Hi Christiana - I feel for you. I'm 35 weeks and on my 4th and regularly feel sick because of the amount of kicking/squirming that I get. I think there's more room to move when you've had babies before (each one of mine has been more wriggly for longer).
I think they just move more because they can , and, how much you feel depends on the baby's position (mine's back to back so I get all the hands/feet movement at the front). Distress usually presents as lack of movement (going on everything I've been told in previous pgs) which is why they get you to do a kick chart.
Try not to worry - I'm sure the scan will put your mind at rest - and watch out for cold drinks (which will make it wriggle more!)HTH
Well, it depends really. I have heard of one instance where the baby was VERY active, suddenly (so not like for days previously) and it went on for a little while and then everything stopped - it turned out the cord had become trapped round its little neck
So if it is sudden onset I would definitely get it checked out. Otherwise hopefully the baby is ok just a wriggler.
You could maybe ask to be seen, if you're worried - I probably would but I'm the nervous type!!
Cristiana the cord thing is my personal obsession, but even I've had to give it up now. I'm pretty sure I read the same story mentioned by nationalfight, but in that case, if you read into it, they had been on the alert because there was something wrong with the cord, so it was already high risk. Nearly all cords are equipped to avoid any damage to the baby in the womb from this, and if they're not, this is generally picked up in the scan.
Also, remember your baby does not breathe through its nose and mouth yet - you're breathing for him/her!
Christiana my ds was like that also even when lying under the duvet you could see the kicks I felt like a punch bag. But it all made sense after he was born he is 3 now and sleeps like that I often find him upside down in his bed or sideways across it etc.
Yes and he was breech well transverse lie he was never head down. We had a scan and saw him sucking his thumb and he does that still now when over tired funny how their personlaities develop in the womb.