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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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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

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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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At what point in pregnant. Does mother feel softer movement? 32 wks, proper number of kicks as per ob but often softer than they were earlier in pregnant

At what point in pregnant. Does mother feel softer movement? 32 wks, proper number of kicks as per ob but often softer than they were earlier in pregnant

Not aware of quality: Babies kick individually. Not sure there is any measure of softer or harder kicks. This most likely would be independent of the pregnancy and the baby inside. If you are at all concerned with this, please speak with your delivering doctor. Does not sound alarming. ...Read more

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How possible is preterm labor with very frequent braxton hicks at 30 weeks?

How possible is preterm labor with very frequent braxton hicks at 30 weeks?

Timing is everything: If the frequency of Braxton Hicks contractions with a timed shortened interval, then that is actual labor when it gets down to 5 to 7 minutes whereupon you cannot walk, talk, laugh or breathe ...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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How much baby movement is normal during 29 weeks of pregnancy?

How much baby movement is normal during 29 weeks of pregnancy?

You need: To feel 10 distinct movements per day. If not feeling movement then lay down and relax, see if you feel it. If markedly decreased you need monitoring so call your doc or go to l@d. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have braxton hicks contractions as early as 23 weeks in pregnancy?

Sometimes: Braxton-hicks contractions can start in the first trimester and get stronger, longer, and more frequent as pregnancy progresses. Sometimes they can be mistaken for labor pains. If you are concerned that you may be in true labor, please call your doctor right away. ...Read more

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How much time can contractions and cramping of preterm labor last before actually giving birth?

Varies: Labor can be shockingly short lasting just an hour or so and it can also take days to lead to delivery. Most OB docs have an answering service, so if you are having contractions contact him/her and discuss what you are going through. ...Read more

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Water broke @ 35 weeks, then contractions started few hrs later, then baby born 14hrs later. Is this pprom, prom or preterm birth?

Water broke @ 35 weeks, then contractions started few hrs later, then baby born 14hrs later. Is this pprom, prom or preterm birth?

Prom/preterm: People seldom apply the prolonged label to premature rupture of membranes until they have been open at least 18 hrs. Your birth was preterm which does not exclude the premature rupture of membranes label, it includes it. ...Read more

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29 weeks pregnant, low lying placenta, low transverse baby making frequent very erratic seizure like movement. Is this normal?

29 weeks pregnant, low lying placenta, low transverse baby making frequent very erratic seizure like movement. Is this normal?

Obgyn evaluation: From your description it is not clear what is going on here. If you feel the fetal movement has changed from the way it usually feels then prompt evaluation by your obgyn is warranted. Most pregnant patients can feel at least movements an hour. ...Read more

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Is a lot of fetal movement to be expected at 18 weeks?

Is a lot of fetal movement to be expected at 18 weeks?

No: Minimal. Usually starts @ 20weeks. More movement as the pregnancy progresses. ...Read more

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Is it normal for fetal movement to be more mellow after days of extreme fetal movement? I'm 27 week and 4 days.

Is it normal for fetal movement to be more mellow after days of extreme fetal movement? I'm 27 week and 4 days.

Yes and no: Your fetus's activity pattern will vary hour to hour and day to day - much like anyone's activity. Of course, the absence of fetal movement is very worrisome. A decrease in usual fetal activity day after day can indicate that your baby is having some significant problems. This should be evaluated by your caregiver immediately. In general, if your baby moves more than ten times/hr it is doing well. ...Read more

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Can having a bunch of braxton hicks contractions all through your 3rd trimester facilitate childbirth?

As long as: It doesn't cause premature labor, usually it will have your cervix more ripe when u do go into labor , I am sure your doctor will start checking your cervix at 37 weeks or earlier if you are having too many contractions, and the doc can tell u where u are at. ...Read more

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Single intruterine fundal gestational sac is seen with no detectable fetal pole development at 7 weeks 4 days will the baby survive looks like 5weeks?

Single intruterine fundal gestational sac is seen with no detectable  fetal pole development at 7 weeks 4 days will the baby survive looks like 5weeks?

Less likely: So, the first assumption is that the dating is correct. If you are truly 7+4 weeks, there should be both a fetal pole and a heartbeat. But for various reasons you may be only 5-6 weeks so worth repeating ultrasound to make sure ...Read more

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Is Braxton Hicks contractions normal to occur at 20 weeks pregnant?

Is Braxton Hicks contractions normal to occur at 20 weeks pregnant?

For some: Some feel cramping at this time. Some do not. If you feel your are out of the ordinary contact your obgyn for evaluation to exclude preterm labor ...Read more