Can you still feel baby move when you are in early labour?
Just wondering if you would still be able to feel baby moving around while you are in early labour. Have deperate back-ache and am crampy and according to consultant am good to go any time now. But still feeling bubs moving around and still getting prodded by little arms and legs - so just wondering do babies stop moving once labour gets going??
Yes he/she still moves just the same. You might not feel it as much though, with everything else going on. A bit like if you're busy doing something in the normal way - I often notice a lot more movement when I'm sitting peacefully.
Someone asked this question at my parent craft lesson today and the MW said that the baby will still move throughout labour. (Sometimes even when it's head is poking out and you are waiting for the next contraction it can wriggle about!) She also said it's a common misconception that movements get less the closer you get to being in labour. She said you might not feel baby as much (but should still feel it) during the early stages of labour only becuase you are more focused on the pain.
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