When will I Feel Baby Movements?

When will I Feel Baby Movements?

  1. Most mothers-to-be eagerly await first reassuring baby kick.
  2. For first-time moms, it may occur closer to 26-28 weeks and for second or third-time moms, it may occur closer to 20 weeks.
  3. Counting fetal movements beginning at 28 weeks will be beneficial for all pregnancies.
  4. Moms find their babies are most active after eating a meal or something sweet.
  5. Baby are more active between 9:00 pm and 1:00 am, as your blood sugar level is declining and the cradle motion (when you walk) is stopped.
  6. Keeping a kick count identifies potential problems and can also be a great bonding experience between you and your baby.
  7. There’s no set number of movements you should feel each day – every baby is different.
  8. The important thing is to get to know your baby’s usual movements from day to day.
  9. The ‘Cardiff count to ten’ method:
    • This uses a 12-hour period (from 08:00 am till 08:00 pm) to record at least 10 of your baby’s movements.
    • If your baby has at least 10 movements within this 12-hour period, baby is doing well.
    • If your baby has not moved in as much, do this: After meal lie quietly on your left side for about 60 minutes to focus just on your baby’s movements.
    • Our baby’s movements are not just kicking. It can be flutter, elbow, roll, push, jab and stretch – all are counted as kicks. Also, baby has some rigorous movements that go ‘kick’, ‘kick’, ‘kick’ within a very short space of time, this is regarded as 3 movements, not one.
    • Divide the day in three parts
      8am to 12 noon
      12 noon to 5 pm
      5 pm to 10 pm
      And enjoy at least 5 baby movements in each time duration.
    • Come to the hospital if something doesn’t feel right
    • We will do NST test to check baby’s health or ultrasound, if needed.

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