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twitching movements

post #1 of 12
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I have no clue if I've asked this before, but does anyone else's baby twitch every so often? It kind of feels like she's having some sort of seizure or something and it freaks me out a bit. Sometimes it's a foot or hand that makes these little twitching movements and once or twice it's been her whole body. It only lasts a few seconds. Does anyone know if this is normal or something I should ask my doctor about? I don't remember my son having these sort of movements.
post #2 of 12
I get them occasionally, too, but I don't have an answer for you. Curious to find out, though.
post #3 of 12
Hiccups?
post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by amydidit View Post
Hiccups?
nope -- those are rhythmic. The only way I can describe it is like a spasm or twitching -- almost like vibrations?
post #5 of 12
DDC crashing for a sec...

my ten month old did this as a newborn for several weeks, maybe a month or so even? Weirded me out to NO end. It almost looks like a seizure...kinda scary!

Anyways, the pediatrician said it's normal for some babies, that it's their neuromuscular coordination and whatnot all getting geared up.

If it's any consolation, my 10 month old has been walking already for two months...so it clearly wasn't a problem for her

She did it the most when she was in a deep sleep. It gradually went away, we haven't seen it in ages now!

Hope that helps mama!!!

ETA: None of my other three did this...FWIW
post #6 of 12
That's good to know. I worry because my SO has epilepsy (thankfully controlled by meds) so it's a concern of ours that our kid will have it, too. The doctors have said that his condition isn't genetic. I know, however, that if my baby did that twitching you described once she's born, I'd really freak out. Now I'll keep an eye out for what you described.
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by Conchobhar View Post
That's good to know. I worry because my SO has epilepsy (thankfully controlled by meds) so it's a concern of ours that our kid will have it, too. The doctors have said that his condition isn't genetic. I know, however, that if my baby did that twitching you described once she's born, I'd really freak out. Now I'll keep an eye out for what you described.
That was why we were so worried! My mom's side of the family as a strong epilepsy strain, so it really freaked me out!
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Theoretica View Post
That was why we were so worried! My mom's side of the family as a strong epilepsy strain, so it really freaked me out!
And your doc said it had nothing to do with that strain?
post #9 of 12
Nope. He wasn't concerned at all. FWIW he's a pediatrician with extensive experience w/special needs, so he'd know what to look for.

He said it's common for some babies, and nothing to worry about. Now, he also said if she ever does it while in her 'active alert' (wide awake) stage that IS something to be concerned about. But twitching while quiet, drowsy, sleeping or falling asleep isn't a problem.

One of the (many) reasons I like our ped is because he takes things seriously but doesn't overreact. We have a great relationship w/him even though we don't see eye to eye on things like vaxing.
post #10 of 12
That's really good info! Thanks!
post #11 of 12
I've experienced that with all my pregnancies and everything was fine. Never saw it in them as a newborn either.
post #12 of 12
I saw my son do the same thing after he was born - and I'd felt it on the inside and called my mw saying it felt like a seizure...

He had low blood sugar at birth. See if there's any correlation between when you've last eaten and when you feel them.
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