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Old 01-30-2009, 12:03 PM - Thread Starter
 
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This may sound like a silly question, but is it bad to have a sudden increase in fetal movement?
The last two nights, I haven't been able to sleep because the baby's been soo active. Last night she had hiccups at least 3 times too.
I had a biophysical profile yesterday and they said she looked perfect, so I'm trying not to worry myself. It just seems so odd that she's been so active.
Anyone else experience this?

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i did!

when i first started having signs of trouble, eden was all. over. the. place. it was ridiculous.

i don't know what it means. i wonder if it was her squirming her little head into my pelvis (she's dropped significantly since then) because now she's quieted down a lot, which i hear happens when you're close to labor.

also, consider that there's not as much fluid between you and her at this point so her movements (and her little fists and feet) are much stronger now.

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mine has actually gotten slower, then last night after I had tried to go to bed, he actually got very active, to the point where I couldn't sleep!

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Mr. London has been going CRAZY in there the last few days. I swear yesterday, he didn't sleep at ALL. Usually when I am walking around he is still but yesterday a woman at the grocery store stopped me bc cause he was moving all over the place and my belly was shape shifting while I walked. It was too funny. She stopped me and just STARED. I'm only 33w4d, I can't imagine him getting any bigger.

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I think it would be a good sign not a bad one. My LO has slowed in movements the last few days. Before that she had a definite schedule of being active. Unless they were really frantic movements, I wouldn't be worried.

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I agree with Lanie, increase in movements isn't a problem. Baby is probably trying to get in a good position. Frantic/desperate seeming movements might be a bad sign, though. This baby has been moving more...& getting into really bad positions lately, too.

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Beth, is it possible that the baby has changed positions? Did she become posterior, and that's why you are noticing a lot more movement? My baby recented turned from posterior to anterior, and I noticed that I can't see/feel nearly as many movements.

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Yep -- I'm pretty sure she was posterior for the last few days. I got on all fours last night with my birth ball and turned her so now we're back to the occasional squirms. I got an awesome night's sleep last night after she turned too, minus the trips to the bathroom.

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I got on all fours last night with my birth ball and turned her so now we're back to the occasional squirms. .
How did you turn her? Will this work for a breech baby?
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How did you turn her? Will this work for a breech baby?

I got on all fours and hugged my birth ball. I made sure my hips were open and rocked from side to side, and also did some pelvic tilts. For breech, you can do something similar but instead of kneeling over a birth ball, try putting your arms/shoulders against a flat pillow on the ground. Kind of like Child's pose in yoga but with your butt up in the air. You can also try shining a light or playing music near your pubic area.

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For breech, you can do something similar but instead of kneeling over a birth ball, try putting your arms/shoulders against a flat pillow on the ground. Kind of like Child's pose in yoga but with your butt up in the air. You can also try shining a light or playing music near your pubic area.
Thanks for the tips! I am going to start trying this tonite!
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Isobel has been really squirmy the last few days. I think she's getting cramped in there. When she moves now I feel like a giant Jell-O mold. My belly is just all over the place. It's hilarious. I smile every time... it doesn't hurt or anything. I just wish I could peer in and see what she's up to.

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Add me to your list! Several days ago, I felt nothing... I was freaking out.. I could provoke a little, by drinking, eating, poking.. but just a little. The last two days.. constant movement!!! My husband even got it on video. Today I was wondering what that meant. I read that babies calm right before delivery, so I figured, I got time since he is sooooo active!
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My little guy has been moving constantly too! I agree - good sign, definitly not bad. I think he's trying to stretch more and sometimes trying to kick his way out, lol!

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