I haven't been feeling him kick…

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@SaraP2012:  Try drinking some juice and then lying down. If you still don’t feel anything, it’s worth a trip to the doctor, even though I’m sure he is fine!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Generally what the docs will say is that you drink some juice and see if you can get kicks after that. Maybe try that and if baby still isnt moving call the doc and let them know? 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I think this is pretty common around the mid-20 weeks. I remember when I was about 23 weeks, I couldn’t feel her kick. Your baby could just be in a position that doesn’t allow you to feel the movements. I second the PP about drinking some juice and laying still for awhile. 

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree, try eating/drinking something sugary and lay down and see if you notice anything.  I have days like this too where I don’t feel her much, but then other days it’s almost nonstop all day.  I’ve read that when they are quiet, they are generally going through a growth spurt.  Hopefully he starts moving around and you can get some reassurance!  keep us posted on here and/or FB!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@SaraP2012:  It might be different in NZ than there but if there were less than 10 movements in day you would go to the hospital and be placed on a fetal monitoring machine for an hour-2 hours to monitor him. If I was you I would go straight away, no harm in being extra cautious. 

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@MsChandler:  They do this in the US after they sugget starting keeping track of kick counts, I believe starting during the 28th week. Movement before that point is too sporadic and sometimes hard to feel.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@SaraP2012:  We have the same due date and I just went through the same thing. On Friday afternoon I started to freak out because I hadn’t felt my baby move all day and had only felt him move a little bit the day before. Usually when I haven’t felt movement in a while, if I lay down on my side for a bit he’ll eventually start kicking so I decided to give that a try. I was laying in bed for over 45 minutes and still hadn’t felt him move so I was starting to get really worried. I tried bouncing on the bed and everything…I was getting desperate! I got up, had a drink of lemonade and went back to bed for probably another 15-20 minutes and FINALLY he kicked me. It wasn’t a lot of kicking like he usually does but it was enough to make me feel relieved that he was okay.

He didn’t move a lot over the weekend either so I think it must have been a growth spurt. Today has been a different story though…he’s kicking me non stop. I’ve been sitting on the couch and watching my belly move all over the place.

My advice is to drink something sweet and lay down for a bit. Also this is somewhat TMI but I’m mentioning it in case it helps you…I’ve found that when I’m constipated (oh the joys of pregnancy!) I don’t feel the baby move as much. As soon as I’m finally able to “go” he usually starts kicking up a storm immediately.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@SaraP2012:  I agree, it’s super scary! I can’t wait until my LO is finally born so I can visibily see that he’s moving around and doing okay. Although at that point I will probably find new things to worry about. 😉

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I go through this every few days. One day she didn’t kick at all for about 10 hours. I was worried and sat down to try and take a deep breath, sure enough I got a big kick. It’s as if she knew I was worried.

I do find that laying down is the time when I can really feel her. Keep us posted 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I had an ob appointment on Monday and my Dr. mentioned at the end of my appt that it is not uncommon to not feel movement everyday until later in the pregnancy. I didn’t ask him, he just mentioned that.  I’m at 26 weeks. I hope that helps you, best wishes!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Until you are told to start doing kick counts, there isn’t much to worry about! Easier said then done right! I always worried about this too but I also am very high risk.

At this poit in pregnancy your little man can still get places and hide. I’ve noticed I can feel him moving from the outside if I gently lay my hand on my belly. It’s a feeling I can’t tell from the inside but from the outside I an feel theres a leg or some body part scraping the inside of my belly! That always gave me some reassurance 🙂

I second everyone on the juice and laying down. But I wouldn’t worry to much. Mention it at your next DR appt and see at what point they want you to be concerned if you can’t get any movements after laying down and having something sugary and cold to drink! :]

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