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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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Can babies get seizures while in utero? Will that continue affecting them once they're born? 27w pregnant, baby makes erratic movements/twitches.

Can babies get seizures while in utero? Will that continue affecting them once they're born? 27w pregnant, baby makes erratic movements/twitches.

Usually not: What you are probably feeling are random movements from the baby, or possibly hiccups. Both are very common and normal. ...Read more

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How soon can you feel the baby moving when you are pregnant?

How soon can you feel the baby moving when you are pregnant?

Around 20 weeks: Midway through pregnancy, most women can feel the baby moving. Experienced mothers can feel it a couple of weeks earlier. ...Read more

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I'm 16circa17weeks pregnant and I don't feel baby moving is it normal?

I'm 16circa17weeks pregnant and I don't feel baby moving is it normal?

PREGNANCY: Baby should be moving at 4 months. When in doubt, see your OB for ultrasound to see baby's movement. ...Read more

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I am 5 months pregnant. I am fasting 1 day because of religious reasons. I feel the baby moving much more inside. Is that ok?

I am 5 months pregnant. I am fasting 1 day because of religious reasons. I feel the baby moving much more inside. Is that ok?

Discuss w/ Doctor: There are women all over and throughout history who have had to make this type of decision. To do it well, you need to take all aspects of your specific situation into consideration. Talk w/ your doctor and your clergy, family and inner guide. Here's a link that may help your search. Http://www. Babycenter. In/a1014950/fasting-during-pregnancy:
Best wishes for you and yours! ...Read more

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I'm 6 months pregnant someday I can feel my baby moving alots and someday is does not move why?

I'm 6 months pregnant someday I can feel my baby moving alots and someday is does not move why?

Sleeping: Babies go through sleep wake cycles and naturally won't be moving when they are sleeping. Sometimes, unless you concentrate you won't feel the baby because you get used to it. ...Read more

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There is something moving around in my stomach it feels like a baby but I'm not pregnant?

There is something moving around in my stomach it feels like a baby but I'm not pregnant?

Your intestines,: The small intestine is not fixed in place, and does have movement involved in it's normal functioning. It may be the cause of what you feel. ...Read more

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First time pregnant and 26weeks 1day today and I haven't felt baby moving in past 24 hours. Should I be worried?

First time pregnant and 26weeks 1day today and I haven't felt baby moving in past 24 hours. Should I be worried?

Fetal movement: At 26 weeks, babies can begin to have sleep and wake cycles. To wake up the baby, I suggest drinking orange juice or apple juice which has a high sugar content and then see if that increases fetal movement. If not, call your doctor and make an appointment to have the fetal heart rate checked. Usually eating and drinking will increase fetal movement. ...Read more

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I just found out I am pregnant and I was doing a lot of excessive moving around, tumbling etc...Is the baby going to be okay?

I just found out I am pregnant and I was doing a lot of excessive moving around, tumbling etc...Is the baby going to be okay?

Take you time...: Early in pregnancy, vigorous non traumatic activity is pretty safe. However, see your doctor soon to confirm your dates and get further counseling. ...Read more

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7months pregnant, it's been 24 hours, baby moving but not kicking as hard as usual, moving less and weaker than usual. Should I be worried? Thank you

7months pregnant, it's been 24 hours, baby moving but not kicking as hard as usual, moving less and weaker than usual. Should I be worried? Thank you

Need MFM evaluation: Although a change in the character or the frequency of your perceived fetal movements and "kick counts" is not unusual, it would be wise to consult a Maternal-Fetal-Medicine specialist and schedule a sonogram, NST (non-stress test), a BPP (biophysical profile) and AFI (amniotic fluid index) to confirm the well being of your 7 months fetus. ...Read more

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22weeks pregnant I feel a burning sensation when my baby is moving is that normal?

22weeks pregnant I feel a burning sensation when my baby is moving is that normal?

Maybe: As your ligaments and muscles stretch they can be uncomfortable ad burn. If it bothers you then please call your OB and ask him/her as well. ...Read more

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My wife is 6 to 7 months pregnant and why is not the baby moving about in her stomuck?

My wife is 6 to 7 months pregnant and why is not the baby moving about in her stomuck?

20 weeks: Most women will begin to feel the baby move around the 20th week. She will need to see a doctor to confirm how far along she is and to make sure everything is ok. ...Read more

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Growth of baby in the fifth month of pregnancy. When will the baby start moving during pregnancy?

Growth of baby in the fifth month of pregnancy. When will the baby start moving during pregnancy?

20 wks: Baby movement is typically felt around 20 weeks. Sometimes you can feel it up to a month earlier; usually that is in a second (or more) pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hi. I am 19 week pregnant. I has a ultasound and the baby is not moving at all, and around the babyno watters, only hearbeat is still there. Why is that?

Hi. I am 19 week pregnant. I has a ultasound and the baby is not moving at all, and around the babyno watters, only hearbeat is still there. Why is that?

Need HighRisk OB: Many possible causes. Low movement is not worrying at 19 weeks, and the heartbeat is reassuring. I am worried about the low fluid. Was the sono done at your doctors? They may send you to a specialist. Also need to see if low fluid or no fluid. For no fluid, two most common causes are kidney problems in fetus or preterm rupture of membranes, both of which are not good. Low fluid needs following. ...Read more

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I'm 14 weeks pregnant when will my husband be able to feel the baby moving?

28 weeks: Mom usually will start feeling the baby move around 20-24 weeks gestation. Dads will have to wait a little longer until the baby is a little bigger and stronger. Generally dads will feel the baby move around 28 weeks and beyond. ...Read more

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Hi I am 16 weeks pregnant, I would like to know if baby change position? I know he is moving but can he still change position?

Hi I am 16 weeks pregnant, I would like to know if baby change position? I know he is moving but can he still change position?

Yes: The baby is currently living in a bag of water, unfettered by gravity, able to do somersaults at will. Typically the fetal presenting part will pretty much be decided by 34 weeks, 96% of the time vertex (head first), 3.6% breech (butt or feet first) and the rest some other part (arm, back, umbilical cord, other). On occasion, I have even seen the fetal position change during labor. ...Read more

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I'm 28 weeks pregnant and my baby hardly has been moving for the past 3 days. I feel some kicks but they're not the same. I am worried.?

I'm 28 weeks pregnant and my baby hardly has been moving for the past 3 days. I feel some kicks but they're not the same. I am worried.?

CALL YOUR OB: U should have already done this so call now! Cause if u were my pt I would have u go to the labor room now! To put u on the monitor and to do an ultrasound to make suree verything is ok so no one is worried, do not wait till monday since yoru docs office is prob closed tom and fri but your doc or someone is on call and in teh future any? S like this should be asked now to your doc. ...Read more

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7months pregnant with baby girl she not moving much?

7months pregnant with baby girl she not moving much?

See doctor: See your obstetrician and voice your voncerns to him. He may want to do some tests. ...Read more

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I am 19 week pregnant wit my 3th child. I has a ultrasound and then baby is not moving at all, and around the baby no watter. Why is that? Is it danger

I am 19 week pregnant wit my 3th child. I has a ultrasound and then baby is not moving at all, and around the baby no watter. Why is that? Is it danger

Could well be: Absence of fluid around the fetus is disturbing and could indicate a problem with the fetal kidneys (blockage, not formed), fetal heart failure, or leakage of fluid. If fluid is absent then the fetal lungs will not develop properly and there can be problems with muscular development. A repeat ultrasound will be needed to see if there are conditions that can be treated. ...Read more

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28 weeks pregnant & my baby moving a whole lot in this week. Why's that?

28 weeks pregnant & my baby moving a whole lot in this week. Why's that?

Healthy baby: Most healthy babies do that. Doctors are always concerned when baby is slowing down with movements. If you don't feel regular contactions, don't think your water broke and there is no vaginal bleeding it should be normal. Keep your self hydrated well and see your doctor regularly. ...Read more

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22 weeks pregnant baby moved very low and not moving much should I be worried?

Well?: Not really. This is just the time you start to feel movement so it can easily be percieved to be decreased. Secondly, god forbid, there is a problem the baby is non viable (could not survive). Don't panic, the incidence of fetal death at 22 weeks is low and the percieved lack of fetal movement is high at this gestational age. Low fetal movement later in pregnancy is more worrisome. Hope it hlps. ...Read more

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How can I tell if its gas or a baby moving if pregnant test are negative but have all synthoms?

How can I tell if its gas or a baby moving if pregnant test are negative but have all synthoms?

If a blood preg test: Is negative then u are not pregnant, u should not be able to feel the baby move until you are at least 17-18 weeks at the earliest and most women don't feel movement until 20 weeks, please see your obgyn for a workup of your amenorrhea, but u should know all of this because you have already had 4 children. ...Read more

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I am 23 weeks pregnant and I haven't felt my baby move for about an hour. I am worried, because she's always moving?

I am 23 weeks pregnant and I haven't felt my baby move for about an hour. I am worried, because she's always moving?

See below: As your pregnancy progresses, your baby matures and develops sleep/wake cycles just like you and i. That being said, if you are worried, you can call your labor and delivery ward and be reassured there. Talk to your doctor about a kick count diary. ...Read more