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Definition of Movement, fetal

Movement, fetal: Movement of the fetus in the womb. The first fetal movements felt by the mother usually occur between 18 and 22 weeks of 'pregnancy but may occur earlier. Also known as 'quickening.

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Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2012

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