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How To Do Fetal Kick Counts
While your unborn has fetal hiccups is it normal for him to move aswell , like to kick or roll over or turn ?
Yes: That is completely normalGet a more detailed answer ›
Ob-Gyn can evaluate: A pregnant woman in the third trimester who has a noticeable drop in baby movement should not wait to call her doctor to discuss the issue. The doctor will decide if more monitoring and more evaluation is needed, to be sure that things are still ok. ...Read more
Is it a sign of early labor that your fetus will move/kick for 2 minutes straight when it normally doesn't move that often?
Fetal kick counts: There are no specific rules, but movement should be about the same day to day: 1. Babies move more after meals and in the evening 2. In any two hour window, you should be able to feel the baby move 3. You should be able to count 10 movements in two hours 4. Any movement counts, big or small. ...Read more
Can I cause distress or harm a fetus by gently poking on my belly trying to stimulate movement before a kick count? I'm 30w5d pregnant.
Gentle: No, you cannot hurt the baby by gentle poking. The baby is cushioned in a water ballon. ...Read more
Is it normal? Fetal kicks at 22 weeks pregnant REALLY painful in the bladder? .. I never had this UNTIL the 3rd trimester with the last 2 pregnancies.
38 weeks pregnant. Notice a distinct drop in fetal kicks and jabs. Still over 10 movements in 2 hours. Period like cramps for 3 days. Normal?
What causes a fetus to be more active in some women more than others? Like pokes, kicks, rolls that can be seen on the outside.
Human nature: Each baby has its own personality. Some move a lot and some do not. This is true in utero just as it as after birth. Some people are couch potatoes and others are very active. The size of the mother is an issue as well. Fetal movements can be seen easier in very thin women compared to the very obese ...Read more
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