Huahua gave birth to a daughter. Now her second child is six months pregnant. Recently, fetal movement is frequent. Even at night, fetal treasure can’t sleep peacefully. The old man at home said that the more severe the fetal movement, the greater the possibility of having a son. Huahua also hoped that the second child could have a son. She was very happy to hear that. However, fetal movement so frequently, but let her feel uneasy, always worried that the baby will go wrong.
▍ frequent fetal movement and son?
No such thing!
Fetal movement refers to the action that the activity of the fetus in the uterine cavity impacts the uterine wall. The fetus reaches out, kicks and impacts the uterine wall in the uterus. This is fetal movement. At different stages of pregnancy, expectant mothers feel different fetal movements.
· about 18 weeks: some expectant mothers can feel the first fetal movement during this period, but the fetal movement is not obvious at this time.
· 20-24 weeks: fetal movement will become more and more obvious during this period. From this time to the next ten weeks, it is a period of active fetal movement.
· 24-28 weeks: at this time, the fetus can feel the external stimulation. Generally, the fetus has a cycle of sleep and awakening from 28 weeks. It is recommended to count the fetal movement every day from 28 weeks to monitor the health status of Taibao.
· 29-31 weeks: when the fetus grows up, the space in the uterus becomes narrow, the activity of the fetus is limited, and the amplitude of fetal movement becomes smaller, but the expectant mother can obviously feel fetal movement.
· 32-33 weeks: from now on, the frequency of fetal movement has increased significantly and the modes of fetal movement have become diversified.
· about 36 weeks: the fetus kicks the expectant mother’s stomach or ribs with small hands or feet.
· 36-40 weeks: in the last two weeks of pregnancy, fetal movement may slow down slightly and the speed of fetal growth may also decrease slightly.
There are many reasons for frequent fetal movement, and the saying “frequent fetal movement gives birth to a son” has no scientific basis.
Fetal movement is different in different gestational weeks. Generally, the greater the gestational week, the more the number of physiological fetal movements, especially between 30-32 weeks. Under normal circumstances, the fetal movement shall not be less than 3-5 times in one hour, the number of obvious fetal movement in 12 hours is more than 30-40 times, and some fetuses can move about 100 times in 12 hours. The number of fetal movements is not constant. As long as fetal movements are regular, rhythmic and change little, expectant mothers don’t have to worry about fetal treasure.
The fetus has a certain work and rest law in the mother’s stomach. If the fetus moves at different times, the mother to be will find that the frequency of fetal movement is also different. Generally, fetal movement is more frequent after the mother to be has a meal, takes a bath, goes to bed at night, listens to music or when the father to be talks to Taibao. Of course, this also varies from person to person, not absolutely.
▍ frequent fetal movement, beware of intrauterine hypoxia
Although frequent fetal movement has nothing to do with fetal sex, it represents that fetal treasure may be uncomfortable.
If the number of fetal movements in 12 hours is less than 20, it is abnormal; Less than 10 times indicates that the fetus is in danger and there is hypoxia in the uterus.
If the fetal movement exceeds the normal number of times in a period of time, frequent fetal movement, or restlessness without intermission, it is also a manifestation of intrauterine hypoxia. When abnormal fetal movement is found, it is recommended that expectant mothers go to the hospital as soon as possible to ensure the safety of mother and baby.
Monitoring fetal movement can understand the situation of fetal treasure. It is best for expectant mothers to measure fetal movement once a day in the morning, middle and evening. When measuring fetal movement, it is best to take the left lying position for 1 hour each time, and then multiply the sum of the three fetal movements by 4 to calculate the number of fetal movements in 12 hours. Continuous fetal movement can only be recorded once, and only the fetal movement with an interval of more than 5 minutes can be recorded as the second time.