When Does The Fetus Start Moving? This Doctor Explanation By dr. Ahmad Muhlisin One of the most anticipated moments by pregnant women is when they feel the movement of the fetus for the first time. Unfortunately many do not know when the fetus begins to move in the womb, when the kick the baby began to feel.
Knowing this is very important to monitor the development of the fetus in the womb. When does the fetus begin to move in the womb? Mothers should feel the first movement of the fetus when the gestational age enters 16 to 25 weeks. If this is the first pregnancy, then the first movement can be slower to approach the age of 25 weeks. In the second pregnancy, some pregnant women begin to feel fetal movement immediately in a 13-week pregnancy.
What does it feel like when the fetus starts moving? Pregnant women will feel the movement of the fetus as if there is something moving from within the womb, it may feel like kicked, pushed, or twitch. For the first time pregnant, it may be difficult to distinguish whether it is the movement of the fetus or other abdominal organs, such as when there is gas in the intestine, hunger, and so forth. But for the second and third pregnant mothers, they will be more adept at telling when the baby is starting to move. As the pregnancy age increases, the fetal movement will be different. In second and third trimester pregnancies, fetal movement will be more noticeable, ie, kicks, nudges and sikutan. How often does the fetus move? As the fetus begins to move early in pregnancy, its movement feels just a bit (rattle) with a rare frequency. But as pregnancy gets older, usually by the end of the second trimester, the fetal kick must be stronger and more frequent. Studies show that in the third trimester, the baby moves about 30 times every hour. The fetus tends to move more frequently at certain times of the day, usually most active from 21:00 to 01:00, just like your mother’s bedtime. The more frequent movement of the clock occurs due to the changed blood sugar level. The fetus in the womb can also respond to sound or touch, and may even kick your sleeping partner, if he feels tight.