Would you know if your baby might be in trouble? Getting to know your baby’s movements is important. Regular movements is good, regular movement means your baby is well.

If the regular movements change at anytime, including when you are in labour, your baby maybe in danger.

Don’t wait, act immediately, call your midwife or hospital 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

When should I feel baby movements?

Many women start to feel their baby movements from 17-20 weeks pregnant. These weeks can be exciting, because it’s now that you’ll probably begin to feel your baby moving.  Just little butterfly flutters at first, getting stronger and stronger until you’ll be able to see the baby moving beneath your skin!

Also try to remember there is no set number of baby movements you should be feeling, what is important is that you know what is normal for your individual baby.

Try and learn your baby movements, you maybe more aware at a particular time of day, or you will notice a familiar pattern.  Remember, that regular baby movements are good, they will help you bond with your baby as well as reassuring you that all is well. Baby’s movements can vary from 4 to over 100 every hour so counting to 10 kicks could be irrelevant for most of the population. It is important to know what is normal for your baby and report any change in that.

If you notice a decrease in your baby’s regular movement pattern contact your midwife.

Don’t wait, act immediately, call your midwife or hospital 24 hours a day, 7 days a week