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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Gilbert said that he advises patients to call labor and delivery if they don't feel 10 kicks in 1 hour and tells them that studies indicate a 70% reduction on stillbirth in low-risk women who perform these kick counts and report the results to their physician.
Gilbert's pregnant patients comply with his request that they record fetal kick counts starting at 28 weeks' gestation.
The maternal and fetal histories play important roles in interpreting fetal heart rate tracings, so he asks all his pregnant patients to record daily fetal kick counts.