Can a fetus have a seizure?
A few times now I've felt really really weird movement like that feeling of "someone walking over your grave" or "a chill" :
Baby moves just fine for the most part other wise but those are really really weird movements. I have a midwife appointment on Wed and will ask then as it's a long weekend up here and I doubt they would do anything more but send me for some monitering... And this has been happening for quite some time.
I'm having a normal pregnancy, ultrasound looked as normal as they could see with "extra maternal fat stores" and I'm having another one on June 2 because of it.
So I know it's a weird question but baby or maybe uterus just did it again before I started writing it and that's what reminded me :S
Karen happily married mother of 3 great children (19, 6, 5), in my last semester for my Masters in Nutrition and started a six-month internship.
I did want to add that seizure is VERY possible in utero tho, as sad as it is. My cousin's little boy had 2 while she was pregnant and when he started trying to crawl/smile/use his limbs they noticed that he couldn't move his left side pretty much at all. He's 12 or so now and has had tons of therapy to help getting the left side working again. Poor little guy. He so sweet though.
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Seems that there have been studies done but say it's "rare" and there have been "only" 13 reported "actual" cases. I'm assuming there are more that just go unreported and I figured it could happen... the things I can find say 30-60 seconds long and mine are usually like 5-10 and just a "quiver" type feeling... still I'll mention it.
At the same time I do realize their little nervous systems are still growing and such could be a response. I have stumbled across a couple other parenting forums with the same question and their doctors seem to say it's somewhat normal and part of the "startle" reflex they have when they are born.
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I have weird fetal movements too, like what you mention, and I don't really worry about them, just happy to feel the baby moving around.
It's like watching an ocean sometimes, my stomach does crazy movements. And sometimes it is startling and kinda creepy feeling when it's under my ribs and takes me off guard.
Seriously where else can you post a wacked out question and get a bunch of different awesome answers! And support cuz we are all going through it!
Mmm hiccups... DD used to get them all the time in the womb... this baby has only had them once or twice. But this is definately different. It's not rhymic or constant like hiccups... it really is like a chill or shake that is FAR to fast to be ANY movement... hence the seizure like.. almost like the kid has an electric toothbrush in there and turns it on every so often :
But the "startle" reflex does make LOTS of sense to me. I can see how them waking up or getting startled would make them "shake" and kinda feel like a seizure.
And since they say that fetal seizures are LONGER than what I'm experiencing I'm not too concerned... I just never felt them with DD and it takes me off guard.
My midwife told me that it may have been him waking up from dreams.
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Jenn (36), wife to DH for 13 years, DD1(13) , DD2(10) and DS(4)
an old sorority sister had a son that had a stroke in the womb last year and since learning about it, i am more freaked out by the fact that it happened to someone i know, just more aware than anything.
i highly doubt that the movements are anything wrong, but mommas will still worry!
They are definitely different from hiccups, though. I like the kung-fu analogy.
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I know exactly the movement you're describing. I've felt it a few times with each pregnancy. It is weird!
All three of my kiddos are totally normal, but I did seriously wonder if they were having seizures in utero!