The Cause Of Fetal Movement Is Less Active During Fasting?

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Noon, I am a pregnant woman aged 22 years, my womb is 22w, currently I am fasting, my question is from the first day of fasting the fetus is less active as usual, then I checked with the midwife, the midwife said the fetus had a normal heart rate, then yesterday my fetus moved not as active anymore as usual, yes, even though 2 days ago my fetus was active even though it was not as fast as it was before I fasted, what should I do ??? Is it because I am fasting that the fetus is less active? Explanation please. Thank you

1 Answer:

Hello, Diyah Hardiyanti, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Pregnant women can begin to feel fetal movement between 13-25 weeks of gestation. Normally, the fetus moves at least 10 times in 2 hours. The fetus can move more actively or not depending on the following factors:

1. Mother's position

2. The fetus is lacking oxygen

3. Maternal blood sugar levels or lack of nutrients reaching the fetus. Fasting can affect this condition.

4. The "hours of sleep" of the fetus

5.External stimulation (sound)

6. The general physical and psychological conditions of the mother and fetus.

As the gestational age gets older, the activity should be more frequent and the movements feel harder, but if the fetus is large, the space in the uterus will become narrower so that the movement will be slightly reduced.

Give stimulation as below:

1. Give a loud noise stimulation (loud music, or turn up the tv sound)

2. Lying on your left side can increase blood flow so that it triggers the fetus to actively move

3. Position yourself in an uncomfortable position, this will make the fetus feel uncomfortable too so that it will move

4. Drink cold water or eat sugary foods

Record fetal movements every day at the same time. For example, starting at 10 am, how long will it take for him to do 10 movements. The thing to worry about is if the fetal movement becomes severely reduced or absent, or remains motionless after being stimulated as above, then immediately check with a doctor to be sure with a complete physical examination and supporting examinations such as ultrasound to check the fetal heart rate, amniotic fluid, and other.

Fasting for pregnant women is not easy, so there is still sufficient fluid and nutritional needs, and you should limit activities so that the fetus and mother remain healthy and fit. Here are tips for fasting for pregnant women, which can be read to add information.

That's all, hopefully it's useful.

Greetings, dr. Sarah Rizqia.

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