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Sudden rapid/jerky movement

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Trace38 Sat 21-Nov-15 16:45:04

Hi, I'm 34 weeks pregnant and im just lying on the sofa watch TV. All of a sudden Baby has just had a very rapid strong sort of vibrating movement - a bit like when a dog shakes off the rain I guess? It lasted seconds and all seems to be okay now. Baby is head down (not engaged). Has anyone else had this?

megletthesecond Sat 21-Nov-15 16:48:45

Probably hiccups. Mine used to get it a lot.

Trace38 Sat 21-Nov-15 16:49:58

I get hiccups quite a lot too but this is a different feeling entirely. It was much stronger like a sudden shiver if that makes sense.

Oysterbabe Sat 21-Nov-15 16:51:15

I've had it lots of times. I googled and I think it's pretty common.

Nousername2015 Sat 21-Nov-15 17:09:22

I've had it too, started at about 28 weeks for me. Mentioned it to midwife and she wasn't concerned.

Junosmum Sat 21-Nov-15 17:13:39

Mines just done it as I sat reading this! Happens quite a bit with mine.

goodnightdarthvader1 Sat 21-Nov-15 17:20:36

Happens to me too.

Oysterbabe Sat 21-Nov-15 17:21:25

I'm sure I read it's the baby sort of practising its startle response.

Trace38 Sat 21-Nov-15 17:21:29

Oh good, glad to hear they're all at it. smile

Nousername2015 Sat 21-Nov-15 17:41:20

Doesn't make it any less scary the first time it happens though! Hope you feel reassured about it OP.

Trace38 Sat 21-Nov-15 18:08:08

I do yeah, thank you. ☺️

Movingonmymind Sat 21-Nov-15 18:10:39

Probably totally normal. But you know your normal so worth getting it checked/baby monitored in hospital for a bit, just for piece of mind.

Movingonmymind Sat 21-Nov-15 18:10:41

Peace even!

Fugghetaboutit Sat 21-Nov-15 18:51:37

Yes, I'm 34 weeks and have been having this, feels weird

TwigsWithStupidLittleLightsOn Sat 21-Nov-15 20:05:45

I'm 31 weeks and have had this too. Very odd.

Rufus200 Sat 21-Nov-15 21:36:06

I get this, 29 weeks. I thought it was the baby having a temper tantrum, hitting and kicking with all limbs at the same time.

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