Baby movement decreased in pregnancy period.

Hello Doctor,  I am 22 years old and 26 weeks 4 days pregnant. I have healthy pregnancy and nice fetus development and I also started feeling my baby movement in 2oth week but last 1 week I feel that my baby is not moving enough. I feel movements only 3 or 4 times. But I have no other problem in my lower or upper abdominal. It is my first pregnancy so I am worry about my baby movement. Please suggest.


Baby movement decreased in pregnancy period.
Obstetrics & Gynae

Answer ( 1 )

  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    If you feel the amount of movement is significantly decreased over what is normal for this pregnancy, or if you haven't noticed any movement for the preceding 6 hours, please check your baby by doing a "kick count":

    Have something to eat and drink.Lie on your left side.Put your hands on your uterus.Count the movements you feel for one hour.

    You should be able to count at least 6 movements an hour. Of course, you may stop counting if you reach, 6 movements in less than an hour. If you are unable to feel at least 6 movements in an hour following the above directions; consult your doctor.
    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back to us with follow-up questions.
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