Painful fetal movements

Dawn - posted on 02/20/2009 ( 26 moms have responded )

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I am 34 weeks and this is my first full term pregnancy and when my little girl moves around, it is sometimes VERY painful. I have asked my doctor about it and they just say that it is because of my size and not to worry. Has anyone else been experiencing pain when their little ones move around?? I just feel like it is so no normal for this to be happening.

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Bobby - posted on 09/19/2013

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I am 33wks this is my first baby and I'm having a girl, and she is very very active but mostly at nights. When she moves around its as if she kicking her feet out of my belly, its very painful, if i try to rub my tummy she just starts kicking more. Idont know how to deal with the pain as it very uncomfortable.

Ashlee - posted on 03/14/2009

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Hi, I'm 34 weeks too, and I've been having pain when the baby moves around too. (My husband thinks I'm being a wimp, but I'd like to see a man do what women do!) It's not painful everytime the baby moves, just sometimes, more often for me at night when I'm trying to readjust in the bed, or get up to go to the bathroom. My doctor seems to think that it's normal as well. This is my second pregnancy and I didn't have anything like this with my first.

Jenny - posted on 12/17/2012

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im 34 weeks pregnant as well and ive gained 43 pounds and counting...still got 6 weeks left and i dont know if i can deal with it...my stomach is tender to touch and it feels like the baby is just gonna rip out through me sometimes....my first baby was 8 pounds and i can only imagine this one probably is too...and i still have a little over a month to go

Nicole - posted on 08/28/2012

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Im only 25 wks an 4 days with my 2 pregnancy I have the same super painful to drop me to my knees pain when my lil boy presses his whole body out against my belly. I never had this is my 1st preganancy with my 1st son. even thought my son was only 6lbs an a mth early. It scares me how painful it really gets when he pushes. I have a doctors apt in 2 days so Im hoping he can either help or tell me good news.

Sarah - posted on 03/11/2009

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i am 34 week pregnant wih my 1st child, i can feel very uncomfortable when he moves, you can actually see my belly dancing, it hurts when im laid down, it feels as if he is shoving his arm under my ribs and when im laid on my side he will move his arm up and down my side, which can tickle at times, i will just walk around the bedroom for ten mins or rub my belly and he will tend to calm down then, must be a boy thing lol

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Charleigh - posted on 03/13/2014

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I'm 30 weeks and have been experiencing excruciating pain for a while now. I've tried switching positions, changing my diet, swapping from being active to a full day's rest and literally nothing is helping. The pain is intolerable even on prescribed pain-killers. This is my second baby; A boy this time for me and I'm terrified of these last few weeks where he will undoubtedly get bigger and stronger. Can anyone recommend anything? A little comfort? I'm running out of strength and it's really starting to get me down. Thanks ladies. x

Soontobe - posted on 01/11/2014

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Im 33w an my daughter does this. It does hurt sometimes depending on wat position she's in. Shell press really hard against the front of my stomach/naval area, an its uncomfortable..and I'm a pretty small size for my age. Can't help it, just have to deal with it.

Natasha - posted on 11/21/2013

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I'm 34 weeks as well, and due to have a scheduled c-section Dec 26th. My baby boy hurts me so bad sometimes, I've almost fallen to my knees. But I was tiny to begin with, about 110. I now weigh 170. Nothing but boobs, butt, and belly. But so uncomfortable and painful at times.

Jenny - posted on 12/17/2012

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im 34 weeks pregnant as well and ive gained 43 pounds and counting...still got 6 weeks left and i dont know if i can deal with it...my stomach is tender to touch and it feels like the baby is just gonna rip out through me sometimes....my first baby was 8 pounds and i can only imagine this one probably is too...and i still have a little over a month to go

Nicole - posted on 10/06/2012

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Im the same way. Im 31wks an this is baby #2 an It hurts so bad when My son pushes his body out. I talk to my doctor about it He asked if I nursed with my 1st son which I did till he was 7mths. He then told me that if I nursed then everything this time around would be more intense then my 1st. so maybe that helps some of you ladys.

Cheryl - posted on 03/14/2009

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I am 34 weeks with my third child. I'm only 5'2" and very short waisted. I feel with less room for baby to move around, she will push on different organs and it can be painful. It is for me.

Karen - posted on 03/13/2009

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I guess it is very normal. I was walking with my husband one night and I got the worst pain ever that dropped me to my knees. Every once in a while she will shift and hit some nerves and it is the most excruciating pain. As you progress in weeks and they start to drop it can become more and more uncomfortable, the good news is, we are almost there!!

Kelly - posted on 03/09/2009

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I hear you. I'm 34 wks with my second boy and this one is just as active but I have alot more back & groin pain and also sciatica  then I remember from before. I would love it if he came a little early this time. Good Luck!



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Mateya - posted on 03/05/2009

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Im 37m pregnate and My active lil girl is moving right now giving me a hard time breathing. Its none stop. Painful indeed.

Sarah - posted on 03/03/2009

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I'm 34 weeks, and I can totally sympathize! My little girl kicks practically non-stop! It really is very painful. I'm not sure what size you are, but so far, I've only gained a total of 20-22 pounds. I'm only 5 ft. Sometimes when she moves, it feels like she's scraping my ribs!

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I do feel pain when my baby moves, but I just try to deal with it. There is nothing that can really be done, maybe change positions, walk around to move him around a bit or I just rub my tummy, which is what I do when I feel pain, nausea, sleepy, whatever-lol rubbing my tummy is therapeutic for me :)

Mary - posted on 02/28/2009

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Quoting Sheri:



Quoting Laura:

This is my second preganancy. I have had painful fetal movements this time also. My first baby was big, but I don't really remember him hurting me like this. I'm 31m pregnant and having another boy. This baby is very active and sometimes it feels like he's pressing his whole body out against my belly which really hurts, it stretches my belly and my back starts killing me. Sometimes he rolls really fast or, well I don't really know what he's doing in there, but yeah it hurts really bad sometimes. He also has a fondness for pressing on my syatic nerve, which is almost unbearable at times. Needless to say I can hardly wait to deliver!! I feel your pain! Take care, hope it gets better soon, not much longer to wait....






Oh my gosh - I could have said everything you said! This is also my second boy and sometimes it feels like he's trying to get out through my belly button! And what's up with the river dancing??? The force of some of these movements amaze me - I didn't know a pre-newborn had that much strength in their limbs!





I am right there with both of you!!! At 32 weeks along I can't believe the force this baby has in my stomach. It can be very painful but more strange than anything. I really don't remember my first being this way.

Yvylyn - posted on 02/28/2009

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i guess the longer bub stays in, the bigger they get and when they move at that size in that small space, it definitely tends to hurt. for me, i can almost feel as if she is digging her heels into me sometimes and all i can say is it is NOT funny....

Stephanie - posted on 02/26/2009

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I've been having painful fetal movements for a while now.  My little boy is VERY active.  He presses so hard against my belly I can typically tell what he's pushing with, usually either his feet or his little rear.  My husband & I just sit back and watch my belly roll while he kicks, stretches, or dances in there.  It's hard to believe he still has 6 more weeks of growing left to do.  I can't imagine my belly being any tighter or stretching anymore!  My OB actually told me her little one was the same way with her last year.

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I can completely sympathize with Laura's post. My baby boy loves to push his feet against my back and push his back/bum towards the front of his tum - it stretches my poor tum out really hard and is extremely uncomfortable. I've already been told he's going to be a big baby but there are days when I just don't think I can go another 8 weeks :(

Autumn - posted on 02/24/2009

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Yes, I have a few sensitive spots that my daughter loves to kick and recently she just found my ribs, ahh!! But last night she did a flip or something that took my breath away, ouch!

Sheri - posted on 02/23/2009

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Quoting Laura:

This is my second preganancy. I have had painful fetal movements this time also. My first baby was big, but I don't really remember him hurting me like this. I'm 31m pregnant and having another boy. This baby is very active and sometimes it feels like he's pressing his whole body out against my belly which really hurts, it stretches my belly and my back starts killing me. Sometimes he rolls really fast or, well I don't really know what he's doing in there, but yeah it hurts really bad sometimes. He also has a fondness for pressing on my syatic nerve, which is almost unbearable at times. Needless to say I can hardly wait to deliver!! I feel your pain! Take care, hope it gets better soon, not much longer to wait....



Oh my gosh - I could have said everything you said!  This is also my second boy and sometimes it feels like he's trying to get out through my belly button!  And what's up with the river dancing???  The force of some of these movements amaze me - I didn't know a pre-newborn had that much strength in their limbs!

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When mine decides she wants to completely flip or be in my ribs... ouch! She's gettin pretty cramped in there so I would assume that it's pretty normal to have some discomfort. Only a few more weeks...

Laura - posted on 02/22/2009

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This is my second preganancy. I have had painful fetal movements this time also. My first baby was big, but I don't really remember him hurting me like this. I'm 31m pregnant and having another boy. This baby is very active and sometimes it feels like he's pressing his whole body out against my belly which really hurts, it stretches my belly and my back starts killing me. Sometimes he rolls really fast or, well I don't really know what he's doing in there, but yeah it hurts really bad sometimes. He also has a fondness for pressing on my syatic nerve, which is almost unbearable at times. Needless to say I can hardly wait to deliver!! I feel your pain! Take care, hope it gets better soon, not much longer to wait....

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