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Having A Baby

Feeling Your Baby's Movements

You may begin to feel your baby move between 16 to 24 weeks of pregnancy. Your baby moving during pregnancy can be anything from a flutter, a kick, a swish or a roll and these are a sign that baby is well. 

As your pregnancy progresses, you will get to know your baby's movements - when they are active and when they have calmer moments. If you have noticed your baby's movements have slowed down or stopped, it is important to contact your midwifery team.

Never feel you are bothering your midwife or midwifery department, they want you to call if you are worried about reduced movements.

Remember!

It isn't true that babies move less towards the end of pregnancy or during labour.

You should continue to feel your baby move right up to the time you go into labour and whilst you are in labour too.


What Happens If I Think My Baby's Movements Have Reduced?

If you are unsure or worried about your baby's movements, always contact your midwifery team. Your treatment will depend on what stage of the pregnancy you are at.

What If I Think My Baby’s Movements Have Reduced Again?

After your appointment, if you feel that something is not right, you must contact either your midwife or maternity unit straight away, even if everything was normal last time.

Do not wait to contact your midwifery team no matter how many times this happens. There are midwives on duty in the maternity unit 24 hours a day. They will not be annoyed, they will be happy that you called.


Who can Help?

If you feel worried about your baby's movements speak to your midwifery team immediately. Don't put off getting in touch with them.

The contact numbers for each hospitals delivery suite are below:

Queen Elizabeth Hospital - 01553 613720

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital - 01603 287328 or 01603 287329

James Paget Hospital - 01493 452480


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