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Old Mar 21st, 2012, 09:25 AM   1
tracy143
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Boy vs. Girl Movements


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It's been 15 years since I have been pregnant last and I can't remember all the little details. My first two were boys and I seem to remember their movements were like karate chops and full body somersaults. With this LO, my princess, I feel her quite a bit, but nothing like the karate chops from my sons. She is more like a nudger and a wiggler. Is this normal? I am 6 months today. My DH and I still can't feel her that often from the outside. I think he has only been able to feel her move twice with his hand on my belly.



 
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Old Mar 21st, 2012, 09:28 AM   2
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I really don't know the answer but I'm curious for other's comments.



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Old Mar 21st, 2012, 09:50 AM   3
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I have no idea either as this is the first time I have got to this stage, however I would be very interested in the responses. I have been told we are having a girl and although I have an anterior placenta, I still feel hardly any movement (nothing for the last 2 weeks!).



 
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Old Mar 21st, 2012, 09:54 AM   4
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Have you had your midwife or doctor check on the baby's condition Serenyx? That would worry me so much not to feel my LO for that long.



 
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Old Mar 21st, 2012, 12:06 PM   5
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I've got nothing to compare my girl's movements to as its my first baby but since 18 weeks i have felt her daily and almost all day long. I would say she's an active baby! The last couple of days her kicks/punches have been quite strong. Infact they've made me jump they've been so strong! DF hasnt been able to feel her as everytime he has gone to feel her, she stops. He has however been able to see her kicks/movements for the last 2/3 weeks x



 
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Old Mar 21st, 2012, 12:09 PM   6
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I'm not sure about any differences but my boy is just as you described! Full body flips and karate chops! Not to mention football legs!



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 09:35 AM   7
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Anyone who has had one of each and can help with this question? It would be appreciated!!



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 09:49 AM   8
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Hi Ladies,

It's been 15 years since I have been pregnant last and I can't remember all the little details. My first two were boys and I seem to remember their movements were like karate chops and full body somersaults. With this LO, my princess, I feel her quite a bit, but nothing like the karate chops from my sons. She is more like a nudger and a wiggler. Is this normal? I am 6 months today. My DH and I still can't feel her that often from the outside. I think he has only been able to feel her move twice with his hand on my belly.
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I have no idea either as this is the first time I have got to this stage, however I would be very interested in the responses. I have been told we are having a girl and although I have an anterior placenta, I still feel hardly any movement (nothing for the last 2 weeks!).
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Anyone who has had one of each and can help with this question? It would be appreciated!!
Hi ladies, am going to try answer your concerns, well the ones i am sure of all in one post.
First, if you have an anterior placenta, it can take a while before you start hearing baby kicks, and when you sure do, they are not as strong as kicks would have been with a posterior placenta. sometimes you actually dont get to hear the kicks at all if the baby is kicking the placenta directly,sometimes the baby is kicking inwards. Early on in pregnancy (well BEFORE 28 weeks, the kicks are not often the same as they can vary in time ad strength. Rem the baby is still small with a lot of room to wiggle about and somersault but as the baby grows on from that point, kicks become regularised and you are advised to follow or pay attention to the pattersns of your baby movement and kicks.
On the concern of whether girls or boys kick differently, while it may apply so, the most important point to note that all kids are different Some boys as well as girls can be more laid back than others. There are kids that kick nonstop and there are those that kick but also tend to be more laid back regardless of sex. The other reason you dont feel them strong even though this is your third pregnancy is that it has been 15 years since your last pregnancy and your muscles have probably rebuilt back their firmlness and your uterus can almost feel as though it is doing this for the first time. The other important point could be that you are either sleeping through your baby's most active period as most of them are lulled to sleep when you are active and more active when you try to lay down and get some sleep. So either you are busier than you were 15 years ago when you paid more attention or you are sleeping through the baby's most active period. Hope this helps and calms your fears if any. I wouldnt worry



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 14:21 PM   9
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tracy, I think my little boy's movements were much stronger than this little baby and also more frequent. Like Lubuto says, its probably nothing to do with gender, just the face that its a different baby, but my little girl is definitely more placid than my boy was xxx



 
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