Observation of fetal movements usually is late during first pregnancy
. Position of the baby at this stage of pregnancy is not important as it changes before term. The assessment of fetal well-being is mostly made through a doppler study and if needed, by an ultrasound
at this stage of pregnancy. Your wife has to lie to the left side and take as much rest as possible and she can be made to count the fetal movements. If she cannot perceive at least 10 movements in 2 hours, that needs concern. Placental insufficiency
may be a likely cause.Please take immediate advice from your doctor. Take care.