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Since i'm a first time mom I have NO IDEA what is normal at this point for movement. Should we be able to feel so much an hour, so much a day, or what? Some days seem like she's moving all day long, and other days it feels like she's taking an all day nap. I don't want to ignore it if it is a problem, but I also don't want to call my midwife every other day because I don't know what is normal.. so..<br>
When do I know if it is not normal?<br>
Also, I have an anterior placenta.. how much does that effect my feelings of movement throughout the pregnancy?
 

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I don't know what's "normal" but baby girl is the same way. There are days when she doesn't rest for a second I swear and then the next day I go hours without feeling a thing. I was scared about it last week because I was sure I hadn't felt her for over 24 hours but then the next day she was back to moving a ton. I did some research and it seems like most women experience that... the other thing is that they could be facing a way we can't feel them as well, like kicking our spines.... but hey I could be wrong <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Sounds pretty normal to me. You should feel the babe at some point each day. If you're really worried, try drinking a big glass of a cold sugary drink and then laying down for a while. Within an hour you should feel some movement.<br><br>
This weekend I felt like this little girl was attempting to break free. I swear she's trying to find the exit by pushing everywhere as hard as possible.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My midwife said the new standard was 10 movements a day.</div>
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Really, that's it??? I have those days where he naps most of the day but I can't imagen not feeling atleast 10 movements even then. I guess alot of it has to do with baby & placenta position too. Mine baby has moved down & found my cervex or bladder or something. DH laughs at me because I randomly double over & say owe then need a moment to get the child to move again. I remember doing this with the last 2 as well <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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My OB said 10 movements in 1-2 hours at the most active time of day, if I feel like he's not moving enough to lie on my side in a quiet room and drink some juice and then count. He's been really active so no need for that yet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">If you're really worried, try drinking a big glass of a cold sugary drink and then laying down for a while. Within an hour you should feel some movement.</div>
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This always helps me with 'movement anxiety'. Whenever I get paranoid and think "HE'S NOT MOVING!!", I drink a cup of orange juice and rest for a bit. While resting I'll do some relaxation activities to calm my nerves. Helps every time.
 

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I think this boy wants to break free too! He's head down so hes always trying to figure out how to get out...and well my cervix really doesnt appreciate it! It hurts!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think this boy wants to break free too! He's head down so hes always trying to figure out how to get out...and well my cervix really doesnt appreciate it! It hurts!</div>
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Yep, me too. He's also gotten big enough that he can punch my cervix and kick me in the ribs, yeouch! He's really active most days, so its good to know the 10 movement thing when he is being less active then usual.
 

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Yeah, I got a kick in the ribs 2 days ago that was enough to make me gasp and jump!! It was a surprisingly big kick!!
 

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I definitely have off days where I sometimes find myself poking my belly going "Hey, you okay in there?" But I have crazy busy days so I feel most movement at night once I'm laying down and not running around like a chicken missing its head.
 

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I have the same--days where I feel tons of movement, and days where I'll go the whole day and not feel much of anything and then freak out. I do have an anterior placenta, too, so that may have something to do with it--I've heard you feel a lot less/movements feel smaller. My first pregnancy was 5 years ago, but I seem to remember more definite movement more frequently. I am feeling a lot down in my lower abdomen, even feeling like he's hitting the inside of my hips! At the last ultrasound the tech said baby was breech, so I guess it's feet I'm feeling. I'm trying to not stress about it as long as I'm feeling some definite movement every day/night.
 

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I spoke to my midwives and they said.. I should feel at least 2 definite "waking" periods in the day during which I feel the baby move at least 10 times in an hour. She said sometimes you'll feel all of those the movements within a couple of minutes. She also said that sometimes when the baby is going through a growth spurt that they will be a lot less active because they are conserving their energy. Also they recommend if I felt worried to drink a big glass of juice and lay down to see what I feel.<br>
So! That was nice to hear. I think that sometimes I'm too busy focusing on other things that I may not notice what's going on as much during the day.
 

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DDCC because Im already starting to worry about this (and heck, if i birth at 37 weeks Ill be an august mommy anyway!)<br><br>
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An easy way to check the health of your baby is to count the number of times the baby moves each day.<br>
Around the same time each day, after you have eaten, notice (and/or record) the amount of time it takes for your baby to move 10 times.<br>
Every baby is an individual, as is their mom. Babies have sleep times as well as active times. If you start counting and the baby is not kicking/moving, drink some juice, walk around for 5 minutes, then lay down on your left side and count again. If, at the end of 2 hours, your baby has not moved 10 times, call us………..<br>
Begin daily kick counts around 28 weeks gestation.<br>
Kicks=movements, twists, turns, etc.</td>
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I was surprised to hear from my ob that 10 a day is a new "standard." Usually I can feel 10 in 30 minutes! Sunday was my freakout day where I did kick counts twice and was ready to call b/c I was sure something was wrong. Monday rolled around and she was back to her level of normal. Being 30wks now, her movements are much more fluidlike instead of the jabby, random movements they were. I know she's flipped and running out of space in there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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