County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust Campaign

pregnant women

Midwives from County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust are launching a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of fetal movements during pregnancy and help reduce stillbirths.

55% of women who had a stillbirth noticed their baby’s movements had slowed down or stopped but hadn’t reported it.

There are many myths around baby movements during pregnancy but the main message from our midwives is – if you notice any change then get in touch straight away.

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A baby moving during pregnancy can be anything from a flutter, kick, swish or roll and these are a sign that baby is well. When a baby is unwell, they may conserve energy by slowing down their movements. This can be the first sign of a problem.

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust is launching a new campaign to raise awareness and help reduce stillbirths.

If you notice any changes in your baby’s movements and are under our care then please ring 01325-74-3730 and this will take you through to one of our pregnancy assessment units.

Smooth and Country Durham and Darlington NHS are going to be holding a series of events in the following locations, if you need any more information please feel free to drop by and have a mocktail and a chat to our specialists.

Friday 25th May 2018 – Corrmill Centre – Darlington
Sunday 8th July 2018 - Dalton Park – County Durham