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#1 of 8 Old 11-01-2009, 06:08 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm officially more pregnant than I ever have been. Ds1 was born w/o labor by c/s at 38 weeks. Ds2 was born at home at 38 weeks and 6 days. I'm now 39 weeks and 1 day. Babe is still moving, but the movements are smaller and farther between, it seems. I'm assuming she's just getting cramped in there and doesn't have enough room to stretch out any more. Anyone else feeling decreased movement as time goes on?

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#2 of 8 Old 11-01-2009, 08:52 PM
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Same here. They say that babies sort of start saving up their energy for birth during the days before labor starts. Totally normal.
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That is good to hear, because my LO is also decreased his movement since Friday. Feeling like it will be close.

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ya they have to run out of room at Some point right?

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I'm only just shy of 38 weeks, and this baby is definitely moving less in terms of big, rolling movements or feet kicking, but one thing I can feel a LOT of is practice breathing. It's very reassuring in the absence of larger movements.

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Totally less movement here. Not much room in there though! I still get little bumps here and there... hopefully something will happen soon.

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Almost 37 weeks here and definitely less movement...well, less BIG movement.

My midwife said the baby should be moving just as much, but the quality of the movements will be different. Instead of noticeable kicks and swoops, they'll be subtle, tiny adjustments that we may not notice unless we're actively paying attention. She said if I was worried to drink a cold glass of juice, lay on my side and see if I get ten of those in an hour. The first time I tried it and actually paid attention, I got ten in about 5 minutes, made me feel a lot better.

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ya decreased movements, but not so much decreased, highly visible body parts poking out of my skin for long periods of time. looks like he seriously has NOWHERE to go, so to be comfortable despite how UNCOMFORTABLE it makes me, he just jams a foot, hand, something outward and keeps it there. owww.

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