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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In addition, daily kick counts should be considered at the beginning of the third trimester.
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.