36 weeks - is it "normal" to feel decreased movement?
My usually very very active little man has been very quiet for the last couple of days, and I just wanted to know if decreased movement is normal at this stage? I am still feeling him, but the movements are significantly different, and significantly less. I've checked on him with my doppler, and he *seems* pretty happy in there, but don't know whether to mention to mw or not.. Up until this point i haven't been keeping a *kick count* as he normally moves so much throughout the day, i don't need to. Maybe i should keep one today just to see how many times i'm feeling him.
I would definitely mention it to the MW, but try not to panick. My Lo's patterns have also changed in the past couple of weeks. She goes from wild days to quiet days. My doctor said that the baby needs sleep-time to grow, so it is beneficial. As long as you keep feeling him throughout the day, I think it's normal.
Doing a kick-count (well, movement count) during quiet days is definitely helpful, and if you don't feel anything for a couple of hours at a time, and no amount of cold drinks/sugar/caffeine wakes baby up, then ring the hospital. It's better to be safe...
hi i had these yesterday and told the midwife she sent me up to the hozzy and was hooked up to a machine all aday and all was good they just told me that beause hes getting big in there hes not moveing his legs and arms as much hes olny moveing his bum and head which u wud expect as theres not a lot ov room in there haha xx gd luck
I had this hun & got sent to hossy just to be checked & all was fine, They said as the room runs out the movements aren't as often but will be stronger. Hosp also told me they no longer go by a kick count as it isn't accurate enough & they prefer to go off the mums " normal " routine for movement.
My bump defo isn't as active as he used to be but i'd agree its down to the lack of room .
The movements should def change - should go from kciks and punches to wriggles, and they will slow down a bit because of the lack of room. You should still feel LO at least 10 times a day though so just keep a count for a day!! If you really are worried (which we all are all the time) ring the MW and go to the hospital to be montiored.
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