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Shuddering baby
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#1 Nasty nut

Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:05 AM

So nearly a week over due date now. Probably happened about 4 times before, and I've not though too much about it, but bubs has been shuddering regularly since about 3 in the morning. Only lasts 1-2 seconds, just feels like a huge vibration in my stomach, and exactly like when I shudder myself. Now of course I'm starting to get worried it means something's wrong in there, and I'm wondering if it's something else besides a shudder.

Anyone else ever felt something similar? I've just never heard of babies shuddering in utero....

#2 WildWhirl

Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:40 PM

In the last couple of weeks I regularly felt DS "shudder" and he continued to do it for about 2 months after he was born - his one leg would shudder and his bottom lip would tremble too. Apparently it's quite common and due to an immature nervous systems.

Although given you're a week overdue and haven't felt it before perhaps just get it checked out.

#3 Koobie83

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:29 PM

I've felt a 'vibration' or a shudder feeling every now and then. It feels weird doesn't it?

#4 Nasty nut

Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:26 AM

Rang the midwives and they weren't sure, so sheepishly rang the obstetrician, who said it was fine.... Random survey of a few mother's and no one else has had it, so at least I know why I hadn't heard of it before

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