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Second pregnancy and baby moving a lot less than first?

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Shootingstar2289 Sun 10-May-15 20:52:59

I'm 31 weeks pregnant with baby number two. My son was a right wriggler when I was pregnant and still is now smile

This time around I felt movement earlier than I did with my first but the movements feel weaker and less frequent than with my first.

I do feel her move quite often but sometimes have quiet periods where I don't feel her for quite a while. The movements seen more like jabs, rolls and flutters than kicks. Although, I do feel little kicks low down. (MW thought she may of been breech when I last saw her)

I've been to the hospital for reduced movements and had a scan which showed her to be moving lots but I couldn't feel it at all at the time? Odd..

Lady at hospital said you should feel 10 movements a day (which I do). Some say you count how long it takes to feel 10 (should be within 2 hours) and some say to just take notice of your babies usual movement patterns.

Any advice?

PontyGirl Sun 10-May-15 21:04:49

has anyone mentioned an anterior placenta to you? it means the placenta is at the front rather than at the back, so cushions the kicks smile

v common! I had an anterior placenta, was always in for monitoring! everything was always fine. but of course, keep going back in whenever you feel you need to.

PontyGirl Sun 10-May-15 21:07:12

if you look at your 20w scan, it may list it on there. that's the only way I knew about mine!

PontyGirl Sun 10-May-15 21:07:41

(scan report) gahhh tired

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