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Too much movement!?

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LightUpLightUp Mon 23-Jun-14 22:00:26

I'm 23 weeks pregnant and have felt movement from 15 weeks (second baby) Baby definitely had a pattern of morning and late night.

Over the last 3 days however, Baby moves all the time - I mean ALL the time, he may have a maximum break of half an hour in-between sometimes but other than that it is practically constant...
It seems silly that I am concerned about this, but I cannot help but feel this is really odd.

I'm half tempted to ring my maternity unit - but concerned they will think I am absolutely crazy ringing them at 10 pm for movement!!!

Droflove Mon 23-Jun-14 22:04:43

I don't think there is a mum that hasn't worried their baby has epilepsy in the womb at some point. I think you are worrying unnecessarily but why not give them a call to put your mind at rest. You are allowed to be a little crazy during pregnancy, maybe 3 incidents of craziness is excusable.....this can be incident 1.

Observer78 Mon 23-Jun-14 22:19:50

Dr Three??? In my case I'd have to declare insanity.

Droflove Mon 23-Jun-14 22:27:08

I mean 3 that you call the midwives aboutsmile As long as you keep the other 35 crazy incidents behind closed doors, you're fine.

Observer78 Mon 23-Jun-14 22:33:08

Impossible smile It's a loooong road, with many new sensations and goings on (or not goings on- that's when the fright really kicks in).
I'd rather be thought a fool than ignore any unsettling changes, because - you never know. This isn't the time for stiff upper lip, things can get serious very, very quickly. May God willing it never happen to you or anyone else.

SomeSunnySunday Mon 23-Jun-14 22:50:02

My DS2 moved all of the time. Constantly wriggling and kicking in utero. I remember thinking that if I'd had my boys in the opposite order if have really worried about DS1, who had been so calm by comparison. Anyway, now aged 3 he still moves constantly. He rolled early, crawled early, walked early, climbed everything in sight as soon as he could. He's just a mover in general, it was a sign of things to come....

FantaSea Mon 23-Jun-14 22:57:52

My DD moved all the time too, she literally kicked me sore. The midwives all commented on what an active baby she was. As sunny says, it is a sign of things to come, she is 18yo now and is never ever still.

I would say, if you are worried then you are worried and it might be worth getting checked just to put your mind at rest. I expect in a few months you will have a very active baby and it will all make sense then smile

Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy.

ohthegoats Mon 23-Jun-14 23:03:45

Oof, same here. NO SLEEEEEEEP.. for baby, or for me apparently.

Not just kicking, full body slamming, shoulder barges.. pretty much trying to get out.

Boyfriend felt it last night and actually had a reality check regards my sleeping problem!

lauradotp Tue 24-Jun-14 14:47:41

I'm 27 weeks (second baby too) and the constant wriggling/barging started a couple of weeks ago. A friend in work told me that she went through a similar thing a few years ago, and was told it was due to the warm weather. Baby is still really active, so maybe that's it? I mentioned it to my midwife last week though, and she didn't seem bothered - have a scan on Thursday, so good luck to my Consultant with being able to get any accurate measurements! If you're worried though, give your midwife or early pregnancy unit a yell. I was back and forth the EPU on my first practically every week after 27 wks due to contractions, and they always told me that they'd rather check things out and find nothing wrong than have an expectant mum worry themselves silly at home.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Tue 24-Jun-14 15:23:37

DS was wriggly, never was still for scans, couldn't even get a good picture at times as he was always moving!

He arrived at 38 weeks and hasn't stopped since!

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