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Baby’s Kicks During Pregnancy

Discussion in 'Baby and Toddler' started by Charm, May 4, 2017.

  1. Charm

    Charm Guest

    Feeling your baby’s kicks during pregnancy is undoubtedly an exciting and special experience for most expecting mothers, particularly for the women who are expecting for the first time.
    Here are some interesting facts about your baby’s kicks during pregnancy:

    1. Kicks Indicate Good Development And Health Of A Baby. The kicks indicate that your baby is active.
    2. Baby’s Respond To The Change In Environment. A baby moves or stretches her limbs in response to some external stimuli, such as noise or food that the mother consumes.
    3. Lying On The Left Side Increases The Frequency Of A Baby’s Kicks. Lying on the left side during pregnancy boosts the blood supply to the fetus. As a result, there is an improvement in the baby’s movements, and you experience an increase in her kicks.
    4. Baby Kicks More After You Have A Meal. You may note that you feel your baby kicks more often after your meals. Typically, a healthy baby kicks about 15 to 20 times every day.
    5. Babies Begin Kicking Soon After Nine Weeks. Babies start kicking soon after they complete nine weeks in the womb.
    6. Reduced Kicks May Indicate A Baby’s Distress.
    However, reduced fetal activity can be a matter of concern and might mean an insufficient supply of oxygen. Fetal movements or kicks may decrease due to the drop in sugar levels. If the baby doesn’t kick or move for more than an hour in spite of the mother eating food, then it can be a cause of concern. If you cannot feel any fetal movement try drinking a glass of cold water or walking around. You should call your doctor immediately if your baby has not kicked even ten times in two hours, or there is a significant decrease in your baby’s activities.
    7. Reduced Kicks After 36th Week Do Not Mean Trouble. Babies rest inside the mother’s womb for as long as 40 to 50 minutes. Post the 36th week of pregnancy, your baby will be growing larger and will not roll often. You will notice a persistent kick beneath your ribs on one or either sides.

    Share your experience here about your baby's kick during your pregnancy :)

  2. Joy

    Joy New Member

    One of the most exciting moments in your pregnancy is when you feel those first little flutters of your baby kicking. These tiny movements reassure you that your baby is developing and help you feel closer to the little life inside of you. :)
  3. RoNa

    RoNa Administrator

    Baby kicks are my favorite. :)
    Joy likes this.

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