What’s happening inside
Most babies are most active between 24 to 28 weeks, when they’re still small enough to practice all their moves within the still-relatively-roomy confines of your womb. Some days, baby may be so active that they are almost moving and kicking you throughout the whole day. On other days, he may be so still that you worry for him. Well, you can put those fears to rest. Fetuses are just like us adults, there will be days where they have more energy than others. Furthermore, fetal activity varies from individual to individual, so don’t compare it with other mothers. You’ll only need to count those kicks from week 28 onwards.
With those kicks coming more often these days, many women find themselves feeling more connected to the new life that’s growing within them. It’s as though these movements are a clear confirmation and assurance that baby is really and truly there, and doing fine. You may find yourself overwhelmed with all sorts of emotions at different times, such as excitement, fear, anxiety and joy.
A Matter of Fact
Fetal activity is very much related to what you do and feel. For example, if you’re on your feet and on-the-go most of the day, your baby is likely to be ‘rocked’ throughout that time, and therefore lulled to sleep. But as soon as you sit down for a rest, he is bound to suddenly become more active. This is why many mums-to-be find it hard to get a good rest at night! Your emotions and diet also affect fetal activity too. So look out for the foods you should take or foods you should avoid during pregnancy.
Tips for daddy
Baby often seems to mysteriously stop kicking every time you put your hands on your wife’s tummy in hopes of feeling him move, isn’t it? But don’t give up! Keep those hands there, talk to your unborn child, tap your wife’s tummy… eventually your patience will be rewarded, and you will have the priceless opportunity to feel your active little baby for yourself!
A quote for mummy-to-be
I begin to love this creature, and to anticipate her birth as a fresh twist to a knot, which I do not wish to untie. ~Mary Wollstonecraft
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This is part of our New Age Pregnancy Week By Week Pregnancy Guide!
With this guide, we hope it will help to give you some reassurance and shed some light on the changes you will come to experience for the next 40 weeks. If you are interested, you can read about our Month To Month Pregnancy Guide Here. Now, let the countdown begin ~
Disclaimer: Please keep in mind the information provided in this guide is just an approximate gauge for your pregnancy. Each pregnancy is different and growth rates vary. If you have any doubts, do not hesitate to contact your gynaecologist.