Film reviewed in March 2019. Review date March 2022
A baby moving during pregnancy can be anything from a flutter, kick, swish or roll and these are a sign that baby is well.
When a baby is unwell, they may conserve energy by slowing down their movements. This can be the first sign of a problem.
55% of women who had a stillbirth noticed their baby’s movements had slowed down or stopped but hadn’t reported it.
If this symptom is reported promptly there is a window of opportunity in which the baby’s life may be saved.
We want our campaign to raise awareness of the importance of fetal movements across the UK.
The campaign is supported by NHS England and Kicks Count.
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If you are pregnant
We have information to support you if you are reporting reduced fetal movements
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