Decreased baby movement

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
992 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Very common, I promise. The same thing happened to me around the same time and I freaked out. Luckily, I had a doppler so I could listen to the baby’s heartbeat. It was always good and strong, even when I didn’t feel movement for long stretches.

Babies are going through growth spurts during that time, so they sleep a lot more. They are also still small enough to change positions, so it could be facing your back and you don’t feel movements as easily.

My Dr said no to worry about baby movements until 28+ weeks, and now that I am 29w5d, there are still long stretches where the baby isn’t very active, but then there are times when it won’t stop moving for a second (usually when I’m trying to fall asleep)!

Post # 4
2187 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I will be 23 weeks Wed and have found the same thing, seems like a lot less “action” than I had from weeks 18-21 maybe? I asked my midwife and she said it’s really common. Baby could just be facing your back so you’re not feeling as much of the big movements. Like @ExcitedScaredBee:  mentioned, they say not to worry about frequency of movement etc much until 28 weeks 🙂 I’m sure your baby is happy and healthy in there, but of course if you are getting concerned it wouldn’t hurt to see your midwife/ob/dr perhaps just to get some confirmation. I think my baby has turned to face my back as I can feel funny movements but not super strong kicks like I was getting before.

Totally normal, although I am with you on not liking it!! lol!

Post # 6
2270 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Cory_loves_this_girl:  Yes this happened to me a few times, there was a couple days where I felt nothing all day – it’s worrysome for sure! But sure enough then I felt him again the next day. My guy isn’t very active in general so I have those moments of worry a lot! But he’s totally healthy and fine. A home doppler heled me for those moments of worry.

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