Baby Kicks Question

Lauren - posted on 05/07/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )

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So I am 29 weeks pregnant and I swear my little boy kicks differently every day.....one day he will kick almost nonstop or he will be readjusting every couple of minutes and the next day he will just be relaxing and barely kick at all. This makes me kind of worried because they always say how if the baby slows down at all that you should call the doctor, but I don't want to call once a week because my baby is moving less one day than the other! Can anyone help me with this?!?!?! I am always nervous that something is wrong with him and I just want to feel like he is ok all the time. I think I will feel better once I start going every two weeks in two weeks from now, but I just hate the feeling like he is hurt or dying or something horrible!

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Lavina - posted on 10/06/2012

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omg i am 26 weeks pregnant and my son kicks me like all day one day and the next day he wont really move at all. im so worried and i would like some advice if u could give it to me. i dont want to go to the hospital if i dont need to. this is my very first baby.

Lauren - posted on 05/09/2010

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I have the exact same thing haha he is really shy with other people! He will be all active then someone will touch my stomach and he will just stop and as soon as they take their hand off he will start going again! My husband has been holding his hand on my belly much more often and I think he is geting much more used to him now because he will actually kick when his hand is there every once in a while!

Thanks everyone for the comments!! He seems to be pretty active more and more so each day!!! It really reassures me that he is there!!! :-D

Carolee - posted on 05/07/2010

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They have "lazy days" just like we do... they just have them more often. It's nothing to worry about unless you don't feel your baby move AT ALL for a day or so.

Marie - posted on 05/08/2010

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You absolutely nothing to worry about, if this is your first I can fully understand your concern. My little man does the exact some thing, if I've had an active day he tends not to move as much the following day, just very subtle movements which can only be felt when I'm lying flat on my back . Your movements such as walking, lulles them to sleep, babies also have interviews of active and down time. If you are really concerned talk to you LMC and I sure they can give you some piece of mind. Take care and try to not let those negative thoughts hinder this wonderful time.

Laci - posted on 05/07/2010

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I am 30 weeks and 2 days today and that's exactly how my baby boy is when I'm by myself without my boyfriend around (Baby's Daddy). Whenever hes around its non stop all the time...Anyways it's nothing you should be worried about. If one day you don't feel him move at all than you may want to call the doctor...Try drinkin juice to get him to move...Good Luck...I'm a huge worrier of things, but that's just natural because we all want the best for our lil ones, and for them to be healthy.

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Thandeka - posted on 09/25/2014

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Please help im worried my baby moves a lot I did the counts this morning and I find out that he kicked 32 kicks in an hour is this healthy? should I contact my doctor or he is just active.

RENEE - posted on 05/11/2010

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my first child(girl) kicked all the time. My boy never kicked and it worried me all the time i think u will be fine just talk to ur doctor good luck:)

Michelle - posted on 05/09/2010

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I have always poked at my belly when in doubt. A little gentle pressure won't hurt to check on them. It also helps in those times when they "ball up" and make you uncomfortable.
For those who can not drink juice , I was always told to drink a glass of ice water and lay down to see if it changes. Or even eating a snack.
Mine kicks like crazy when I have ate something. Something else you can do is have someone talk to the baby close to your belly. That will sometimes get their attention.

Marie-anne - posted on 05/09/2010

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my little ones the same. im also just over 29 weeks my bub will kick heaps until someone else wants to feel. then bub goes still. i think its so funny, like s/he is shy. not even daddy feels he kicks. nanna is funny she watches my belly as soon as she sees any movement she rushes over but once again as soon as bub feels others hands its dead still.

bub must know what my hands feel like compared to everyone elses.

Amanda - posted on 05/09/2010

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i find that the more active i am like if i have a hard day at work the next day he sleeps like the whole time! i talked to my doctor about it and he just says the baby is worn out like i am lol and then i have days where he just constantly moves! My doctor is definately against the kick count unless your baby is in danger or something like that he says it worries some expecting mothers and he doesnt like that but he does tell me to keep an eye just like everyone else :)

Aimee - posted on 05/09/2010

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I know how that one is, the same thing happened with me, turns out that I was hungry and I didn't know it. Sometimes my baby won't kick, or hit or move if I need to do something, like sleep, or eat. Sometimes it is just having a lazy day. Last night I almost thought about going to the hospital or calling the doctor because my baby wasn't moving all day, Then around bed time, I laid down, and relaxed and what do you know, my baby kicked me in the ribbs. I would say not to worry about it, or get orange juice, that seems to do the trick to make the baby move, or atleast with me. My doctor told me to drink a glass or two if you love orange juice and your baby should start to move with in a couple of minutes. Some people also say to eat ice cream, but I don't like ice cream so I go with the orange juice.

Sarah - posted on 05/08/2010

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Another good way to get him to move is either have an icy cold drink (doesnt have to be juice) or a hot drink (like hot chocolate). A warm bath also worked for me when i was worried. Dont stress too much over it, little movement may just mean he's nice and comfortable or having a growth spurt and sleeping more. All the best.

Jen - posted on 05/07/2010

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A good general rule that my dr told me is that if you have not checked in with your baby that day, then sit down and make sure you get ten kicks within two hours. But dont do it while the baby normally sleeps or has down time, try and do it during the most active times. If you dont get those ten kicks in the two hours call your practitioner.

Heather - posted on 05/07/2010

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Take a deep breath, don't stress. i found that with both of my little ones if i was stressed or worrying they seemed to calm down, probably due to the stress being so tiring. Baby #3 in belly hasn't started kicking to notice on a regular basis so this one is a little different. However the 10 kicks in 1 hr is a great indicator, also babies do have lazy or down days like we do and they also have schedules starting this early, start to try to notice if baby is more active at certain times of day or night and less active at others, that will help also.

Amanda - posted on 05/07/2010

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coming into the last few weeks of pregnacy there is less room for the baby to move around so you will feel stronger kicks but less often, if your worried about if the baby is moviung enough or not, lie on your side in the quiet, and set a timer for an hour, count the amount of kicks ou get, you should get at least 10, if not take a walk or drink some juice and start again, its normal for the baby not to be as active everyday like us babies have up days and down days, hope this helped you hunii xxx feel free to pm me if ya need a chat :)

Jytte-Marie - posted on 05/07/2010

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I'm getting that a lot with my little one.
S/He didn't start kicking until I was 23 weeks (that I could notice anyway) and it was NONSTOP for days and days, and then I got 3 days of almost nothing at all (one kick every 10 hours..) and then it goes back to all day long.
Honestly, it worries me as well because like you said, we're supposed to call a doctor if there is little to no movement for 12 hours.

I can't drink juice or that because I was "told" I have GD, so i'm on a sugar free diet and can't have any to make the baby move :/

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