10 Amazing Facts about Baby Kicks during Pregnancy

Are you a first time would-be mom? If yes, then you must be very excited to feel the first movement and kick from your baby. It is undoubtedly the most exciting experience for many expecting moms. It is an indication that there is a little angel growing inside you. Below are interesting facts about baby kicks during pregnancy that you need to know.

1 The kicks that you feel are not just “kicks.” It refers to the movement that the baby makes inside your womb. The movements may include hiccups, hand movements, side turning, and even somersaults.

2 The normal average kick is between 15 and 20 per day.

3 If your baby’s kicks have reduced, you can always induce them by eating something cold, listening to music or doing light physical activities such as walking in the park.

4 After 36 weeks in your pregnancy and you notice that the movements of your baby have decreased, it may indicate less space available in the womb.

5 After 28 weeks of pregnancy and your baby still makes fewer than 10 kicks in a day, it may indicate distress due to insufficient supply of oxygen or low blood sugar levels. If the baby does not kick an hour after you have eaten food, after walking or drinking water, then these should raise your concern.

6 Babies start to kick after nine weeks. However, the kicks are usually very small and can only be detected using an ultrasound scan. Most mothers really feel their babies kicking during the 24th week of pregnancy.

7 Babies also kick inside the womb after their moms have meals.

8 Lying on your left side increases the frequency of the kicks. This is caused by improving the blood supply to the fetus.

9 Babies kick as their response to the changes in their environment such as when they hear noise.

10 Baby kicks are a sign that your baby is healthy. It also indicates that your baby is active.

11 Feeling your baby move inside you is a very rewarding feeling. In fact, the movement that your baby makes is one of the first ever communication your baby has with you. Thus, reduction in your baby’s kicks should always be checked by your doctor.