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sounds silly but the baby is moving a lot more than normal!!

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jlo1234 Mon 02-Nov-09 20:19:34

i know it sounds daft but over the last couple of days the baby has been moving a lot. im 31 weeks and its my first baby! it feels like hes havin a fit in my tummy if u know what i mean. i know its probably nothin to worry about but just checkingg x

Fabster Mon 02-Nov-09 20:58:04

An increase or decrease in movements needs to be checked.

Derbydolly Mon 02-Nov-09 21:12:08

I'm no expert but I remember exactly the same thing happening. At 31 weeks, I think the baby still has a good bit of wiggle room and I think they like to enjoy it before they get too big and drop down into the pelvis. I also found mine went bananas at about 32 or 33 weeks and the next time I went to the midwife she said it had turned (it had been breech before that.) and I think that's what all the kerfuffle was about! I also know that when I got a bit of adrenaline about something it went nuts too. Babies don't have consistent movements every day and although a decrease of movements can be a sign of a problem it can just as easily be because the baby is tired that day, or you haven't noticed as much movement because you have been busy. I had my first baby 4 months ago so I remember these concerns well. My friend is 32 weeks and she hasn't been able to sleep cos the LO is going crackers every night this week!
Make a MW appointment if you want a bit of reassurance but I'd hate you to be alarmed - I think, with all due respect Fabster, that message would have put the fear of God into me when I was pregnant!

passthevino Mon 02-Nov-09 21:17:57

I raised exactly the same question with my obstetrician and even asked whether the baby might be having a fit!
She said the more movement the better and said that she gets asked that a lot because people can't believe how much they move about.

Obviously I'm no expert, if you're worried definitely check with your GP or midwife but I have found this one (number 3) to be the craziest of them all!

TheBlairSnitchProject Mon 02-Nov-09 21:42:28

I'm 32 weeks and I swear DD has been auditioning for Riverdance in there for about a fortnight now! She's always on the move.

Every checkup has said that she's fine. I think some babies are just wrigglers.

A decrease in movements to less than 10 a day should be checked AFAIK but lots of movements is a good sign. Make an appointment to get chacked by the midwife if you're worried though, that's what they're there for and it certainly can't hurt

Fabster Tue 03-Nov-09 11:13:36

Better the fear of God than a lost child.

ANY change should be checked.

Mine went from fine to fighting for his life in hours so I am always going to be cautious.

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