A 44-year-old member asked:
Is it normal not to feel movement for a couple of hours late in the 3rd trimester?
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Yes: You should feel your baby move every day. Babies have sleep cycles and you may not feel them move while you are sleeping. If it has been more than a couple of hours since you felt your baby move, try eating a snack or drinking juice, often this will make babies more active. If you are still not feeling movement you should call your doctor or the hospital to listen to the baby's heartbeat.
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes: The fetus will seem to slow down as the pregnancy progresses. It is not unusual for the fetus to have sleep cycles when movement is decreased as well.
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Last updated Jul 28, 2015
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