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.


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:

Emergency 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