Foetal Movement Awareness

Foetal Movement Awareness

Feeling your  baby move is a sign that they are well

Most women usually begin to fell their baby move between 16 and 24 weeks of pregnancy.
A baby’s movements can be described as anything from a kick, flutter, swish or roll. The type of movement may charge as your pregnancy progress.

How often should my baby move?

There is no set number of normal movements.

Your baby will have their own pattern of movement that you should get to know.

From 16-24 weeks on you should feel the baby move more and more up until 32 weeks then say roughly the same until you give birth

It is NOT TRUE that babies move less towards the end of pregnancy.

You should CONTINUE to feel your baby move right up to the time you go into labor and whilst you are in labor too.

You must NOT WAIT until the next day to seek advice if you are worried about your baby’s movements

If you think your baby's movements have slowed down or stopped contact your midwife or maternity unit immediately (it is staffed 24 hrs, 7 days a week)

  • DO NOT put off calling until the next day to see what happens
  • Do not worry about phoning it is important for your doctor and midwives to know if your baby’s movements have slowed down or stopped

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