Every baby is different, sure, some might move 10 times in a day but others will move ten times in ten minutes! Baby’s movements can vary from 4 to over 100 every hour. It is important to know what is normal for you and your baby and report any change in that.
How often should my baby move?
There is no set number of normal movements.
Your baby will have their own pattern of movements that you should get to know.
From 16-24 weeks on you should feel the baby move more and more up until 32 weeks then stay roughly the same until you give birth.
Get to know your baby’s normal pattern of movements.
It is NOT TRUE that babies move less towards the end of pregnancy.
You should CONTINUE to feel your baby move right up to the moment you go into labour and whilst you are in labour too.
Why are my baby’s movements important?
A reduction in a baby’s movements can sometimes be an important warning sign that a baby is unwell. Around half of women who had a stillbirth noticed their baby’s movements had slowed down or stopped.