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Fetal Movement Pregnant
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
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
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
Fetal movement: Most women can feel at least five movements an hour but some feel more and some feel less. ...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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yes.: At the beginning of quickening sensations (~ 20 weeks), sporadic fetal movements are normal and nothing to worry about. ...Read more
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.
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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
How much fetal movement should I experience at 23 weeks? Sometimes fetus is very active, other times not, it keeps changing day to day.
Baby sleeps: The baby sleeps most of the time it s inactive. This is normal. ...Read more
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
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
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
Is it normal to have extremely painful fetal movement at 37 weeks? About 90% of his movements make me stop in my tracks.
Do a sonogram: Make sure there is no problem with uterine wall ...Read more
I have had signs of pregnancy but negative tests. Is there other conditions that could cause the feeling of fetal movement?
Peristalsis: As the the muscles in the GI tract move fluids and gas you may be able to feel that. ...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
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