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Baby movements muted

(7 Posts)
CityDweller Sat 26-Jan-13 18:37:46

Another movement-worries post... So yesterday, the baby was being really 'pokey' - very strong movements, really felt like it was digging into my abdomen, etc. Today, I can feel it moving, but it's much more gentle and subtle, iyswim. Still distinctive kicks, etc, but less jabby and I have to really be sitting still and focusing on it to notice it moving (whereas yesterday and I think in days prior to that movements were v. noticeable).

Anyone else have this (I'm 31 wks? I'm thinking that baby might just have moved positions (so maybe yesterday it was facing outwards and today it's facing towards my back). If I think about it, perhaps I do tend to have very active jabby days, followed by less active days, but I haven't been tracking it religiously and I guess I haven't felt anything massively noticeably different prior to today... I think I'm just worried because of the quite big contrast between yesterday and today... Should I be worried???

HavingALittleFaithBaby Sat 26-Jan-13 19:30:14

I had this last week (am 27 weeks now). Totally freaked me out. I kept tapping on my tummy to make it move! I had it for a couple of days then suddenly back to normal the following day. I do think its just positional but if you're worried it does no harm to contact your midwife. Better to ask.

From about 32 weeks I noticed the movements changed from a jabbing kicking to a more muted moving about. As the baby grows it has much less room, so you feel the wriggling, but he/she doesn't have the leg room to boot you. You might be reaching that stage.

Usual caveats apply - any worries call your midwife.

Msbluesky32 Sat 26-Jan-13 20:43:38

I'm 29+5 and we go through stages of very active nights and days followed by more relaxed ones -like last night I swear our little one was practicing to be a channel swimmer, today not so much - the odd strong boot/ turn after food but not as much 'channel swimmer' wriggling.
Saying this though all little ones are different and there is no harm in checking in with the MW - they won't mind how many times you call them and it might put your mind at ease to check.

Emsyboo Sat 26-Jan-13 21:21:37

Everyday my babies movements are different -big kicks, wiggles, gentle rolls and even pokes. If I am concerned I tend to eat or drink something very cold that usually prompts a boot in the ribs or I put a heated pad or cup of tea on the bump and see baby bump it and move towards it a bit.
As above any concerns ring your midwife I think any movement is ok but trust your gut. You know better than anyone and if you are worried then better to get checked out x

Pontouf Sun 27-Jan-13 08:44:16

I wrote almost this exact post yesterday! Here

The midwife told me that as long as you at still getting a similar quantity of movements, the intensity isn't so important as it can be so easily altered by positioning.

I was quite worried but I think the baby must have just been having a quiet day/have moved position because this morning I am back to being absolutely pummelled again! Baby woke me up this morning by boot me in the side! Best to ring your midwife though and get proper advice. They may want to you to pop in for some monitoring. You'll feel better when you've discussed it with a professional. I know I did.

CityDweller Sun 27-Jan-13 09:15:46

Thanks everyone. Decided I would call mws after eating if still muted, but baby started moving more energetically after supper last night and I felt it again when I got up to wee in night, so have def felt the requisite 10 kicks in 12 hrs. Reassuring to hear others get similar variations in intensity of movement. But Jeez - it can be a bit nerve wracking at times!

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