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What Happens If My Baby Does Not Move Out Of The Transverse Position
C-section: Unfortunately, a transverse position in pregnancy can be a dangerous situation. Once labor starts, typically the lowest part of the baby to enter the birth canal is the baby's shoulder. Hundreds of years ago, this situation would be fatal complication, because the baby could never fit through the birth canal...But today, a safe and timely c-section would prevent injury to both mom and baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is my baby not moving as much at 38 weeks and don't feel like i was feeling yesturday in pain at all?
Concerned: This is a serious concern. You need to speak with your OB immediately to discuss further. You will likely need an evaluation in the l&d department with tocolytic monitoring. ...Read more
If you are pregnant.: ...and having pain and vaginal bleeding, you must get medical care ASAP. While a fetus may go several hours w/o moving, if you've felt no movement for 24 hours or more, that is also a reason to get immediate medical care. If you can't get in to see your OB, please go to an emergency department. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more
I'm pregnant in 26th weeks and from the beginning my baby not moving a lot until now, my last ultrasound was in 22 w and everything is ok ?
Probably: If your ultrasound at 22 weeks was ok, and the baby hasn't had a significant change in activity level(was moving a lot and now not at all) most likely all is well. Some babies are more active than others,and may be more active at certain times of day. If you are really concerned, a quick check-up with your doctor is the right thing to do. ...Read more
Same as adult: First, position them in an ambulance on the way to a hospital. But while waiting for the ambulance, maximize blood flow to brain by laying them on back in "sniffing position" to keep airway open. Raise legs so they are slightly above heart level - can use something like a pillow, not sticking way up in air. Keep your ABC's continually being assessed until help arrives. ...Read more
Flat +/- legs raised: This question appears to be in the context of cpr, basic life support, or advanced life support. Lay the child or infant on his/her back, with the head in a 'sniffing' position, and keep the airway open. If the environment allows, you can raise the legs higher than the heart and head. ...Read more
On their back: Sleeping on the back with the head slightly elevated. You can use a folded towel underneath the head end of the mattress (not directly under the baby's head like a pillow.). ...Read more
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