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Can my 21 week old fetus feel my sadness/emotions?

Can my 21 week old fetus feel my sadness/emotions?

Very probably so.: The maternal feelings affect endocrine and neuroimmune pathways thereby indirectly signaling the fetus that something is wrong. There is ample evidence that stress, anxiety, depression all increase the risk of preterm birth and poor fetal growth. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I am 21wks pregnant and this my first pregnancy. My problem is i don't hear my baby kick everyday. Why? My antenatal visit showed my baby heart beating

I am 21wks pregnant and this my first pregnancy. My problem is i don't hear my baby kick everyday. Why? My antenatal visit showed my baby heart beating

Varies: Most people begin to feel the baby move around 19-22 weeks. You are just now in that range. As the baby grows people begin to feel it more regularly. At 21 weeks this is not unusual. ...Read more

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Me and my pregnant wife had sex and blood was in my semen will this hurt my unborn baby at 10 weeks?

Me and my pregnant wife had sex and blood  was in my semen will this hurt my unborn baby at 10 weeks?

Hematospermia: Hematospermia is almost never serious. It is usually related to a mild inflammation or infection of the prostate or seminal vesicles. If symptoms persist see a urologist for examination. In event, nothing about this will hurt a fetus. ...Read more

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I am 22 weeks and feel pressure in my vagina, won't let me walk with my legs closed. When baby moves I feel it in my vagina too what does this mean.

I am 22 weeks and feel pressure in my vagina, won't let me walk with my legs closed. When baby moves I feel it in my vagina too what does this mean.

You are pregnant!: This is a normal circumstance when a baby grows and puts pressure on your pelvis during pregnancy. It is too late to back out of the process at this stage until delivery. (smile) ...Read more

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I'm 11 weeks pregnant and my lower abdomen hurt when I got upset is my baby okay?

I'm 11 weeks pregnant and my lower abdomen hurt when I got upset is my baby okay?

YES: Your baby will NOT be affected by you getting "upset" but its not good for YOU! Talk with your OB-GYN who may refer you for some counseling! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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How often should my unborn baby move. Im 6m pregnant. Sometimes I wont feel her all day. Is that normal?

How often should my unborn baby move. Im 6m pregnant. Sometimes I wont feel her all day. Is that normal?

Be seen: Babies should move daily at 6 months, but it is likely that he/she is moving, but you cannot feel it because of distraction. Eat something to raise your blood sugar, and lay on the couch or bed and feel for the baby to move. If you have not felt movement by the end of 30 minutes, you should call your doctor. ...Read more

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Im 21 weeks pregnant an my baby moves everyday but my baby in my stomach stopped moving should I worry?

Im 21 weeks pregnant an my baby moves everyday but my baby in my stomach stopped moving  should I worry?

See your doc: If you have been feeling your baby move regularly throughout the day & this stops over 24 period consider seeing your provider. Its a little early to feel regular movement but some women do. Tto relieve your concerns go so your doc. ...Read more

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Why does my baby always fall asleep while feeding on my wife's breasts?

Why does my baby always fall asleep while feeding on my wife's breasts?

Likely tired: If you change your schedule to offer feedings when baby first wakes up, baby will less likely fall asleep feeding. If fed when tired, they often settle into a quiet period & drift off to sleep using feeding as a sleep ritual. ...Read more

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Im almost 40 weeks pregnant got my membranes stripped my baby is moving and when he does i feel allot of pressure on my pelvic. Should i go into hospital?

Im almost 40 weeks pregnant got my membranes stripped my baby is moving and when he does i feel allot of pressure on my pelvic. Should i go into hospital?

Ask your doc: You will need to ask your doctor specifically what he or she would like you to do. Normally the advise is to go to the hospital when you are in labor ----contractions 5 minutes apart for at least an hour or your water breaks. ...Read more

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I am 13 weeks pregnant when can I tell the gender of my baby? This will be my second baby and when can I feel movements

I am 13 weeks pregnant when can I tell the gender of my baby? This will be my second baby     and when can I feel movements

Too soon: For first pregnancies some women don't feel the baby move until 25 weeks. Usually later pregnancies can be felt sooner. Gender can be determined by routine ultrasound around 16 weeks. ...Read more

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Im 27 male when me and my wife having sex when my wife sit on top my lower stomach get pain during jumping my wife us light weight ?

Im 27 male when me and my wife having sex when my wife sit on top my lower stomach get pain during jumping my wife us light weight 

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Hernia or Weak groin: It is possible that you have a hernia. However is is much more likely that you have weak or tight groin muscles. See ur dr to rule out any pathology, then a fitness trainer to help strenghen your going muscles or improve they flexibility. ...Read more

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Can my excessive coughing during pregnancy hurt my unborn baby?

Can my excessive coughing during pregnancy hurt my unborn baby?

No: But, can cause muscle injury to yourself. Also, should get checked out by doc to make sure that you don't have something medical to be treated. ...Read more

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How soon can my wife feel our baby move?

How soon can my wife feel our baby move?

Variable: Most first timers appreciate fetal movement around 20 or so weeks. Women who have been through it before often do by 16 weeks. ...Read more

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I am 35 weeks pregnant n when my baby tightens up i feel pressure n my lower abdoman and sharp pains in my private area is this normal?

I am 35 weeks pregnant n when my baby tightens up i feel pressure n my lower abdoman and sharp pains in my private area is this normal?

Call the OB now: You need to call in and check with your OB or the service and go over what is happening.If this is early labor, they have a chance to stop it.If not, they can give you guidelines on what to look for as normal or not. ...Read more

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Why does my vagina hurt during my period?

Why does my vagina hurt during my period?

Dysmenorrhea: Painful menstruation is very common. You may have referred pain from your uterus as it menstruates, and as the inflammatory response occurs, it may cause pain in your vaginal area. There are medications that can help this condition, check with your gyn, best wishes. ...Read more