My baby doesn't move as much?

Gabi - posted on 06/09/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )




I'm 31 weeks and 3 days pregnant or 33 weeks and 1 day (long story)... I've noticed my baby's movements have decreased the bigger I've gotten. I really don't know if its something I should be worried about or what?


Rebecca - posted on 10/14/2012




Im 35 weeks and 6 days. iv always felt him move and today i haven't felt him just tightening and im not sure weather its just me being paranoid or this is something serious. he usually moves when i eat something and today he didn't move. is it just me or should i just call for an ambulance? HELP!! x

Meghan - posted on 06/13/2010




Im 36 weeks, and my baby has not been near as active in the past 3 or 4 weeks as he was before. Dr, says everything is fine, as long as heart rate looks good. Main thing, if you dont feel him for awhile, and then all of a sudden you feel major jerky movements, you need to notify your dr.
The baby is getting really big now, and doesnt have as much room to move, and he/she also sleeps alot more now than b4.

Ashley - posted on 10/21/2012




I receive updates weekly from this site and from one called Baby Gaga, both have said at 30 weeks (I am not at 32 weeks) that its normal for movement to decrease in the last trimester due to the baby's space becoming more and more limited. Its normal for them to move around less frequently. The updates do say, however, that if your baby ceases movement for more than 24 hours then you should become concerned.

Jytte-Marie - posted on 06/09/2010




What I was told from my doctor was that if you do not feel the baby move 6 times within 2 hours, that you should go in to a triage to be checked out.

I am 32 weeks and at my 30 week mark, there were a couple days where I felt the baby kick or move maybe 3 times, so they had me go in and get checked, but everything turned out fine.
I notice with my baby, that when I am moving around a lot I don't feel the baby move much at all.
Even when I lie down for a bit, it takes longer for me to notice.

if you can have juice, try having a little bit and lie on your side to see if it jump starts baby :)

but if this is really concerning you, the best thing would be to contact your doc/midwife and let them know what's going on.
it can be nerve wracking when you don't know what's up with baby.

All the best to you :)

Lauren - posted on 06/09/2010




My baby slowed down a lot recently also it is more so a kind of body roll feeling as opposed to kicks. If the hb is good at the appointments and the baby still moves so many times per hour during the active time of day it should be fine. It kind of freaked me out when I started going through the movement change because I was super stressed all the time, but now I am much more used to these weird new movements haha they are almost much more calming and less painful because the baby is too cramped to jab me anymore!!


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Maria - posted on 06/10/2010




he or she is just running out of room. dont worry hunny!

if it stops all together than call your dr ASAP

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If you are really worried or just can't stop thinking about it ask your dr or midwife. Always trust your mother insticts better wrong then right and something go terriable wrong

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is this your first? Both of my girls slowed down towards the end and my midwife said its because one lack of room but two because they sleep alot more and somedays just have lazier days like we all do.

Susan - posted on 06/09/2010




Im not that far along yet but Im such a worry wart that when my baby doesn't move I freak, but I've talked to alot of people about it and they all say that the baby sometimes just doesn't feel like moving especially the bigger baby gets. Not alot of room for them in there...

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