How Often Should The Baby Move

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Jenni - April 5

Hi, I am 25 weeks and I've only been feeling my baby move either late at night or early in the morning. I've read in several books that at 26 weeks you're supposed to feel your baby move 10 times within 2 hours. My baby hardly ever moves during the day. Should I be concerned about the lack of movement?


KJ - April 5

Hi Jenni, I am 31 weeks and have been told a couple of different things. First of all, any movement is good. Second, sometimes, depending on how your baby is lying, you will feel rolling, kicking, 'running', a feeling like a sea sickness, if you get my drift. Thirdly, that you should feel 10 movements say from 9am to 9pm. This might be in a few weeks, but as this general rule has come up several times with me, I tend to follow it to keep the anxiety levels down, as I am a very anxious pregnant. Remember you have plenty of itme for the big kicks, and even if you aren't feeling the movements, your baby is still moving about! Often we don't feel them when we are concentrating too much. I hope you are a bit rea__sured, it never hurts to ask your midwife or doctor to rea__sure you. Take care.


KB - April 6

I'm also 25 weeks pregnant and am worried about lack of movement. When I do feel a kick it's late at night or early in morning. I also tend to feel it only after eating. Doc didn't seem in the slightest bit worried at latest appointment but that doesn't stop me from stressing!!!!


Jennifer - April 6

Your baby is probably moving all day as well, but you are probably more active in the day then in the morning or the evening. I know that I can feel more movement when I am lying down at home, but I have an office job, where I am sitting most of the day. I can feel a little movement in the day, but more at night or in the morning, while lying in bed. I think it has to do with what position you are in.


Lou - April 6

The fetus itself begins to move early in the first trimester of pregnancy. In fact this movement has been doc_mented by ultrasound as early as six weeks' gestation. However, it's not until later in the second trimester that women begin to become aware of fetal movement, which at first feels like a gentle fluttering. This feeling — also known as quickening — usually occurs between 16 and 20 weeks of gestation. As pregnancy progresses, these movements become stronger and before long, most women begin to describe them as kicks.


grandma - April 6

well i was told that some time you cant feel your baby move because you dont pay it no attention. so dont feel scared, just as long you can feel the baby move.


tara - April 6

No you should not be concerned at all. The baby sleeps quiet a bit and once you settle down your self that's when the baby becomes more active. I just read (last night) that you should only count the movements when your baby is most active - in your case (and many others including myself) late at night and early in the morning. If the movements drop dramatically in a day then you should think about calling the Dr. The rest of the day s/he is either sleeping or you are too busy to feel anything. all the best :o)



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