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Old Sep 12th, 2009, 07:05 AM   1
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Fetal Seizures?


Hey girls, I'm in a bit of a panic right now and just wondered if anyone else has felt this ....

This morning I felt what can only be described as my baby having 2 epileptic fits.
OH felt this too as his hand was on my belly at the time. The sensation was so different from the usual kicking that I get, and also different from the more rythmic thuds of hiccups. It felt like really strong vibrations for about 8 seconds on one side of my belly, altho I could also feel lighter vibrations on the other side too. It then happened again about a minute later.

Is it possible for babies to have seizures while in the womb? Only, I'm really worried now because OH's mum and his sister both have epilepsy (controlled with drugs) and I'm panicking that our baby has it too

Am I worrying over nothing? Baby is kicking me while we speak in her usual way and I havent felt anything since. One other thing to add... we'd just had . Could it be linked?

I'm in such a state now worrying, wondering wether I should call my MW or go up to the hospital.



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Old Sep 12th, 2009, 07:31 AM   2
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Hi Mynx,
not sure sorry. I think if you are really worried then you should definitely call the midwife and see what they say.



 
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Old Sep 12th, 2009, 07:40 AM   3
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I've had that a few times. Weird feeling but I quit worrying about it because she goes back to moving like normal. Like polaris said, if it's really worrying you, just give the midwife/doctor a call.



 
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Old Sep 12th, 2009, 07:42 AM   4
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You may be feeling the Uterus going through a fit of spasms. If any of you have ever exercised to the point where your muscles seem to "quake" or "shake", this is the same thing for the Uterus. It is getting a constant workout by the Braxton-Hicks contractions. And we don't always know when we are having Braxton-Hicks Contractions...but they are purposefully to "exercise" the uterus for labor and delivery. Since all of our timelines are late in the pregnancy, we've probably been experiencing these contractions for many weeks now, which would explain the uterine muscle spasms.

nicked that off another site! hope it helps! xx



 
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Old Sep 12th, 2009, 07:44 AM   5
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I dnt know if ive felt what you have, but ive kinda had something like that, just feels like shes shaking ? but ive just put it down to some sort of movement shes doing inside there, all my scans have been fine so nothing to worry me. But if it puts your mind at rest call mw, they can give you reassurance x



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Old Sep 12th, 2009, 07:45 AM   6
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Ooooh! That makes a lot of sense! Considering Braxton Hicks start WAY early in the pregnancy, it makes sense that it could spasm a bit here and there.



 
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Old Sep 12th, 2009, 07:49 AM   7
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i have been feeling the same kinda thing aswell x



 
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Old Sep 12th, 2009, 07:58 AM   8
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You may be feeling the Uterus going through a fit of spasms. If any of you have ever exercised to the point where your muscles seem to "quake" or "shake", this is the same thing for the Uterus. It is getting a constant workout by the Braxton-Hicks contractions. And we don't always know when we are having Braxton-Hicks Contractions...but they are purposefully to "exercise" the uterus for labor and delivery. Since all of our timelines are late in the pregnancy, we've probably been experiencing these contractions for many weeks now, which would explain the uterine muscle spasms.

nicked that off another site! hope it helps! xx
That actually does make a lot of sense and seeing as it happened after doing the deed, then yeah, it's probably just that then. Phew! Thanks for finding that Bana, that's really put my mind at rest.
I just panicked as I'd never felt anything like it before! She usually kicks the crap out of my insides when she gets going but nothing like that. And yeah it was kinda like shaking? Very odd sensation indeed!

Thanks again girls, it's also good to know that I'm not the only one feeling these weird shakings! I dunno what I'd do without this site I really dont.. I know for sure tho that my MW would be VERY fed up with me by now!



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Old Sep 12th, 2009, 08:12 AM   9
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Ive felt that a few times...its a strong vibration that feels just like a muscle quivering.



 
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Old Sep 12th, 2009, 09:00 AM   10
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I have had feelings simular to that. Like you I panic because my DH's brother has severe epilepsy which has lead to him having very bad learning difficulties. The truth is though that I had it in my first two pregnancies too and both of those are currently happy and healthy and just annoying the hell out of me by fighting at the moment lol.



 
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