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What is excessive movement of baby in pregnancy?

What is excessive movement of baby in pregnancy?

Unsure: Every baby moves different amounts in pregnancy. In general, active babies are healthy babies. It is when the movement decreases that we get concerned. If that happens, it is important to call your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Is there a decrease in the baby's movement during the 19thweek of pregnancy?

Is there a decrease in the baby's movement during the 19thweek of pregnancy?

Baby movements: At 19 weeks it would be really hard to tell whether you are having truly decreased baby movements or just not feeling your baby move consistently. At 19 weeks even in women who had previous pregnancies, baby movements are not consistently present. I would not get discouraged but would advise you to talk to your obgyn. He may elect to do an ultrasound to assess your baby's wellbeing. ...Read more

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When is the earliest you can detect movement from your baby during pregnancy?

When is the earliest you can detect movement from your baby during pregnancy?

Fetal movement : It is possibly to see fetal movement by ultrasound as early as 8weeks from the last menstual cycle. However, one cannot feel it due to its small size. In general, fetal movement is felt from 16 weeks onward with most able to feel movement by 20weeks. First time pregnancies are closer to the 20week mark whereas subsequent pregnancies feel movement earlier. Movement should be regular by 24 weeks. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be getting a lot of movement everday at 4 months of pregnancy? And does it mean that the baby is healthy?

Is it normal to be getting a lot of movement everday at 4 months of pregnancy? And does it mean that the baby is healthy?

Baby moving: During the 4th month of pregnancy (from 16-20 weeks) it's the most common time for women to start feeling the baby move. Sometimes it can be a lot everyday. More often it's more subtle and less often at this stage but it depends on the sensitivity of the mother. Babies at this stage of pregnancy have a lot of room to move. Check with your OB doctor to be sure baby is healthy. ...Read more

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I'm 15 weeks prego. Still do not feel movement from baby? My third pregnancy. Why does everyone else feel their baby even earlier then me?

I'm 15 weeks prego. Still do not feel movement from baby? My third pregnancy. Why does everyone else feel their baby even earlier then me?

False reporting: Even though the baby is moving from early on, it's not actually until about 16 weeks to feel it. You can't really feel it move on the outside until about 22-23 weeks. You are perfectly normal. Moms don't feel first babies until about 20 weeks. But peoples' imaginations and hopes are great and they will convince themselves they are feeling the baby move much earlier. ...Read more

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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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Dr im 18.1 week preg, this is is first pregnancy. When will i feel baby's first movement? Till now i don't feel anything

Dr im 18.1 week preg, this is is first pregnancy. When will i feel baby's first movement? Till now i don't feel anything

Congrats: On your pregnancy, since this is your first, you won't start feeling the baby kicking till later , close to 25 weeks, may be earlier, you need to be quiet, sitting or lying down to feel it, wish you a healthy pregnancy and and healthy child ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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