6 facts about fetal movement

The idea that fetuses are less active in the third trimester is a myth, warn researchers

Unborn babies don’t slow down in the final three months, nor do they tend to respond to cold drinks or sweet food, but they almost universally fire up at night, according to New Zealand research.

Importantly, the results show that if a mother-to-be experiences a slowdown of movements at night, it’s a sign she needs to head straight to medical care despite the ‘antisocial hour’, say the University of Auckland researchers.