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Variable baby movements at 24 wks

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thomasina1 Wed 30-Jul-08 17:01:58

OK, I KNOW I am being paranoid but I just need someone to tell me this is OK!

I had a couple of weeks of increasingly strong movements, higher up in tummy and could feel from outside. Then this week it has gone back to more like tiny fluttering feelings. Definitely movements, but nowhere near as strong. Maybe baby has turned around? Is this normal???

Thanks guys...

babylove123 Wed 30-Jul-08 19:30:26


Im 23 weeks and get the same thing. If you're worried, then ask your midwife for an apt but i personally wouldnt worry. My little devil bangs around in there some days and then others he/she goes quiet and i might get a few flutters in the day. Its just where they move to a different position and the fluid gets in-between the baby and your womb.

Hootie Thu 31-Jul-08 21:08:20

Hi I'm 26 weeks and have been totally paranoid since the bloody midwife ( who wasn't my usual one and was very snotty) said i should feel 10 movements by 4pm or i should ring them. what a load of nonsense - my baby has always been more active when i'm relaxing in the evening, but i've been the same the last few days - about 4-5 movements in a day, but not kicks like a couple of weeks ago, just flutters etc.

moonpigdotcom Thu 31-Jul-08 21:17:47

Movements can be extremely variable. I took myself off to hozzy not once but twice because I thought DS wasn't moving as much/at all, and it was all good. They said that they liked mothers to keep an eye on movements and didn't mind monitoring them if they were worried.

ceebee74 Thu 31-Jul-08 21:20:35

Thomasina - I was seriously thinking about posting the same thing or certianly raising the issue on our ante-natal thread.

Am 23 weeks and baby has gone very quiet over the last 2 days. Was very active last week and then, maybe 2 or 3 flutters a day these last 2 days.

I am also a bit worried but assume as long as I am feeling something, baby is fine. Definitely preferred the constant wriggling though!!

madmouse Thu 31-Jul-08 21:54:24

It is possible that baby has turned around facing your back or if your placenta is at the front hte baby may have moved so that s/he is kicking the placenta.

Around this time movement for my baby changed from constant churning down in my pelvis to more intermittent kicking higher up.

Do see your midwife for a check, just to make sure. Reduced movement can indicate a problem, although you are probably fine.

thomasina1 Fri 01-Aug-08 15:20:38

Hi, just wanted to post an update. After a few very quiet days, I am now feeling vigorous movements again! In fact, last night we actually saw the movements through my tummy... a very odd sensation! Lots of substantial movements that are making me jump!

She seems to move now as I lie down in bed at night, I think she is changign position to get comfy!

So... do see your midwife/GP if concerned, however it does seem that this is normal.

mrsboogie Fri 01-Aug-08 15:27:12

I am 32 weeks and since 16 weeks when I first felt movement it has been extremely variable - busy days and very very quiet days. My not very helpful mw told me the same thing about the ten movements - but if I had listened to her I would have been at the hospital every single week for the last 16 weeks.

most of the movement I feel is at night also or after eating.

btw the ten movements by 4pm thing is not meant to be before 26 weeks I was told.

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