Reduced baby movements


Having an active baby is a good sign that your baby is healthy. Every baby is different and their patterns all vary, so get to know your baby and what is normal. It’s important to recognise if your baby becomes less active or stops moving. However, it is sometimes difficult to be aware of movements when you are busy, active and on your feet for a lot of the day so allow yourself time to sit down and become aware throughout the day. As your pregnancy progresses, it is normal for movements to change, from vigorous kicks and punches to less vigorous rolls and squirms, but the frequency usually remains similar. This is normal and is indicative of how much space they have to move around.


If something just doesn't feel right contact your local maternity team

East and North Hertfordshire:

01438 284124

The Princess Alexandra:

01279 444455, extension 2945

West Hertfordshire:

01923 217343

For more information on local services please click here.


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