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Hiccups in a fetus reassuring?

Hiccups in a fetus reassuring?

Common finding: This is a common finding in pregnancy and no reason for worry. Often these kids will continue to have this symptom for weeks after birth. ...Read more

Dr. Hatem Asad
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Hiccups (Definition)

Hiccups = involuntary spasm of diaphragm followed by ...Read more


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What happens at fetal heart ultrasound?

What happens at fetal heart ultrasound?

Evaluation 4 defects: Detailed evaluation of the fetal heart. Experienced centers can detect >90% of all fetal cardiac anonalies with fetal echocardiogram. It is a targeted examination that lasts ~1 hour; it is an expensive test. A comprehensive sonogram by a maternal-fetal medicine doctor should be your first step before being referred to the pediatric cardiologists to perform the fetal echo. ...Read more

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At 33 weeks fetal heart rate is 162. Is that normal?

At 33 weeks fetal heart rate is 162. Is that normal?

Yes: Normal FH rate is 120-160 with frequent accelerations > 15 points. If you listened longer, you would have heard the variability in the rate. ...Read more

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What is a normal fetal heartbeat rate at 6 weeks pregnant?

What is a normal fetal heartbeat rate at 6 weeks pregnant?

Between 110-160 bpm: Current international guidelines recommend for the normal fetal heart rate baseline as between 110-160 beats per minute. ...Read more

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Is 100a normal fetal heartbeat at 40 weeks pregnant. ?

Is 100a normal fetal heartbeat at 40 weeks pregnant. ?

Not really: the normal range is 110-160. However, sometimes if the heartbeat drops to 100 and return, it can be due to a slow down in the heart rate and that requires further evaluation. see your ob for full evaluation ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant increased fetal movement sign of labor?

39 weeks pregnant increased fetal movement sign of 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

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Fetal heart rate has dropped below 70, is this considered fetal distress?

Fetal heart rate has dropped below 70, is this considered fetal distress?

Fetal heart: This is very abnormal, in fetal distress there might be a temporary drop but if it is persistent, baby might be having a heart block, best is to ask your doc ...Read more

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What does dilated fetal kidneys with normal amniotic fluid mean for a second trimester fetus?

What does dilated fetal kidneys with normal amniotic fluid mean for  a second trimester fetus?

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 more

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Is it unusal to feel fetal hiccups at 14 weeks pregnant?

Is it unusal to feel fetal hiccups at 14 weeks pregnant?

A bit early: Most mom's don't report any fetal movement until at least 16 weeks, so this is a bit early for any sensed movement.Most don't report hiccup like activity until the last month or so of pregnancy.This can continue off and on through pregnancy and the baby may do so after delivery. ...Read more

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What is the normal fetal heart rate at 11 weeks?

Varies: The normal fetal heart rate at 11 weeks gestation could be anywhere from 110 to 170 beats per minute. ...Read more

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Will contractions at 12weeks slow fetal heartbeat?

Will contractions at 12weeks slow fetal heartbeat?

No: At 12 weeks, the fhr usually settles into the normal range of 120-160, but tends to be on the higher end of the range. Contractions of the uterus, whether spontaneous, or, for example, associated with orgasm, are not harmful to the fetus. ...Read more

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What is a normal fetal hear rate at 7 weeks pregnant?

What is a normal fetal hear rate at 7 weeks pregnant?

Range: In general i mostly see high 150's to 170's at that age. Just to clarify in case you are wondering, the rate has nothing to do with your babie's gender. ...Read more

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Is 127 a normal fetal heartbeat at 40 weeks pregnant.

Is 127 a normal fetal heartbeat at 40 weeks pregnant.

Yes…: The normal range for fetal heart rate (FHR) is 120-160, so 127 is considered normal. However, the FHR alone is insufficient in determining the wellbeing of a fetus. In general, a moving baby is a healthy baby. There are other tests to see if the fetus is doing well such as a non-stress test (NST). ...Read more

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Is it normal to have increased fetal movement 36 weeks?

Is it normal to have increased fetal movement 36 weeks?

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

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Is it normal for fetus to get the hiccups almost everyday?

Is it normal for fetus to get the hiccups almost everyday?

It can be: Fetal hiccups are normal and can happen daily. Hiccups are caused by spasm of the diaphragm. It can happen if you eat too much, drink too much or swallow to much air. The fetus is swallowing amniotic fluid. The mother can feel these when it happens. ...Read more

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Is it normal if my 31 weeks fetus move so often? Is it jobs or hiccups?

Is it normal if my 31 weeks fetus move so often? Is it jobs or hiccups?

Normal: It is normal for the fetus to have hiccups and when that happens you will feel a rhythmic movement exactly like when you have hiccups. ...Read more

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How many hiccups episodes are normal for a 36 weeks fetus? My girl has 2-3 episodes per day and they're somewhat long. I'm worried about UCA.

How many hiccups episodes are normal for a 36 weeks fetus? My girl has 2-3 episodes per day and they're somewhat long. I'm worried about UCA.

?UCA : Hiccups are thought to represent electrical activity circulating in the babies diaphragm triggered by its close proximity to the stomach. It is normal and not associated with any birth defect or problem I am aware of. It varies among pregnant women and most who have it prior to birth will do it for a few months after. ...Read more

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Hiccups in a fetus reassuring?

Common finding: This is a common finding in pregnancy and no reason for worry. Often these kids will continue to have this symptom for weeks after birth. ...Read more

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What happens to mom internally when fetus hiccups?

Fetal hiccups: Mom can feel the sudden movement that the fetus makes when it hiccups. A fetus with hiccups can bother mom, but not hurt her. ...Read more

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Do ALL unborn babies get fetal hiccups? Or is it just some ?

Do ALL unborn babies get fetal hiccups? Or is it just some ?

Pretty much all: Not a rarity or abnormality. Just the baby doing it's thing. No worries. ...Read more

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Why is it that only some mom feel fetal hiccups but not all?

Why is it that only some mom feel fetal hiccups but not all?

Sensitvity: Different people have different levels of awareness to things. This is why some women say they never knew they were pregnant until they went into labor. Some women are much more aware of their bodies than others.Also some babies move more vigorously than others. ...Read more

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Do fetal hiccups mean the cord can be rapped around babies neck?

Do fetal hiccups mean the  cord can be rapped around babies neck?

No known association: Over three decades I have never seen any association between the two. I have had an infant with 5 wraps around the neck & no hiccups & hundreds with no wrap & hiccups. Just because the two may appear together on occasion does not mean the one issue was a signal of the other. ...Read more

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Is it unusal to feel fetal hiccups at 14 weeks pregnant?

A bit early: Most mom's don't report any fetal movement until at least 16 weeks, so this is a bit early for any sensed movement.Most don't report hiccup like activity until the last month or so of pregnancy.This can continue off and on through pregnancy and the baby may do so after delivery. ...Read more

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What are the signs of fetal cord compression? Baby has had hada lot of hiccups and moved rather excessively. I'm 29w3d pregnant.

What are the signs of fetal cord compression? Baby has had hada lot of hiccups and moved rather excessively.  I'm 29w3d pregnant.

Fetal cord: With all the kicking and acrobatics a baby does during pregnancy, you might wonder why cord accidents aren't more common. The answer is that a normal umbilical cord is thickly coated in a substance called wharton's jelly. This makes the cord very slippery and protects against the cord being compressed by the normal movements of the baby. You should discuss with your OB to relieve your anxiety. ...Read more

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