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Baby moving too much?

(15 Posts)
joanholl Sat 23-Jul-11 20:16:16

Little anxious as I feel as though my baby has not stopped moving for 24 hours. I am 27 weeks today and have never felt this much movement before? Should I call the MW? X

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 23-Jul-11 20:23:37

Yes you should and please call this evening. We had this at about the same time with DC2. We called and they asked us to go in so they could monitor the baby. In the end it was nothing but all the MW said we did exactly the right thing by phoning.

Make sure you have a drink, a book, some snacks and slippers ready just in case you are asked to go to the hospital and are stuck there for a couple of hours.

Let us know how you get on with the phone call.

CrazyAlien06 Sat 23-Jul-11 20:31:44

Why is it a concern if baby moves alot? Just wondering..... First tune expectant mum here! My baby moves quite alot which is reassuring and mw said it's normal to feel regular movements - am 29 +6

cupofteaplease Sat 23-Jul-11 20:33:16

I would also like to know why this would be a concern? Thanks.

lolajane2009 Sat 23-Jul-11 20:50:35

my baby is a real wriggler too and although he is small his scan yesterday showed he was fine at 32 weeks. I am confused why it is an issue tbh.

Nihilisticbunny Sat 23-Jul-11 20:53:28

I think if they move more than is usual for you, it can be a sign of distress, as is a lack of movement.

CrazyAlien06 Sat 23-Jul-11 21:00:34

cor never any relaxed time is there- they don't move enough- panic, they move to much-panic lol.
As far as I am concerned as long as baby is wriggling away he/she is fine. He/she is having a good boogie and is enjoying the space to smash those dance moves out whilst he/she can before the dance floor becomes too restricted :D

CBear6 Sat 23-Jul-11 22:26:46

It's changes in movement that are the concern, people tend to focus on lack of movement but any noticeable change is a cause for concern and can indicate distress. I asked my GP about lack of movements and he told me about sudden increase in movements, especially if they are jerkily rapid. He told me an awful story that doesn't bear repeating but it was enough to make me mindful of being tuned to my baby's movements.

I know it feels like we're all constantly worrying about movements and that there's no let up but no maturity unit will turn away a woman who is worried. I had to go the week before last when DD decided to play hide and seek. The MW who saw me told me to always get it checked out and that they'd rather see a hundred worried women and send them home relieved than miss the one who needed them but didn't say anything, it only takes 15-20 minutes to get a CTG trace but it takes a weight off. DS used to hide all of the time and I was there a few times to get him checked.

If you're ever unsure or worried just ring the assessment unit and they'll be able to advise you.

CrazyAlien06 Sun 24-Jul-11 00:12:14

Mines always on the move it's a little party goer :-) especially seems to enjoy doing somersaults lol

brettgirl2 Sun 24-Jul-11 07:49:15

My daughter was very active but had 2 mad days. If you feel worried you should always check.it out but in her case it was when she was moving position - to head down at about the same time as op and to back to back much later on. I was worried about the second time and very experienced MW (whose judgement I trust) was not concerned.

joanholl Sun 24-Jul-11 08:28:31

Thanks for the advice, did try and call the hospital but no answer! Still very active but calmed down a little. If it happens again I think I will call just to be on the safe side.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 24-Jul-11 11:40:03

As far as I know, and I'm not trained, any change in the baby's normal movement pattern should be checked out, whether its fewer kicks or lots more.

When I went to the hospital, LO had been like a washing machine on spin for a few hours.

ShowOfHands Sun 24-Jul-11 13:19:23

Any change in movements is right.

I have a friend who had a baby go from normal, regular movement to constant, frantic non-stop movement. Thankfully she went straight in and her baby was quite unwell. All fine in the end though but she did the right thing.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 24-Jul-11 14:20:44

Show so glad your friend did the right thing it getting it checked out and that her baby was ok in the end.

CBear6 Sun 24-Jul-11 15:09:15

Frantic movement can be a sign of cord compression or problems with the placenta

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