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baby's movements in womb similar to newborn

(13 Posts)
Autumn2014 Wed 09-Mar-16 11:14:44

My mw told me that the periods of movement the baby is,making now will be similar to once it's born. So for example my baby is usually very active about 10-11 pm so that will probably be when it's is waking. Just wondered if this is a myth or is there any truth?

AnnaT45 Wed 09-Mar-16 11:30:43

I think there is some truth in it In my case. My baby was very active in the womb and would be awake all night. This is exactly how she was as a newborn and pretty much a year on!

zannyminxoxox Wed 09-Mar-16 11:32:26

Well this will mean my current baby will be up all night netween 1 and 4 I hope its just a myth

CommanderShepherd Wed 09-Mar-16 11:40:32

I'm in for a mythical unicorn sleeper then grin

AnnaMarlowe Wed 09-Mar-16 11:42:17

There was for me. My twins kicked for four hours a night in utero (2 hours each) and were awake at those times when they were tiny.

bessie84 Wed 09-Mar-16 11:53:47

was true for me with DS&DD. altho, hoping its not true with this one, as she thinks its playtime for ages in the middle of the night Zzz x

Scoopmuckdizzy Wed 09-Mar-16 12:03:40

Both DS1 and DS2 were very active at night and were horrendous sleepers! DC3 seems to be more active during the night so far too but I'm still hoping I might get a sleeper this time around.

I did hear somewhere that during the day our movements and the background noises lull them to sleep so I think it's pretty common for babies to be more active during the night in the womb, plus we notice it far more when we're trying to get some sleep ourselves.

Oysterbabe Wed 09-Mar-16 12:29:00

I don't want to spoil the surprise but your babies will have their night and day backwards at first and keep you awake all night. Sorry smile

Everythinggettingbigger Wed 09-Mar-16 16:14:21

I've heard this is true too but my DP made a very good point last night....this baby does NOT keep still....he's is constantly wriggling, I'm not exaggerating, I have about an hour between 9-10am of no movement then its constant until about 11pm...then he starts again about 4am until 9am and the cycle starts again.....My DP pointed out that neither of us have ever seen such an active newborn, yes they wake up but they barely move and are very peaceful they aren't constantly kicking their legs and waving their arms confused

I work full time in an active job and have a 5yo DS....its not like I sit on my bum all day, usually movement rocks them to sleep!

OneWordTwoSyllables Wed 09-Mar-16 16:16:38

I think it's a myth - position of placenta has some bearing.

I hardly felt my baby move at all when I was pregnant but she doesn't stop when awake and hardly sleeps either. Great fun!

BusyCee Wed 09-Mar-16 16:21:21

Your baby doesn't become a different creature in the short path between uterus and the world! Patterns of behaviour, preference for 'lie', or position, continue after birth....although they do start to change pretty quickly as your baby reacts to the new sensory stimuli around him; clothes on his skin, sensation of hunger, ability to move his body, clarity if sound and a better sensory appreciation of your daily habits and routines.

Good luck with your baby. They're lovely!!

Babygirlpw Wed 09-Mar-16 19:59:54

My DD moved a lot at night and it turns out she wriggles a lot in her sleep.

Dixiechick17 Wed 09-Mar-16 20:21:06

My baby was always quiet overnight, she did not reflect this in the first three weeks, then became a great sleeper, but at four months then became an wake up every hour in the night kind of baby... she's better now.thankfully

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