Movement, fetal
Movement of the fetus in the womb. The first fetal movements felt by the mother during pregnancy (quickening) are usually between18 and 22 weeks of pregnancy.

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  • fetal movement — noun motion of a fetus within the uterus (usually detected by the 16th week of pregnancy) • Syn: ↑foetal movement • Topics: ↑pregnancy, ↑gestation, ↑maternity • Hypernyms: ↑motion, ↑mo …   Useful english dictionary

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  • fetal death — death in utero; failure of the product of conception to show evidence of respiration, heartbeat, or definite movement of a voluntary muscle after expulsion from the uterus, with no possibility of resuscitation. Called also stillbirth …   Medical dictionary

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  • Children's rights movement — Rights Theoretical distinctions Natural and legal rights Claim rights and liberty rights Negative and positive rights Individual a …   Wikipedia

  • foetal movement — noun motion of a fetus within the uterus (usually detected by the 16th week of pregnancy) • Syn: ↑fetal movement • Topics: ↑pregnancy, ↑gestation, ↑maternity • Hypernyms: ↑motion, ↑move …   Useful english dictionary

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