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Feeling your baby move is a sign that they are well


The Local Maternity System is launching a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of pregnant women being more aware of their unborn baby’s movements.

Most women usually begin to feel 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 change as your pregnancy progresses.

How often should my baby move?

There is no set number of movements that you should expect. Every baby is different. From 16-24 weeks of pregnancy you should feel your baby move more and more up until 32 weeks.

Movements then stay about the same until your baby is born.

If you think your baby’s movements have slowed down, stopped or changed, contact the Triage Unit at Princess Royal Hospital on 01952 565948 / 01952 565712. It is staffed 24hrs, 7 days a week and they will be able to help.

For more information on the importance of monitoring your baby’s movements visit www.tommys.org



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