Post # 1
Ok so I’m kinda confused on whether what I am experiencing is just a different pregnancy or something I need to notify my doctor of.
My first baby was a kicker in the womb. I mean full fledged, karate, punching, cartwheel type baby. He would kick at the same times every day and night for the same amount of time. I ALWAYS knew he was there. Hes still a VERY active, aggessive little boy.
I am 23 weeks today with a little girl. Sometimes I feel her strong but she can go hours and hours and not do a thing. Nothing is at a certain time and its always random. Just when I start to get really worried I will feel a little kick. Shes just NOTHING like my first. I’m a little worried she should be more active but I know I had a wayyy over active baby in my first pregnancy. Did anyone else experience this too???
Post # 3
Each of my pregnancies were so different from each other. This early in your pregnancy there are so many factors. Size, the way the baby is laying,activity level. I wouldn’t worry too much, but definately bring it up at your next appointment or if she stops moving completely you need to call right away.
Post # 4
I’ve personally never been pregnant but have had enough close friends who have to say that every single pregnancy is different, just as every child is different. I had a friend who had a kicker followed by a calm baby and her second child was just a mellower kid, more content to play calmly and quietly…but perfectly healthy and happy. Just look at it as you have made such a comfy home for her that your little girl is just so relaxed and happy she doesn’t want to move around!
Post # 5
When I was pregant with my son, he would go a day at a time without moving at all, then other times he would move quite a bit. I think it just depends on the baby 🙂 If you don’t feel her at all for a whole day, then i would call your dr.
Post # 6
Both girls were very different! I had to “squish” my Littlest alot to get her to move She’s more than active enough as an infant, baby and now toddler though 😀
Post # 7
My first was way different than my second, I could feel him doing somersaults but I never noticed with my second. And I could feel him stretching waaaaay out, but I never really noticed my daughter do that. Also, the second time around I was so busy running after my first child and the first time I was pregnant I had all the time in the world to lay around and feel my baby move and kick.
Post # 8
Between 20 and 37 weeks of pregnancy, call your health professional immediately or go to the hospital if you:
- Have noticed that your baby has stopped moving or is moving much less than normal. See fetal movement counting for information on how to check your baby’s activity.
After 18 to 20 weeks, you will notice that your baby moves and kicks more at certain times of the day. For example, when you are active, you may notice less kicking than when you are resting quietly. At your prenatal visits, your health professional will ask you whether the baby is active. Your sense of your baby’s movement is a good measure of how well the baby is doing in the womb.1
In the last trimester of your pregnancy, your health professional may advise you to keep track of the baby’s movement every day. A common method of checking your baby’s movement is to see how much time it takes to feel 10 movements. Ten movements (such as kicks, flutters, or rolls) in 1 hour or less are considered normal, but do not panic if you do not feel 10 movements. Less activity may simply mean the baby is sleeping.
If you are unable to feel 10 movements over an hour, continue counting for a second hour. If you count fewer than 10 movements over a 2-hour period, call your doctor immediately.
Post # 9
I’ve only had one baby, but I thought I’d comment anyway. He wasn’t an overly active baby in the womb. I would go hours at work without feeling much at all, and everything he came out perfect! 🙂 At 23 weeks I don’t think you need to worry too much about how often you feel bub move as long as you feel it everyday and bubs activities are consistent, I think that ‘counting kicks’ starts more around the third trimester. Every baby and every pregnancy is different, don’t worry too much!
Post # 10
Our daughter was such a gentle graceful mover. She’s the same way now so I think it’s just her personality 🙂
Post # 11
Thank you everyone for the tips!
I’m hoping that her lack of activity is just a glance into her personality. I’m not sure if I can handle another toddler like my son! He was an extremely colicy baby and now as a toddler he isn’t hard just very active, and curious. I’m ready for a laid back child!
@julies1949:Thanks! I’ll have to start doing my kick counts!!!!