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sorry if this has already been discussed a million times.<br><br>
but i am getting so nervous so close to the end of the PG! please answer if you can:<br><br>
--do your movements come generally at the same time every day?<br>
--are there days with TONS of strong kicks and other days with less? or is it very consistent?<br>
--would changes in stuff like sleeping habits / eating habits change kicks?<br>
--do hiccups count as "movement" for the fetal kick counts?<br>
--would placement of the placenta affect how you feel movement even this late in the PG?<br><br>
i have been worried all day because his pattern changed...used to be every AM, 8 am, hiccups and lots of movement. then more movement at breakfast. but today i slept late, didnt feel much at either of these times and only now (1:30) is he moving. so i was getting scared.<br><br>
TIA!!!<br><br>
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--do your movements come generally at the same time every day? <b>Mine don't. The only time I can count on is about 30 mins after I eat.</b><br><br><br>
--are there days with TONS of strong kicks and other days with less? or is it very consistent? <b>Yes, there are days where she will be so active that I'll be so sore by the end of the day then the next day she'll be quiet.</b><br><br><br>
--would changes in stuff like sleeping habits / eating habits change kicks? <b>I'm not sure but I think so. Or at least the eating habits b/c like I sd before about 30mins after I eat she mostly goes nuts.</b><br><br><br>
--do hiccups count as "movement" for the fetal kick counts? <b>I count them b/c she is moving and she couldn't have hiccups if something was wrong. KWIM?</b><br><br><br>
--would placement of the placenta affect how you feel movement even this late in the PG? <b>Yeppers, it could.</b>
 

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michelle, i love you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
thanks.<br><br>
i feel MUCH better now.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">--do your movements come generally at the same time every day? <b>Mine don't. The only time I can count on is about 30 mins after I eat.</b><br><br><br>
--are there days with TONS of strong kicks and other days with less? or is it very consistent? <b>Yes, there are days where she will be so active that I'll be so sore by the end of the day then the next day she'll be quiet.</b><br><br><br>
--would changes in stuff like sleeping habits / eating habits change kicks? <b>I'm not sure but I think so. Or at least the eating habits b/c like I sd before about 30mins after I eat she mostly goes nuts.</b><br><br><br>
--do hiccups count as "movement" for the fetal kick counts? <b>I count them b/c she is moving and she couldn't have hiccups if something was wrong. KWIM?</b><br><br><br>
--would placement of the placenta affect how you feel movement even this late in the PG? <b>Yeppers, it could.</b></div>
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especially the "so sore at the end of the day"!
 

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Too tired to itemize like that but her movements are totally inconsistent. I feel her moving most between 2 and 4am when I am wide awake with insomnia every single night. During the day it's usually just random rolls and kicks and hiccups.<br><br>
I'm HOPING this kid is developing more of a newborn sleeping pattern (ie - sleeping a lot, all the time). THat's what they are supposed to be doing the last few weeks, no?<br><br>
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Yep things change day to day and week to week. I think how squished he is on different days (after he has a little growth spurt or before my uterus expands) changes/lessens the movements I feel, too. I do see some general patterns, but it's not clockwork. Oh, and sometimes hiccups will be 1-2 times a day, then I'll go a couple days without feeling them.
 

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This is pretty reassuring to read, my little one's movements have had me s**t scared so many times in the last few months (and I think have been my number 1 post subject at MDC!). She has some really really quiet days, and some crazy ones, and there doesn't seem to be much of a pattern (except that whe I'm really busy I feel literally nothing whatsoever). I have an anterior placenta, and I htink it must be a big fat one, as many times on u/s (which I have had many of unfortunately, due to this very scary lack of movement) she can be seen kicking away and I feel literally nothing. Weird. I think there is a little gap where her feet have been for quite a lot of the time, and we can feel loadsa movement, but her feet haven't been there for the last day or so and we feel a lot lot less. Sometimes nothing.<br>
Gah, I really really don't want any more ultrasounds, which is what will definitely happen if I go to the antenatal unit (MW would just refer me straight there if I report it to her), BUT I also really really really don't want to ignore it if there is something wrong, and I think that the benefits of not having another ultrasound after this many are probably pretty low, versus the risks of not checking a still baby. It is such a dilemma, and I just hope that I get a lot more crazy movement days in the next few weeks, because it is pretty stressful.<br>
Out of interest (and just to add another question to the list!), how long without movement would you ladies start worrying, and seek reassurance? I have, at various stages of pregnancy, gone one week, 4 days, and 2 days, and I'm thinking now even one day is definitely cause for concern. But I don't want to be going to hospital and scanned every bloody day.... What do you think?
 

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I have been wondering this as well (couldn't remember from my last baby). Yesterday she was so active -- twisting and turning and then today very very quiet. I felt a very gentle movement earlier and some little thumps right now--but not nearly like yesterday. I wonder if they are resting longer stretches some days?
 

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Lots of movement here, but completely unpredictable and not consistent at all.. what use to be kicks is turning into rolls and stretches... sometimes goes for hours without a movement, I figure she's napping.
 

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Movement is pretty inconsistent here, too, and I, too, have an anterior placenta.<br><br>
Gosh, I don't know how long I could stand to go without movement before I called the MW. If was that worried, I'd probably eat something sugary and lie down and see if that got the baby going and if it didn't, then I'd call.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Too tired to itemize like that but her movements are totally inconsistent. I feel her moving most between 2 and 4am when I am wide awake with insomnia every single night.</div>
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Are we carrying the same baby in the same body?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Lots of movement here, but completely unpredictable and not consistent at all.. what use to be kicks is turning into rolls and stretches... sometimes goes for hours without a movement, I figure she's napping.</div>
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Pretty much same here. If you aren't feeling really strong "kicks" as often it's probably just cause there's not much room for them now. But I still do get some startling ones once in a while. Mostly the rolls and stretches that Baraka described, especially stretches sometimes it feels like a little foot or elbow or something is going to pop right out of my tummy... And I guess I'm lucky, because this baby doesn't seem to move around a lot in the nighttime (we'll see how that turns out out of the womb) because she's been way less active the past few hours of me sitting here with insomnia between 12 to 4 am (yipes! i should really go to bed soon!) than she usually is during the day doing the same thing.
 
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