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Doctor insights on: Painful Fetal Movement Third Trimester

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How can I know the sex if my fetus in third trimester?

How can I know the sex if my fetus in third trimester?

Ultrasound: The quickest and easiest way to determine the sex of a fetus is with ultrasound. However, this is not always infallible and, while generally considered safe, we do not recommend unnecessary exposure to ultrasound or any other testing modalities during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Iam in my third trimester what will. The fetus be doing and will I have body changes?

Iam in my third trimester what will. The fetus be doing and will I have body changes?

Baby kicks/punches: The healthy baby will continue to kick/punches/moves, and likely starts to turn head-down if not done so. Baby may actually kick/punches a bit less because of less room. Your belly will get bigger and may sag a bit. Also, u may need to pee more often, and feel more short of breath, more reflux, back aches, and more uncomfortble laying on your back etc. If having problems, consult doc. Congrats! ...Read more

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Is Metamucil safe in third trimester? Does it prevent nutrients from getting to fetus? How does it actually work and any precautions while taking it?

Is Metamucil safe in third trimester? Does it prevent nutrients from getting to fetus? How does it actually work and any precautions while taking it?

Safe: Metamucil is a bulk laxative, which helps hold water in the stool to make it easier to pass, and is safe in pregnancy. You need to be sure and drink a lot of water, too. It will not effect the babies nutrition. ...Read more

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Can I have the 3d ultrasound to detect fetus abnormalities during third trimester?

Can I have the 3d ultrasound to detect fetus abnormalities during third trimester?

Ask you MD: You need to ask your MD that question because they are best able to interpret any findings as well with the exam. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have uncontrolled bowel movements in your third trimester? If so, why?

Is it normal to have uncontrolled bowel movements in your third trimester? If so, why?

No: I wouldn't say that it's normal to have uncontrolled bowel movements. There can definitely be a lot more pressure on the rack them in the third trimester due to the position of the babies head. Definitely mom's express that they feel like they don't have as much time to get to the bathroom. Uncontrolled implies loss of sphincter control or an autonomic nerve problem discuss with your doctor in greater detail. ...Read more

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Male fetus ultrasound (35w 4d) which showed an enlarged fetal bladder. Normal amniotic fluid and kidneys. Is this typical in third trimester?

Male fetus ultrasound (35w 4d) which showed an enlarged fetal bladder. Normal amniotic fluid and kidneys. Is this typical in third trimester?

Specific case: This is a very specific case that requires a doctor to evaluate the exact findings of the sonogram to determine if it is normal or not. You will need to seek clarification from your doctor regarding the term “enlarged bladder” to determine if further testing, follow up sonograms or a referral to a perinatologist is indicated. ...Read more

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Is it normal not to feel movement for a couple of hours late in the 3rd trimester?

Is it normal not to feel movement for a couple of hours late in the 3rd trimester?

Yes: You should feel your baby move every day. Babies have sleep cycles and you may not feel them move while you are sleeping. If it has been more than a couple of hours since you felt your baby move, try eating a snack or drinking juice, often this will make babies more active. If you are still not feeling movement you should call your doctor or the hospital to listen to the baby's heartbeat. ...Read more

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Can fifth disease be transmitted to a woman's fetus in the 3rd trimester?

Can fifth disease be transmitted to a woman's fetus in the 3rd trimester?

Yes: If mom never had it as a kid she can get it during any stage of pregnancy.It can also pass to the fetus & produce problems. ...Read more

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Which sort of effects would there be on a 3rd trimester fetus from dental radiation?

Which sort of effects would there be on a 3rd trimester fetus from dental radiation?

Probably none: But dentist will do x-rays during 3rd trimester only in emergency situations. Just make sure you are properly shielded during x-rays, and don't worry. ...Read more

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Is it possible for fifth disease to be transferred to a woman's fetus in the 3rd trimester?

Yes: If the mom has her primary experience with this virus at any point in pregnancy, the fetus can become infected. If it happens, the most disabling effect seems to be it's effect on the babies blood forming activity. If it slows it down or stops even briefly, the fetus may not be able to keep up with the metabolic demands of growth & a condition called hydrops can result. ...Read more

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1. Is it normal to feel LOTS of fetal movement at 32 weeks I can't pinpoint what's triggering movement. 2. Can movement cause BH contractions?

1. Is it normal to feel LOTS of fetal movement at 32 weeks I can't pinpoint what's triggering movement. 2. Can movement cause BH contractions?

Fetal movement: Most women can feel at least five movements an hour but some feel more. Braxton Hicks contractions are not caused by fetal movements ...Read more

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When do you feel fetal movement?

When do you feel fetal movement?

Varies: Most women start to feel fetal movement between 16 and 20 weeks of pregnancy. ...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 sporadic at 20 weeks?

Is it normal for fetal movement to be sporadic at 20 weeks?

Yes.: At the beginning of quickening sensations (~ 20 weeks), sporadic fetal movements are normal and nothing to worry about. ...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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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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Erratic fetal movement at 33 weeks. Should I be worried?

Erratic fetal movement at 33 weeks. Should I be worried?

Reassuring: Fetal movements are reassuring during pregnancy. It indicates the fetus is recieving adequate oxygen. Later on in third trimester, you may experience fewer kicks and with less intensity due to reduced intra uterine space. Nonetheless, fetal movements are reassuring. ...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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Can you tell me how monitoring fetal movement prevent stillbirth?

Can you tell me how monitoring fetal movement prevent stillbirth?

Kick Counting: Fetal movement is reassuring. Babies that are in trouble stop moving, usually awhile before they are at risk of stillbirth. Monitoring fetal movement is a way to make sure that baby is doing well without hooking you up to a fetal monitor. If your monitoring indicates that baby isn't moving enough, you can go to the hospital for electronic fetal monitoring. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Hi, I had light bleeding at 13+weeks. U/s showed baby is ok. I'm 19 weeks 2days now but still cant feel fetal movement. I've anterior placenta. What'll be the best time for u/s again?

Hi, I had light bleeding at 13+weeks. U/s showed baby is ok. I'm 19 weeks 2days now but still cant feel fetal movement. I've anterior placenta. What'll be the best time for u/s again?

Between 28 and 32 wk: A follow up sonogram or a "fetal growth scan" could be useful between 28 and 32 weeks.
If your anterior placenta is not "low lying" or "previa" at that time, and fetal growth is good, there may be little cause for alarm. Be a patient; you will "feel fetal movements" soon. ...Read more

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I have decrease in fetal movement or no movement at all, should I be concerned?

I have decrease in fetal movement or no movement at all, should I be concerned?

Fetal movements: Absolutely you should be concerned if the fetal movement decreases or there is no movement at all. Moms usually start to feel fetal movement at about 20-22 weeks. There are different ways to monitor fetal movement- some use the criteria of 10 movements in 2 hrs, others may use 4 movements in 1 hr. If you feel that your baby is moving less or not moving at all, contact your health care provider. ...Read more

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How often should you feel fetal movement at 24-25 weeks?

How often should you feel fetal movement at 24-25 weeks?

Fetal movement: Most women can feel at least five movements an hour but some feel more and some feel less. ...Read more

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How noticeable is fetal movement at 19 weeks and 5 days?

How noticeable is fetal movement at 19 weeks and 5 days?

Did u ask your OB?: Some women can feel movement at 19 wk 5 d and some can and if u do u may not feel it everyday until u are 22-24 weeks. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about increased fetal movement 38 weeks?

Probably normal: When your baby moves more, it normally is an indication your baby is doing well. If everything else is going well, consider it a welcome sign that your baby is growing well. ...Read more

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No fetal movement at 12 week ultrasound but strong heartbeat. Should I worry?

No fetal movement at 12 week ultrasound but strong heartbeat. Should I worry?

Don't think so.: I'm not in MFM (Maternal / Fetal Medicine) nor an Obstetrician, but I know my wife's OB told us not to worry in similar circumstances with my daughter (who is now 2.5 years old). Babies (fetuses) sleep at odd times & can sleep right through an ultrasound, so lack of movement is not worrisome per se. The heart rate is reassuring. Talk to your OB & make sure repeat ultrasound is scheduled. Good luck ...Read more

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5 CM dilated for a week now. Today I noticed extreme decrease in fetal movement (increase in hiccups) what could this mean?

See your doctor: Decreased fetal movement should always be taken seriously! Call your doctor for evaluation today. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is cervix pain normal at 34 wks? I'm already 1cm dilated as of July 10. Also increased fetal movement. It's practically non-stop at this point.

Is cervix pain normal at 34 wks? I'm already 1cm dilated as of July 10. Also increased fetal movement. It's practically non-stop at this point.

Please clarify: Please describe your cervix pain. If you have constant pelvic reassure, it is common from baby increasing in size. If you are having contractions, then please go and see our doctor. Fetal movement is good and reassuring. ...Read more