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I have lost 2 pregnancies already and I am currently in my 22nd week of pregnancy. Is it normal to not feel any fetal movement at this stage? If not, what steps should I take to ensure the health of my baby?
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It is common for women to start feeling fetal movements between 18-25 weeks of pregnancy. However, every pregnancy is different, and some women may not feel consistent or noticeable movements until later on. If you have lost two previous pregnancies, it is understandable that you may be concerned about the lack of fetal movement. Here are a few things you can do:

  • Stay calm: Remember that every pregnancy is unique, and not feeling movements at this stage does not necessarily indicate a problem.

  • Monitor your baby's kicks: Start keeping track of your baby's movements by doing kick counts. Choose a time when your baby is usually active (like after a meal) and count how long it takes to feel ten distinct movements. If you don't reach ten within two hours, contact your healthcare provider.

  • Talk to your healthcare provider: Reach out to your doctor or midwife and express your concerns about the lack of fetal movement. They may recommend an ultrasound or other tests to ensure everything is progressing normally.

  • Consider external factors: Factors like the position of the placenta (anterior placenta) or excess weight can make it harder for you to feel fetal movements early on.

  • Be patient but vigilant: While it's important not to panic, trust your instincts as well. If you continue to be worried or notice any other concerning symptoms like decreased appetite or vaginal bleeding, seek medical attention immediately.

    Remember that each woman's experience with fetal movement can vary greatly, so try not to compare yourself to others. Your healthcare provider is the best person to assess your specific situation and provide guidance.

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    You Might have your placenta at the front.. Anterior placenta,  so you won't feel anything until later than usual.. My friend had this didn't feel anything until 26 weeks.. I have this and only just barely starting to kicks now at 23 weeks 
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    Thankuuuuu so much...Ur reply helped me a lot...I was so worried bcx even in 22 weeks not feeling baby movement
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    With my first I didn't feel anything till 25/26 wks
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    Me too I'm 22nd weeks but my bby is not moving n pains a killing me I don't know what to do pls help mommies  so worried
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    Im 1st time mom.. obese high bmi.. when im 18 to 19 week i felt fluttering n like bowel movement or gas below my bellybutton.. anterior placenta.. tht feel is our bby movement.. sorry for my bad english.. now im 24+5w..

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