The most anticipated and unforgettable feeling during pregnancy is the small movements of the beloved baby, which is under the heart. Moms and dads are looking forward to it with great impatience. Do not forget about gynecologists. Every pregnant woman will be asked to fill out a fetal movement chart. Thanks to her, you can determine the estimated date of birth, because at different times, babies can move in different ways.
The first fetal movements during pregnancy for young mothers are an unforgettable and trembling sensation. Especially for parents who are waiting for the first stirring of the fetus of their firstborn. Usually, you can feel the first movements of the fetus in the interval between 16 and 22 weeks of pregnancy. Only during the second child, some women can feel the first movements even at 15 weeks of gestation.
Although it is worth noting that the baby begins to be active for another eight weeks, when his legs and arms begin to form. But he is still too small, and it is impossible to feel the movements at such a time. But a sufficiently strong and active movement of the fetus can be felt a little later.
How do you know that this is movement?
It sometimes happens that to understand the fetal movements during pregnancy is quite difficult. Doctors cannot come to a consensus and describe the causes of this phenomenon. Even young mothers cannot say for sure whether it was a push or rumbling in the stomach. You need to feel the first kicks yourself, only then everything will become clear. After the future mother felt the presence of the baby inside herself, she becomes more attentive to herself and the future baby.
Each expectant mother in her own way feels fetal movements during pregnancy, some feel that they have something gurgling, others equate this to butterfly flutter, and there have been cases when painful fetal movements occur. Each organism is individual, and the only right answer to this question does not exist.
The main thing is that all the tremors speak about the life of a new man. According to statistics, almost 80% of women after feeling the first pushes of the fetus in the lower abdomen begin to feel like a mother.
Future mothers believe that during pregnancy the baby develops its own character. An active child will make itself felt with strong movements at week 20. Although such a theory has no scientific evidence. Doctors notice that the baby’s mobility does not indicate his character, but how he feels. The main task of every future mother is to correctly analyze each movement of her child and learn to understand it.
The norms of fetal movements
Today, no one can unequivocally answer the question – what is the norm of the baby’s movements in the womb. But among gynecologists, there is an opinion that frequent fetal movement during pregnancy starting from 25 weeks is considered the norm. This means that the baby feels well. If he moves at least ten times in one hour, such an indicator indicates his excellent health.
As you know, movement is a sign of life. Each pregnant woman observes her child with the help of ultrasound. So you can see the small arms and legs. Some mummies have the honor to observe the baby’s mood, to see his facial features.
Sometimes it happens to feel the baby’s hiccups. Many experts argue that this phenomenon does not pose any danger to the baby’s life, and also does not cause him unpleasant or uncomfortable sensations. But a young mother will definitely feel them after 27 weeks of pregnancy, because during this period the fetal movements are quite intense and strong.
And at 28 weeks of pregnancy, movements can depend on the mood or well-being of the mother. During this period, the gynecologist may suggest filling out a table of shocks and movements of the unborn child. Each card that is issued to women in position has an attached table to determine the overall well-being of the child. Thanks to this method, it is possible to determine the state of health or developmental disabilities.
The gynecologist will decrypt all tremors and tell about the baby. Fetal movements at week 30 begin to change slightly and become less regular. This is due to the fact that the child begins to form his own regimen and daily routine. Many young mothers notice that their children are less active at night, and more awake during the day.
If within 12 hours the child did not make itself felt by any jerks or movements, then you should immediately consult a doctor. Most often, such conditions can be caused by various diseases, for example, oxygen starvation or the presence of infection. Only a specialist during the examination will help identify and help eliminate the cause.
A cardiogram is a fairly informative method for assessing the state of crumbs during the prenatal period. During such an examination, you can record a heartbeat for one hour. If, after 36 and 37 weeks of pregnancy, fetal movements are irregular or doctors have determined oxygen starvation, a cesarean section can be prescribed. During this period, the baby is already fully formed and is ready to be born.
As for the 38 weeks of pregnancy, then movements during this period become less frequent, because the baby rests more and prepares for the upcoming birth. Many gynecologists consider this the norm, so young mothers may not worry about the health of their child. Usually, after this period, delivery can begin any day. During labor, the baby’s movements can be active or, conversely, quiet. A special device is connected to the woman in labor, which monitors the condition of the child and his heartbeat. This method allows you to track as much as possible the state of health during his birth.
Methods for determining movement
Today, there are several methods that will help track the activity of a child. It is necessary to calculate the total number of shocks per day. To do this, you can use a special table or create your own diary, in which all periods of activity will be marked.
If pregnancy proceeds normally, then the baby’s activity should be at least 10 times in 12 hours. If the expectant mother did not count so many tremors, then you need to consult your gynecologist who is pregnant.
You can also measure the time interval for which the baby must make a certain amount of stirring. All entries and marks should be analyzed by a specialist. It is not necessary to make decisions on your own, and even more so, to prescribe any procedures or treatment. In any case, unauthorized treatment can lead to negative and sad consequences.