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How often will feel baby move at start
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:01 PM
I have been feeling baby move for just over a week now (i realise very early to feel especially 1st but im lucky I guess) Anyways i have been feeling it moving everyday since. Yesterday early morning bub was moving non stop off and on all morning but I have not felt a single thing since. I have felt in the morning when i get to work everyday but since yesterday have felt nothing. I did have a slight case of the runs this morning (sorry tmi) but i just put it down to having eaten soooo many veggies in the last week but now im worried maybe I ate something bad and have hurt bubs.
Ok to get to my point, how often would i be feeling movement in earlier days?
Is the lack of movement for a day and a half when i have been feeling a few times a day a cause to worry yet?
Do you think one mild case of the runs (when i feel fine) going to hurt baby?
Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:47 PM
I've had the runs a few times. It's fine. I change between diahorea and constipation. It's great.
As for movement I don't know if at 16 weeks you should be worrying about movement yet. Your baby is so tiny and could move into a position you can't feel. Even now with me my baby has lazy moments. She went a day last week without moving much but I went to the doctor the next day to check and she was fine. The doctor felt her moving but I couldn't feel it myself. Even on the weekend my mum felt the baby move from the outside but I didn't feel it.
If you are worried talk to your doctor and you could get a scan. They could even just use the Doppler. They can tell movement from the Doppler. But I've been told that you should focus on the movement from about 26 weeks. This is going to drive me nuts because I worry about it everyday!
Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:49 PM
At this stage I wouldn't be too concerned. The baby may have turned to a different position where you cannot feel the little kicks and punches. They are still very small at this stage and can nestle back snugly into a spot where they can't be felt.
I was feeling DS at 16 weeks, sometimes several times a day and sometimes none.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:14 PM
I wouldn't be overly concerned. I didn't feel any movement until 20 weeks and it varied from day to day and was more like flutters to start with. If u are stressing over it u could see ur OB and get them to check with a Doppler.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:52 PM
At 16 weeks with your first baby it is most unusual to have regular frequent movements. It would be expected that they are intermittent, sometimes with days or even weeks in between.
Please do not stress, this is normal for the majority of women.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:07 AM
I know it's hard to worry once you've started to feel baby, and then that stops. I've been feeling this one consistently since 14 weeks, and a few times in the week before that, but this is #4. Last week I didn't feel anything for 2 days, already had a GP appt anyway, so he got the doppler out and all was fine.
As others have said (and as my GP said) baby has probably just changed positions into a spot where you aren't feeling anything for now. Try not to stress (and I'll pay attention to my own advice there )
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