how do you record/monitor movements?

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  1. bebedreamr

    bebedreamr Well-Known Member

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    My LO is usually most active around 9pm and right when I go to bed. I was wondering how you all record or monitor their movements? I was just advised by my MW this week to start monitoring them. I was told that if I have less than 6 movements in 2 hours to call in, but online says less than 10 movements in 2 hours. And I can't help but to think having an anterior placenta makes things tricky!
    Did you all monitor movements? And if something was wrong, do you think I would catch on? I think that is my main worry is she will be in danger and I won't know.:cry:
    thanks ladies!
     
  2. lucy_lu10

    lucy_lu10 Mum to 2 boys

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    My MW told me that anything from 6-10 movements within 2 hours is good. :)
    I get a lot more than that with my LO (he/she is super active) but that's the guideline I've been given. It differs depending on the time of day though. At night I get like 10 movements within a couple minutes but then in the morning, LO is often asleep and doesn't move around for a while unless I bug him/her by poking my belly or drinking really cold juice.
     
  3. JackiePed

    JackiePed Guest

    Just pay attention to what your 'normal' is, and then note if anything changes. For example, I only really get nervous if he doesn't move around a bunch when I lie down for bed, because that's when he ALWAYS wakes up and moves around.
     
  4. flippityflop

    flippityflop Well-Known Member

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    My MW told me that I should have 10 movements within a 12 hour period. I kind of know what times of day he moves now so watch for that. If I'm worried I lie on my left side for a while and gets to moving.
     
  5. Mrs.Nerd

    Mrs.Nerd Well-Known Member

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    I have only ever been told to pay attention to the pattern in my baby's movements, and if they reduce to phone in. So I know that my LO has a nice shuffle fairly early in the morning (7-8am, so I don't always feel those ones now I'm on mat leave!), I then get a few kicks here and there throughout the day (sometimes loads all day, sometimes just a few), then baby wakes up 4-6pm ish, and then again any time between 8-11pm. The 4-6pm and 8-11pm are the most vigorous movements, so I would worry if they changed or weren't there.

    Hope that helps, but if you are ever concerned just phone your mw xx
     
  6. jellybeansmum

    jellybeansmum Well-Known Member

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    my baby just never stops lol
     

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