Fetal movements


Bd de la Cluse 30
1205 Genève

Begoña Martinez de Tejada Weber
Begoña Martinez de Tejada Weber
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My baby is moving much less than usual or not at all?

In the event of decreased fetal movement or absence of fetal movement, consult your physician quickly.
Firstly, make sure you have eaten recently, drink a very sugary drink, lie down on your side; after a moment's rest the baby should move otherwise stimulate your baby by moving your abdomen.

If the baby does not respond, consult your physician.


My baby moves a lot, is this normal?

Fetal movements are a sign of good fetal health. Each fetus has its own rhythm, some move a lot, other less so.

The fetus may hiccup, which you can feel as quick movements that are rhythmic and spaced a few seconds apart - this is quite normal.

Last update : 29/01/2019