Most women will start to feel their baby move from around 18-22 weeks, often starting off as a feeling of flutters. As the baby grows these movements are much easier to feel and are a really lovely way to bond with your baby. They are also an important indicator of how well your baby is doing.
Your baby will develop a normal pattern of movements which you should expect to feel every day. If baby’s pattern of movements do change it’s important you call your maternity unit straight away for advice. This shouldn’t be left until the next day and is something that you should act on as soon as possible.
It’s important not to use home dopplers as these machines are not a substitute for a midwife’s expert opinion. If you are ever concerned about your baby your midwife will be more than happy to check everything out for you.