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Pregnant, how many movement of baby should be there? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Jul-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:hiii sir
User:i need to ask about my wifes pregancy issues
User:can i?
User:she is 7th month carrying
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:baby movements how many movements should be there?
User:as some times she is not feeling the movements
Doctor:Atleast 10 movements a day is normal.
User:i heard 10 movements an hr
User:is it 10 movements per hour or day is normal?
Doctor:The number of movements depend on individuals.
User:ok if the movements are less what shall she do?
Doctor:There is increase in the movements after food and as you wake up.
Doctor:However the minimum number of movements is 10 per day.
User:will there be any problem if the movemnets are less?
Doctor:If the number is lower than 10, you need to consult your gynecologist.
User:oh ok
Doctor:She can examine your baby, record the fetal heart rate and ultrasound scan to see the status of baby.
User:anymore suggestions u can give to observe the baby kicks
User:like lieling postion or eating somethig different
Doctor:If something is alarming, they would opt for emergency caesarian section.
User:ok fine
Doctor:Fetal movements is one of the feature of fetal well being.
User:yea sir
Doctor:We have a specific plan of action when the fetal movements are lower than adequate.
User:what is that sir can i know?
Doctor:If you are able to feel adequate number of fetal movements, then increasing it doesn't make a difference.
Doctor:As I said earlier, when the number of fetal movements is less than 10, you need to consult your doctor immediately.
Doctor:The doctor would perform few tests to identify the reasons for lower fetal movements.
Doctor:those test will include an emergency ultrasound scan.
User:ok fine sir thank you for your suggestions
Doctor:Emergency caesarian section will be planned based on the scan reports.
Doctor:Hope this is clear.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:no sir thank you for your suggestions
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:bye sir
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