fetal movement

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fe·tal move·ment

the movement characteristic of the fetus in utero; usually commences between the 16th and 18th weeks of pregnancy.
See also: quickening.

fetal movement

Kicking Obstetrics The constellation of activity by the fetus in the uterus which, in healthy infants, averages 10/hr

fetal movement

Muscular movements performed by the fetus in utero.
See also: movement
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The Bears have repeatedly stated throughout the offseason that every kick counts in the NFL's most discussed kicking competition, maybe ever.
[5] Therefore, if a woman experiences a qualitative change in fetal movements, it may be more important clinically than any definition of a specific numeric decrease in fetal kick counts. [6]
And a future update to the device and the application plans to bring in additional insights like stress, sleep, kick counts, and activity levels while also incorporating a simple QnA feature that helps moms put their doubts to rest.
* Up the ante on kick counts. Because the risk of stillbirth is significantly increased in the obese pregnant woman (even the patients without hypertensive disorders or other complications), fetal monitoring with kick counts is all the more important.
This enables you to strike the ball cleaner and harder, so every kick counts.
In addition, daily kick counts should be considered at the beginning of the third trimester.
Facing Leeds Carnegie over two legs for the honour of meeting Bedford or Nottingham in the final, a season of total domination by the Falcons is now condensed into a month where every kick counts.
After the results were reported to her certified nurse-midwife, the patient was discharged and instructed to perform fetal kick counts to monitor fetal movement.
Many third-trimester obstetric patients are instructed to perform daily "kick counts" and go to the hospital for evaluation if there is diminished fetal movement.
The recent article on fetal kick counts has me concerned ("Persuade Patients to Get Fetal Kick Counts," Sept.