Change in your baby's movements - Warning signs during pregnancy

Always get checked by a doctor or midwife immediately if you notice any change in your baby's movements.

A reduction or change in your baby's movements could be a warning sign that:

  • your baby is unwell
  • your baby does not have enough fluid around them
  • there is a risk of you having a stillbirth

If you are worried about your baby's movements contact your doctor or midwife immediately. Do not wait until the next day.

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Other warning signs during pregnancy

There are other warning signs to watch out for during pregnancy. They could mean you're experiencing pregnancy complications or a medical emergency.

They can also be signs of a common ailment during pregnancy.

Warning signs include:

Immediate action required: Contact your midwife, GP or obstetrician immediately if

  • you are worried about any aspect of your pregnancy

Page last reviewed: 26 March 2018
Next review due: 26 March 2021

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