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Is this much movement normal at 38 (almost 39) weeks? user banned
21st Nov '11

So I've always heard that as a pregnancy progresses, the baby has less room to move around in the uterus so there is a decrease in activity, but it seems like my LO is still as active (if not more active) than ever! She loves sticking her feet out far enough for me to actually feel the shape of it with my hand, and gets the hiccups almost daily. This kind of thing doesn't worry me too much, but sometimes when I'm laying down at night getting ready to go to sleep she'll all of a sudden start like spazzing out, doing rapid little movements like all over and really hard to the point where I can see my belly bouncing around. I'm just worried that it might be a sign of fetal distress, but I could be overreacting and should just enjoy these movements. What do you ladies think?

C&M Due August 17; 31 kids; Brockville, Ontario 10021 posts
21st Nov '11

probably just normal.. they move around like crazy.



if its abnormal for LO then get checked out.. better safe than sorry right?

✮Sebastian's Momma 1 child; Portland, Maine 7953 posts
21st Nov '11
Quoting Kaitlynlm:" So I've always heard that as a pregnancy progresses, the baby has less room to move around in the uterus ... [snip!] ... might be a sign of fetal distress, but I could be overreacting and should just enjoy these movements. What do you ladies think?"

You live in Portland! I live in Westbrook :)

user banned 1 child; Portland, Maine 20613 posts
21st Nov '11

Yeah I'm going to ask my OB about it on Friday.
And hahaha that's awesome I haven't actually met anyone else on BG from Maine before XD

✮Sebastian's Momma 1 child; Portland, Maine 7953 posts
21st Nov '11
Quoting Kaitlynlm:" Yeah I'm going to ask my OB about it on Friday. And hahaha that's awesome I haven't actually met anyone else on BG from Maine before XD"

:D I'm from Pennsylvania but I moved up here in June 2007. Might be moving to Maryland next year though

BabyBeck 1 child; Minnesota 138 posts
21st Nov '11

MIne does a spazzy movement too..doc says they are building their nuerons and brain so thats why they twitch like that!

user banned 1 child; Portland, Maine 20613 posts
21st Nov '11

Yeah I've lived here my whole life lol but my SO and I are talking about the possibility of us moving down near Boston after we finish school for better job opportunities.

user banned 1 child; Portland, Maine 20613 posts
21st Nov '11
Quoting BabyBeck:" MIne does a spazzy movement too..doc says they are building their nuerons and brain so thats why they twitch like that!"


The first time it happened I thought it was a seizure or something, and I almost ended up calling my OB at 2 in the morning but my mom told me that it's normal. I still worry about it though. But yeah that's most likely what's going on lol and I'm just freaking out over nothing XD

Sara Harrison Due November 21; Florida 73 posts
21st Nov '11

I am 40 weeks tomorrow and my son has been trying to escape from my belly button almost non-stop whenever I lay down. Moving is a good thing lets you know they are ok. Its lack of movement you need to worry about.

user banned 1 child; Portland, Maine 20613 posts
21st Nov '11
Quoting Sara Harrison:" I am 40 weeks tomorrow and my son has been trying to escape from my belly button almost non-stop whenever ... [snip!] ... non-stop whenever I lay down. Moving is a good thing lets you know they are ok. Its lack of movement you need to worry about."


Yeah I've just been worrying because I've heard that spastic movements can be a sign of fetal distress, but I have no clue what they mean by spastic movements so any sudden movement just makes me think "Oh god oh god something's wrong" >.<

Sara Harrison Due November 21; Florida 73 posts
21st Nov '11
Quoting Kaitlynlm:" Yeah I've just been worrying because I've heard that spastic movements can be a sign of fetal distress, ... [snip!] ... clue what they mean by spastic movements so any sudden movement just makes me think "Oh god oh god something's wrong" >.<"


If your worried call your doc. thats what he/she is there for. at this stage they expect a few extra calls from you. lol dont worry the baby is prob just trying to find more room and havign a hard time. finding some.

LindseyDanielle 2 kids; Texas 2010 posts
21st Nov '11
Quoting Kaitlynlm:" So I've always heard that as a pregnancy progresses, the baby has less room to move around in the uterus ... [snip!] ... might be a sign of fetal distress, but I could be overreacting and should just enjoy these movements. What do you ladies think?"


my daughter was like this the whole time. she would stick her knee out about 2inches and move it really fast all the way across my belly and pull it back in. and she played with my belly button! she would pull it in really far and make like a cereal bowl? it would sink in like an inch deep and was about 3inches round! nasty lookin lol. i wouldnt recommend pitocine while in labor though. since my daughter was already hyper the pitocine made her crazy wild while in labor and she wrapped the cord around her neck 3 times and pulled the placenta away from the wall! and continuted to play!! her heart rate never even dropped!!

BabyBeck 1 child; Minnesota 138 posts
21st Nov '11

I swer sometimes mine is kicking me in the ribs or upper part of me and with the hand is petting or waving its hand on my bladder!! Loves to do it while I am driving which sucks cuz I can't stand up and move around!! But the other day I was laying on my side so it had something (fists) like double punching my like 10 times in a row...that was my wierdest spasm moment!

user banned 1 child; Portland, Maine 20613 posts
21st Nov '11

Well right now she's like pressing on my diaphragm or something and making it impossible for me to lay down without getting pains in my upper abdomen and chest >.< I actually just called my health care office to make sure that was normal lol

LindseyDanielle 2 kids; Texas 2010 posts
21st Nov '11
Quoting Kaitlynlm:" Well right now she's like pressing on my diaphragm or something and making it impossible for me to lay ... [snip!] ... pains in my upper abdomen and chest >.< I actually just called my health care office to make sure that was normal lol"

my son is sitting on something that makes me dizzy and light headed alot.