Influence Of Food With Fetal Movements?
My doctor is 26 weeks pregnant. Are fetal movements different every day? For 2 days the fetal kmren is very active. From morning till night it still moves. But today it seems that the movements of the fetus are somewhat quieter, just a little. Does it affect food with the baby’s movements?
Hello Yori Edriani,
Fetal movements can be felt by the mother for the first time at 16-25 weeks of gestation. The initial movement may be felt by the mother like a "butterfly effect" or like a twitch in the stomach. When the fetus is larger, in the third trimester, the mother can feel movements such as kicking or movements of the fetal elbows.
Fetal movements are very varied and difficult to determine at first. At the end of the second trimester and the beginning of the third trimester, if counted, the fetus can move up to 30 times per hour. Generally there are times when the fetus moves more actively. The mother feels the fetus is more active, especially above 9 pm. The fetus can also respond to stimuli provided from outside such as hearing sounds or touches in the abdomen. Fetal movements are more easily felt when sitting or lying down.
Fetal activity and movement is also influenced by glucose levels in the mother's blood. Glucose levels in the blood are certainly influenced by mother's food intake. Fetal movement can increase 1 hour after the mother eats, because there is an increase in glucose levels in the mother's body. Sugary foods with high sugar can also increase fetal movements.
Fetal movements can be less felt when approaching gestational age> 32 weeks due to limited fetal space. However, changes in fetal movements are reduced drastically or <10 movements in 2 hours, need to watch out for by the mother. In these conditions the mother must immediately consult her nearest obstetrician. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.