Re: Wife worried about decreased fetal movement
I had this when I was pg with my daughter - now that I can look back, most of it was due in part to fear that something would happen to the baby. Some of the time the baby was actually moving and kicking less, but that happens because like "born" babies, they sleep a lot and respond to their environments. They may move in response to a loud noise or increased activity of the mother, and may remain less active if there isn't much stimuli. I would recommend buying one of those fetal heart monitors so that she can listen to your baby's heartbeat whenever she gets worried or nervous. Hearing your little one's heartbeat may help ease the worries.