal growth scan" could be useful between 28 and 32 weeks.
If your anterior placenta is not "low lying" or "previa" at that time, and fetal growth is good, there may be little cause for alarm. Be a patient; you will "feel fetal movements" soon. ...Read more
Is it normal to have extremely painful fetal movement at 37 weeks? About 90% of his movements make me stop in my tracks.
Do a sonogram: Make sure there is no problem with uterine wall ...Read more
Kick Counting: Fetal movement is reassuring. Babies that are in trouble stop moving, usually awhile before they are at risk of stillbirth. Monitoring fetal movement is a way to make sure that baby is doing well without hooking you up to a fetal monitor. If your monitoring indicates that baby isn't moving enough, you can go to the hospital for electronic fetal monitoring. Best wishes! ...Read more