Question by  TonyHawk (16)

How should I react to recently increased fetal movement?

It's my first baby and I'm not sure what is considered normal.


Answer by  buggy418 (632)

You should love and enjoy every single movement of your baby while you carry it. As your pregnancy continues, your baby will move more and more until the last month when the space prevents too much movement. There are things that you eat or drink, especially caffeine, that will cause more movement so try to stay away from that. Enjoy!


Answer by  suze (333)

React with joy! Increased movement is normal. My most active fetus turned out to be my most active child. Be aware the closer to your due date your baby may not move as much-- it gets too crowded. Don't get nervous if the activity slows down near the end.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

Increased fetal movement is normal in pregnancy and is an exciting thing. Everyone will react to the changes in their bodies differently. Enjoy this time it will be over with before you know it.


Answer by  Zoso (869)

Babies can be quite active in utero, to the point of being uncomfortable, irritating or at least distracting for the mother, especially in the overnight hours. No cause for alarm. If it becomes a problem for you, remember that third-trimester babies can hear and may calm down in response to soothing voices, soothing rhythmic music, and gentle rocking.

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