At 36-40 weeks of pregnancy, when the baby’s size is getting bigger and also fills the entire space in the uterus, it is possible that the baby will have limited movement, can no longer rotate but has limited movements, only in the form of small movements such as kicking, punching or other movements. which may only be a kick towards the ribs, this is because the position affects the movement of the fetus in the womb.
When the movement of pregnancy enters the last two weeks, the movement generally decreases, but the mother doesn’t need to worry about it, before you worry about prolonged anxiety, you should be able to classify your fetal movements as normal or not so start by counting the movements of the baby in the womb to ensure the health of the fetus in the womb will improve.
Here are some ways to count the movements of your baby in the womb in an easy and fun way:
1. Perform calculations on fetal movements regularly
You can count the movement of the fetus in the womb regularly after feeling the fetal movement for the first time. Pregnant women have different times in determining fetal movement for the first time. Pregnant women usually feel more sensitive to 19 weeks of gestation. So that at 27-28 weeks of age you can do periodic calculations to record your fetal movements regularly.
2. Schedule Fetal Movement Time
You can choose a schedule for checking fetal movements for the first time you can ensure in the morning, afternoon or evening you feel the active movements in your baby. Try to do this fetal movement examination done every day with a schedule that you have determined so that it can give more accurate results.
3. Make a comfortable position and help you
Several positions will help you determine the condition of the fetal movement, one of which is by sitting or lying down while you listen to classical music. This activity will help you to provide an overview of fetal movements related to fetal health conditions.
4. Recording Fetal Movement
Although it may seem difficult to do so, recording fetal movements can be done easily. The first time, by counting the fetal movements, then record the hours that your fetal movements begin, then you can record the movements up to 10 times so that the last is to record the last time you recorded your fetal movements.
5. Variable motion count
Movement in babies is not just kicking and turning, the movements will be more varied which makes you admire the development in their stomach even more. Movements that are calculated such as movements in the form of kicks, twists, fists even when the fetus is hiccupping.
6. Movement is longer
If when you are counting the progressively longer movements of your fetus, do different positions such as walking or changing your position so that if you do not feel any movement in 12 hours and do not feel the period of an active baby then you can consult your doctor.