Whether it is the first or second child, every parent waits to receive the first blows of the baby.
They are a sign that it grows and is active. When not sleeping, babies are very active in the womb: moving hands and legs, “explores” the uterus, changes position, jump, but more and hiccups. Perhaps you think those first gentle touches are due to gas in the abdomen or hunger, but after you start to feel them regularly, you will recognize the difference. However, keeping a track of these early movements is a good practice. Here are some facts about baby’s movements.
When do you feel the first kicks of your baby?
Young mothers, who have never had children, begin to feel the first kicks in around 24 weeks. Your baby is moving, but long before. Just as mothers are not familiar with these sensations and do not recognize. In the first weeks, your baby moves and kicks are not very strong and are interpreted as gas. Women who have given birth can still feel the first movements from 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Why babies strike?
Babies move mainly in response to things happening around them. Things like too much noise, too much light, or even what mother had for her meal affects baby movements. They stretch, play, relax and sleep. Mothers who participate in yoga or meditation sessions have quieter babies. The logic behind this belief is that if the mother is doing relaxation exercises, it is believed that baby remains in the relax state.
How many hits are normal in a day?
The average numbers of hits per day are 15-20, but every baby is different. Health experts recommend keeping in mind how long it takes for the child to 10 fetal movements (which you perceive them as blows). Ideally, you should feel at least 10 strokes within 2 hours.
So, you can expect your baby to sleep during the day and play football in your womb during the night. Sometimes, baby moves nonstop. Babies in the womb rest and sleep about 17 hours a day, usually in intervals of 40-50 minutes. During the day, when the woman is active, mostly she fails to feel any movements. Several women said that the most “active” moments of the fetus they noticed were after meals and evening.
When should I start counting the blows?
If you’re worried that your baby is no longer active, you can watch some signs. You have to notice whether or not your baby is reacting to external stimuli such as loud noise, your voice, your partner’s voice, flicks or taps of the abdomen. Should not find that your baby reacting to things, you did not feel 10 kicks within two hours, or if you have reasons to believe that there is a decrease in the frequency of baby’s movements over a period of more than two consecutive days, immediately seek medical advice.
The reduced frequency of strikes is a bad sign?
Reduce the frequency of strikes is not always a bad sign. But, it can be an indicator of fetal distress caused by lack of nutrients or lack of oxygen. Following a medical examination, including ultrasound, the doctor will take the necessary measures.
Should I record the number of movements every day?
It is important to watch the baby’s movements. In many cases, working mothers or at mothers who remain busy with their household duties fail to keep the record of the movements. But, whether you need to track them on a daily basis or not, your doctor will advise you to do so. If said, it is advisable to monitor them in the same amount every day, after eating or when your baby is usually very active.
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There will be fewer movements after 36 weeks?
After 36 weeks, babies have less room for maneuver, but the frequency of the blows would have to fall. Baby use his/her little hands and legs to explore the environment. Baby (body) will start playing with the umbilical cord. If movements are rhythmic mean the baby hiccups. Some babies hiccup at the same time every day.
It is said that if the baby is active in the uterus, so will it be then. If slept a day and all night, so will it be after the birth. These perceptions of seniors and elders are true up to an extent. Just as recent studies have shown that although there is a connection between the two components, it remains only in the early years of childhood. Then, intervening factors such as education, routine, impulse control and self-control also plays a vital role in shaping baby’s future.