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Fetal Movements

Fetal movements are the tiny movements that the fetus makes in the uterus, which can be felt starting from between 16th and 25th week of pregnancy. As the baby grows and by the end of the third trimester, the baby moves approximately 30 times every hour.

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My wife has pain in her lower abdomen and back. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Since last few days my wife (she is pregnant) is suffering from pain in the lower abdomen and back. We have visited our gynaecologist to watch whether the pain is due to labour or not. After checking, he said the pain is not for labour. He prescribed pain killer Duvadilan retard (Isoxs...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The ultrasound report is perfectly fine and the baby is average 36 weeks of gestation and head down position, placenta is normal and so is the AFI (Amniotic Fluid Index) and weight of the...  Read Full »

What do the orange spots on the fetal ultrasound suggest?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a fimbrial ectopic pregnancy in my left tube. I received my internal ultrasound pictures but do not know how to read them. I am wondering what the orange spots suggest on my ultrasound and where the fetus would be? I was told it was about 2 cm.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). An ectopic pregnancy happens when the fetus starts developing at a location other than the uterus. In your case, the pregnancy is developing at the end of the left tube which is called the fim...  Read Full »

My wife is pregnant but cannot feel baby movements. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is in the 25th week of pregnancy, and she is not feeling the movements of the baby as she did before. The movements have come down to eight to ten times in the last 24 hours. We are very tense now. Please suggest to us what to do.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Let me start by saying that the baby is fine. First, understand that pregnancy is not a disease. What I mean is as long as you do not have any medical or obstetric illness, the baby will not have any problem. Presently, your baby is in the world's best NICU (neonatal...  Read Full »

How often should I feel the fetal movement in the seventh week of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 7 weeks pregnant, and my query is how often I should feel the baby movements?Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is good to feel around ten baby movements. The movements are mostly felt one hour after breakfast, lunch, and dinner. However, you might not feel the correct count until seven months. But gradually they will increase, and you will feel good movements after 30 we...  Read Full »

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