Pregnancy Labor and Baby Movement
One of the greatest things that a woman will feel while she is pregnant is her baby’s movements. While this is an exciting experience, it is also important that she pays attention to these movements to ensure that her baby is healthy.
The baby will actually begin moving quickly after conception. However, during the first trimester, it will be too small for the mother to feel any of these movements. By the second trimester, the baby will begin to grow and many women begin feeling the movements during this time.
Some women, those who have had children before or are exceptionally thin, have even felt the movements as early as their fourth month of pregnancy. Typically, by the fifth month of pregnancy most women are able to feel some flutters.
These movements will continue to grow as the baby continues to develop. During these first few flutters, don’t be alarmed if you go for a few days without feeling any movements. The baby is still small enough where you may not feel every movement.
After the 28th week of pregnancy, you should expect to feel the baby move every day. In fact, this is the time when you should start counting the times that your baby moves. If it takes more than two hours to feel the baby move ten times, it is time to call the doctor.
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