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Why might my baby's kicks have decreased?

Why might my baby's kicks have decreased?

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“A decrease in the movements of the baby can be a sign that the placenta is not transferring oxygen and nutrients to the baby as efficiently as it was in the past,” says Jennifer Keller, M.D., assistant professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. “This could lead to poor growth of the baby or even stillbirth, and it’s why physicians take a decrease in movement so seriously.”

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