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Doctor insights on: Fetal Movement Kick Count

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Unpredictable fetal movement?

Unpredictable fetal movement?

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.

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When do you feel fetal movement?

When do you feel fetal movement?

Varies: Most women start to feel fetal movement between 16 and 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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Is there such thing as too much fetal movement?

Too much movement: No, there is never a concern for a baby that moves "too much".

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I have decrease in fetal movement or no movement at all, should I be concerned?

I have decrease in fetal movement or no movement at all, should I be concerned?

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.

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Is it normal for fetal movement to be more mellow after days of extreme fetal movement? I'm 27 week and 4 days.

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.

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Is a lot of fetal movement to be expected at 18 weeks?

Is a lot of fetal movement to be expected at 18 weeks?

No: Minimal. Usually starts @ 20weeks. More movement as the pregnancy progresses.

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Is it normal for fetal movement to be sporadic at 20 weeks?

Is it normal for fetal movement to be sporadic at 20 weeks?

Yes.: At the beginning of quickening sensations (~ 20 weeks), sporadic fetal movements are normal and nothing to worry about.

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Reduced fetal movement at 32 weeks. Is this common?

Reduced fetal movement at 32 weeks. Is this common?

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.

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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.

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Erratic fetal movement at 33 weeks. Should i be worried?

Erratic fetal movement at 33 weeks. Should i be worried?

Reassuring: Fetal movements are reassuring during pregnancy. It indicates the fetus is recieving adequate oxygen. Later on in third trimester, you may experience fewer kicks and with less intensity due to reduced intra uterine space. Nonetheless, fetal movements are reassuring.

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I'm 39 weeks and sudden increase in fetal movement. Is that ok?

I'm 39 weeks and sudden increase in fetal movement. Is that ok?

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.

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How often should you feel fetal movement at 24-25 weeks?

How often should you feel fetal movement at 24-25 weeks?

Fetal movement: Most women can feel at least five movements an hour but some feel more and some feel less.

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How noticeable is fetal movement at 19 weeks and 5 days?

How noticeable is fetal movement at 19 weeks and 5 days?

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.

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Decrease in fetal movement after starting a beta blocker?

Decrease in fetal movement after starting a beta blocker?

Stop it - seek care.: Beta blockers are not commonly prescribed during pregnancy as they can lead to poor fetal growth. Decreased fetal movement merits prompt medical attention after 24 weeks.

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Will doctors deliver your baby because of decreased fetal movement?

Will doctors deliver your baby because of decreased fetal movement?

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

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Is fetal movement of baby with any 'problem/defect' like down syndrome, the same as a normal growing fetus?

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.

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Should i be worried about increased fetal movement 38 weeks?

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.

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How do it tell the difference between a gaseous intestines or fetal movement ?

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How do it tell the difference between a gaseous intestines or fetal movement ?

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.