Had Flu Shot and Now Baby Isn't Moving

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Experts: 

QUESTION

I am 22 weeks pregnant and I recently recieved a flu shot. Since then I haven't been able to feel the baby move. It's been 3 days now of not feeling the baby move. Is this normal? Is my baby ok?

ANSWER

ANY decrease in fetal movement should be reported to your provider.

It is very unlikely that the decrease has anything to do with the flu shot, and it is much more likely the result of a position change of the baby so that it is kicking you in the back (where you don't feel movement as much) instead of the front. But you should get it checked out to be sure.

Good luck!
~Cynthia