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Too much movement? Worried

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Chemistria Tue 06-Sep-16 19:51:41

know about reduced movement but is too much movement ever worrying? It says on the kicks count website that it can be, but how do I know if I'm just feeling more because baby is growing?

Almost 22 weeks and the last 2 weeks I've kept a count of movement "sessions" and averaging 30 a day, but today it's been almost all day I can feel kicks and movement, with maybe half hour rest at the most. Sometimes I feel her kick ever few seconds.

The movements aren't jerky or anything, but I've felt stronger movements all day.

Tried ringing 3 different midwives but no answer.

Is it normal to feel them more often the bigger they get?

Since I've sat down for dinner, have felt her every few seconds, maybe a minute or two break in between.


Becciilouisex3 Tue 06-Sep-16 23:08:16

I've had a couple of days where baby was moving like mad, I mean I really thought he was trying to break out through the belly button! To be honest I've never heard it can be an issue when they move too much and so never got checked out and luckily all is well but if you feel something isn't right there's no harm in going to be checked out and it will put your mind at rest!

I've always found that what I've been told about movement hasn't really applied to me and as a result have been in to be checked a ton of times! Baby only really has a pattern for a couple of days and then just wriggles when he wants to (maybe because he's bigger). But despite how much I've been in and how annoying I thought they must think I was, they've always said I've done the right thing because movement is important and a tricky topic!

Keep trying the midwife and hopefully get into triage smile

LBNM19 Tue 06-Sep-16 23:47:45

By 24 weeks your baby should have a pattern of movement. Any changes at all in movement of what's normal for your baby should be reported to a midwife.

Each baby is different and so is each pregnancy. I'm at the same stage as you and have started to feel my baby move more but would say that there is a pattern yet, as long as I feel him frequently through the day I'm ok with that.

I think it's probably because baby is growing you are feeling him or her more but check with your midwife when they eventually answer xx

popthisoneout Wed 07-Sep-16 05:10:01

At this stage I would say movements are changing all the time. As the baby grows, you start to feel them more and at 22 weeks they still have lots of room to wiggle.

I had increased movements with DS at 39 weeks and went in for monitoring. It turned out he was in distress and his heart rate was really high. I had developed an infection which was effecting him although didn't know that at the time.

Chemistria Wed 07-Sep-16 12:46:37

Hi all, thanks for your help. She's still pretty active today so I'm thinking it's just that as she grows as feel her more, but I will definitely watch out for any changes later on xx

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