A couple of times during this pregnancy I have noticed the baby quivering, shaking, almost like there's a little earthquake going on in my tummy. My immediate first thought was that it felt like he was having some type of seizure.
This is my 2nd pregnancy and I don't recall this sensation from my first.
Any thoughts? Am I overthinking? Worrying unneccessarily?
All of my children are normal and dont have siezures.
it is a strange sensation to say the least!
I was just talking to my husband about it yesterday, and told him that it kind of feels like that reflex that really new babies have--you know, where they kind of startle a little and they put their arms out as if they are falling. Do you know what I mean?
I remember my son doing that, but only for 2 weeks or so right after he was born. The movement in my belly just feels really spastic, and I'm thinking it might be the same thing.
BUT. If you have a bad feeling about it - if something is really telling you something is wrong, then please DO call your doctor & ask. Our Mamma intuition is strong.
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I felt that once, with my first. Definitely NOT hiccups. I did some research on it and read that it's due to the baby's developing nervous system...
My ds sometimes did that in utero, and for a while after he was born, too!
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It's definitely not hiccups. I know that sensation - it's more regular, almost a slow drumbeat. The quivering is spastic, like someone said, and very rapid - too rapid to feel normal.
Glad to hear I am not the only one who has felt this!
It feels, to me, sort of like at this point (I'm 30 wks) there's still a lot of room & fluid in there, so it makes some movements feel like quivering the way if you had a sink full of water and you pushed it to make a wave with your hand... that was all I could come up with. Whether the baby is actually quivering, or its movements or reverberating in the fluid, from the number of people who said they've had it it doesn't sound like it's a bad thing!
Thanks again to everyone for the replies. I think I just need to relax and stop worrying (yah, right!).
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My ob also said it was from their nervous systems developing.
DEFINITELY NOT HICCUPS....I best described it in another thread as the baby having seizures. It's not rythmic at all and rather drastic. It happens at random times too. I never had this with my other 2.