31 Wks Decrease In Baby S Movement

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DDT - April 3

Now, I know it's normal for babies to slow down in their movement because of cramped quarters but with my 1st pregnancy I was still feeling my ds move alot at this stage. Anyone else have a really, REALLY active baby and then notice quite a decrease in movement? He moves in spurts a lot (rolling, jabbing ect.) but then will go a few hrs of quiet time. I am used to him moving practically 24/7. I also think he's had a major growth spurt over the last 2 wks as my belly grew drastically. Thanks!

 

kay101 - April 3

It's actually not normal for them to slow their movements. It might seem like they do because at first your used to feel big kicks and jabs, and now that they've gotten bigger and have less room you feel more like pokes, rolls, and presses. A lot of times they're moving and we don't notice the smaller movements because we're distracted. Go grab something to eat, drink a cup of juice, then go lay on your left side somewhere quiet. Check the clock and count every movement you feel till you get to ten. You should be able to get 10 in an hour, and you'll probably find the baby is moving and you just didn't notice the light movements and you'll be surprised how fast you get to ten. I don't know about yours, but mine usually reacts if I poke at him a little.

 

DDT - April 3

Thanks kay101! I am sure I can count way more than 10 movements in an hr. Haha...I have a crazy little monkey growing inside of me! I guess I am just feeling less movement than I was previously used to. He was frank breech up until a week ago so being head-down now may have something to do with it. Thanks again!

 

kay101 - April 3

LOL yeah, it usually takes about 5-10 minutes for me so as long as you can count 10 in an hour you're just fine. Some doctors reccomend doing kick counts once a day, and others say do one in the morning and one at night. I was told if I ever don't think he's moving to feed him, get him sugary juice and go lay down. I do notice he has lazy days where the movements feel more relaxed and then he has hyper days where he just bounces all around.

 

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