Jump to content

Questioning Movements... again
Do they change?


  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#1 Koobie83

Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:45 AM

Hi everyone,

Yes I am asking again about movements. Have been to see my midwives and the assessment centre 3 times already and had a wellbeing ultrasound last week to check everything was ok because she regularly has days where she decides to go quiet and I barely feel any movements (and of course when she's on the CTG she's moving away happily). Everything has been fine.

Most of the doctors and midwives have told me the same thing, lie down when I'm concerned, drink something cold and sweet and wait. Sometimes it works, most often it doesn't. They've also said they are most active at night. Yeah, sometimes but some nights she doesn't want to. So I've got no patterns, no regularity yet...

Now I've heard that movements change around now...move from your kicking and things to rolling and nudges. Is this true?

Now before you go on to say your little one has been kicking and moving constantly.. that's great. I wish I had that. But if anyone else has had babies who are on the lazy side and can relate please let me know!

#2 jmaz86

Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:54 AM

I was told yesterday when I was in hospital that anything less than 10 movements a day is concerning...thats the only advice I can offer sorry, I hope someone can shed more light on the siutuation for you...maybe you just have a relaxed bub. But I can understand that you would be feeling worried being unable to pinpoint an activity regime.

#3 FEdeRAL

Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:56 AM

Do you have an anterior placenta? I had that with DD and because of that I could go a whole day without feeling her - depending on how she was positioned in the uterus.


#4 Cyaira

Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:07 AM

My bub has quiet days and quiet periods. I do have an anterior placenta which doesn't help. I have found that the later in pregnancy I go (37w atm) the more easily I can feel movements and the less worried I am. Baby has a definite 'awake' and 'asleep' cycle.

I do feel more rolling and stretching movements than kicks now but the movements aren't smaller or less frequent if that makes sense, and I still do get kicks and punches.

If in doubt, get it checked out.

#5 Koobie83

Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:36 AM

1) I have a posterior placenta and it's definitely not anterior
2) As for 10 movements a day... some days definitely... some days maybe not? I don't know. That's why I'm asking about the change in movements as they get bigger.
3) If in doubt get it checked....I had it checked last Monday and everything was fine. Even had an ultrasound and everything was fine.

Edited by Koobie83, 26 February 2013 - 10:39 AM.


#6 Soontobegran

Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:46 AM

If it will help relieve your stress then please go and be checked again. It really doesn't matter how often you go if you are going because you have concerns.
I have had some babies however who lived a very quiet life inside. original.gif  Our son I swear I forgot I was pregnant very many times as he was just as quiet as a mouse...he changed the moment he was born.

Lots of good luck.

#7 tidey2

Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:49 AM

With my first pregnancy and now this one I didn't feel much movement at all. I really have to be concentrating to feel movement unless of course baby is repositioning to play on my bladder. Some days it's not until I'm about to go to sleep that I even have time to think "have I felt the baby move today" and occasionally I'll get a kick or a roll but not always.

#8 Koobie83

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:48 PM

I rang the midwives and was told that this is likely my normal. They said they've had me up there a few times now and the scan last week was normal so it's likely that I've just got a relaxed baby in there. I'm still not comfortable or relaxed with this. She suggested I eat and drink something cold and sweet. Bought some lemonade and had some chips (comfort food) and still nothing...
So over it...

#9 SaintJoe

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:55 PM

I would go over a day without feeling DS. They had me writing logs etc due to concern. Even when having ultra sounds they would comment with how still he was.

He was a very passive and quiet child. Until he turned 2.  Now.... God help me!

Always been healthy btw.

Good luck to you.


#10 againagain

Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:13 PM

QUOTE
I rang the midwives and was told that this is likely my normal. They said they've had me up there a few times now and the scan last week was normal so it's likely that I've just got a relaxed baby in there. I'm still not comfortable or relaxed with this.


Do you have anything in mind that would make you feel more relaxed at all? What about hiring a doppler to use at home? I'm guessing there is a limit to how many times they will pop you on the CTG or do an ultrasound if everything appears normal in previous tests.

It is quite possibly perfectly normal. One of mine was very quiet in utero, she just didn't thrash about that much. The further along I got the more I could feel the small movements and be reassured by those. I also found around the 30ish week mark that it depended on her position as to how many movements I could feel.


#11 MrsLexiK

Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:20 PM

Oh OP sorry to read you are worried again. I have spoken to both my OB and his midwife about my lazy baby and apparently all is normal. My OB did a longer scan and was like see can you feel it moving and I couldn't lol but I could see it. We ha a 4d scan on the weekend and we were laughing at how laid back this baby is. Yes it worries me but I find the more I stress the less I feel.

#12 Madnesscraves

Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:21 PM

When you see your OB/midwives do they check the palcenta flow? my DD slowed down movements and turned out her placenta flow was restricted (I had BP issues) mind you. If you're genuinely not happy ask for the full work up. I remember waking up in the middle of the night pretty convinced something was wrong even though CTG was showing fine. It wasn't until I was 34 weeks it finally got worse and she was born at 36 weeks.

Look, likely scenario, you've got a relaxed baby. But if you feel it's more than that just keep going in. Tell them the lying down does nothing. See a GP instead and get a referral for a ultrasound work up? I'm no expert, but I'm of the opinion, when in doubt, get it check. Never mind if they get annoyed.

#13 Koobie83

Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:41 PM

Update - I had a meeting at work before and I looked down at my belly, and I saw my belly moving! Yet I couldn't feel it at all. But there she was wriggling away and I couldn't feel anything.
So I feel a tad more relaxed given I saw her moving.

@MadnessCraves - my ultrasound last week said my placenta looked good. I have no idea. Would another ultrasound show anything different to last week?

#14 Donuts08

Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:51 PM

If your worried just go there and ask for them to check, they shouldnt turn you away as you are a concerned mummy to be.



#15 Madnesscraves

Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:01 PM

Hey OP, I have no idea. They just measured the flow every week then it was a whole less than it was a few days earlier. I think it would be noticeable to them if they were checking every visit against your case notes.

That must be so weird to see the belly move and not feel it!

#16 Koobie83

Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:27 AM

Yeah it was weird.
Update = She was a very busy baby last night. She must have decided to 'wake up' or something. This morning she's been moving well too. I think my midwives are right - this is likely normal for her to have a couple of quiet days just to drive her mother nuts.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Tot meets his heroes, falls apart with excitement

Two-year-old Quincy finished his potty training last week, and as part of his reward he was able to meet his idols.

Beautiful in our eyes: Georgia's story

I will never deny the fact that grief has a place when you give birth to a child who brings a set of circumstances very different to what you imagined. Because for nine months, I thought I knew my Georgie.

'It's been phenomenal': widower dad of quads thankful for support

There was nothing Erica and Carlos wanted more than a baby.

Vin Diesel names daughter after actor Paul Walker

The actor said there was "no other person" he was thinking about when he chose the name.

How midwives can help women who experience domestic violence

More than half of women who live with abusive partners experience violence during pregnancy.

Mum describes giving birth during Cyclone Pam

A new mother was told she must flee Port Vila hospital with her baby as Cyclone Pam bore down.

6 signs you're done having babies

There were a few signs I'm never going back to the land of maternity jeans, breast pumps and bassinets.

Marta Dusseldorp reveals breastfeeding cost her an acting job

Australian actress Marta Dusseldorp has revealed she was forced to withdraw from a Sydney Theatre Company production because a director did not approve of her breast feeding.

Female celebs (or their babies) with traditionally male names

Looking for a name that's a little bit different for a girl? Turn to names that have been traditionally used for males, as these celebs (or their parents) did.

'If you're anti-immunisation ... take a look at this picture of my son'

Greg Hughes is "an absolute shell of a man" as he and his wife Catherine struggle to come to terms with the loss of their newborn son Riley to whooping cough.

How an extrovert can raise an introvert

Introverts are often misunderstood as shy, and sometimes even rude. A timid child can be difficult to build rapport with, but it's important we nurture their sensitive natures.

Sheryl Sandberg's advice

'Choreplay': Help out at home to get more sex, Sandberg tells men

Forget foreplay. The new and improved route to intercourse is "choreplay" - it's good for your spouse, good for your house, and comes with the imprimatur of feminist du jour Sheryl Sandberg.

How to play with your baby

The first time your child learns a new skill at playtime is very exciting - for both you and your baby! Play is important to your child's development for a variety of reasons - here are some simple ideas for you to try at home.

I'm a single mother by choice

For me, being the best mother I can be means being a mum alone, at least for now. Thinking of my friends with inadequate partners, I wonder why more people don’t choose single motherhood.

Awkward wedding photos

Weird poses, surprise photobombs, bizarre editing: these are the wedding photos that should have never seen the light of day.

Four-week-old baby Riley Hughes dies of whooping cough

The mother of a four-week-old Perth baby who died after contracting whooping cough says her family has been left devastated by the loss of her "gorgeous, sweet" son.

Win a Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom prize pack

To celebrate the April 1 release of Holly's Magic Wand on DVD and Digital, we are giving away five DVD packs featuring the newest installment of Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom Holly's Magic Wand and many more hours of family entertainment! Enter Now!

Oh boy! Video shows family's reaction to baby surprise

Little Peyton Williams thought she was getting a baby sister named Charlee. But the two-year-old has had to settle for a doll dressed in pink after her baby "sister" turned out to be a boy.

How to help build up your baby's immune system

We all know that having a strong immune system is the best way to stay healthy – but what can we do to help it along?

'Nick, you need to call an ambulance': home birth mum's tragic death

A Melbourne mum who died after the home birth of her baby pleaded with her husband to call an ambulance because she felt she was going to die, the Victorian Coroners Court has heard.

When dads believe their baby doesn't 'like' them

Q: My two-month-old baby doesn't like me. He's perfectly content with my wife, but when I try to hold him, he gets upset and cries. I've backed off a little, thinking that he just needs a little time to get used to me, but that doesn't seem to be working. I'm starting to think I'm just not a very good dad. Is it too late for me to build a relationship with my baby?

When was the last time a stranger praised your parenting?

Wouldn’t it be great to get some nice feedback every now and then? After all, everyone likes to hear positive praise, particularly when it comes to parenting.

Special Ticket Offer, Save $8!

The Essential Baby & Toddler Show is back this April! Save $8 off the door price for a limited time only!

15 names on the verge of extinction

If you're looking to revive an older name, or don’t want anything near the top 1000 list, check out these rare monikers for your unique baby.

5 characteristics of great dads

It’s great to see a generation of dads who are more actively involved with caring, nurturing and loving their kids.

Why doesn't Australia have more breast milk banks?

When there’s no question that milk banks are important, why don’t we have more of them in Australia?

Carrie Bickmore announces birth of daughter

Television personality Carrie Bickmore has given birth to her second child.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Sign up to our 30 days of #PlayIQ challenge

Sign up to receive 30 amazing tips and ideas for play with baby during the month of April and submit a picture or tip on our social wall for a chance to win an amazing Fisher-Price prize pack.

Man faces jail after giving woman abortion pill smoothie

A Norwegian man is facing jail after putting abortion pills in his ex-girlfriend's smoothie, causing her to have a miscarriage.

'He's a blessing': family of baby born without eyes

Jordy Jackson was born without eyes. He has anophthalmia, which affects one in every 100,000 babies born.

Win one of 5 Cadbury Easter Hampers

With Easter fast approaching, Cadbury are giving away 5 Cadbury Easter Hampers. Enter Now!

Super fit model Sarah Stage defends her pregnancy body

Model Sarah Stage has defended her pregnancy body after critics claimed her slim figure at eight-and-a-half months pregnant wasn't "normal".

Win a Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom and Peppa Pig prize pack

To celebrate the April 1 release of Holly's Magic Wand on DVD and Digital, Essential Baby and Entertainment One are giving away five bumper DVD packs featuring the newest installment of Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom Holly's Magic Wand and many more hours of family entertainment! Enter Now!

Why I post breastfeeding photos online

I love to take pictures of my children. In some of the pictures, my younger son is nursing.

The day I broke my baby

There are things I wish I didn't know. I wish I didn't know that companies make tiny braces, small enough to hold necks no bigger than a wrist.

The place just for dads of multiples

When a couple discovers they're expecting multiples, the dad can sometimes be almost forgotten in all the excitement and preparation. But one group offers a space just for dads of twins and higher-order multiples.

Brave mum calls for domestic violence law reform

A brave mum of two has shared details of the harrowing attacks she suffered at the hands of her partner in a bid to help other victims of domestic violence.

Why I had the new test for Down syndrome

Early last year I turned 35, and having just found out I was pregnant, I opted to have the new test for Down syndrome.

Geeky baby gear

If your family is more into Star Wars, gaming and the periodic table than most, you might want to check out these geek-chic baby items.

2015: the year of the sheep

According to the Chinese zodiac, babies born in the year of the sheep are creative and enjoy spending quiet time with their own thoughts.

Breakthrough genetic testing now available in Australia

Pregnant women will for the first time have access to locally analysed, accurate, non-invasive pre-natal genetic testing when the first Australian clinic to offer the services opens its doors next week.

Grandbabies: the babies born looking old

Not a day under 65 and a lifetime of struggle! That's the look of these newborns, who look adorably older than their real age. Social networking site Reddit recently featured user submissions of adorable grandbabies, here are our favourites.

Family kicked off flight after toddler seatbelt drama

An entire family was kicked off a Cathay Pacific flight when a misbehaving toddler refused to put his seatbelt on.

Stolen baby found after 17 years

A baby stolen from her mother's arms shortly after birth has been found through an astonishing coincidence.

53 creative pregnancy announcements

Announcing that you're expecting can be a time to express your creativity, sense of humour and imagination. Check out how other parents and parents-to-be have broken the news to friends and family.

IKEA hacks for the nursery and kids' rooms

Are you one of those that know the whole IKEA catalogue by heart? Love their stuff but want to personalise it? Here's some inspiration to help you realise the potential of IKEA furniture and fittings.

36 baby names inspired by food and drinks

A French court may have ruled out Nutella as a baby name, but that doesn't have to stop you from taking inspiration from the supermarket (or bottle shop). See what parents in the US have chosen for their delicious little ones.

Clever breastfeeding products

Check out this range of products designed to help make your breastfeeding journey more enjoyable, manageable and convenient.

 

Sign up now!

30 days of #PlayIQ challenge

Receive a daily email from Essential Baby during April with great play tips and ideas, then submit your baby at play photos to our Playwall, Instagram or Twitter for your chance to win.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.