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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

Dr. Michael Blumenfield
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Hydration (Definition)

Hydration simply means increasing fluid intake whether its by you drinking more fluid ...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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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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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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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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Fetal lung fluid & urine make amniotic fluid, right? So what caused oligohydramnios?

Fetal lung fluid & urine make amniotic fluid, right? So what caused oligohydramnios?

Decreased perfusion: Oligo can be either loss of fluid or decreased production. A stressed infant will shunt oxygenated blood to more vital organs, less renal perfusion, therefore less urine produced. Anything that decreases placental perfusion can cause it (abruption or placental separation, poor implantation, vascular problems, clots, uterine abnls, etc). There are too many causes to list here, ask your ob. ...Read more

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Burping and frequent bowel movements in early pregnancy, normal?

Burping and frequent bowel movements in early pregnancy, normal?

Burping is common.: Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Constipation can occur. Take pregnancy test to know. ...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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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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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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There is single active intrauterine fetus with Breech presentation. Fetal body movement and cardiac activity are present. What does.it.mean?

There is single active intrauterine fetus with Breech presentation. Fetal body movement and cardiac activity are present.
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Breech: This means your baby is in the uterus, butt first, the baby is alive and doing well. The only issue here is, if you are near your due date and the baby is breech (butt first), you will likely need a cesarean section unless you opt for an version, a procedure to flip the baby from butt to head first, then you can deliver vaginally. If you are early on the baby changes position all the time. ...Read more

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Bowel movement after every meal? And stool type 6, normal?

Bowel movement after every meal? And stool type 6, normal?

Bowel frequency: Normal bowel frequency varies from person to person. What's constipation to one person might be considered diarrhea to someone else. From healthcare perspective, we're more concerned about changes in bowel habits & frequencies. If your stool is consistently fluffy, ragged & mushy (bristol type 6: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/bristol_stool_scale), then you're normal as long as no pain or weightless. ...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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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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Bleeding during first trimester slightly irregular gestational sac 17mm fluid collection beside gestational sac free fluid in cervix baby hr 167?

Bleeding during first trimester slightly irregular gestational sac 17mm fluid collection beside gestational sac free fluid in cervix baby hr 167?

Threaten miscarriage: You need to wait it out and have another ultrasound in a few days. This is a threatened miscarriage. The fht is good. ...Read more