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Pregnancy At 27 Weeks Fetal Movement
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
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
I have had signs of pregnancy but negative tests. Is there other conditions that could cause the feeling of fetal movement?
Peristalsis: As the the muscles in the GI tract move fluids and gas you may be able to feel that. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Gas pains more: Likely. It is not feasible to have fetal movement and have a negative pregnancy test. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
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
Fetal movement: Most women can feel at least five movements an hour but some feel more and some feel less. ...Read more
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
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
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
Yes.: At the beginning of quickening sensations (~ 20 weeks), sporadic fetal movements are normal and nothing to worry about. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Is it normal to have extremely painful fetal movement at 37 weeks? About 90% of his movements make me stop in my tracks.
Do a sonogram: Make sure there is no problem with uterine wall ...Read more
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
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