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10 movements between 9am and 5pm??

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theminxy1 Mon 21-Jul-08 09:17:25

Went to the GP last week for a routine check (normal midwife was on holiday) and she said I should be feeling movements 10 times between 9am and 5pm. I'm 27 weeks.

I've heard you should feel 10 movements during the day but I always took this to mean roughly between getting up and going to bed.

Has anyone else been told this? Am getting a bit stressed as most of the movements I feel are well before 9am and well after 5pm!!

belgo Mon 21-Jul-08 09:21:33

If you are working those hours, I doubt you will be feeling those movements, especially if you are moving around or in a stressful job.

I've never counted movements, but my babies have always moved a lot so I've never been worried about lack of movement.

belgo Mon 21-Jul-08 09:22:22

And most of the movements I feel late at night in bed, rather then during the day. That's perfectly normal.

bethoo Mon 21-Jul-08 09:24:25

yes i usually feel mine when in bed as if you are up and about you can miss them. i feel mine in the moenign and at night, i am now 29 weeks.
when is your baby due?

theminxy1 Mon 21-Jul-08 09:29:48

Thanks for the replies. The GP was saying about filling in a chart to show when the baby moves during the day.
As a friend of mine said, what do GPs know about babies anyway?

Am due mid October....still ages away.

Mimsy2000 Mon 21-Jul-08 09:32:35

my lo only moves when i'm resting so don't see how gp can say when they should be moving b/c everyone's day is different. in general they move when you rest and sleep when you are active - just keep an eye on those times.

miamla Mon 21-Jul-08 09:35:51

my mw said that as long as i had 10 movements in 12 hours, it didnt matter what time i started or finished my hours, as long as it was the same 12 hour period every day.

bethoo Mon 21-Jul-08 10:52:53

why not join us on the oct thread?

ronshar Mon 21-Jul-08 11:03:48

I find getting kicked in the fanjo hard enough. I didnt realise I had to count and chart them as wellgrin

Well said Bethoo.
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