As the title really! My lo is always EXTREMELY active and I must have hundreds of movements a day, but today seems a little quiet, only about 4 proper movements since I got up at 6.30. she just had a bout of hiccups though so dont know if that should be counted as movement aswell?x
Hello! First time poster here so forgive me! I was also told hiccups do not count towards movements as it is an involuntary reflex and not a deliberate movement, its something they cannot control (like us when we hiccup)- even though when mine hiccups away it also rolls,jabs&wriggles (I'm a little ahead of you at 39+3)!! If you feel your bubs has not moved enough for your normal pattern or you just feel you need to check then give the Labour ward or your midwife a quick ring and ask their advice. Hopefully your LO will get busy again soon, in the meantime try all the usual suggestions (whichever works for you) - is it a while since you ate? Try cold or hot sweet drinks, a sweet snack, playing music to your bump, even some gentle pressing/prodding to see if you can feel them move away.
Thanks for the advice. Ive just had an ice lolly which normally sets her off so we'll see. I just feel a bit silly because I am sure she will do 10 movements in the day, which is what were meant to look out for, but she usually does about 10 seperate movements before I even get out of bed!! The hiccups not counting is a bit strange but I suppose makes sense as being involutary. X
Well the ice lolly got her moving while I was eating it, but thats it so not sure if thats what its meant to do?!
Not feeling well myself, a bit sick and period pain-y. Had a bath but dont feel any better. Maybe me feeling like crap is making her quiet??x
I know on days where I don't feel so great, LO doesn't move so much. Have a quiet 10mins later and lie on sofa and try not to stress about it . Mines been quiet all morning and now it feels like it's trying to yoga in my belly!
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