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Im 34weweeks pregnant and my baby is measuring at 31weeks had a ultrasound today and my baby is moving but his diaphragm isn't moving up and down?

Im 34weweeks pregnant and my baby is measuring at 31weeks had a ultrasound today and my baby is moving but his  diaphragm isn't moving up and down?

Baby needs: Congratulations, not much longer. You will not see your baby's diaphragm move during an ultrasound because the baby does not actively breathe at this stage. The diaphragm is mainly used for breathing. Your baby gets all its nutrients and oxygen needs from your blood which goes through the placenta. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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 am 31 weeks and my baby is really low ever since i was pregnant... The 20weeks ultrasound said baby was normal.. But why baby so low and belly small?

I am 31 weeks and my baby is really low ever since i was pregnant... The 20weeks ultrasound said baby was normal.. But why baby so low and belly small?

Ask OB : Some questions are more appropriate to be asked of your doctor caring for you in person. If the OB is saying things are normal then things are normal. They would not lie to you. Right? Any answer here would be just to reassure you that things are most likely fine. ...Read more

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35 weeks 6days Pregnant . Why today i only feel a little movements ? Well my doctor say that my womb is a bit low. Im very worried

35 weeks 6days Pregnant . Why today i only feel a little movements ? Well my doctor say that my womb is a bit low. Im very worried

Ok: If you are feeling movements that is positive! You may just not be sensitive to them. Everyone is different. I am sure your OB has been checking the growth and heart sounds of the baby. No worries if OB has said all okay and you are feeling baby now. Be happy for a healthy baby and relax! ...Read more

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I am pregnant of 6 month, recently I lost my loving puppy who is very close to me. these days I felt very low and my blood pressure is very low. pleas?

I am pregnant of 6 month, recently I lost my loving puppy who is very close to me. these days I felt very low and my blood pressure is very low. pleas?

Grieving: Normal grieving will not affect the pregnancy. Although it is I have that you lost your puppy. But soon to be brand-new baby will be in your arms to care for. Don't let the stressof this loss for anything in the future. Good luck ...Read more

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I am 34 weeks pregnant and my baby is already head down and the fundus measured 40cm is that normall?

I am 34 weeks pregnant and my baby is already head down and the fundus measured 40cm is that normall?

No.: You have a size-dates discrepancy from your description. Your doctor/midwife should refer you for a maternal-fetal medicine ultrasound and consultation to determine what is causing this; it could be a fluke from excess maternal abdominal wall thickness, or true due to a large fetus, too much fluid in the pregnancy sac, uterine fibroids or fetal anomalies such as hydrops or sacrococcygeal teratoma. ...Read more

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Am 33 weeks pregnant and am not waddling just yet but I am urinating alot more & baby is head down?

Am 33 weeks pregnant and am not waddling just yet but I am urinating alot more & baby is head down?

Sounds right: Baby can still flip around but that sounds about right - increased pelvic pressure and urination is normal ...Read more

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Im 5wks pregnant and my cervix moved very low. My progesterone is low and ivebhad a lot of cramping. Should I be worried?

Im 5wks pregnant and my cervix moved very low.  My progesterone is low and ivebhad a lot of cramping.  Should I be worried?

Perhaps: The miscarriage rate in early pregnancy is quite high, so there will always be some concern, but nothing is definite. Your pregnancy could still be normal so you just need to wait this out and see what happens. ...Read more

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31wks pregnant having pelvic pain/press mostly on left side. Baby was breech on us a week ago. Possible baby is already engaging? Normal to feel this way?

31wks pregnant having pelvic pain/press mostly on left side. Baby was breech on us a week ago. Possible baby is already engaging? Normal to feel this way?

Round ligament pain: As the uterus grows with the baby, there can be stretching of the ligments that hold the uterus called the round ligaments. These can cause sharp intermittent pain in the pelvis. They usually start sometime in the 2nd trimester and they are normal. ...Read more

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I am 31 weeks &baby is already head down, & i noticed my vagina feels more open. And i have discharge.& More bowel movements. Is my baby coming early?

I am 31 weeks &baby is already head down, & i noticed my vagina feels more open. And i have discharge.& More bowel movements. Is my baby coming early?

Maybe/not: These are non-specific symptoms and don't necessarily mean that your baby is coming early. However, if there is any question in your mind, see your Ob. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I am 40 weeks pregnant today and am ready to have my baby boy! I've been examined weekly (baby hydronephrosis-at 10) and aporox 9lbs. Is induction pos?

I am 40 weeks pregnant today and am ready to have my baby boy! I've been examined weekly (baby hydronephrosis-at 10) and aporox 9lbs. Is induction pos?

Induction in 2 weeks: Induction will probably be entertained by your treating OB MD in 1 to 2 weeks if you have not gone into labor yet and you become post-mature. The old adage is appropriate here for now, that "if the apple is ripe it will fall off the tree" spontaneously. ...Read more

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Im 22 weeks pregnant. and i had a ultrasound today the impression was borderline polyhydramnios is my baby at risk? she is a girl and fetal heartbeat

Im 22 weeks pregnant. and i had a ultrasound today the impression was borderline polyhydramnios is my baby at risk? she is a girl and fetal heartbeat

Sonogram details: Consider scheduling a visit with your treating Obgyn who can go over the specific details of your sonogram report. They can explain the findings and determine if other testing is needed. ...Read more

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28 weeks pregnant and yesterday i felt my baby very much and very active but from evening she is dull but still i notice movements..Is it normal?

Yes: Your baby may exhibit different activity levels throughout your pregnancy. Pay particular action to your normal routine and your baby's level of activity during that time. You may notice a pattern and this can offer reassurance. Babies can be most active at night when you are resting and your movements have slowed down. If you remain concerned, see your doctor for an exam. Congrats! ...Read more

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Im 30 weeks pregnant, my bby is head down already and im having some clear vaginal discharge, is that normal?

Im 30 weeks pregnant, my bby is head down already and im having some clear vaginal discharge, is that normal?

GYN: At 30 weeks it is not unusal for baby to be head down, but any discharge or concerns should motivate to get to gyn...Its too important not to be sure baby all ok and you. ...Read more

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I recently found out i was pregnant. Today i woke up and had a soft spot on my head like how babies do, what could this be?

I recently found out i was pregnant. Today i woke up and had a soft spot on my head like how babies do, what could this be?

Did U bump it ?: Adults that have a soft spot on their head will generally do so after they bump it & have a blood pocket form under the scalp. ...Read more

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I'm 35w pregnant and my 21m old fell on what i think is my babies head. Could he harm her in there and cause any brain damage to her?

I'm 35w pregnant and my 21m old fell on what i think is my babies head. Could he harm her in there and cause any brain damage to her?

Unlikely: Think of a watermelon in a pool. It bounces around in the water & any direct hit would push it out of the way. Same thing happens in your womb. Babies head is surrounded by water & flexible tissues. Car crash=bad injury but kid bumping yo=not so much. ...Read more

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I am 31weeks pregnant, went to the doctor for cramps and backpain, babies head was down, not dilated but I am 70% effaced. What does that mean?

I am 31weeks pregnant, went to the doctor for cramps and backpain, babies head was down, not dilated but I am 70% effaced. What does that mean?

Ask your doctor: You should ask your doctor these questions. That's what you are paying for. Also, your insurance company might have a nurse question line. For a baby to come out, you need to be dilated (the cervix where the baby comes out, needs to open from zero to 10 cm or so) and 100% effaced Effaced = cervix was thick, it needs to thin and open so the baby can come out. ...Read more

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29 weeks pregnant, babies head is engaged and have constant pressure on pelvic floor. What is the likelihood of early labour before full term?

29 weeks pregnant, babies head is engaged and have constant pressure on pelvic floor. What is the likelihood of early labour before full term?

Get checked: You will need to see an obgyn. The doctor can examine your cervix. If there is concern your doctor can do a sonographic cervical length and a test called a fetal fibronectin. With that information your question can then be answered. ...Read more

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33 weeks pregnant 2cm dilated babies head is low. I am in extreme pain right now. Feels like my lower uterus ripped. Is this normal? Cause of it?

33 weeks pregnant 2cm dilated babies head is low. I am in extreme pain right now. Feels like my lower uterus ripped. Is this normal? Cause of it?

Not normal: You need to get to the hospital now. Severe/extreme pain is never normal at 33 weeks and it could be something serious like the placenta pulling away or bleeding behind it. Turn off computer and get to er/hospital now! ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant , 2 cent.Dilated & 90% effaced also the babies head is really low and i feel pressure and period like cramps, wen will i go into labor?

37 weeks pregnant , 2 cent.Dilated & 90% effaced also the babies head is really low and i feel pressure and period like cramps, wen will i go into labor?

Possible labor: If you are having those "cramps" or better say contractions very frequently( especially every 5-10 mins) it is time to get checked for progression. We cannot determine with certainty exactly at what point you will be in active labor since this varies from person to person. If you are having pain as often mentioned call your OB provider. ...Read more

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What other infections in pregnant women cause small-headed babies, other than the Zika virus?

What other infections in pregnant women cause small-headed babies, other than the Zika virus?

Many infections: Rubella (German measles), toxoplasmosis, chicken pox, syphilis, cytomegalovirus, herpes, Parvovirus (fifth disease) usually cause mild disease in the mother but can be devastating to the developing fetus. ...Read more

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Can having hard sex at nine months pregnant hurt my baby? She's head down.

Can having hard sex at nine months pregnant hurt my baby? She's head down.

Probably not: "hard sex" during pregnancy is not generally a good idea, but as long as there was no bleeding or leak of amniotic fluid, no cramps or decreased fetal movement, then probably no harm occurred. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to use black cohosh? Im 35w 5d pregnant baby head down but still high.

If I was your: Obstetrician i would want you to ask me instead of doctors who don't know your personal history. ...Read more

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During entire pregnancy, my baby has been very active and moved, is it possible sometimes she turns head down?

During entire pregnancy, my baby has been very active and moved, is it possible sometimes she turns head down?

Yes: Early in pregnancy there is a lot of room for the baby to move in the uterus, and likely there will be plenty of times when the baby is head down. About 75% of babies turn head down by 30 weeks for the duration of the gestation. ...Read more

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My wife is 6 months pregnant and had an ultrasound. it showed the baby's head is small (in the 3-5 %tile) what could that mean?

My wife is 6 months pregnant and had an ultrasound. it showed the baby's head is small (in the 3-5 %tile) what could that mean?

Your OB should have: discussed that with you already, you need referral to a perinatologist there are various possible etiologies ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a 30 & 32 week pregnancy? Also how early does the baby start to put head down for birth?

How can you tell the difference between a 30 & 32 week pregnancy? Also how early does the baby start to put head down for birth?

Pregnancy: 30 and 32 week pregnancies are differentiated by ultrasound dating - with the earlier dating the most accurate. About 75% of babies go head down by 30 weeks, but it does not become something the doctor will usually address until around 36 weeks. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 21 week pregnant . The baby's head is up and not down yet.Will he change position? Anything to do to help? I want natural birth.

Hi, I am 21 week  pregnant . The baby's head is up and not down yet.Will he change position? Anything to do to help? I want natural birth.

Position: Fetal presenting part is very variable early on in pregnancy. In a women having her first child the fetus will come to it's final position by around 32 weeks. In a women who has had children before this may occur later on. If the baby is breech later on options like version can be discussed, but it is too early to concern yourself with the fetal position. ...Read more

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