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Why is my baby so active?

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Gingerlady123 Sat 31-Oct-15 20:32:44

I am 20 weeks today and since last week I have been feeling my baby move. She tends to like one area towards the left and low down but when I'm lying down or sitting down she is so active! I counted six movements in about 30 seconds earlier and she was at it for about three hours. Since feeling the movements they have increased every day so far. I've not eaten much sugar or had any fizzy drinks today just one cup of tea and squash.
Anomaly scan report says placenta positions: fundal, now low.
If she's like this now what will she be like in say five weeks time?
My oh could see my belly move last night a couple of times as I felt the movement.
This is my first baby and I'm slim so I suspect that's why I can feel a lot but as its my first I don't know what to expect. For example if she has a quite day at this stage it's nothing to worry about is it as they can still hide?
She's at it again as we speak feels like she is shifting now

Skiptonlass Sat 31-Oct-15 20:37:52

Mine was a wriggler too... On the move pretty much constantly. By the end I found some of the kicks quite painful, and some of the positions he'd get himself into very uncomfortable.

At 20 -28 weeks though, he was very on and off.

If you feel the pattern changes, you've felt nothing for a bit or you're worried, get checked straight away. Better safe than sorry.

Mw said it's completely normal as long as that's their normal pattern - it's changes in movement pattern that are worrying.

Gingerlady123 Sat 31-Oct-15 20:40:50

Thank you.
I am a bit concerned and she really is going for it today. I thought movements would be reasurring in a way but it's panicking me a bit as now I feel on watch all the time.
I don't think I'll be eating that ice cream I bought tonight...

KatyN Sat 31-Oct-15 22:13:42

It might be the way she is lying?? If she's in a position that means you can feel every wriggle it might feel like she's really active,
That or you might just have a wriggly one. Mine is defo way more active than her big brother. He was more a poker than a jiggler.
I'm now 32 weeks and looking forward to her running out of space for quite so much movement!!

madsaz76 Sat 31-Oct-15 22:36:54

I have a wriggler. Early on the kicks hurt too but about 3 weeks ago I think bubs moved - almighty lurch which was uncomfortable but now movements are quite cute.

Resting seems to wake baby - a good theory is that when you are moving around it rocks the baby to sleep. Any adrenaline and he/she is off and of course any food. Bubs particularly enjoys playing drums while I am driving home from work.

Probably means nothing and currently enjoying it. I know it's likely to be less comfortable when I'm bigger (currently 26/40). Slight worry baby will be as (hyper)active as my nephews were though - not sure I can truly keep up!

goodnightdarthvader1 Sun 01-Nov-15 19:03:07

I worry about this too - in 25 weeks and she won't stay still, at scans or in general! Worried she'll be a hyperactive nightmare when she's born!

Brummiegirl15 Sun 01-Nov-15 21:05:44

I'm 27 weeks and my little one is a right little wriggler! But it's normal for her so I'm not worried - other than like Goodnight that she'll be very hyperactive!!!

BexusSugarush Sun 01-Nov-15 21:19:20

Congratulations, first of all! Every pregnancy is different and the worst part I've found re movements is that you'll constantly be told to report any change in movements to the midwife, but counter to that they also tell you that your baby's movements will constantly be changing. So when are we supposed to panic?

Personally I try not to panic. Every time I have spoken to the midwife about a change in movements she tells me there is nothing wrong and I need to relax a little. My baby (31 weeks) will flip between being calm and gentle to being a little acrobat for 24 hours straight.

Obviously if you worry at any time then do contact your midwife, as they'd rather be safe than sorry, as I'm sure you would too. An active baby is a happy, healthy baby. But by that token, quiet, calm babies also turn out perfectly fine too. Talk to your midwife about it, call her for reassurance. If she is worried, she will say so. If she is not worried then that is a really good thing.

Best of luck smile

RhinestoneCowgirl Sun 01-Nov-15 21:25:13

My second baby was a right wriggler, got uncomfortable at times. She's nearly 7 yrs old now and is still full of energy, can't really sit still grin

UptownFunk00 Sun 01-Nov-15 21:45:30

I'm on DC2 and this baby has been a keen mover since about 19 weeks. Currently 25+2 and you can actually see my stomach extend out when it moves. It's fundal height seems quite high too. I'm not slim but it's still very noticeable but it is a second pregnancy.

I too wonder what pains joys I'll be experiencing 32 weeks +.

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