Does an active fetus in the womb usually mean that you will deliver early?

Kyla - posted on 01/06/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )

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I'm curious because my little one is super active in there, and sometimes I wonder if she ever sleeps at all. I think she's more active than a lot of babies, cause even the doctor's comment on it, but not as if it's a bad thing or anything... Do active fetuses usually deliver earlier than they are expected???

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Jodie - posted on 01/08/2010

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my daugher was REALLY active like constantly in the womb i strugled to sleep most nights, i was a week early but only cos i was induced cos of the pain in my pelvis. so i wouldnt worry! x

Daniella - posted on 01/08/2010

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with me my son was a little late but he was always very active and i realised he is just a hyper child

Tara - posted on 01/07/2010

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I don't think so - both my girls were little acrobats in there and both were overdue (1st one was almost 3 weeks over, 2nd one almost 10 days). It would be nice if that were the case, but I haven't ever heard that to be true. As for induction, it feels a bit different from spontaneous natural labor (induced with my 1st, spontaneous with my 2nd) but it was intense in both cases.

Kyla - posted on 01/06/2010

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Hmm, damn. I was kind of hoping to get to meet her a week or two earlier - I'm so impatient!! LOL. Oh well. Thanks ladies :)
Now I just really hope that I don't go too far overdue... I hear that inducing makes labor a lot worse and more intense for some women. I would rather experience the natural labor, but whatever has to be done to let me meet her safely I will suck it up and deal it :P

Joanna - posted on 01/06/2010

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I wouldn't think so. I guess my daughter was super active and she was a week early, but it was my second and she was huge so that could be it. However she is a very active little girl now, so at least you know that's always possible :P

Aysegul - posted on 01/06/2010

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hi my son never allowed me to sleep n changed always my tummy;s shape. always moving under my ribs even. sometimes couldnt breath. n he didnt come out as well 42 weeks and half. the doctor asked me to come to the hosp. got some infusion n after long labour i got c section cause was quite big...

Lisa - posted on 01/06/2010

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No way!My first child moved constantly and she was 2 weeks late.My second child only moved a little each day and she came out on her due date..

Cori - posted on 01/06/2010

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she will stop moving (so much) a day or so before you deliver! it freaked me out because my son was a big time mover and then one day he stopped moving and i thought something was wrong, i went into labor that night!

Nikki - posted on 01/06/2010

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my son was extremeley active my doc said one of the most active babies she's ever seen and my water did vreak early but by no means did he want to come out even after being induced 12 hours later is was an extreme struggle he wouldnt even drop, so I wouldnt associate active baby with being early.

Andrea - posted on 01/06/2010

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my kids werent. my oldest was extreamly active and he was 2 weeks over and my youngest wasnt near as active and he was early

Amber - posted on 01/06/2010

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i wouldn't think that they do, hon. my daughter was extremely active and she actually didn't want to come out. i had to get induce. the doctor's also always said about how much she moved. honestly, it is up to your baby when they want to come out, if they eve want to half the time, lol! i wouldn't worry too much about it.

Kristen - posted on 01/06/2010

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Not in my case! My son was super active & was a bit overdue & my daughter was a lot less wriggly & was a bit earlier than her due date!!!

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