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Table 2 Results

From: Fetal movement in late pregnancy – a content analysis of women’s experiences of how their unborn baby moved less or differently

Women descriptions of fetal movement* N = 876 Gestational week 28–32 Gestational week 33–36 Gestational week 37+
  n (%) n = 190 (22) n = 263 (30) n = 423 (48)
I. Frequency 746 (85) 161 (85) 243 (92) 342 (81)
 Decreased frequency of fetal movement 609 (69) 130 (68) 197 (75) 282 (67)
 Absence of fetal movement 137 (16) 31 (16) 46 (17) 60 (14)
II. Intensity 343 (39) 85 (45) 111 (42) 147 (35)
 Weaker fetal movements 277 (32) 65 (34) 90 (34) 122 (29)
 Indistinct fetal movements 66 (8) 20 (10) 21 (8) 25 (6)
III. Character 252 (29) 46 (24) 70 (27) 136 (32)
 Changed pattern of movements 141 (16) 36 (19) 34 (13) 71 (17)
 Slower movements 111 (13) 10 (5) 36 (14) 65 (15)
IV. Duration 38 (4) 7 (4) 13 (5) 18 (4)
  1. *The quotations could be placed in more than one category but each quotation was only placed in one subcategory