Post # 1
So, my doctor told me awhile ago that once I got to 32 weeks, I should feel about 10 movements an hour. Well, I don’t feel anything close to that. She does move, but not with any regularity (for example she is moving right now, but this is the first time in an hour or so). Is she just not that active, or can I just not feel it? I am now 34 weeks and 3 days.
My mom said when she was pregnant with me, I did the most moving/kicking in the middle of the night, when she was trying to sleep. Well, this baby must sleep when I do because she’s never woken me up. Also, she doesn’t kick much- I feel like the movement that I feel is just her shifting around, not necessarily punching or kicking.
Also, a lot of pregnant women say that when they push on their stomachs, the baby will like, push back. Mine never does that. In fact, pushing on my stomach is the fastest way to guarantee that she won’t move at all. Sometimes I really feel like she is just screwing with me. Like, I want my husband to feel (or see) her move around and as soon as she knows she has an audience, she sits still.
Was there anything you did that made yours move? I have noticed drinking a coke usually gets her moving, but not always. She doesn’t really respond to much else- everything is kind of hit or miss.
Post # 3
Do you know if you have an anterior placenta? I found out at 20 wks (I’m 23 wks now) that I do and the nurse said that will keep me from feeling her as much as others do. She said the baby really has to kick hard in order for me to feel her so I will probably feel more of the rolls and turns vs the kicks and punches. Other than that, I’ve heard that laying on your left hand side can help you feel a little more. Hope she starts letting you feel her soon – it’s the best feeling ever when you do!
Post # 4
Mine didn’t always move the amount that the books told me she would. She had her active times and her sleepy times. Whenever I got worried (which was a lot, I’m paranoid!) I would eat something sugary or drink some OJ. That would normally get her moving.
Post # 5
I’m 34 weeks and 3 days too! I have definitely felt a difference in movements with the baby. They are different movements, its not so much tossing, turning and tumbling anymore since shes running out of room. It’s more like an arm movement, kick to the ribs nothing as drastic, maybe thats the difference in her movement for you too! As long as your feeling her move a little here and there through out the day I wouldn’t be too worried. another thing that I’ve noticed is that her movements increase as the day goes on.. like when I wake up in the morning she must still be sound asleep, but by 7 in the evening shes ready to roll and eventually calms down by my bed time. I think by this time they are on a pretty good schedule.
Post # 6
My baby kicked the crap out of me right up until she was born. I mean I think I had rib brusing from her. That said, because she was so active I would get worried the few times she was quiet. My doctor told me to drink orange juice and lay on my side and she should start kicking. It worked ever time!
Post # 7
My midwife gave me a much lower number to use. She said that I should feel at least two movements per hour, during at least three hours throughout the day. If I don’t feel those movements, I should have something sugary and lie down on my left side to see if that gets him moving before I call.
Usually I feel a lot of movement when I lie on my left side. I also feel movement when I hunch over – it seems like he doesn’t like having less room.
I also think sometimes he can tell when I want him to move, like when I am trying to watch my belly change shape or have someone else feel him kick. He never seems to move when I am really paying attention, waiting for him to do something.
Post # 8
Heck, do BH’s and hiccups count? Because if so this little dude is making about 50 movements an hour. Me thinks he doesn’t know how to swallow 🙂
At 36 weeks I’m noticing more of a punch than an all out wiggle. But I’m also not laying completely still (like the info suggests) when doing those kick counts. My doctor never has asked me to monitor him so I’m thinking everything is ok.
Post # 9
Wow thats interesting that OJ would make them move, does anyone know why drinking OJ makes them move?
Post # 10
I am 22 weeks and I have had twinges in my lower abdomen. Sometimes they last an hour- sometimes I don’t feel them for a couple days- but it has been happening since I was 15 weeks. When I have talked to friends about where they felt movement they have all said much higher than where I feel mine. So maybe mine aren’t movements. I’m not sure. (The best way to describe the twinge is like if you’ve ever licked a 9 volt battery- I did when I was younger- and it gives this little shock.)
Post # 11
I think that some of it depends on your placenta position, and the position of the baby. Some of it depends on your baby’s individual temperment because some are just more active than others. And some of it depends on how much space your baby has to move around. The more cramped baby feels, the more he/she will push/punch/kick to create room.
Addie used to push on my belly, and I’d push her back, but it wasn’t until later when she started running out of room. I’d say around 34-35 weeks before she started that.
Post # 12
I am 27 weeks and this munchkin KICKS ALL THE TIME!. Though I think he must have moved positions last two days it is not as much but I can still feel him. Personally as a PP said long as you can feel movement I would not worry
Post # 13
My little one at the end didnt feel like he moved as much at all. I think he was cramped or something. When I laid down is when he moved the most.
Post # 14
@bells: I think its the sugar. I never really thought to ask.lol!
Post # 15
My baby moved like crazy till about 37 weeks and then slowed down a bunch- due to the fact that the room inside is very restricted and they are getting big at that point. So i don’t feel the big kicks anymore, but there are still lots of little pings and a foot in my diaphragm now and then. And if i do press on my belly she will move in response.
Post # 16
There are times when my baby is completely still and times when she moves so much I can see it. My doctor wants to see 10 moves in 2 hours, or 5 in 1. Some hours I get way more than 5, and some hours I get none. (I sounded like the “Three Little Pigs” just then.)
One day I felt very significantly diminished movement, and it coincided with terrible sciatic pain, so my doctor suggested a biophysical profile. My husband and I went and I was hooked up to a fetal monitor, and half of the noises we heard, I didn’t feel. I felt kind of silly but extremely reassured that even though I’m not always paying attention, there’s movement going on.
It’s important to remember that if we’re doing anything, we may not notice a movement.
I would say if you don’t feel anything at all for a couple of days, or even a full day, see what your doctor suggests.
Edit: By The Way, today I’m 34 weeks, 2 days.