Baby's movements
At 25 weeks how often should we feel baby moving or kicks. I usually feel my baby moving sometimes but at sometimes even a full day my baby doesn't move at all. Should I be concerned about it. Also I have anterior placenta. Can it be the reason I don't feel more at times baby's movements. And exactly what does a baby's movements feel like?
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Dr. Aditi Kishore Shinde
Gynecologist 10 yrs exp Kolkata
Dear Ma'am, Routine formal counting of fetal movements is not recommended for all low risk pregnancies. With early gestation the baby movements may be rolling or kicking with great intensity, however as the baby grows to term the size for movement and relative liquor decreases especially after 36 weeks, hence the baby movements would become only low intensity kicks.  However,  the frequency of movement does not change only type of movement changes with advancing gestation. An anterior placenta may diminish the intensity of transmitted movement through the anterior abdominal wall. If you have any high risk factors in this pregnancy like FGR, Hypertensive disorders or Diabetes you may do a fetal movement count,  at least 10 in 2 hours,  counted on lying to the left lateral position, is considered normal. If you feel no fetal movement for a day please visit your Obstetrician for check- up. Regards, Aditi
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