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A 37-year-old female asked:

From week 25 of pregnancy on, can fetal movement also be a contraction? or cause one? and when belly feels hard, would baby movements be felt?

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Dr. Usha Mukhytar
Gynecology 27 years experience
No: During contraction usually movements are not felt fetal movement are not contractions you feel a kick with fetal movements with contractions you feel hardening and softening.

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Last updated May 8, 2014

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