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Fetal Movement Campaign

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

Fetal movements

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.

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.

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

Come and find out more:

Cornmill Shopping Centre, Darlington: Friday 25 May 2018

We'll be in the Cornmill Centre all day working with Smooth Radio to help raise awareness of the campaign and there will also be some goodies and freebies on offer!

Sponsored Walk: Saturday 23 June 2018

Join our midwives on a sponsored walk from Shotley Bridge Community Hospital to University Hospital of North Durham! Raising awareness and funds to support the campaign. Meet at Shotley Bridge Community Hospital at 10am or contact k.armstrong3@nhs.net for more information.  

Dalton Park, Seaham: Sunday 8 July 2018

We'll be at Dalton Park shopping centre all day working with Smooth Radio to help raise awareness of the campaign and there will also be some goodies and freebies on offer!

Or support our campaign:

If you would like to take part in the sponsored walk then please contact our midwife Karen: k.armstrong3@nhs.net You can download a sponsorship form from the links on the right of this page.

Or you can join our campaign or make a donation towards supportingt the campaign on our justgiving page: 

https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/cddft/movementmatters

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