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There has been a decrease in my fetal movement 28wks pregnant now I see blood when I wipe from urinating.! I tried juice and cookies and counting?

There has been a decrease in my fetal movement 28wks pregnant now I see blood when I wipe from urinating.! I tried juice and cookies and counting?

Call your doctor!: You should be seen by a physician as soon as possible. I you can't contact your primary ob, consider calling a local labor and delivery to find out if you can be seen. ...Read more

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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 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...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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Is it normal for fetal movement to be low during the day? What's normal at 30 weeks

Is it normal for fetal movement to be low during the day? What's normal at 30 weeks

Variable: Each fetus is different. Your will monitor the growth of your fetus using ultrasound and measure various growth parameters- length of the femur, size of the head from ear to ear, chest size, HR variability. Also compare these numbers to previously derived standards. Just like child growth curves. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 35yrs old and pregnant with my 3rd. I'm 9weeks 5days along. Is it possible to feel fetal movement this early?

Hi, I'm 35yrs old and pregnant with my 3rd. I'm 9weeks 5days along. Is it possible to feel fetal movement this early?

Unusual: Fetal movement can be seen at this point on ultrasound but generally movement is 1st felt at 16-20 weeks and the earlier 16 weeks by women who have previous pregnancies. Fetal movement is always reassuring. All the best. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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". ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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No fetal movement at 12 week ultrasound but strong heartbeat. Should I worry?

No fetal movement at 12 week ultrasound but strong heartbeat. Should I worry?

Don't think so.: I'm not in MFM (Maternal / Fetal Medicine) nor an Obstetrician, but I know my wife's OB told us not to worry in similar circumstances with my daughter (who is now 2.5 years old). Babies (fetuses) sleep at odd times & can sleep right through an ultrasound, so lack of movement is not worrisome per se. The heart rate is reassuring. Talk to your OB & make sure repeat ultrasound is scheduled. Good luck ...Read more

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Iam in my fifth month pregnancy but I did not feel any fetal movement is this serious?

Iam in my fifth month pregnancy but I did not feel any fetal movement is this serious?

18-22 weeks: Most people will begin to feel the baby move between 18-22 weeks. If you are further along than that you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Ultrasound at 10wks pregnant. The tech told me it looked like there was movement of the fetus but no heartbeat... how?

Ultrasound at 10wks pregnant. The tech told me it looked like there was movement of the fetus but no heartbeat... how?

Fluid: The baby is in a gestational sac with fluid and moves freely because its like floating in water. However, in this case I'm not sure I would do anything without a second ultrasound. You should have a heartbeat by now, but based on the tech's comment as an OB I would offer a second ultrasound or do it myself to confirm no heartbeat. ...Read more

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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?

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

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20 weeks pregnant, my dr checked 4 fetal movement not using scan and she told movement is good. Sometimes I feel baby move, sometimes I don't.Is normal?

20 weeks pregnant, my dr checked 4 fetal movement not using scan and she told movement is good. Sometimes I feel baby move, sometimes I don't.Is normal?

Yes: The fetus does not move all the time. There will be periods when it is quiet and at other times it will be bouncing off the wall. If you are lucky, it will be quiet at night and more active in the day. Good luck. ...Read more

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