Counting your baby's movements is one way your doctor can tell that your baby is healthy. Most women—especially in a first pregnancy—feel their baby move for the first time between 16 and 22 weeks. The movement may feel like flutters rather than kicks. Your baby may move more at certain times of the day. When you are active, you may notice less movement than when you are resting. At your prenatal visits, your doctor will ask whether the baby is active.
In your last trimester, your doctor may ask you to count the number of times you feel your baby move.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if you have any problems.
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Current as of: September 5, 2018
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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