Active Baby Movements At 38 Weeks Gestation?

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Excuse me good afternoon doctor, please help answer. R n r nI’m a pregnant woman with a 38-week-old pregnancy. Is it normal and normal for a 38-week-old fetus to still be very actively kicking and moving. When I count the movements of the fetus in 1 hour the movement is more than 10x. R n r nPlease help be answered. Thanks

1 Answer:

Hello Fitriana1992,


Gestational age of 38 weeks has entered the age of months. At the age of the womb is usually the mother has begun to wait for signs of labor. Fetal movement is one of the signs felt by pregnant women and indicates that the fetus is alive. The first fetal movement can be felt by the mother between the ages of 16-25 weeks.


In the third trimester of pregnancy, fetal movement can reach 30 times in 1 hour. However, not everything can be felt by the mother. In fact, only half of fetal movements can be felt by the mother. Fetal movements can increase when mothers consume carbohydrate foods or contain high sugar or caffeine. Fetal movement can be slightly reduced during the fetal cycle of sleep or when maternal sugar levels are low. Approaching childbirth fetal movements are usually not so felt because the baby's room is limited, especially in large fetuses. However, in fetuses that are not so large, of course, movements can be felt as usual. Mothers should be vigilant if the fetal movements suddenly decrease dramatically <10 times in 2 hours, you should immediately check the condition of the fetus to the doctor.


Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.

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