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#1 of 11 Old 04-28-2008, 08:45 AM - Thread Starter
 
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So I've been feeling my baby move enough recently to feel worried that I haven't really felt much at all for the past couple of days. I've been trying to reassure myself that it's still early, and the baby probably just moved into a position I can't feel. This worked for the first day -- but now it's getting to be long enough that I'm looking for some outside reassurance.

Little things I've done recently that, with the lack of movement, now have me worried (even though I know they shouldn't really cause problems):

- Been sick with a terrible cold for a week.
- Yoga (not prenatal).
- Walked a long way (long enough that I was really quite tired) carrying one of my 30+ pound kids.

Please help me ease my mind until Thursday, when I have my 20 week ultrasound. Thanks!

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Wow, get out of my head!!

Same thing here... not yoga, but sick and taking Tylenol and Benadryl and I never like to take anything while pregnant but needed some relief and was running fever.

I've noticed a decrease in the last 3 or so days. I used my doppler last night for reassurance. Found her heartbeat fast and listened to it for a second... after hearing from here that it could be dangerous to use the doppler.

I'm sure everything is ok with your baby. I understand the fear though - because last night I was like trying to do everything to get her to move. She finally, AFTER I used the doppler little stinker, started moving a bit.

Praying you feel some big movements today!!!
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Same thing happened to me a week ago, I realized I hadn't felt the baby move in a couple days. For reassurance I googled fetal movement, and it's still way too early to feel consistent movement. The baby still has a ton of room (especially if you've had other children) and it's still very small, so you're not always going to feel movement. The next day mine started wiggling again.

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It's totally normal, don't worry! We're still too early to feel consistent movement every single day. I had a couple days last week where I didn't feel movement either and it did temporarily concern me a bit but wouldn't you know it, on Saturday night I let out a big yawn and got a huge whalloping kick in return and then felt lots of squiggles and wiggles yesterday morning. They seem to go crazy for awhile and then lay low for awhile at this stage. Try not to worry, it happens to most of us!

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If you're under any kind of extra stress, it could be that. When I was pg with DS my very controlling mother (who lives 3000 miles away!!!) came to visit when I was 6 months-ish. My previously very active baby didn't move for the entire extended weekend. The visit really stressed my body and mind. At one point DH had to wake me in the middle of the night because my breathing pattern had become "weird" according to him... So, stress could be a factor.

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Thanks for the reassurances! Shortly after posting, baby gave a few good kicks. Doesn't it always seem that the minute you complain about something, it goes away? Which makes me glad I complained. Baby's still being quiet, but at least I know it's in there. I can't wait until my ultrasound Thursday for extra reassurance. * Jaime
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Hmm... I feel consistent movement. I feel her move every day. Some days she moves less than others.... but I always feel her move. I'm 20 weeks.

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Glad your babe started kicking!!! Mine has been moving a lot today. Little stinker.
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I haven't been feeling hardly any movement. I barely have any time to sit still and feel it, though. I could swear last night baby was moving like crazy, but I was waking frequently and having very vivid dreams, so I could just as easily have dreamed it. I'm trying not to worry, too! If I get to 20 weeks and I'm still feeling this way, I'm definitely buying a fetoscope.

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I'm glad baby's reassured you. I was going to say that it might be that you've been busy and because baby is still a bit on the little side, movement could go unnoticed sometimes.
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I'm glad I'm not the only one. *lol* This baby moves sometimes but very, very rarely. I've been bugged by it for the past few days though, probably because the big ultrasound is Wednesday.
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