Baby not kicking a lot

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Baby not kicking a lot

So LO has been VERY active for quite a while now, but since yesterday she's barely moved. All day yesterday nothing and then finally I was laying on my back in bed late last night and she kicked for a couple of minutes. This morning she kicked a couple of times and right now I can feel her moving but it's not like usual. I'm really trying not to freak out but I am getting worried. Opinions or thoughts please? My mom says maybe she's going through a growth spurt and is just sleeping more. Does that sound reasonable?

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Same thing happened to me right around 26 weeks. Babe reared right back up to par after a few days though. So I would assume that a growth spurt is about right.

Call your OB if you need more reassurance!

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A growth spurt was my first thought also. You are still feeling a decent amount of movement so Im sure everything is fine. Just like PP said, call OB if you are concerned.

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If you get too worried, stop a take a kick count. Lay down on your left side and count how many kicks/movements you feel in 1 hr. once you get to 10 you can stop even it is before an hr. My OB told me once along as you feel movement 10 times a day you are good. Have you been really busy? I find that on days I am busy and moving around a lot the baby is more quiet and wakes up when I stop and rest for awhile.

I agree with the PPs if you are too worried call your OB.

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My baby goes through spurts, we'll go 3-4 days of what feels like constant movemnt and then 3-4 days of minimal movement. When in doubt I drink some juice, lay on my side and count kicks/movements.

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Also movements can feel different if baby changes position, especially when they are facing your back and its hard to feel the hand and foot movement back there. As baby grows the room in there gets way more tight and movements seem to slow a little too just because there is less wiggle room. Its good you are still feeling some movement though and talk with your doc. if you are extra concerned.

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Thanks girls! Through y'all and my mom I think I've convinced myself that it's a growth spurt. Since I do still feel her every once in a while, that puts me at ease some. For now I won't call my dr, but if this continues into next week I'll give him a call.

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As long as you feel (I think) 4 kicks an hour, you are good. Your mom's explanation sounds reasonable. They also kick less as they get bigger and run out of room in there. She could also have just moved into a different position where you don't feel it as much. I was told by my OB to drink a cold soda and lay on my left side if I felt like I wasn't feeling enough movement. Apparently, that gets them going and you can do a kick count.

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Mine does the same thing. He will kick for what seems like the entire day for a day or two and then he barely moves the next day. It's almost like he's catching up on sleep ha ha!

As long as you're still feeling her move I wouldn't worry. Also if you want you can drink some juice and wait about 30 minutes to see if that makes her active as well.

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Glad you got some reassurance! I have had several *quiet* days as far as movement too, including during and after my recent LONG car trip (1,000 miles in 2 days).. not much movement for 2-3 days after that. I think baby was lulled to sleep! I've had several friends that found their favorite baby purchase was the at-home doppler, just so they know what's going on, independent of baby's movement. If this one is like my first 2, movement's going to slow down sometime in the next few weeks, just because of space getting cramped in there. Sorry to share 1 million & one random things about myself... but hopefully hearing the similar experience from others is helpful. Smile

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Back many weeks ago those first kicks were such a reassurance, and now it is constantly on my mind... I'm always thinking "When did I last feel movement?" Hopefully a day or two of quiet and your little one will start kicking up a storm again!

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late getting to this but hope baby is moving more now....ditto others with calling ob if you need. I find that movement changes some days and I feel less. Normally he kicks my upper side but yesterday I barely had any kicks then I felt right down low my subtle and I think that was his head and hands moving around.