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First time pregnant and 26weeks 1day today and i haven't felt baby moving in past 24 hours. should i be worried?

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Dr. Melanie Mintzer
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Fetal movement: At 26 weeks, babies can begin to have sleep and wake cycles. To wake up the baby, I suggest drinking orange juice or apple juice which has a high sugar content and then see if that increases fetal movement. If not, call your doctor and make an appointment to have the fetal heart rate checked. Usually eating and drinking will increase fetal movement.

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Last updated Sep 29, 2016

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