Getting to know your baby during pregnancy is interesting and rewarding.
You alone experience the movements of your baby during pregnancy.
We believe that a mother should be listened to.
From weeks 18-24 women start to feel the movements of the baby, and the movements increase up to week 32. After that they stay relatively similar for the rest of the pregnancy.
The baby’s movements are a barometer of its well-being. Each child is unique and therefore it is important for you to know your baby’s pattern and frequency of movement. Your baby should continue to move regularly for the duration of your pregnancy.
Sometimes women are told a baby moves less in the third term, but that is NOT true.
Your perception of the fetal movements changes as the due date approches. The character of the movements changes when the pregnancy approaches delivery due to limited space in the uterus, but the frequency and intensity will not normally decrease.
As delivery approches, the uterine contractility increases, which can alter your perceptions of the movements.
About Kicks Count
“Kicks Count” (Icelandic: “Spörkin telja”) is educational material about decreased fetal movements sponsored by the organization Gleym mér ei in collaboration with the Icelandic Midwifery Association, The Health Care Centers and Landspítali Hospital with support from the Ministry of Health and Directorate of Health.
Gley mér ei is a sponsoring organization whose purpose is to manage funding that is used to support various issues and matters associated with the loss of a child during pregnancy and during or after birth.