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When do kicks become regular

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LorryHen Fri 03-Jul-15 21:18:02

Hi ladies

I am 24 weeks tomorrow and over the past couple of days my baby has started kicking really hard and a lot more frequently.

I'm just wondering if I should notice a pattern or I should record the kicks yet?


MissTwister Fri 03-Jul-15 21:35:57

I believe they say 28 weeks for a pattern. I've never found one though at 36!

KleineDracheKokosnuss Fri 03-Jul-15 21:38:31

I never had a pattern at all. It depends a lot on so many factors (includng in my case the fact that the (very fat) placenta was at the front, so I could barely feel anything.

If your baby can kick now, it is worth checking the kicks are happening every day, but don't worry too much if no obvious pattern arises.

batfish Sat 04-Jul-15 07:03:36

Well I asked my doc last week as had a quiet day and was worried and he said 28 weeks and before then it is normal to have quiet times as they still have quite a lot of space, he then showed me on my scan that the baby was wriggling away and I couldn't feel most of it. But my sister is a midwife and says it is good to be aware of movements as soon as you feel they have become regular and it is always good to get checked if you are worried. I know people who have been in to get checked out before 28 weeks due to reduced movements and the hospital has always been happy to monitor them - so technically 28 weeks is the rule but I would say if you are worried earlier than this then give your midwife a call, worrying is horrible.

dinodiva Sat 04-Jul-15 07:07:54

I'm 29 weeks and like most humans, my baby has lazy days and fidgety days. As long as I'm getting at least 10 or so wiggles on the lazy days then I don't worry - I don't move about in a daily pattern so I'm not sure why she would either! For example, on Wednesday when it was really hot she was much more subdued, but yesterday had the hiccups, kicked most of the morning and had an extended session of aerobics when I was going to bed.

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