A Movement Whine

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A Movement Whine

Ok... so my baby is really low! Earlier last week I was feeling her all over all of the time but over the last 3-4 days I hardly feel anything! The only time I feel something is really low and it only last for about 10 seconds and that could be it all day. Sometimes it could be days without feeling anything! I thought I should be feeling her consistently by now.

This is also not my first so I thought it would be more!

What do you think?

Another question, do you think the u/s would have picked up if the cord was around her neck? How do you know if it is?

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Don’t know exactly where baby is, but oddly enough I haven’t been able to feel it for sure – and it should be 22 weeks this weekend! The only time that I think I felt it was on the OUTSIDE yesterday morning. So why can’t I feel anything this time? Don’t know. Odd. I remember it feeling almost like being tickled on the inside.

As for cord being wrapped around baby’s neck, I wouldn’t worry about that. Cords get wrapped and unwrapped regularly and it’s not an issue. If you are really panicking, call your doctor’s office and see if you can get a Doppler of the heartbeat.

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I have a doppler at home. If there as a problem would the doppler pick up on it? Thanks for making me feel better! Smile

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The chances of there being a problem is very low, and if you have reason to suspect there is one, then goto the doctor's. If you are simply worried for no particular reason other than you haven't felt movement very much recently, check that the heartbeat is good and strong. Personally, I don't stress about those things at this stage!

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"sarahsunshine" wrote:

The chances of there being a problem is very low, and if you have reason to suspect there is one, then goto the doctor's. If you are simply worried for no particular reason other than you haven't felt movement very much recently, check that the heartbeat is good and strong. Personally, I don't stress about those things at this stage!

yep, I agree with Sara. If you really feel there's a problem, get to the dr. If the heartbeat is nice and strong I don't know if I'd worry much. Go with your gut momma!

As for the cord issue, that cord will tangle, loop and untangle multiple times from here to the end. Even in the end, cords around necks are very very rarely a problem. Here's a good article about nuchal cords if you're interested just for peace of mind!

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Wouldn't it be nice to have a see-through belly once in a while?! LOL!

I wouldn't worry! I'm sure everything is fine.

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I was worried prior to my u/s, too, because I hadn't really felt my baby move for a few days straight. After the u/s I mentioned to my doctor that I had been worried because I hadn't felt movement for 3-4 days, and his response was that at this point in the pregnancy (I was 21 weeks 6 days then) it was quite normal to not feel the movement regularly. He said that by 24 weeks that should change, but until then, not to worry when I don't feel movement every day. And this is my third pregnancy, so I, like you, thought that I would feel movement much more than in my first. But if I were you, I really wouldn't worry about the cord strangling your baby in utero - it's incredibly rare, and yes, they should be able to see that on the u/s.

I still have yet to be able to feel movement from the outside... I figure it as a a lot to do with the fact that I am overweight, so I have a lot of extra padding in my stomach area...lol

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Thanks ladies!! I feel much better. It's funny to feel this way after you have been there before.... You guys are great!

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"Sweet Pea Twins" wrote:

I was worried prior to my u/s, too, because I hadn't really felt my baby move for a few days straight. After the u/s I mentioned to my doctor that I had been worried because I hadn't felt movement for 3-4 days, and his response was that at this point in the pregnancy (I was 21 weeks 6 days then) it was quite normal to not feel the movement regularly. He said that by 24 weeks that should change, but until then, not to worry when I don't feel movement every day. And this is my third pregnancy, so I, like you, thought that I would feel movement much more than in my first. But if I were you, I really wouldn't worry about the cord strangling your baby in utero - it's incredibly rare, and yes, they should be able to see that on the u/s.

I still have yet to be able to feel movement from the outside... I figure it as a a lot to do with the fact that I am overweight, so I have a lot of extra padding in my stomach area...lol

I actually had one OB tell me it wouldn't be consistent until 28 weeks! I'm still having days where I don't feel anything at all and then, like today, he's kicking up a storm! It's still pretty light with a few strong kicks here and there and I'm only able to feel some of them from the outside!

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"B-BABY" wrote:

I actually had one OB tell me it wouldn't be consistent until 28 weeks! I'm still having days where I don't feel anything at all and then, like today, he's kicking up a storm! It's still pretty light with a few strong kicks here and there and I'm only able to feel some of them from the outside!

To the bold: That's what my midwife says.

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"B-BABY" wrote:

I actually had one OB tell me it wouldn't be consistent until 28 weeks! I'm still having days where I don't feel anything at all and then, like today, he's kicking up a storm! It's still pretty light with a few strong kicks here and there and I'm only able to feel some of them from the outside!

Yes, 28 weeks is what I meant to type! ROFL I jumped the gun, I guess... So much for proofreading my posts... Wink

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also the position of your placenta makes a big difference, if it's in the front it can be harder to feel the baby. DS2 I had and anterior placenta, he was feisty though so I did feel him quite often, it would just be less intense for the first while.