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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.
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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 during the first...
Some expectant mothers feel the first kicks about 16 weeks into the pregnancy, although first-time mothers will often not sense the small movements.
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.    Answer I think maybe the reason you...
  == Answer ==     If you are expecting your first baby you can expect to feel your baby for the first time between 18 and 24 weeks gestation. If this is not your first baby you can expect to feel your baby a bit sooner than you felt your first. This is usually said to happen because you...
That's not physically possible.   Sometime between 16 and 22 weeks, you'll start to feel your baby  move.  
  == Answer ==     I am 18 weeks pregnant and feel my baby on again off again. Mine feels like popcorn popping inside or like something flicking the inside of your lower abdomen right below you belly button. But it feels different to every woman. Some say it feels like when your on a...
Sometime between 16 and 22 weeks, you'll start to feel your babymove. .
i am at 9 weeks but no movement at all
  == Answer ==     Yes you could be, i felt my fluttering all over my abdomen during my pregnancy.   It feels like a fly trying to get out of a bottle, a buzzing,throbing sensation.I would go to the doctors to be sure.Good luck!
No, there is no reason to worry yet. You don't normally start to feel movements until 16-22 weeks.
Your baby has grown tremendously and he/she has less room to move around at 8 months. If you are keeping your regular doctors appointments and your doctors is giving you the "ok" on the progress of your baby, then everything should be fine...but to be on the safe side and to put your mind at ease,...
I doubt it, sounds like you can be starting menopause, but you never know. I would check with your doctor to be sure.
  == Answer ==   Believe me it is moving. You just may not feel it yet. With my first born, I felt him moving at 18 weeks. It felt like a butterfly moving its wings. This pregnancy I did not feel the baby move until about 22 weeks. I was scared to death something was wrong. Now I wish he/she...
  == Answer ==   The doctors will say no but a mom such as myself will say yes. There can be so much that you cannot sleep a wink. But the second the baby rests you go into a panic thinking something is wrong. Now if out of the blue there is a painful, spastic jerking, you may want to go to...
  == Answer ==     No, twins tend to develop slightly slower than one child would, you wuld feel them about the same time, if not a little later   == Answer ==     I have twins, and i don't remember them kicking sooner, but i do remember it was very often and all over my abdomen...
You may start to feel the baby kick around the 16 week, or it maybe later so don't worry if you don't. at first all you will feel isa fluttering in the bottom of your stomach that will soon be moreharsh. you may feel the baby move more when lying down andrelaxing. Around four or four and a half...
  Yes it is, however, contact your doctor if you are feeling less then 10 movements per day.
That would depend on what you mean by "a lot." Considering the fact that the baby has almost no room to move at 39 weeks, decreased movement is normal. Complete lack of movement is not. If you are concerned, go to your doctor and have him/her listen for the heartbeat.
  == Answer ==   There is no feeling that comes with conception. Most conception actually happens a day or two after you have sex. Sperm, no matter how much you clean yourself afterwards, can live in the body for up to 3 days. Meaning you could have sex tonight and not be pregnant until...
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....
If you feel pressure in your cervix and are towards the end of your last trimester that means your baby is dropping into delivery position! :)
I am no doctor but I am sure it is nothing to worry about, I am 18 weeks pregnant and for a while now I have gotten the same pain from time to time. I was also concerned so I did some reading, I am almost positive It is round ligament pain. round ligaments are attached to each side of the upper...
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 Sometime between 16 and 22 weeks, you'll start to feel your baby  move.  
 Sometime between 16 and 22 weeks, you'll start to feel your baby  move.  
When a pregnant woman feels the fetus (baby) move inside her womb ("tummy") sometimes they are actually kicking or poking her while trying to reposition themselves. You can even sometimes see them move and push against her from the inside. If the mother doesn't mind and gives you permission, you can...
  == Answer ==     When you say "no fetal movement" do you mean that you have just been unable to feel the baby move as of yet? Or have you had altrasounds that show that the baby does not move? For my first pregnancy I did not feel he baby move till 20 weeks. And the pregnancies after...
Some babies hiccup a lot during development, the twitches are most often felt in the third trimester.
No, generally you will not be able to feel the baby's heartbeat in the uterus from the outside. You can buy feral heartbeat machines called a Doppler to hear the baby's heartbeat. Some can pick up as early as 7 weeks, although others can't pick up until later on in the pregnancy.
== 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.
The same way you know when they are not tied . Tenderness in the breast and morning sickness. You also need to see a doctor ASAP
I am now 13 wks 3 days. I started feeling flutters in my lower abdomen at around 11 wks. I am not kidding! This is my second child. However, during your first 4 wks the baby is really really tiny!
I have many people telling me that it's impossible for me to be feeling my babies move so early on but I KNOW what I am feeling. First off it was gas you would think the gas bubble would travel around and eventually come out but my movement is all in the same place, etc. For me the twins will be...
  == Answer ==     Hopefully, they are solid, not loose. You can go through getting braces and having your permenant teeth pulled down, but you may not even have permenant ones.(adult teeth) And most insurance don't cover adult ortho. It is not uncommon to still have baby teeth. If they...
At around 16weeks -first pregnancy - i got the feeling i could feel a heartbeat in my stomach, this is more likely to have been baby moving then there heartbeat. Now at 20weeks im getting stronger prods which feel like in going down a dip when driving or in a elevator. It sometimes feels like hes...
I have just had the great news that me and myhusband are expecting our first baby. This is thrilling news butnow I am trying to gather as much information as I can. I'mcurrently at week 6 and am already feeling "hormonal" and can sensechanges in my body, but I want to know what to expect in...
Implantation of the 5-day old embryonic stage of cells, called the blastocyst occurs. The blastocyst eventually gives rise to gastrula, and further development of the fetus proceeds.
== 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...
absolutely not! at 3 weeks there isn't even a baby! just quite possible a ball of cells
  == Answer ==     Yes, this can happen and dark blood is what they call "dead blood" meaning it's been caught somewhere in your female organs. This can also happen just before or after a period. However, I can't stress enough that anything you feel is abnormal while pregnant should be...
usually when you are around 16 and 22 weeks, even though he/she started moving at 7 or 8 weeks.
== 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,...
At 32 weeks a baby would generally survive, however may need to be in an incubator for a while and have some help breathing
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...
Answer   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...
Absolutely! Mine felt like butterflies! It's the right time for it, so I'd guess that you're right. You're feeling your baby moving. Congrats.
  == Answer ==     You should feel regular movement in starting in the 4th month.     Karen Erdman
== 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...
Eastern movement therapies, such as yoga, qigong , and t'ai chi began as a spiritual or self-defense practices and evolved into healing therapies.
Many women describe the first fetal movements they feel as feeling like butterflies in their stomach, gas bubbles, or even popcorn popping.
Most doctors will attempt to find out the gender of the baby after 16 weeks, but many do not like to try until the 20 week ultrasound because of the increased risk of being incorrect or not being able to tell yet.
You should feel at least 10 movements in a six hour period. If you feel no movement for a long period of time, call your doctor.
You can not feel the babies heartbeat during pregnancy. However the  heart beat can be detected by fetal monitor as early as 8 weeks.
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...
Most women start to feel movement anywhere from 16-20 weeks, but everyone is different, and some women may not feel movement until 21-24 weeks.
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...
Yes it is very common. I am currently 28 wks 2 days and I have been feeling my lil man's hands way down there for over a month. Sometimes it feels as though they will stick their tiny fingers right outside of you they are so low. It is all ok.
Most women start to feel movement in the second trimester, anywhere from 16-20 weeks, although some women dont feel it until 21-24 weeks.
== 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.
  == Answer ==   I think so yes. A baby moves around quite a lot and you can feel them all over your tummy. But see your doctor to be sure.   == Answer ==     Until about 24 weeks the baby is only below your belly button so that is where you would feel the movement. as the baby...
No, your uterus doesn't even rise up out of your pubic bone until 12 weeks, so at 13 weeks, your uterus is still very low in your abdomen, and you are likely not even showing yet.
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...
  == Answer ==     I am four months pregnant with my second child, and I feel fetal movement in my abdomen a little to the left of my navel. Once you are farther along with your pregnancy, you should be able to feel movement pretty much anywhere in your stomach area.
  Not really. Your nervous system wasn't designed that way.
== 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   ...
People can start feeling the baby when they 5 to 6 month..
You baby isn't eating the food that you eat. He or she is taking in the nutrients of the food that you eat, which is why you are supposed to eat healthier when pregnant. Your baby may survive but will most likely be very unhealthy, do not plan on trying to keep weight off by not eating, your baby...
  == Answer ==     The baby is probably pressing up against some nerves when it kicks.
Most women start to feel the baby move anywhere between 16 and 20 weeks, although everyone is different so you may feel it before this time or anytime after.
  == Answer ==     There may be a problem.     If the baby has kicked before and has now stopped you need to see a midwife or ob/gyn.     If the baby has not yet kicked you may be a little out with your dates. With your first baby you don;t generally feel it kick until 20...
== 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.
By doing the leopolds manuever or using the ultrasound you will know the position of the baby.
The fetus began as just two cells that joined and started dividing rapidly, by two weeks the cells became an embryo, placenta and umbilical cord - by the end of the first trimester (11 to 12 weeks) the fetus has all the organs in place that he or she will be born with, the genitalia are still to...
It feels like a little worm moving and it tickelds too..
  == Answer ==   Breast tenderness is one sympton of pregnancy, but my breasts get sore the week before my period every single month, so that alone is not a good indicator. Also, many women experience cramps or nausea the week before their period. I suggest using protection when you have sex,...
You won't feel many movements at 21 weeks, maybe small flutters or kicks. Later on, around week 24, movements will be stronger. You should feel 10 movements every six hours. Your doctor may recommend you do kick counts to confirm the baby is healthy. If you are worried about lack of movement in your...
There is tachycardia because the 30% increased cardiac volume when pregnant.
Generally, it just feels like you are being kicked...Just alot smaller and lighter :)
The doctors and internet reports state that you are supposed to feel the baby move, kick, turn or flutter at least 10 times every hour. Don't be alarmed if you don't think they move that often, a lot of times you are moving around and the movement of the baby goes unnoticed. I am now 31 weeks prego...
I am actually 20 weeks which leaves me to understand that we are in close range. Nevertheless, you need not be worried as the baby is still very much premature and has a long way yet to go. But it is wise to ask such a question as being an expectant mother myself I sometimes worry over this as well....
No, your baby is roughly the size of a kidney bean at two months, so it is impossible to feel any movement. You may be experiencing muscle twitches or gas bubbles, which first time mothers may confuse to be their baby. You should start feeling true kicks at about eighteen weeks, possibly sooner if...
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I don't think so I was in an accident when I was 28weeks pg and was in hospital for 2days and my baby would not stop moving to b able to keep monitors on him and all the nurses just kept laughing and making little jokes so I think that its all right
Get off of them. If you need help, talk to a doctor, a family health clinic or a social worker. Do it soon beofre you damage your unborn child if you do not plan on having an abortion.
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...
I think its perfectly normal, im 19 weeks pregnant and was panicking because i hadnt felt the baby move yet, but about two nights ago it did move. I also heard that it can take up to 26 weeks until you feel your baby move, so dont panic yet.