The best time to observe fetal movements is at night when you are lying relaxed. Or, in the morning when you wake up when your pregnancy is in the third trimester.
If you can feel the fetus moving at least 10 times / hour, both smooth and strong, it means that the baby is fine. However, if you feel that your baby is not as active as usual, it is likely that he is lazy to move, and you should try to get excited about his movements. Because, if the fetus does not respond to your stimulation, and this condition has lasted more than 1 day, immediately tell the doctor, to monitor the condition of the fetus. Come on, recognize the movements of the baby according to his age, so you can participate in monitoring his development.
- Week 16 to 20. At week 16 you can begin to feel fetal movements such as kicks and bumps. This is called the quickening phase.
- Week 21 to 24. Baby activity is increasing. He kicks a lot and does somersaults, because the volume of amniotic fluid often allows him to move freely.
- Weeks 25 to 28. The baby starts hiccupping. This is what causes you to feel a jerky sensation. He will also move in response to outside sounds because his hearing is getting better. Sometimes the fetus is “startled” to hear a loud sound.
- Week 29 to 31. The baby’s movements are getting stronger, regular and controlled. Sometimes you feel the uterus contract.Weeks 32 to 24. This is the peak period of baby activity. During these weeks, you will notice an increase in the frequency and type of movements of the baby, as he gets bigger and stronger.
- Weeks 36 to 40. The size of the baby is as large and the limited space in the uterus makes the twisting of the fetus less frequent. If he sucks his thumb and loses it, you will feel a darting and rapid movement. It is a sign that the baby is loading his head to find his thumbs back. If you have a thin stomach, you can most likely hold the baby’s legs. The main movement you will feel is toning the baby’s hand or kicking the baby’s leg, which may hurt your ribs