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Iam in my fifth month pregnancy but I did not feel any fetal movement is this serious?

Iam in my fifth month pregnancy but I did not feel any fetal movement is this serious?

18-22 weeks: Most people will begin to feel the baby move between 18-22 weeks. If you are further along than that you should see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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Is less fetal movement common in women who are past 33 weeks of pregnancy?

Is less fetal movement common in women who are past 33 weeks of pregnancy?

No.: Decreased maternally perceived fetal activity portends poor prognosis for fetal well-being and should be promptly evaluated in the emergency room in the third trimester. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have rapid fetal movement especially near the rectum area at 22+ weeks of pregnancy?

Is it normal to have rapid fetal movement especially near the rectum area at 22+ weeks of pregnancy?

Yes: There's no such thing of the baby moving too much. In fact, the more fetal movement, the better. Painful at times for mom, but great for baby! ...Read more

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What if in 28 month pregnancy gush of water is leaked but fetal movement seems ok what to do on medical grounds?

What if in 28 month pregnancy gush of water is leaked but fetal movement seems ok what to do on medical grounds?

Go to hospital: If you are 28 weeks pregnant and you think your broke your water it is imperative that you do to the hospital right now. You need urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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I am almost into my 38 weeks of pregnancy, these 2 days I have more braxton hicks but much less fetus movement. Is it normal? Thanks very much

I am almost into my 38 weeks of pregnancy, these 2 days I have more braxton hicks but much less fetus movement. Is it normal? Thanks very much

Get in!: Hello, and congratulations on making this far in your pregnancy! Fetal movement is an important sign of how the baby is doing. If the baby is not moving, it is very important that you get in right now to make sure everything is ok. You can have the baby monitored and possible and ultrasound to check and see how the baby is doing. Please get in as soon as possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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22 weeks pregnant no fetal movement? Should I be concerned plus I have no symptoms of pregnancy since the beginning...

22 weeks pregnant no fetal movement? Should I be concerned plus I have no symptoms of pregnancy since the beginning...

OB-GYN consult: I may be a bit concerned by no fetal movement. Please discuss with your attending dr. ...Read more

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Gas pains, or fetal movement? Negative pregnancy tests

Gas pains, or fetal movement? Negative pregnancy tests

Gas pains more: Likely. It is not feasible to have fetal movement and have a negative pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel fetal movement at 11 weeks? This is my first pregnancy and I keep feeling fluttering and its not gas.

Is it possible to feel fetal movement at 11 weeks? This is my first pregnancy and I keep feeling fluttering and its not gas.

Unlikely to happen: Most women who have had prior pregnancies say they notice movement about 16 weeks. First timers often note this as 20 wks. Babies are active at that point but whether you can feel it is hard to say absolutely. It may just be gas. ...Read more

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Ua, us, bloodwork neg but clear fetal movement felt/skin tags, extremely tired and linea grava appeared...Whats the probabilty pregnancy?

Ua, us, bloodwork neg but clear fetal movement felt/skin tags, extremely tired and linea grava appeared...Whats the probabilty pregnancy?

I'm not an OB/Gyn: But urinalysis and blood tests for pregnancy are the best ways to determine pregnancy. Even "fetal movement" can be other things like gas or bowel function. The other "signs" of pregnancy you list are very subjective. Go with the facts; get another blood test if you really think the first one was bogus/false! ...Read more

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From week 25 of pregnancy on, can fetal movement also be a contraction? Or cause one? And when belly feels hard, would baby movements be felt?

From week 25 of pregnancy on, can fetal movement also be a contraction? Or cause one? And when belly feels hard, would baby movements be felt?

No: During contraction usually movements are not felt
fetal movement are not contractions
you feel a kick with fetal movements
with contractions you feel hardening and softening. ...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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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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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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Unpredictable fetal movement?

Unpredictable fetal movement?

10 kicks/hour: 10 kicks/hour is a universal count, but its dependent on what is your normal and more importantly how far along you are. If you are 25 weeks, you may not have predictable fetal movement the way you may when you are 35 weeks. Check with your doctor. ...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 there such thing as too much fetal movement?

Too much movement: No, there is never a concern for a baby that moves "too much". ...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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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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What week in pregnancy does the fetus start to out grow Amniotic fluid so that I can feel the movements much better? I am going on 28weeks...

What week in pregnancy does the fetus start to out grow Amniotic fluid so that I can feel the movements much better? I am going on 28weeks...

18-22 weeks: Most people will begin to feel the baby move between 18-22 weeks. If you are further along than that and you do not feel movement then you should see a doctor. ...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

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