(Closed) Lots of baby movement one day, and very little the next?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

My little girl seems to go through cycles – several days of crazy movement then 1 or 2 where she is quieter…she has been like this for months now and I am 39 weeks. Sometimes you might feel less as well because they have turned/rolled so where they are moving you might not feel it – ie if its inwards rather than out to your stomach.

Post # 3
366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Hi when I was pregnant with my little girl, I definitely experienced it! Its pretty normal from what I have been told but the only time I was told to worry is if she didn’t follow her routine or I didnt feel at least ten kicks. I was a pretty nervous mammy to be & often went to our local pregnancy assessment unit if she hadn’t moved & id had a cold drink and a lie down! Usually id get there and shed start kicking & they would tell me she’d obviously been asleep and just woken up! Lol xx

Post # 4
3109 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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Evie19:  This is common, tho still stressful. I panicked many times bc I didn’t feel him. I would press and jiggle my stomach to get him to move. i know lots of women have baby kicking so much at night that they wake up. Never happened to me. 

My son is now 5 months old. He is an amazing sleeper and goes to bed for a 12 hour stretch at 6. I swear he had an early bedtime since the womb!


Post # 5
733 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Completely normal. My Dear Daughter would have ‘lazy days’ all the time. It usually means they are resting up before or after a growth spurt. 

Post # 7
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It’s normal for me too! Some days are kicks, rolls, and punches all over the belly all day, other days it’s just some kicks in baby’s favorite spot a few times during the day.

I also think it has to do, for me, with my activity level throughout the day and what I actually notice. I think the baby moves a lot more than I actively feel. So on days when I’m constantly on the run or moving around a lot I don’t notice movement as much unless I consciously stop and pay attention, but on weekend days or days when I’m spending a lot of time being quiet or laying down, I seem to feel kicks and movement a lot more. 

Post # 8
2814 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

As the others mentioned, it is normal. Don’t hesitate to go to L&D for a check if you’re concerned though. There’s nothing wrong with that! I went in my last pregnancy when my  normally super-active baby hadn’t been moving for a while– she was fine, but the nurses were all very happy with me being cautious!


Post # 9
531 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My son did this, we called them ‘lazy days’, he still does this now at 4.5 months old! He’s happy and healthy but it used to scare the living daylights out of me!

Post # 11
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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kate02121:  That’s totally true for me, too – I feel him more when I’m still and paying attention.  My doctor actually told me to expect that – she said you’re supposed to notice “3 – 10 movements every two hours and only when you’re paying attention.”  

Also, I think “down days” are pretty common for babies in the womb … my little guy definitely has days where he’s less active and then days where I’m like, “What are you doing in there??” 🙂

Post # 12
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Very common!  It happened to me a lot, I would go a couple days where she was quiet, then get a day where she was having a party 🙂

Post # 13
7644 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

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Evie19:  It seems babies mimic their patterns from in the womb. My son would have days where he moved very little and other days I couldn’t get him to stop! He does the same thing now. He will sleep all day and the enxt he will be up and want to be held, fuss, kick on his piano gym. Just be busy!

Post # 15
2847 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Sometimes, if I thought I didn’t feel enough movement, I would drink a big glass of orange juice.  Then the baby would move and kick!!!!

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