How often does my baby move in the womb?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Unless you've got a counter, it's hard to keep up. At 20 weeks, the average is about 200 movements a day. At 32 weeks, it's 575. At 40 weeks, that number drops to about 300. The simple reason? There's less room for the tyke to move around as it grows.
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