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Jessica - posted on 08/18/2011 ( 25 moms have responded )

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I'm 35 weeks, today is the first day that I haven't felt peanut/ baby move!! Bit worried ! Is it normal???
It our second child but last time 2 days before our son was born he stopped moving! Please help... I'm starting to stress

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Patricia - posted on 08/18/2011

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My doctor says to drink a glass of juice, eat a few bites of something to spike your blood sugar and to lay down. But if you are truly worried I would call your doctor and go in to be monitored.God Bless and good luck

Victoria - posted on 08/20/2011

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It is perfectly normal near the end to feel much less movement. The reason is because there plain and simple is just not enough room. Think about when your baby would normally be most active and take an hour of total silence and no distractions and relax and you should be more able to notice movement. If not don't fret. Try another hour ( baby may be sleeping) if after a couple days of this and you still don't notice baby call your doc and express your concerns.

Jennifer - posted on 08/19/2011

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I am a ld nurse and I would suggest u go to md or ld unit to be monitored if you havent felt your your baby move. By this time in your pregnancy you should be having lots of movement

Kelina - posted on 08/19/2011

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poke him/her! Whenever that happened to me I poked them till they moved. TRy relaxing and seeing if babe will move and don't be afraid to call your doctor. that's what they're there for!

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Lay down and focus on feeling your baby. If you haven't felt anything in an hour call your doc.

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PAYAL - posted on 03/14/2013

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I HAVE COMPLETED 6 MONTH OF MY PREGNANCY. I M NOT FEELING MY BABY MOVEMENT. IS IT NORMAL

Alissia - posted on 08/25/2011

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It may be because baby is getting bigger and there is less room inside to move around. Just keep an eye out but try not to freak out. And if it still worries you, call your doctor.

Jodie - posted on 08/21/2011

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Please go to the doctors straight away. this could be your baby is not well, Mine was stillborn so please please get it checked out! NOW

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Both of my girls got VERY lazy at that point. I was always calling my doctor! Just always remember thats what your doctor is there for and never feel like you cant ask something!

Lisa - posted on 08/21/2011

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Yayyyy good job Jessica. Now just hope the next few weeks go by stress free for you. Good luck xoxox

Jessica - posted on 08/21/2011

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Thanks everyone for you help and kind words the baby moved the next day :)

Jessi - posted on 08/20/2011

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STOP STRESSING!!!! The most my son stopped moving was for a week because I was stressed out. Every time I would get stressed out about his father he'd quit moving. I ended up having to go to my doctor and get strapped up to this machine and put in a comfy recliner and was told to watch tv and hit a button every time i felt movement...turns out the baby was just fine.

Raechel - posted on 08/20/2011

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Like Patricia said earlier drink some juice or something that is a little sugary to get little peanut going you should feel movement. If you are that worried call the doctor for an immediate appointment so that you can ease your mind. Stressing out is not good for you so anything to keep that out of your life is good.

Valerie - posted on 08/20/2011

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With number 5 I started getting a bit worried a couple times about no movement but had to remember that babies sleep too and when I'm moving around or busy I may simply not notice movements. If it was really worrying me then I'd lay down, drink a glass of juice and wait a little bit and she'd start moving, although not always right away. Sometimes changing positions while I was laying down would help too. If you are still concerned then it's always best to be safe rather than sorry and check with your doctor or midwife. Best wishes! :)

Tania - posted on 08/19/2011

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I barely felt my first child move at all... I was worried from 20 weeks onwards but everything was ok... she just wasn't a mover. This time round I wish I could get a rest from the kicking and moving :) I'd get checked out just in case but sometimes they just have a few days of rest :o) good luck

Ashley - posted on 08/19/2011

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Try drinking a coke or coffee and useing a flashlight if this dosent work u should go to your hospitle my doc said you should feel movement 4 times an hours so maybe head strait to emerg and do the other tricks next time your woried. let us no how u are

Kelina - posted on 08/19/2011

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Remember that baby is also getting cramped in there! the movements that you are going to be feeling will soon change.

Katherine - posted on 08/19/2011

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drink some juice, have a snack and lie down and try to relax, if the peanut doesnt start moving i would go to the dr, i wouldnt think that the baby would be too big to move if you are only 35 weeks

Katie - posted on 08/19/2011

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baby might just not want to move, it's probably getting a little cramped in there and movement is gonna slow down the bigger baby gets, but, as always, it doesn't hurt to err on the side of safe...

Caitlin - posted on 08/19/2011

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I would always drink a big glass of ice cold water and lie down. If youa re unsure, go in for monitoring. I did it once with my first, and didn't regret it at all, turns out she was just being quiet and everything was fine, but having the doctor tell me that made me feel much better.

Rebecca - posted on 08/18/2011

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You may feel your baby move with the placenta at the front but your baby may have moved into a position where he/she is ready to come out and he/she may be moving but you may not be able to feel it as the placenta may be in the way. xx

Rebecca - posted on 08/18/2011

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First of all yes it may be normal if you have the placenta all at the front like I did and wasn't told about until I GAVE BIRTH! However my experience may be different to yours and yes you should still get a check up. xx

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