We often try to recognize what is the most overwhelming moment of a mother throughout her pregnancy. For maximum mothers, it is the first movement of their baby that they can feel. It is a cherished moment for both parents. Kicks and other baby movements are a sign of healthy growth. On the contrary, when baby movements become less or stop, it becomes a matter of concern. Plenty of activities a mommy can perform to help her little one get proceeding in Uterus. Read the following stuff to get some suggestions on how to progress your babies’ movement.
Do You Know When You will Feel The First Movement of Your Unborn?
Generally, mothers feel it at 18 to 21 weeks of pregnancy period. But it may take some more time to observe Fetal movement when you are pregnant for the first time. If you are pregnant for the second time, you may feel even much earlier. If you haven’t experienced any movement even after 25 weeks, consult with your doctor. Don’t panic. In many cases, mothers observe their baby’s movement later, at 27 weeks.
Identify What Your Baby is Doing in the Uterus
Ultrasound scans have given a clear picture of medical technology about a baby’s movement during pregnancy. Your baby’s movement will evolve with time as he grows. If you are lucky enough, your baby may awake during the ultrasound scan, and you will be able to see his progress.
- In general, from 7 to 8 weeks of pregnancy, a baby starts moving.
- During the nine weeks, he can move his small arms & legs. In the tenth week, he can touch his hands and can move his head.
- During the 14 weeks, he can move his eyes.
- At 15 to 16 weeks, he can suck the thumb. It can be a great sign that if you spot this during the scan. The preferred hand your unborn is sucking determines whether he will be left-handed or right-handed. If you are not observing any activity during the scan, nothing to worry about that. He may be taking rest or sleeping.
- After 16 to 18 weeks, your baby’s movement will be strong gradually, and you will start to feel it.
How Much Movement or How Many Kicks You should Feel Each Day?
There is no specific amount about how many kicks you should feel regularly. It depends on babies. Every baby is different concerning the pattern of movement. Try to understand your baby’s progression when he likes to kick or move, no need to compare what other mommies share about their unborn. Follow our below instructions. We hope you will be able to make your baby kick within 19 weeks.
If you notice any change in your baby’s regular movement, consult your doctor. If you don’t feel your baby’s movement for a day, try the following things. Observe if he starts to move or not.
How to Make Your Baby Move If You don’t Feel His Movement for a Certain Period:
- Babies usually respond when blood sugar boosts. Try to eat healthy snacks like cheese, peanut butter, yogurt, or nuts. Add a small glass of natural juice. This extra sugar in your blood may make your baby respond.
- Do some jump and then sit down for a while. Your baby may wake up and react to your jumping with a kick.
- Gently poke your baby. He may reply to you with a kick. Usually, maximum pregnant moms do this to feel their baby, even if there is no problem.
- At 26 weeks, the baby’s eyesight reaches a level and can differentiate between light and dark. Shine a flashlight on your belly after your baby is around 25th weeks. He may respond to your flashlight and move away from the spotlight.
- Besides eyesight, your baby’s hearing is also developed enough at 25 weeks. So you can try to talk with him, he may respond to you by hearing your voice. So try to interact with him more often. It is the sweetest way to keep him active.
- Drink a glass of water that is very cold. It may wake up the baby in the womb.
- Listen to music. Unborn babies often react to music. Be sure that the sound isn’t much loud because too much sound isn’t good for his ear.
These suggestions are easy to do and safe as well. Try these on your baby if he is not responding like he usually does. Don’t be panic if it doesn’t work out. Consulting a doctor as soon as possible should be your next step. Don’t wait much if your baby does not respond even after doing the activities we have mentioned above. Check it with your practitioner.
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