should I be worried?

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PatienceW's picture
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should I be worried?

(yes Heather something else worrying me!) Last night baby moved ALL OVER the place.. I also had a lot of the contraction type pain before I went to bed. then when I woke up this morning TONS of movement. then nothign the rest of the day. maybe a little wiggle here or there but nothing major. usually if I lay down on my side its like instant movement and today that didn't even work. My dr hasnt mentioned anything abotu how much/how often I should be feeling things, and I Wasn't concerned until today when there was hardly any. Should I be worried or did baby just wear himself out yesterday and he decided to take a snow day today too? (there has been SOME movement but nothing major and no where near as much)

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And on occasion I get a sharp pain on my side as low as you can go like he's putting pressure on my belly (below where my belly is huge... and much lower than I feel he should be)

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I would call but usually babies are active when u rest or after u eat, they sleep when your active because it "rocks them to sleep" with the motion. I had that scare and the second thing of apple juice helped.

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I know I have days I feel more movement than others. I probably wouldn't think much of it unless it was a pretty big change from normal. But if you feel it's pretty out of the ordinary and not just regular variation it can't hurt to call. Hope baby gets moving and gives you some reassurance though and puts your mind at rest. KUP

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I've never done the kick counts, but don't they start after 28 weeks? Personally I wouldn't worry if you are still feeling some movement. They can't be ON all the time.

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Kick counts do start at 28 weeks, BUT you are very close to that! My doctor always told me that I should be able to feel 3 movements in a half hour... any movement other than hiccups. That being said, if you feel like the movement is a big change from normal and it doesn't feel right to you, there is certainly no harm in at least calling your doctor to see what they say.

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This baby has very inconsistent movement. Some days lots, some days almost nothing. I asked at my appointment and they weren't worried. They said if baby turns and kicks towards the back, you may not even notice items that's why you feel less. I feel like this baby doesn't move nearly as much as my first two but doctor said he's probably just kicking into the placenta or something.

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"PCCGirl813" wrote:

This baby has very inconsistent movement. Some days lots, some days almost nothing. I asked at my appointment and they weren't worried. They said if baby turns and kicks towards the back, you may not even notice items that's why you feel less. I feel like this baby doesn't move nearly as much as my first two but doctor said he's probably just kicking into the placenta or something.

Maybe this is swhat it is? when I do feel the movement it's in a strange spot (and totaly diff than normal) so maybe he's turned and is kicking towards the back?

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"pollo_la" wrote:

My doctor always told me that I should be able to feel 3 movements in a half hour... any movement other than hiccups.

Seriously? There is no way this baby moves every 30 minutes. It will sleep for hours!

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This baby is really inconsistent at well. I get freaked out about every other day about it. Apple Juice usually wakes her up and that makes me feel better.

I'm hoping I'm feeling her less because she is moving up. SHe was really, really low and kicking the bottom of my uterus. I have an anterior placenta again, so I haven't felt her in the front at all yet. When I do feel her more is laying down on my side.

I know it is stressful and we all worry to much. Try the juice and see if that helps.

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I'm not sure that sleeping for hours would be considered inconsistent. I mean, newborns (hopefully) sleep for hours between awake sessions. Mine normally moves after I've eaten or had a sugary drink. I'm not at all concerned. I'd rather have a newborn who sleeps for hours at a time than minutes. LOL.

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

I'm not sure that sleeping for hours would be considered inconsistent. I mean, newborns (hopefully) sleep for hours between awake sessions. Mine normally moves after I've eaten or had a sugary drink. I'm not at all concerned. I'd rather have a newborn who sleeps for hours at a time than minutes. LOL.

Yeah I'm in for it lol, we are going to have our hands full with Em for sure.

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I'm not sure about the pressure, it's likely just a spot where he's irritating your nerves. As far the movement, my little guy will have a few days where he is a spaz and moves a ton, then followed by a day to a day and a half where he is very quiet. I think he either wears himself out or is growing & sleeping. If you feel next to no movement whatsoever after half the day even after drinking something sugary and laying on your side, then it's always a good idea to call the doc just to be safe. But most likely, he is just have a snooze :sleep:

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

I'm not sure that sleeping for hours would be considered inconsistent. I mean, newborns (hopefully) sleep for hours between awake sessions. Mine normally moves after I've eaten or had a sugary drink. I'm not at all concerned. I'd rather have a newborn who sleeps for hours at a time than minutes. LOL.

"quonsetmom" wrote:

Yeah I'm in for it lol, we are going to have our hands full with Em for sure.

It's totally possible! My DS came out so sleepy. When he was awake, he was WIDE awake and alert, but he spent about 18-20 hours of the day sleeping his first few months and verrrrry slowly moved to more awake time until he figured out how to crawl then he never slept again (kidding, sort of - haha)

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My DD was a good sleeper from day 1. Ok, up 3 times at first but by 1 year she slept through the night permanently. I really want another sleeper!

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

My DD was a good sleeper from day 1. Ok, up 3 times at first but by 1 year she slept through the night permanently. I really want another sleeper!

Sooooo beyond jealous

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DS2 ate every 2 hours until he was 6 months old - day and night. It was exhausting! He also slept in between each feeding, so it was like he had 10 naps a day! It was insane. This babe is so active all the time - I am hoping that means that he is getting used to lots of sleeping while mama sleeps Wink LOL since he doesn't wake me at night.

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"sandraleigh" wrote:

DS2 ate every 2 hours until he was 6 months old - day and night. It was exhausting! He also slept in between each feeding, so it was like he had 10 naps a day! It was insane. This babe is so active all the time - I am hoping that means that he is getting used to lots of sleeping while mama sleeps Wink LOL since he doesn't wake me at night.

Em doesn't wake me, this gives me hope

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"quonsetmom" wrote:

Em doesn't wake me, this gives me hope

K never woke me at night...but sometimes when I wake at night I feel this baby moving so I wonder if that's what woke me. I have a feeling I'm in for it with this one. Sad

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Dd or dh wake me now. Or having to pee.

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he was slightly more active the next day and then has picked up a bit since. Guessin ghe wore himself out.