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Is it normal for my wife not to feel the baby move more then once an hour. The baby was moving a lot more then this two days ago. Now there is a movement no more then two times an hour! glance
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replied May 17th, 2009
Less Baby Movements at 38 weeks
You might consider reporting your concerns to your wife's physician or midwife. As the baby grows within the uterus it runs out of room and appears to have less movement than during the second trimester. However, fetal movement is very important which is why I devoted an entire chapter to address this issue in my book, The Smart Mother's Guide to a Better Pregnancy.

During the late third trimester, the baby should move at least once every 90 minutes. If this does not occur, drink something sweet, preferably, juice. If there's still no movement, you might want to contact your physician or midwife immediately and/or go to the labor room for further evaluation. You might also request a "kick chart" during your wife's next office visit so that she can closely monitor the baby carefully. A kick chart is an instrument used by mothers to count the number of times the baby moves.
I wish you and your wife a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery.
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