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This baby has been so pleasantly active for me. It has given me so much more confidence this pregnancy because I have been able to feel her so often. However, she has been slowing down a lot the last few days and its making me paranoid. I feel her occassionally still, but not as often or a strongly as before. I know babies tend to slow down towards the end, but we're not that close to the end. I have a previous loss, so am prone to being really nervous. I'm going to my MW on Tuesday afternoon anyway, so I am trying to stay calm and not freak out. Anyone else's babe slowing down these days?
 

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My babe seems to go through cycles. She/he has a period (usually a few days) of extreme activeness, then another period (of another few days) of quietness and stillness that scares the $"@! out of me. We're in one of the quieter periods right now, and mama doesn't like it.<br>
Talk to your midwife at your appointment. She should be able to reassure you that everything is fine.
 

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Not mine. Beating the snot out of me night and day. I think it NEVER sleeps.<br>
Pixie never slowed down either. Ugh. I could use a break sometimes!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My babe seems to go through cycles. She/he has a period (usually a few days) of extreme activeness, then another period (of another few days) of quietness and stillness that scares the $"@! out of me. We're in one of the quieter periods right now, and mama doesn't like it.<br>
Talk to your midwife at your appointment. She should be able to reassure you that everything is fine.</div>
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My baby follows a similar pattern. But contrary to what the books say, I'm 31 weeks and she doesn't seem like she's running out of room. When she is active her kicks are harder than ever (and starting to get dangerously close to my ribs).
 

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My babe's movements are cyclical too. Some weeks non-stop, others hard to feel. Babe COULd be turned towards your back maybe, so you're not feeling as much??
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My babe's movements are cyclical too. Some weeks non-stop, others hard to feel. Babe COULd be turned towards your back maybe, so you're not feeling as much??</div>
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Maybe! I didn't think of that! DD was turned in toward my placenta the whole pregnancy--it drove me bonkers because I could hardly ever feel her. This one has been facing out so far, but maybe she has turned. I can't tell. I can tell head up or head down based on where I'm feeling the kicks and hiccups, but that's about it. I'm not too talented with palpatating and all that. I can feel out a foot or two pretty regularly, but that's as far as I get.<br><br>
I'm looking forward to my MW appt on Tuesday--hearing the heartbeat is always a huge relief for me!
 

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I get nervous when people talk about strong kicks- I definitely feel some strong ones but nothing that hurts or even makes me uncomfortable.<br><br>
I tend to get nervous after work (before I get home) because I don't notice her at regular intervals throughout the day but I have read that often times the baby is rocked to sleep from all my frantic running around.... and as soon as I get home and lay down on the couch she starts her tai chi again...
 

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My little one is NOT slowing down...I find the kicks aren't painful yet most of the time...the extra padding I guess helps....but I hate the cervix bumps....feels like pinches or bites on my cervix and drives me bonkers! I just hope he/she is cooperative at our ultrasound tomorrow!
 
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