The various movements of the baby can sometimes make the mother very very happy, but sometimes it is mixed with feelings of worry which eventually raises a lot of questions, such as whether my baby’s movements are normal or excessive? The movements that are often carried out by babies are usually unique. The movements performed by babies are very diverse and occur at different times of the year. Usually babies with good and healthy growth in their wombs will move more often and be active. That way, the mother can easily recognize the baby’s movements if they are decreasing.
For mothers who have a body that tends to be thin, it is likely that your baby’s movements will feel faster than other mothers who have a fatter body. Mothers can feel the baby’s movements when the womb enters 16-22 weeks, even though the baby is actually able to move at the gestational age of 7 or 8 weeks. And you can also see the action when you perform an ultrasound examination. At the age of 5 months of the womb, at that time the mother will begin to feel the restlessness experienced by the baby or just squirm. However, the movements made by the prospective baby will be more pronounced when the baby performs the action and the kicks will feel very strong because the small muscles and motor systems of the developing baby are getting stronger.
Mothers who have recently undergone pregnancy can feel some of the baby’s movements at 18-24 weeks of gestation. However, it is also caused by factors that can affect how quickly the mother can feel the baby’s movements, the first is the mother’s weight, the placenta and the number of times you have been pregnant before. When the mother performs daily activities, it can lull your baby to sleep. But when the mother is resting, at that time the mother just feels the baby’s activities. After eating, usually the blood sugar levels increase so that it can provide energy for the baby, or when the mother is worried the baby will feel the same way. It’s different when the mother is relaxed, the baby will feel as if he is awake.
After entering trimester 3 or the age of the womb entering 7 months, doctors usually recommend the mother to count the number of kicks of the baby each day. Choose the right time to feel the baby kick. Sit quietly or lie down on one side so that the mother’s attention is not distracted. Count all the movements you make such as punching and kicking. If within 1 hour the mother has not made 10 movements, then the mother must immediately consume fruit, lie down or take a walk, it is useful to wake the baby. If within 2 hours of movement your baby produces less or more than 10 movements, consult your doctor immediately.