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Excessive Fetal Movement Third Trimester
Baby kicks/punches: The healthy baby will continue to kick/punches/moves, and likely starts to turn head-down if not done so. Baby may actually kick/punches a bit less because of less room. Your belly will get bigger and may sag a bit. Also, u may need to pee more often, and feel more short of breath, more reflux, back aches, and more uncomfortble laying on your back etc. If having problems, consult doc. Congrats! ...Read more
Is Metamucil safe in third trimester? Does it prevent nutrients from getting to fetus? How does it actually work and any precautions while taking it?
No: I wouldn't say that it's normal to have uncontrolled bowel movements. There can definitely be a lot more pressure on the rack them in the third trimester due to the position of the babies head. Definitely mom's express that they feel like they don't have as much time to get to the bathroom. Uncontrolled implies loss of sphincter control or an autonomic nerve problem discuss with your doctor in greater detail. ...Read more
Male fetus ultrasound (35w 4d) which showed an enlarged fetal bladder. Normal amniotic fluid and kidneys. Is this typical in third trimester?
Specific case: This is a very specific case that requires a doctor to evaluate the exact findings of the sonogram to determine if it is normal or not. You will need to seek clarification from your doctor regarding the term enlarged bladder to determine if further testing, follow up sonograms or a referral to a perinatologist is indicated. ...Read more
Yes: You should feel your baby move every day. Babies have sleep cycles and you may not feel them move while you are sleeping. If it has been more than a couple of hours since you felt your baby move, try eating a snack or drinking juice, often this will make babies more active. If you are still not feeling movement you should call your doctor or the hospital to listen to the baby's heartbeat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If the mom has her primary experience with this virus at any point in pregnancy, the fetus can become infected. If it happens, the most disabling effect seems to be its effect on the babies blood forming activity. If it slows it down or stops even briefly, the fetus may not be able to keep up with the metabolic demands of growth & a condition called hydrops can result. ...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?
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
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
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
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
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
Hi, I had light bleeding at 13+weeks.u/s showed baby is ok. I'm 19 weeks 2days now but still can't 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