The importance of monitoring foetal movements

It is important to remember the day when you first felt your baby's tummy. About it you will ask the doctor, and then, based on this parameter, will calculate the expected date of childbirth. If the first pregnancy to the date add 20 weeks. When a woman bears a second, third child, the period is increased to 14 days.

By the way the fetus moves, it is possible to determine its position. Where you feel the most energetic movement, are the limbs of the child. If the activity is closer to the diaphragm, and the baby is head down.

It is important to track how your child moves. If the condition is violated, the perturbation will be strong and random. One of the reasons for such activities may be elevated levels of carbon dioxide in your blood. The reduction or absence of the child's activity may be a sign of hypoxia when the fetus is not getting enough oxygen and nutrients.

Filling of the test of fetal movements

The test of fetal movement practiced by some gynecologists because sometimes it's easier to make the expectant mother an ultrasound or cardiotocography. But to fill in the diary of the movements is quite simple. It does not affect baby, and if there are any deviations, the expectant mother immediately notices.

This test was developed by a doctor of the hospital St George George Pearson. It is recommended by health Ministry of Russian Federation and specified in the official documents of pregnancy. You can apply it to any pregnant women from the 28th week of pregnancy.

To keep a diary of perturbations, we need a table that you can line yourself or hire a gynecologist. The left vertical is written the time from 9:00 to 21:00, at intervals of half an hour. The top horizontal is celebrated the week of pregnancy.

This table is populated in the following way. The expectant mother counts the aftershocks baby, starting from nine in the morning. Go to offset any movement, even the weakest. When she has ten perturbations, making a mark in the table, based on the last time. And then, before the end of the day, the activity of the fetus can not keep track.

If the baby is moving episodes, they are treated as a single push. For example, when a child is pushed and then immediately rolled over, counts as one item.

As a rule, women account for ten perturbations in time for dinner. The norm is at least three movements per hour. It is not necessary to sound the alarm if the baby is very active, and the number of aftershocks are fewer by the hour. Cause for concern should be the lack of movement.