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Very wriggly baby at 30w, I think it might be breech and my bump hurts. Is this normal?

(9 Posts)
sockgate Mon 13-Mar-17 23:07:14

Does this sound familiar to anyone?

I didn't feel the baby til 22w, then it started moving and has been throwing ever more outrageous womb parties ever since. Don't get me wrong, after infertility I'm so grateful to be in this situation, but does anyone else have this? How on earth do you get to sleep, work, eat?

I think it might be trying to turn back head down, and I'm doing spinning babies to help. But in the meantime it is wriggling all day, every day. It gets hiccups every evening. Plus you know that feeling on a cheap flight when the kid behind you has its feet on the back of your seat and keeps shoving in time with some rock music? That is what my bump feels like, like a limb or the whole baby is about to burst through.

The Maternity Assessment Unit said this is all normal and not to worry, but it just feels a bit extreme. My diet is reasonable - I have 1 small coffee or tea per day around lunchtime, and maybe a square of chocolate in the evening, otherwise I eat small meals often. I'm naturally slim, could that mean I feel it more?

birdling Mon 13-Mar-17 23:15:57

Mine is currently trying to escape through my belly button. Totally normal grin

sockgate Mon 13-Mar-17 23:29:59

Thank you! grin

Fitzsimmons Mon 13-Mar-17 23:32:32

My son is 4 and we still call him "squirms" because of how much he moved in the womb. You will feel more if you are slim. My son was very long as well so he was pretty cramped in there!

peripateticparents Mon 13-Mar-17 23:42:33

Mine (dc3) did somersaults until about 41 weeks. They called it an unstable lie. She finally settled head down and stayed there until induction at 42 weeks.

duchess22 Mon 13-Mar-17 23:53:53

my DD was incredibly wriggly, sounds exactly like you described and she was absolutely fine, she was a back to back baby never managed to turn her and now two months on she's still wriggling away like mad, I think she misses using me as a punching bag!! grin

sockgate Tue 14-Mar-17 00:03:36

I'm feeling much better - thank you all smile

SchnitzelVonCrumb Tue 14-Mar-17 06:58:53

32 weeks and baby is moving allllll the time! I can't wait till he settles down

OuchBollocks Tue 14-Mar-17 07:00:54

I'm a bit of a fatty and from about 30 weeks onwards DS waged a campaign to birth himself out of my rib cage. Brutal painful. Once he got head down he tried to use his skull to drill out my pelvis. Also brutal painful. The things we put up with for our babies!

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