It is normal to start feeling the first fetal movements around 15-22 weeks. These early movements may feel like little flutters or gas bubbles. Movements will get stronger as you progress into the third trimester. At 28 weeks we expect you to feel a minimum of 6 movements in 2 hours. As your baby grows, you will become more aware of sleep and awake patterns. Every baby is different and you will get to know what is normal for your baby. If you are concerned about fetal movement at or after 28 weeks gestation, please call the pager to speak with your midwife.

Here is a copy of Alberta Health Services Fetal Movement Count Chart to help you keep track of your little one’s movement if you are concerned.

Here is some information from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada about Fetal Movement and Kick Counts