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Fetal Movement

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Fetal movement is defined as the movement of the fetus caused by its own muscle activity. The movement starts during the late embryological stage, and changes throughout the development stages.
I have just had the great news that me and my husband are expecting our first baby. This is thrilling news but now I am trying to gather as much information as I can. I'm currently at week 6 and am already feeling "hormonal" and can sense changes in my body, but I want to know what to expect in the …
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Answer When I was pregnant with my first (I have 4) it seemed like it took forever to feel the baby move. I don't think it had anything to do with my size. You probably just don't recognize the movement for what it is. I am very large, and the second time around I think I was about three months w…
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Answer The moving of your baby is usually very reassuring. It isn't unusual for a baby to have quiet times when there is not a lot of activity. It may help to lay on your side to notice if the baby is moving or if it is still. If you feel the baby is not as active as what seems normal, discuss it…
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Second Trimester Fetal MovementSome woman feel their baby move in the first trimester. It is usually a fluttering feeling in their stomach. You will not feel the baby move everyday. It depends on how active you are and how comfortable the baby is. Here is a tip if you are concerned. During my pregna…
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If you have been going to your regular check ups, then I'm sure everything is fine. Just mention your concern to your doctor at your next visit. If you are are really worried, call them and see if you need to come in earlier. If you haven't been seeing a doctor on a regular basis, you should go see …
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That is way too early to feel the baby move. You may be feeling extra gas, since you are pregnant. Or possibly the muscles stretching and moving. Most people don't feel the baby move until at least 4 months. I dont think this is entirely true. yes no one else can feel the baby kick outside the womb…
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%REPLIES% Answer Some babies are more active than others. If your baby is moving within the "standard", then I wouldn't worry or try to make her move any more. Sometimes you won't feel her moving when you are busy doing things even if she is, so if you want to feel her move for your peace of …
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From my experience, the baby may not move all the time, when I thought something was wrong I would lie on my bed and turn side to side then lay on my back and just lay there for a while, eventually she would move. If its been more than 4 days I would talk to your doctor just to be safe.I'm not tryin…
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Every woman is different. Although it is unlikely in first time mothers, do not completely rule it out. It could also be gas you are feeling.Most first time Mums feel movement at around 20 weeks, and second time Mums around 16 weeks.I dont think it honestly matters if you are a first time mom or not…
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As long as you can feel the baby move every day you should be fine. Some days they are more active than others.   Once your baby begins its first movements, you should feel it move everyday. After the 5th month, if you have begun feeling movemements and the baby does not move for more that a …
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Anything is possible. A baby kicking/moving feels an awful lot like gas (really) so if you suspect your pregnant but the tests are coming back negative, I would recommend that you see a doctor or midwife for a blood test and possibly for an ultrasound. Stranger things have happened so while it's unl…
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I am 23 weeks pregnant. At this time is your pregnancy, your baby should have a pattern that it goes by just like we do. Being awake during the day, sleeping at night. I can't say the exact amount a baby moves, but you should feel him or her sparatically throughout the day. I feel my baby move a few…
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I felt that same sensation very early on in all three of my pregnancies--like bubbles or fluttering. I believe it was around 7-8 weeks for each. Everyone said that it couldn't be the fetus because the fetus is too small, and that's probably true. However, it's definitely related to the pregnancy bec…
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It's different for all women. The baby will actually begin moving between 7 & 9 weeks but you won't be able to feel them yet. There is a wide range of when moms report starting to actually feel that movement from as few as 10 weeks to as many as 25. With the first baby most moms normally recog…
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Hi,It could of been caused by a virus you picked up or caused by early pregnancy. Its difficult to say hun.
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This may vary from person to person at 22 weeks. If your are a more lean build you may feel a whole lot of movement as early as 16 weeks. I am about 22 weeks and my baby moves in cluster at time or a lot when my bladder is full. But some women don't feel anything at 22 weeks. Your baby may have his/…
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early in pregnancy at first the baby's movement will feel more like fluttering of butterflies in the bottom of you stomach which will then change to more harsher thumps and as you sit you will see your bumps moving. and sometimes you can make out if it is a hand or a foot.
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Yes, that is a very normal heartbeat for a fetus. I have had 3 children & pregnant with my 4th & my 1st 3 kids heartbeats were in the 160's. All girls. This baby though I am pregnant with is ranging 140's to 150's. Your baby has a good strong heartbeat. Good Luck! A normal heart rate for…
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It means go to the dr. Don't chance health of yourself and possibly a childs. It probably means you have uterine fibroids.You often get a "fluttering" feeling with these.The best way to find out is to go to the doctor.
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Answer If it is your first baby you usually start feeling movements at around 20 weeks. Second and subsequent babies usually make their presence known around 16-17 weeks. Not because they kick earlier but because you have felt it before.
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I'm 23 weeks right now and haven't felt the baby kick yet. My mid-wife assured me that everything was ok, just some women feel it before, or more often than others. Then I listened to the heart beat and that made me feel better that everything was ok.   I think maybe the reason you haven't fe…
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You may start to feel the baby kick around the 16 week, or it may be later so don't worry if you don't. at first all you will feel is a fluttering in the bottom of your stomach that will soon be more harsh. you may feel the baby move more when lying down and relaxing. Around four or four and a half …
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Answer Yes Some women, especially young, slim, fit ones with good muscle tone don't show much of a bump at all. Check it out by having an ultrasound scan if you are worried.
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at 13 weeks i don't think the baby could be moving just yet.if you are feeling movement it could be just gas. Actually, at 13 weeks you could in fact feel your baby move. Your baby is moving a lot starting from 11 weeks. Although, usually at this time your baby is too small for you to feel a…
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From my own experience I can tell you that its hard to explain. It's such an almost weird feeling that I don't think I've ever felt anything like it. All I can say that it feels like your stomach is full (like when you've had way to much to eat). It's difficult to explain, because you are feeling …
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Answer The baby is still very small. As it grows it will grow up higher.So basically part of the baby will always be low where you feel it now. As it gets bigger you will feel movement up higher. I'm sure you have had an ultrasound done and nothing is wrong with the baby, so as long as the baby i…
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You absolutely cannot feel the baby move at 5 weeks. It is the size of a grain of rice. However, it is forming all the vital organs so take folic acid and vitamins and eat right - your hormones are beginning to go through some major changes due to your pregnancy and hormones can cause all kinds of…
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Answer Yes it is normal to feel your baby move under your belly button I'm pregnant with my third child and you feel the baby move any where it feels like kicking or turning. The only time you need to worry is if your baby inst moving at all.
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See A Doctor  Babies can sleep, hiccup, sneeze, etc., inside of you, and no, it's not always a bad thing, but you are worried and this is a crucial part of your pregnancy so please .. make an appointment with your doctor and put your mind at rest. Congratulations Marcy If your baby moves…
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Answer Around four or four and a half months. It will feel like a little tapping as though someone is flicking you with their thumb. Then over a couple of weeks it will turn into kicking.
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Answer I started feeling movements around the fourth month. They start like soft little flicks in your abdomen.
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Answer Your first baby, about 20 weeks. Second and subsequent babies about 16-17 weeks. So this is about 5 months into a 9 month pregnancy
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not really, its tryin to learn how to use its limbs and its not uncommon to not feel the baby everyday. and if you do feel it everyday that's fine too.  Some babies are just more active than others. If you only feel it move occasionally, that's just fine. The kid might just move a little at a …
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Answer Fetal hiccups feel like gentle, rhythmic kicking or taps in the same area for a few seconds up to many minutes. The further along a woman gets in her pregnancy the stronger the hiccups become until you can see the belly jump where the hiccups are originating.
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Yes it is possible to feel movement at 16 weeks. Don't worry if you don't feel it this soon. It is different for each pregnancy.  Fetal movementsMost women will feel movements in a first pregnancy at around 20 weeks and with second and subsequent pregnancies at around 16 weeks, but as said abo…
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moving feels like watter slosing around and kicking feels like a bubble poping latter youll be be able to feel him or her kick and youll deff.. be able to tell
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First off it is not your stomach per say that grows, it is your uterus. The uterus sits deep in the pelvis and usually fits in there until month 4 when it flips up over your symphysis pubis in need of more room. Every woman is going to be different though with our various body shapes and will be dif…
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Hi, No you definitely can not hun. Remember this ok and it will help you to understand how it works. When the egg is fertilised you do not have a normal period. If the egg is NOT fertilised then the egg breaks down and causes a period. So if you get a period there is no chance of being pregnant. A …
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Answer How do you know it's fetal movement and not gas. Answer If you are under 18, don't want your parents to know, or don't have a family doctor you can go to, you can go to the health department in your area. I don't know how much it costs, but I'm sure they can help you out. Get a blood t…
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Not to scare you but I think you should consult your doctor ASAP about that. That doesn't seem normal to me in a pregnancy.  Was this by any chance just after you had had a cup of coffee? Sometimes it makes a fetus a bit hyperactive for a while. Or were you slightly stressed by something?It co…
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Defining play as movement or action, yes a baby can "play" while it is still in the womb. A fetus will even react to voices or stimulation, but a baby doesn't technically "play" before it is born.
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At 31 weeks, a baby would normally survive, however would probably need to be in an incubator for a while and have some help breathing
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Yes, it's definitely possible, no matter what anyone says. My midwife felt my little girl kick at 10 weeks, because she knew where to push down and what not. She's a strong little baby at 20 weeks right now but my boyfriend still hasn't felt it, but it can take a little time for a casual outsider t…
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yes!!! very active baby!!! that is absolutly GREAT!!
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It is normal for your baby to arch their back and extend their arms out, these actions are closely related to the moro reflex. It can last up until the baby is 6 months old. So that is completely normal, no worries
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Sometime between 16 and 22 weeks, you'll start to feel your baby move.
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hello don't worry as a mother of five i can assure you it is perfectly normal to be worried and nervous with any pregnancy . i found the second pregnancy more than any to be more nerve racking , i thought how can you spread the love and attention you have lavished on your first born to another baby.…
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At 32 weeks a baby would generally survive, however may need to be in an incubator for a while and have some help breathing
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if the baby is in the right position a sonographer can usually tell what the sex is at your 22 week sonogram. they say if you carry the baby high it is a girl and if you carry a baby low it is a boy. that was how it was for me , but i wouldn't rely on it. with my son i carried really low and all out…
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I am 24 almost 25 weeks pregnant. I feel my baby here and there but it is Not everday. RIght now I havent felt much in two days. Three days ago, I felt the baby alot. I had my 24 week apt and asked me dr. She said I should feel at least something everyday but not to worry. It is alot about perceptio…
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Answer Yes, many babies appear to kick their way out. My second twin was laying crossways when I went into labour but as soon as her brother was born she took a nosedive and was born head first.
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Yes, first a woman has contractions. Contractions of the uterus can start, off and on, a month before delivery. When contractions get to 2 minutes apart, a woman goes to the hospital. (Sooner if it is her 2nd or 3rd baby). Contractions for a first-time pregnancy can go on for 24 hours non-stop. Cont…
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Sometime between 16 and 22 weeks, you'll start to feel your baby move.
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It's not likely. You probably won't feel your baby kick until around week 16 and 22, even though the baby has been moving since week 7 or 8. You may have already witnessed these movements during an ultrasound. This is often felt as a fluttering feeling or a grasshopper walking across your belly duri…
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The X and Y chromosomes, since girls have two X chromosomes it's all up to the dad's sperm to determine if it is a boy or a girl. A double X is a female "XX" and a "XY" is male
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Sometime between 16 and 22 weeks, you'll start to feel your baby move.
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Best to go to a doctor or hospital that can use a Doppler machine or use other ways to hear the heartbeat.
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No at 6weeks your baby is still an embryo and it's arms and legs are still forming and would just be small buds at this point. You probably will start to feel your baby's movements shortly after the second trimester. I was able to feel my baby's flutters around 16weeks, so something for you to look …
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Depends on how fast the baby is growing and if he/she wants to move around alot usually between the 3rd and 5th month
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Yes. Of course it varies, but babies born at 31 weeks have a very high chance of surviving. Babies born on week 25+ are surviving (although some sadly don´t).
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Answer Fetus sex can be determined by ultrasound only after the genitals have somewhat formed. It is not possible to determine the fetus's sex judging by HR. Although women have a higher HR than men, extrapolation to fetus is not possible keeping in mind things go a lot different when you breathe…
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During pregnancy you will experienced flatulence because of the hormone progesterone that decreases peristalsis thus gas form in the abdomen.
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Between 140 to 160 beats per minute.
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Most women start to feel the baby move around 13 to 16 weeks of pregnancy. If a person is very thin, they may feel it before.
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How soon into the pregnancy can you start feeling the baby move? The baby will begin moving between 7 & 9 weeks. There is a wide range of when moms report starting to feel that movement from as few as 10 weeks to as many as 25. With the first baby most moms normally recognise the feeling betwee…
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The baby still has a few weeks to move in its own. After that doctors will usually try to turn it. If it doesn´t work, usually they will decide on a c-section.
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"Most probably the 7 to 8 month" is clearly written by someone who has no clue what they are talking about. The correct answer is between 16 and 22 weeks which is the 4th or 5th month. It can be even earlier if this is not your first pregnancy.
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Labor feels like a bunch of strenghthful stress came and partied in your place where you give labor
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At 5 months you can feel your baby moves or kicks.
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It feels like a sharp pressure or extreme pain.
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While in the womb or after he or she is born? The baby tends to kick a lot when you start approaching your third trimester. Babies that are born tend to kick often too, especially when upset or excited.
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The fetal heart The embryonic heart starts beating 22 days after conception, or about five weeks after the last menstrual period, which by convention we call the fifth week of pregnancy. The heart at this stage is too small to hear, even with amplification, but it can sometimes be seen as a flickeri…
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The winner of the electoral votes for any given state, is the candidate who wins the popluar vote for that state. For example, in the 2000 election, Al Gore beat George Bush by 500,000+ popular votes but Bush won the bigger states that have more electoral votes and took the presidency. The popular …
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The baby will begin moving between 7 & 9 weeks. There is a wide range of when moms report starting to feel that movement from as few as 10 weeks to as many as 25. With the first baby most moms normally recognise the feeling between 16 & 20 weeks and the overall average seeming to be between …
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No, pregnancy does not emancipate anyone in the US so you will need parental permission.
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You do what is best for your child and yourself - you have to keep going for the two of you and above all for your child. Join some mother & child groups and spend time doing things that keep you busy and happy, not only will you meet new people within the groups you will be spending time with y…
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Sometime between 16 and 22 weeks, you'll start to feel your baby move.
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Normal heartbeat of the baby is 140 to 160 per minute. Heartbeat that fast can be caused by increased temperature,pain or that baby was crying when you get it.
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Painful cramping, similar to when you have your period, but more painful and for more prolonged time. Headaches, period-like blood but coming and going. Small piece of tissue with veins in it. Regardless, whether the embryo was miscarried or not, take a pregnancy-test, the pregnancy hormones rema…
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The baby grows in the mother's womb for nine months before it is ready to be born.
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The sex of the fetus is determined by the X or Y chromosome in the man's sperm that fertilizes the woman's egg. XX is a girl, XY is a boy.
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you can also call this fetal heart tone or simply mean the heart beat of the baby.
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i am at 9 weeks but no movement at all
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An average dog size would be 2 feet
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I just wanted to add that by the ninth month of pregnancy there isn't a whole lot of room for the baby to move around. The baby should move some, but not as much. My 1st didn't move a lot in the end, the doc said it was because I was getting close to labor. Every pregnancy is different, call the d…
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Generally, at around 16-20 weeks women say they feel their baby moving for the first time, although it isn't kicking. Some describe it as popping or fluttering. When you first feel it depends on how fat or thin you are and also whether it is your first pregnancy or not
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Sometime between 16 and 22 weeks, you'll start to feel your baby move.
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it shouldn't mean anything bad. By 17 weeks the fetus has grown and tends to stretch every where. when i was 18 weeks i felt little movements every where in my lower stomach.
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you have the baby
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No, it is too small for you to feel movement. You won't feel flutters and kicks until around week 17 or later.
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It's not likely. Sometime between 16 and 22 weeks, you'll start to feel your baby move.
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If you are trying to abort on your own without a doctors supervision you need to know it is dangerous and illegal and punishable with years in prison. A medical abortion is a combo with 2 medications and just Mifepristone wont do it. So get to a doctor and have it safely and legally done. If you nee…
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At 5 months, you should be able to feel your baby moving, however not neccessarily kicking
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While several people say it is normal, it is still a sign of the so called "threatened abortion". The following steps are recommended: 1. Visit the doctor to check if the embryo's heartbeat is Ok or not.2. If the heartbeat is OK, the it is necessary to take such tablets as Duphastan that protects ag…
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