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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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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. ...Read more

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28 weeks pregnant. Back to work after long break and don't notice much movement during day. Kick count is 10 kicks in 15-30 min. Should I be worried?

28 weeks pregnant. Back to work after long break and don't notice much movement during day. Kick count is 10 kicks in 15-30 min. Should I be worried?

No: If you can get to 10 in less than an hour, that's as reassuring as you can hope for at home. To be doubly sure, call your doctor and he/she will likely want to listen to the baby's heart rate for 20 minutes. This is called a Non-Stress Test, and if normal would predict less than 1% chance of fetal demise in 4 days. ...Read more

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29 weeks pregnant, low lying placenta, low transverse baby making frequent very erratic seizure like movement. Is this normal?

29 weeks pregnant, low lying placenta, low transverse baby making frequent very erratic seizure like movement. Is this normal?

Obgyn evaluation: From your description it is not clear what is going on here. If you feel the fetal movement has changed from the way it usually feels then prompt evaluation by your obgyn is warranted. Most pregnant patients can feel at least movements an hour. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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39 weeks tomorrow and experiencing a decrease in fetal movement. Is this normal?

39 weeks tomorrow and experiencing a decrease in fetal movement. Is this normal?

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

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Excessive baby movement in 30 weeks is that ok?

Excessive baby movement in 30 weeks is that ok?

Its a good thing...: Its not a bad thing when baby moves a lot--it is considered reassuring. Sometimes you can also get repeated taps when baby has hiccups. Hang on and enjoy the ride! ...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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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 ...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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Decrease in fetal movements in 34 weeks due to cough is normal?

Decrease in fetal movements in 34 weeks due to cough is normal?

Fetal movements: When you are feeling punk from a cold or cough your baby's movements tend to slow down as your activity slows down this is a normal occurence. Best of luck and feel better! ...Read more

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About 6 weeks pregnant. Spotting/bleeding for 2 weeks. No cramping. Hcg levels over 5000. Sac & fetal pole seen. No HB . Is this normal?

About 6 weeks pregnant. Spotting/bleeding for 2 weeks. No cramping. Hcg levels over 5000. Sac & fetal pole seen. No HB . Is this normal?

It is normal: It is normal to have mold spotting during first trimester. Bed rest is recommended for some time. If it is associated with pain or cramping or excess bleeding do not wait to see your obstetrician for comprehensive evaluation . ...Read more

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Intrauterine low lying viable fetus at 8 weeks.172 bpm.can travel.can have intercourse. ..pls explain?

Intrauterine low lying viable fetus at 8 weeks.172 bpm.can travel.can have intercourse. ..pls explain?

Puts you at risk: Honestly, a low lying fetus means there is a higher chance for developing placenta previa, where part or all of the placenta lies over the cervix. There is less blood supply in the lower part of the uterus and so miscarriage chance is a little higher, as is risk for growth restriction, preterm birth, and need for c-section. Avoid heavy lifting, sex until 2nd trimester, smoking, stress, traveling ...Read more

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Does fever affect heart beat of 8week fetus?

Does fever affect heart beat of 8week fetus?

Fetal heart beat: Early in gestation the fetal heart rate is predominately under the control of the sympathetic nervous system and arterial chemoreceptors. Maternal fever could stimulate sympathetic nervous system, which could increase fetal heart rate. ...Read more

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Do foetal movement wil be vigorous in 8th month of pregnancy?

Do foetal movement wil be vigorous in 8th month of pregnancy?

Comes in bursts!: As a women gets toward the end of pregnancy, the baby will have more regular sleep and wake cycles. The baby will fall asleep solidly with very little movement at times. Other times there will be big bursts of kicking and squirming. As the 9th month approaches, things get tighter so there will be bigger more squirmy movements and fewer rapid punches and kicks. ...Read more

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Single intruterine fundal gestational sac is seen with no detectable fetal pole development at 7 weeks 4 days will the baby survive looks like 5weeks?

Single intruterine fundal gestational sac is seen with no detectable  fetal pole development at 7 weeks 4 days will the baby survive looks like 5weeks?

Less likely: So, the first assumption is that the dating is correct. If you are truly 7+4 weeks, there should be both a fetal pole and a heartbeat. But for various reasons you may be only 5-6 weeks so worth repeating ultrasound to make sure ...Read more