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Week 40

Even if it's getting crowded now, you should still feel your baby's movements as often and strongly as before. At this point, it can almost feel uncomfortable or sore if the baby pushes or kicks in the same place a lot and often.

If you experience that your baby moves less or has a feeling that something is not as it should be, you should seek care. Do not hesitate to contact us if you are worried about your baby's movements. You can call directly to the clinic you plan to give birth at. The midwife who answers the phone will help you. It may also be worth knowing that when you are going into labor, the baby should move as usual. Even if you have other things to think about when the pain sets in, it is still good to be aware of fetal movements even then.

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