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Is it normal not to feel my baby move by the 19th week?

Is it normal not to feel my baby move by the 19th week?

Yes: Yes. At first the kicks you notice will be few and far between. In fact, you may feel several movements one day and then none the next. Although your baby is moving and kicking regularly, many of his jerks and jolts aren't yet strong enough for you to feel. But later in the second trimester, those reassuring kicks will become stronger and more regular. ...Read more

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My infant won't make a bowl movement unless I stick a thermometer in her rectum and move it around. Is this normal? How do I get her to go on her own?

My infant won't make a bowl movement unless I stick a thermometer in her rectum and move it around. Is this normal? How do I get her to go on her own?

Bowel Movements: She will go on her own when she is ready to go. The biggest mistake we as parents make is thinking our babies have to go everyday. If you keep stimulating her with the thermometer, she will get to the point she will only go when she has that stimulus. So stop doing that. Some babies go multiple times a day, some go everyday, some go once a week. Adults do that too. Be patient. ...Read more

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My 9 week old infant makes high pitched gasping noises occasionally is this normal?

My 9 week old infant makes high pitched gasping noises occasionally is this normal?

Windpipe flexible: Sounds like the noise you describe is stridor. Babies can make this noise occassionally when they breath in deep or suddenly because their traceas (windpipe) doesn't have its full rigidity yet, so it tends to collapse down, leading to that high pitched noise. Most babies outgrow this as they age. As long as not interfering with breathing or feeding, just mention it to doc at your next visit. ...Read more

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When can babies move to fformula as 3 week grandaughter is hungry baby and wakes regularly for feeds?

When can babies move to fformula as 3 week grandaughter is hungry baby and wakes regularly for feeds?

See below: There is no difference in the calories provided by formula and breast milk. 3 week old babies should be feeding around every 3 hours. And they should be waking at night for feeding. There is no reason to switch to formula. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about how forceful and sporadic my babies moves are as long as she is moving 10x an hour or more? Im 28 weeks

Should i be worried about how forceful and sporadic my babies moves are as long as she is moving 10x an hour or more? Im 28 weeks

No: Babies move differently at different times when in utero. You may notice more movement at night or when you lay down. They can even get hiccups. Don't worry, as long as she is moving everything is fine. ...Read more

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12.3 weeks scan today with twins but placenta's are not fully delopved until now?what could be the reason?is it normal?babies growth is fine.

12.3 weeks scan today with twins but placenta's are not fully delopved until now?what could be  the  reason?is it normal?babies growth is fine.

Normal placenta: Placentas do not begin their development normally until 10 or more weeks gestation as the corpus luteum of the ovary provides all the needed progesterone to sustain the developing fetus through the first trimester. ...Read more