What can I expect when I report reduced movement?

The care you receive when you report a change in movement will depend on your stage of pregnancy. Here you can find out what to expect. Read more

Kicks Count Wristbands

What are Kicks Count Wristbands and why and how do you use one? Read more

Anterior Placenta

The placenta develops wherever the fertilised egg embeds into your uterus. An anterior placenta is when your placenta is attached to the front wall of the uterus and is a completely normal place for it to implant and develop. Read more

When will I first feel movement?

Most women usually begin to feel their baby move between 16 and 24 weeks of pregnancy. Read more

How often should I feel my baby move?

There is no set number of normal movements. Your baby will have their own pattern of movements that you should get to know. Read more

What should I do if I notice reduced movement?

If you think your baby’s movements have slowed down or stopped, contact your midwife or maternity unit immediately (it is staffed 24 hours, 7 days a week). Read more

What if movements are reduced again?

Never hesitate to contact your midwife or the maternity unit for advice, no matter how many times this happens. Read more

Why are movements important?

A reduction in a baby’s movements can sometimes be an important warning sign that a baby is unwell. Read more

Your baby's movements

Feeling your baby move is a sign that they are well. Find out more about your baby's normal movements during pregnancy. Read more

Holly Willoughby talks Baby Movement

Mum-of-three Holly encourages mums to get to know their baby's movements. Read more