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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello doctor?
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   who am i speaking to
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User :   Hi
User :   this is about my wife
User :   i have a couple of questions pls
Doctor :  
proceed with your query.
User :   during the last period of pregnancy
User :   the doct says to count baby movement 10 times er 12 hrs
Doctor :  
User :   the movement? can u describe what constitutes a movement at this stage, because the movements which used to happen earlier like kicks are not coming now perhaps no space
User :   so how does my wife counts
User :   we can put out palm on the stomach and feel like our hands flicks
User :   but i think thats heart beating
User :   or is that a movement too?
Doctor :  
that is a movement.
User :   oh ok, we thought thats a heart beat so wanted to clear
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
heart beat of the fetus can be assessed by a stethoscope.
User :   can iask something doctor just to make ourselves comfortable
Doctor :  
whereas these flicks you feel on palm is suggestive of the fetal movements.
Doctor :  
User :   just as when we out our hands on our hearts and feel its beating on inside of our palm when our heart also beats,. the same thought came that baby's heart is pumpimg and the place where we put our plam is his heart so we feel that
User :   thats why wife wanted to be sure
User :   we are going to hospital monring at 8 am as doc asked us to come thats like 7 hrs from now.
User :   bec she finished her 40th week since 4 days
User :   and she is afraid that since she past due time, they may do c sect on her
Doctor :  
are ther any signs of labour now?
User :   no she is not feeling it
Doctor :  
then it is nothing to worry about.
Doctor :  
let the natural course of labour follow
User :   i hope so, doc says she will induce her in the morning
User :   any idea what theu wll do in the morning
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
"Induce Her" is suggestive that she will be administered drugs which will increase the contractility of the uterus
User :   ok
Doctor :   in order to Induce labour.
User :   any advice you give doc, much appreciate
Doctor :  
Follow your Gynaecologist's tips faitfuly.
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :  
User :   yes?
Doctor :  
these are stressing times
Doctor :  
so always support your wife ,
Doctor :  
emotionaly and physicaly both
Doctor :  
be with her
User :   i will doctor, thanks for the tips. lets hope tomorrow she will give birth naturally
Doctor :  
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