What’s happening inside
Baby is gaining weight very quickly at this stage, and will probably double his weight now by the end of your pregnancy!
As baby fattens up, there is less and less space for him to move about in your womb. As such, those little twinges and butterfly sensations will soon seem more like elbow jabs and karate kicks!
A Matter of Fact
From this stage onwards, it may be wise to test for fetal movements regularly – for instance, twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. Within any one hour, you should count at least 10 movements of some form (kicks, rolls, tickles). Lack of such regular movements may be a red flag that requires professional evaluation.
Tips for daddy
It might seem like every time you try to feel your child’s kicks, he plays you out and doesn’t move an inch. Don’t despair – try shining a bright torch on your wife’s tummy in a dark room, or lightly tap on her belly to get his attention and rouse him from his slumber.
A quote for mummy-to-be
Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.
– Winnie the Pooh