As early as twenty weeks of gestation

As early as twenty weeks of gestation, fetal movements were diurnal changes, but reach its peak during afternoon and evening. However, it might be absent through sleep’s cycles which occur regularly throughout the day and night .Changes in the number and pattern of fetal movements reflect fetal maturity and normal neurological development, but DFM is a specific indicator of fetal compromise. Maternal perception of fetal movement is a self-screening technique as women’s reaction to DFM assists in the identification of high risk fetuses which associated with improved perinatal outcomes and reducing still birth, fetal growth restriction, fetal distress and preterm birth