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Are fetal movements normal in 30th week of pregnancy?

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Dr. Soumya


Practicing since :2010

Answered : 2512 Questions

Posted on Tue, 2 Sep 2014 in Pregnancy
Question: I m 30 weeks and I m feeling different fetal movements from yesterday..
I m feeling less kicks and more if baby moving inside my body..
Is it normal at this stage of pregnancy?

Hiw many kicks should I count?

And are the movements considered as kicks?
Answered by Dr. Soumya 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Get examined

Detailed Answer:

I read your query and I understand your concerns.

Following is my reply

1. These are also kicks (fetal movements what you have described).

2. There should be at least ten movements each day. Movements can be considered as kicks

3. Movements will be felt more after eating food.

4. If you feel any difference please see your doctor and get checked for fetal heart beat. Since you mentioned you feel less it is better to get examined by your doctor soon.

I hope your doubt is cleared.

Dr. Soumya.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
Follow up: Dr. Soumya 11 minutes later
Thanks doctor
I must have felt atleast 25 movements and kicks or more today
After meal and between meals I do feel movements
I used to feel much more kicks weeks before
Do u think I need examination ?
Answered by Dr. Soumya 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
No need

Detailed Answer:

Your baby seems to be moving adequately. There is no need for examination.

You can keep counting. If it reduces then see your doctor. As of now no need.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju

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