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Davine - posted on 04/03/2010

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LOL! Sorry not laughing at you...I laugh because that happens to me too! I thought I was the only one and my fiance laughs at me all the time. I call them my phantom babies! I also have an IUD...but I didnt have one after my first child and I had them a couple of times after her. Mine are completely random. I always just assumed it was gas. As embarrasing as that is! But I never really thought to look into it, because i knew i wasnt pregnant. However, I would be interested in hearing if other people have these and if maybe they have an IUD as well. That is a good thought as well about them being muscle spasms. I dont know about you, but mine can be so intense that it reminds me of the movement when my kids were about 6-7mnths along. Dont feel embarrased though that was a really good question!!!!

Jordyn - posted on 04/06/2010

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I get these all the time as well. I am on the depo and am glad that it is not just my body going crazy. I swear sometimes i can see my abdomen moving from the "invisible baby"

Becky - posted on 04/06/2010

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Haha! I thought I was going crazy! I get them as well!! I have a 3yr old and an 8 month old. I had them a few times after my first son was born and I didn't have an IUD. I have one now and I still feel them. They are very similar to the movements I felt when I was 4-5 months pregnant!

Christi - posted on 04/05/2010

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i have the same thing. i am going to my doc to ask about it. i have taken test too and it is wierd. my stomach doesn't jump but i feel like there is a kiddo in there doing flips. i have an iud too and haven't had a period in over a year, but i take test regularly just to be sure. if you find out something be sure and let me know lmao!

Christina - posted on 04/05/2010

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I am SO glad that someone else has these too!! I have spent half of the last four years of my life pregnant and thought it was just "my imagination" but you can physically feel the movements with you hand on your belly! I have actually taken pregnancy tests just to make sure lol I am not on any form of birth control but we do use spermicidal foam every time. So I don't think it's from the form of BC that is being used, or I wouldn't have them!

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Laura - posted on 04/07/2010

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Alexandra, I heard that breastfeeding doesn't keep you from getting pregnant. That's an old wives' tale.

Laura - posted on 04/07/2010

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Wow! I'm glad I'm not the only one feeling this! I get those feelings too, and the pregnancy tests have been negative. Yeah, take a test to put your mind at ease. Also, are you breastfeeding? My midwife said that breastfeeding often keeps your period at bay.

Janina - posted on 04/07/2010

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heeh davine, phanton babies thats so cute lol! id so something like that as well :P

autumn, i would just go and have a test done, ease your mind and no one needs to know! :) xx

Claire - posted on 04/07/2010

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I get them all the time aswell and I can't possibly be pregnant as I've had a hysterctomy. I think they're just natural, I used to always think I was pregnant even though I was on birth control I actually spent loads of money on pregnany tests and I was never pregnant lol.

Rebecca - posted on 04/07/2010

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little muscle spasms probably. or gas. sometimes when i have gas it feels like when a baby first starts kicking. i would go see your OB just to make sure the iud is still in place. they'll just do an ultrasound. No big deal. That is rather odd, though.... Definately.. get it checked out. Sometimes the iud can thin your uteran wall too much and it can fall through that weak spot and just float around in your body cavity and scratch up you other organs. surgery is needed to remove it if that happens. that's what i'm most afraid of.

Alexandra - posted on 04/07/2010

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I get those stupid spasms all day long!!! I have a paraguard IUD and I wonder too....I buy the pregnancy tests in the twin-packs because I'm high risk to begin with and got pregnant 4 months after my son was born even though I was nursing exclusively!!! Isn't the body marvelous and strange at the same time? It's so annoying to be this paranoid all the time though lol.

Autumn - posted on 04/07/2010

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they are muscle spasms i get them all the time sometimes i get nervous when i dont have my cycle for awhile and have the flutters

Breanna - posted on 04/06/2010

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i would say if you havent had sex in a year i say it could be something inside of you...get checked up tell them you feel strange movements in your body

Nikki - posted on 04/06/2010

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I haven't read all of the responses so I don't know if anyone has mentioned this. I have them too, I am having them right now, I think I went through about 10 pregnancy tests before I went to see my doctor. He said it is a muscle spasm, have you ever had a twitch in your eye? similar to that but usually in your intestines, I thought I was going mad too!

Toni-Leigh - posted on 04/06/2010

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I love that u wrote about this because I've had the same thing going on but I just thought I was crazy! I never thought it was serious enough to ask my doctor but I have contemplated a pregnancy test too knowing I was not pregnant lol

Tabitha - posted on 04/06/2010

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It has been 7 months since I have had my daughter and I SWEAR ON EVERYTHING I KNOW AS A MOTHER I AM PREGNANT lol but time and time again I am not lol but i think its a matter of your muscles and organs going back into place and positioning them selfs as close to normal as possible.

Bev - posted on 04/06/2010

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I feel them to, I thought we probably had these feelings before we were pregnant, just never paid any attention to them, after our children were born we now no what it feels like to have a baby kicking inside, and automatically think that its a baby.

Nicole - posted on 04/06/2010

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i felt like i was pregnant after i had my little girl. sometimes i still feel like i can feel her moving around. its crazy haha

Lexi - posted on 04/06/2010

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I have totally had that happenning to me! Talk about a thing to make a girl feel paranoid! I just finally decided they must just be gas pains or muscle spasms. It probably happened before I was ever pregnant but I just notice it more now since it feels like it did when my son kicked and moved around.

Melissa - posted on 04/06/2010

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Yeah, I found out in November that I have polycystic ovaries. I get those feelings sometimes too. It's good to know I'm not totally crazy. I know there's no way I could be pregnant again. I was told my chances of having a second one are extremely slim and I haven't had sex since my daughter was 9 months old and I left her father. I got a divorce when she was 21 months old. My daughter's 4 1/2 BTW.

Shaz - posted on 04/06/2010

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hi autum ,my son is 6 now , i still feel phamtom movements in my tummy , so ure def , not a lone on this one , im on the depo shot , n im not sure if u can fall preggers whilst on it , as ive been feelin srangely preggers again , but av done a test in it says neg , so thats both of us confused lol x

Rachel - posted on 04/06/2010

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Davine, I have an IUD and I have the same exact feeling from time to time. I told my husband that it feels just like the flutters of a little baby and laughed and said "that thing better work as much as we paid to have it put in, you better not be feeling a baby" . I always just figured it was gas as well. I'm glad I'm not the only one. Never thought too much about it though because like you, I knew I wasn't pregnant, or I better not be, that would be a HUGE SHOCK!!

Jessy - posted on 04/06/2010

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i just had this happen to me like last month.... i kept feeling a "movement" under my chest line dwn in my belly. i though have been having unprotected sex..... i have been under some stress. whats i lower my stress level and kept thinking about it. it went away... so maybe it is due to stress

Lauren - posted on 04/06/2010

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Glad to know I'm not crazy. I had a c-section, but on no birth control whatsoever right now, and barely ever have sex. I think its just like shrinkage from when the baby stretched things out in there. My Laila is almost 10 months, and I still get them on a pretty regular basis. I always just wrote it off as gas, didn't know there were others!

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it is good to have sex while you are preg. my family and friends told me its good for the baby and your labor will go faster when its time to have your baby

Brandi - posted on 04/06/2010

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That happens to me sometimes too, and it just turned out to be nothing but gas, but make sure u do get checked out.

Dorothy - posted on 04/06/2010

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im thinking oddly enough that maybe its a weird sideeffect from the IUD i had an iud and was feeling the same thing. i ended up haveing to get my IUD removed because i was haveing problems with it and it started to still and im not getting those feelings anymore.. lol.. i kinda miss it i miss being pregnant lol. but if your extreamly worried about it ask a DR

Kayelle - posted on 04/06/2010

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I get them all the time too!!! It makes me miss being pregnant!!!! I loved feeling my little man moving and dancing around!!!

Stephanie - posted on 04/06/2010

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My little girl will be 9 months on friday and i still get them, your not crazy it happens!!

Brittany - posted on 04/06/2010

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well... if you havent had sex in over a year then there is no way your pregnant.... i know what you mean on the feelings though because i have got them a few times... i think its just like gas bubbles! lol

Jessi - posted on 04/06/2010

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i have the same feeling but was too "scared" to say anything about it! LOL thanks for letting us all know were not crazy!!

Breeyan - posted on 04/06/2010

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ha, well, actually, its normal to have 'phantom movement' where you THINK you feel movement, however, there is nothing really there.

take a pregnancy test, and with an IUD it is normal, and very plausable to not have a period for long times.

only sure way to tell is a pregnancy test . (:

Sarra - posted on 04/06/2010

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its not muscle spasms or gas or any of that they are called phantom kicks and they are very normal and extremely common. i go through phases where i well have them regularly for days and months with nothing...dont worry ur not prego!

Jenny - posted on 04/06/2010

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I have an IUD and also get those "muscle spasms" or whatever we're calling them. It's so strange!!

Jenny - posted on 04/06/2010

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it's probably just gas... I know that sounds gross but I'm completely serious! clearly you can't be pregnant with out having sex...

Rebecca - posted on 04/06/2010

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Gas bubbles. I get them all the time. My son is 2.5yrs and my daughter is 9 months and when she was 3 months old i fell pregnant again but lost it within 2 weeks of finding out and i get movements now all the time as well. My Dr says it's gas and your muscles trying to work their way back to the original size. A girl i worked with, says to this day her gas feels like baby's moving...and her kids are 20 and 23yrs old lol. If you know you haven't had sex, don't waste your money on a test. Yes it's the only true way to know but you already know...

Natasha - posted on 04/05/2010

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sometimes gas can imatate the feeling of a baby movement I found out when I asked the dr knowing I could not b pregnant in any way due to I had just had surgery and she told me it was gas

Jami - posted on 04/05/2010

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I think your right b/c not to sound gross but when i hear a baby cry my brest get tingly like they might leek and i have dryed up months ago

Jami - posted on 04/05/2010

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I just recently gave birth to my first child and she 4 1/2 months now and I too have started to notice that I have those same flutter feelings mostly at night and I am scared too but I used condoms with my fiance so I really dont think I am pregers again. I really thought I was the only one and was starting to freak out. But if aunt flow dont visit this month I will be peeing ALL over that. LOL I dont used a IUD just condoms so it must be my phantom baby. lol

Ashley - posted on 04/05/2010

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whoa! i'm not alone!!! That happens to me all the time. I am very tiny in the abdomen area and it happend once so many times i had my husband feel and he even felt it! I am TTC so it only messed with my emotions and i went to the dr. and he said it's muscle spasms and is VERY common if you have had a baby before which we have, so no worries you are fine!

Laura - posted on 04/05/2010

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i have had those weird movements too and i too have the IUD, i think the post about having to take 2yrs for everyting inside to get back to normal is right. my daughter is a little over 10mnths and i still feel it, not as strong as when i was carrying her tho. i freaked out too at first and kept thinkin my mind was making it up..lol glad to kno im not crazzy..lol

Lyssa - posted on 04/05/2010

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Umm I'm guessing muscle spasma or gas. My son is 8 months and I get those feelings a lot. I know I'm not pregnant. I think we just got used to feeling the baby now we're more aware of every little movement our insides make. If you haven't had sex....ur not pregnant.

Hayley - posted on 04/05/2010

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my girl is three i had i IUD it is out now, but i was told it was gas bubbling in my tummy lol.

Dannielle - posted on 04/05/2010

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im a mum of 6 kids my youngest is 16mths old n i had my tubes tied in april last year because the depo and the iud didnt work for me i fell pregnant on both so nothing is safe, i dont even get positive preg tests i have 2 have blood tests 2 b shore i felt like a fool goin and asking for blood preg tests cause i felt movements the doc told me that it is possible they had me freaken out even more. im glad im not the only 1. i even had 1 doc tell me it was my subconsious trying 2 tell me i wanted more, he didnt beleave in haven my tubes tied i thought he was crazy.

Tiffany - posted on 04/05/2010

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OMG my husband mocks me all the time for saying I feel like that too! We were consistant with the pill, I had taken 2 tests 2 months apart, and both were negative. I even had weird pains that reminded me of Braxton Hicks. I finally got fed up and went to the doctor. She switched my pill, told me I had IBS, and tested me for endometriosis.I have a history of weird 'girly issues' so we checked for all of those and NOTHING. Now I am on a new pill, she changed a lot of my diet, and I still have it along with some extra uncomfortable issues. The only thing we can agree on is that it isn't 'just gas' If anyone actually finds a real answer I would love to know!

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