Is It Normal If The Fetus Suddenly Has No Movement?
Hello, I want to ask, I am 22 weeks pregnant, sometimes I like to be a little worried about the fetus’s movements in my womb, sometimes it can be almost 6 hours without any movement but later I will move at least 3-5 times the kick and then keep quiet again, not quite long, though, is it is that normal? Thank you
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your concern. Infant movement is indeed one indicator of fetal health that is most easily felt by pregnant women. The baby can start kicking at 18-25 weeks' gestation, more precisely in the first pregnancy around 25 weeks, and in the second or subsequent pregnancy it can start as early as 18 weeks.
Basically, regarding the number of kicks, there is no exact number. Every pregnancy can be different, even with the same mother. Some babies are basically active, and some are basically not. So that the benchmark is from how things are usually. If there are fewer kicks now based on the average number (10 kicks in an hour), but indeed from the start like that, no problem.
However, if initially it moves quite often and is now reduced, there are two possibilities, that the fetus is sleeping, or indeed there are certain abnormalities. To this, what you can do is drink cold water, talk to him or take a mild physical activity. Usually, the fetus will be more active at 9 pm until 1 am because the sugar levels in the body begin to decrease at that hour. You should also consider this factor, so the fetus does not keep moving in a day.
If you have done this and the fetus still rarely moves when previously active, consult your obstetrician for further examination including an ultrasound examination to see the condition of your fetus in the womb. Your doctor will determine if there are certain abnormalities and determine the best treatment. Meanwhile, continue to live a healthy lifestyle, avoid cigarette smoke, pollution, and coffee, adequate rest, and multiply the consumption of vegetables, fruits, and drink vitamins for pregnancy. So, hopefully answering your question.