Why Your Baby Moves At Night In The Womb You Need To Know

Why Your Baby Moves At Night In The Womb You Need To Know

Pregnancy is full of trivia, and when it comes to the movement of the baby in the womb, it is even more exciting.

When an expectant mother enters the seventh or eighth month, she begins to observe a certain pattern in her baby’s behavior and movements.

These little kicks, twists and wiggles excite her immensely, and these movements are also an indicator of the baby’s good health and well-being.

As the baby grows, it stretches and bends. This is the time when they begin to hit, roll and kick. Gradually the baby’s movements become more sensitive to noises, awkward positions, sleeping and sitting arrangements.

Pregnant women often observe more movements at night.

One common reason that could explain this pattern is that the baby becomes more awake when it does not feel any activity. While expectant mothers are more active during the day, the baby goes into sleep mode. And when there isn’t any movement, it could startle them, leading to even more vigorous movements.

But again, this can vary from child to child. Babies can also be more active during the day. And mothers who are active during the day may not feel their movement as strongly as they feel it at night.

The small movements your baby makes during the day may go unnoticed because you are mostly busy during the day.

But all those movements that are vigorous, such as loud kicking, can be felt at any time of the day. If you find that mostly at night your baby moves a lot, try to observe the movements during the day as well. Pay attention to the cues that your baby responds to. In case you do not observe any movements, do not panic immediately. Perhaps the child has developed a sleeping pattern.

You are likely to observe decreased movements both during the day and at night. While this doesn’t always mean something is wrong, but you shouldn’t ignore it either. Keep monitoring the movements and if you feel them getting strange, it could be a sign of lack of oxygen and fetal distress. The doctor may conduct an examination that includes an ultrasound to check the blood supply to the placenta and the well-being of the child.

Remember, if you notice anything alarming, see your doctor immediately.

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