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Week 28

At this point of the pregnancy, it may be helpful to try to identify a pattern in your baby’s movement. All baby’s move differently and some are more subtle. How much you feel depends on various factors, such as the baby’s placement in the womb, how much amniotic fluid there is, where the baby is kicking and how active your baby is.

There is a method for paying attention to fetal movements and a strategy for identifying your baby's pattern. This method is called Mindfetalness and strives for you as a mother-to-be to feel as safe and well-informed as possible. It is designed so that you can trust your instincts in how much your baby moves and what in any case is deviant. You can read more about fetal movements and the method itself at www.mindfetalness.com.

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