It’s stated that the most amazing moments during your pregnancy journey is the movements of your baby moving in your body – it’s called “Quickening”.
What is “Quickening”
The first fetal movements and activities in the utero are defined as “Quickening”. This phenomena happens between the eighteenth and the twentieth pregnant week. It is believed to have movements in the tenth week and there are uncommon cases that mom can’t feel anything during the whole pregnant period.
The mother gets sensible of up and down actions in her abdomen which are relating to fetal activities. The fetal heart is often heard by doctors or GP for the first time.
It may need some efforts to breathe if the mother tries to bear their babies at this point, but lung of the fetus is developed not enough to deal with outside conditions the uterus. Not only that the fetal lungs are regularly dominated around a few hours.
No Quickening Sign – What’s happening?
There are several cases that many fetuses are alive and healthy, but they irregularly move in the uterus. Moreover, if this situation happens more often, someday, the mother can pass as well as not feel movements anymore. However, the babies don’t act and do activities much in the abdomen, this doesn’t mean that they are dead. It is all probably assumed that the fetus is in a position which the pregnant woman hardly to feel the movements
If this case passes 3 or 4 days without movements, the mother should ask for GP to listen for the sounds of fetal heart. If the doctors or GP can heard some noise, it is believed that the fetus is still alive and properly in satisfied condition. Women usually imagine themselves pregnant, because of misleading gas movements in the intestines. That’s why the patient assumes that she feels some activities of baby, it cannot be seen as real evidence of pregnancy.
The Growth of Fetus
The baby starts to control its body to open and close the mouth as well as to wave hands, leads and roll head at 12th gestation week. At this time, the baby has length: 3 inches, and weight: 1 ounce.
Many organs are formed, the baby longs 6 to 8 inches and weighs 6 ounces at 16th gestation week.
There is an increase in the fetus activity as moving and turning around at 20th gestation week, The baby has length: 8 – 12 inches, weight: 1/2 of one pound.
The baby starts to form wrinkled skin as well as a full-body shape. However, it needs a longer time to develop perfectly important organs (lungs and brain) at 24th gestation week.
At 28 weeks, the baby longs 15 inches and weighs 3 pounds. Their bones become harder, and the mother maybe feel the kicks of baby and more movements.
The eye opens completely at 32nd week, their length: 18 inches, their weight: 5 pounds. Not only that, the baby may turn around and move to another position in the abdomen for the rest of the pregnant period.
At 36th gestation week, the baby grow with length: 19 inches and increase weight: 6 pounds and gains 1/2 pound per week.
The baby is full-body parts at 40th gestation week.
See More: Fetal Development by Month