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so here is my question..
i am going on 6 months pregnant i dont feel a whole lot of movement, is this normal? and also i usually tend to sleep on my back when i'm awake i lay on my left side, but when i get uncomfortable i switch sides. will this hurt the baby?


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replied July 21st, 2010
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Hi,
Welcome to the forum. I am really glad to help you out. Fetal movements usually begin around 12 weeks of pregnancy. They become more complex around 18 weeks and they become a regular feature around 21 weeks.

Fetal movement is restricted around 28 weeks because the fetus has grown so large it has little space for kicking or changing body position. If you’re not feeling any significant movements of the fetus, you should definitely consult a gynecologist for the same. There’s absolutely no harm to the fetus if you switch sides during sleeping.

You should try more of sleeping on the side as it puts less pressure on the inferior vena cava (the major vein which brings back the blood from the legs to the heart). While lying straight for a long time, the fetus puts pressure on the inferior vena cava which is not good. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.



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