Decrease in Baby's Movement Related to Placenta Angioma?

I am 36 weeks pregnant and was diagnosed with a placental angioma at 33 weeks pregnant. My doctor is doing weekly ultrasounds and non-stress tests to check on the baby, as well as the growth of the angioma. Recently, I have noticed a decrease in fetal movement. Do you think this condition could cause any problems during the birth?


Placental angiomas are relatively common and only occasionally cause problems. Decreased movement may be a concern. You will need to lie down, put your hands on your belly and feel for every movement. While babies may not move as much when they are further along, the average is at least 10 movements in an hour. If there are between 5 and 10 movements, eat something and wait for more fetal activity. Less than five an hour is concerning: If that is the case, you need to go to your obstetrician now. Usually it won't be anything, but it is prudent to get it checked out.

Need Advice?
Get answers from iVillage experts and other moms just like you!
Question Details
  1. Pick a subject:
Connect with 1,039,394 members just like you
Share your knowledge, ask questions.