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#1 SophieBear

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:00 AM

Hi.

Early hours of this morning I couldn't sleep and I was laying on my right side and baby was fairly active, then suddenly baby started shaking, it went for 10-15 seconds and had me so paranoid baby was having a seizure!

I can feel baby a lot this morning so baby is still well but the shaking caused anxiety last night and I couldn't sleep.

WDYT? Has anyone had this before.

I haven't called a doctor because I do feel like maybe I'm looking into it too much but I do want to reassure myself that the shaking was normal  unsure.gif

TIA

#2 hanz33

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:45 AM

I haven't had any experience but just lettign you know a lady had posted a similar situation and allot of mums replied that their baby did the same thing and one had mentioned that the nurse had said its because babies nervous systems are immature.

Hope that helps a little until other people can reply.

#3 FeralAlpacaWarrior

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:52 AM

DD2 used to do that. I am currently trying to settle her to sleep, so it was nothing to worry about original.gif

#4 chickenpants

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:57 AM

I had that while I was pregnant with my little guy.  I was about 37 weeks along and it felt like he was on a spin cycle in there - a massive vibration/seizure type feeling - then he went very still.

I called the maternity hotline in my pregnancy book and spoke to a midwife there, I don't know if she quite believed me.  But she said to just sit quietly for an hour and if there wasn't any normal movements (like if it happens again, or if I don't feel any movement at all) to give them a call again and they would think about getting me in there for a checkup.

He started up with normal movements soon after and I never had another episode of the shaking, he's a normal 3.5month old now.

#5 winkywonkeydonkey

Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:07 AM

Im sure its normal, both of my babies did it. They make twitching movements when they are newborns too.

#6 Holidayromp

Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:11 AM

I would still show up at the hospital or your caregiver and asked to be monitored.  Mention the episode so that they have the record on file.  If it is out of the ordinary for you then you will need to access expert medical advice not post on a forum. I am sure as pps mentioned that there is nothing sinister but you need to confirm that with the right people.

#7 Rosiebird

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:25 PM

It's probably hiccups.

#8 erindiv

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:29 PM

There was a thread on here quite a while ago about the same thing, in which the OP said it was very, very different to hiccups, a rapid trembling, shaking sensation.

Yes it is common. I think that thread had about three pages of replies from people saying they'd had the same thing. If your baby is moving normally now I wouldn't worry. I have had several friends experience the same thing.

#9 Red nut

Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:16 PM

I think that was my thread! It felt like the baby was shuddering. I eventually spoke to the obs, and he said it was quite normal. My 3 1/2 week old is quite neurologically normal so far!

#10 Koobie83

Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:17 PM

I've read about it - google it and you will see lots of women have had 'shaking' or 'vibrating' babies.

But yeah if you are worried you should get it checked out.

#11 SophieBear

Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:31 PM

Thanks so much for your replies

QUOTE (chickenpants @ 15/01/2013, 09:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I had that while I was pregnant with my little guy.  I was about 37 weeks along and it felt like he was on a spin cycle in there - a massive vibration/seizure type feeling - then he went very still.


Exactly like that but baby is moving constantly now.


QUOTE (Holidayromp @ 15/01/2013, 09:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would still show up at the hospital or your caregiver and asked to be monitored.  Mention the episode so that they have the record on file.  If it is out of the ordinary for you then you will need to access expert medical advice not post on a forum. I am sure as pps mentioned that there is nothing sinister but you need to confirm that with the right people.


I've since contacted my midwife and OB, I just waited to see if it was a normal thing or an emergency.


QUOTE (Red nut @ 15/01/2013, 01:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think that was my thread! It felt like the baby was shuddering. I eventually spoke to the obs, and he said it was quite normal. My 3 1/2 week old is quite neurologically normal so far!


Thanks so much for the reassurance.

I've spoken to my midwife and she thinks that the baby may have been startled or was moving quickly to get comfortable.

I feel much less worried now.

Thanks for taking the time out to reply original.gif


#12 Mytinybean

Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:50 PM

My daughter did that alot in the third trimester. She's now a healthy 26 months old full of beans.

I'm now 34 weeks with No. 2, from third trimester on No. 2 also did this.

Although it does feel like your little one is having a seizure in there but I can assure you its perfectly normal.

In fact my daughter did it a few times when she was a newborn, its just muscle/nerves developing.



#13 ~ky~

Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:15 AM

All of my babies have done this and they are fine  happy.gif

It certainly is a weird sensation, isn't it?

#14 Soontobegrinch

Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:36 PM

It is a very common but scary experience OP, I understand your anxiety as it worried me when it happened and I 'knew' it could happen.
It does feel like seizures and I remember thinking my babies were really distressed in there. It happened when I was at work once so I stuck myself on the CTG machine and baby was asleep whilst she was doing it.
I asked the next Obstetrician I saw and he said there has never been an absolute explanation but there has never been anything diagnosed in babies who have done this.

Like anything OP, if you are anxious because of this and it happens frequently you are best to go and get checked out...no harm in this but the reassurance will usually help.





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