A 33-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

28 weeks pregnant. back to work after long break and don't notice much movement during day. kick count is 10 kicks in 15-30 min. should i be worried?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: If you can get to 10 in less than an hour, that's as reassuring as you can hope for at home. To be doubly sure, call your doctor and he/she will likely want to listen to the baby's heart rate for 20 minutes. This is called a Non-Stress Test, and if normal would predict less than 1% chance of fetal demise in 4 days.
Answered on Jan 8, 2015

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Movement: Because you have an anterior placenta, you often times don't feel movement even when heard on a fetal monitor or seen on ultrasound. You can always c ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Talk to your OB MD: You need to ask this question of the OB MD who is providing continuing prenatal care to you. He/she can also determine if the fetus is actively presen ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fetal movement: At 26 weeks, the fetus is still small and even if he/she "kicks" you will not generally feel it strongly enough to assign it to a "kick". The fetus d ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mayor-lynn
18 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Fetal movement: Probably not. At that gestation, movements are not as forceful ; you are not expected to feel all of them. When you are distracted by work, telephone ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month