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When to call l&d about baby? whack a mole crazy Due January 23 (boy); Nebraska 2651 posts
27th Dec '12

Stemming from my earlier post. Its now 6 and my baby still hasnt really moved. Im shaking my belly and patting him, drank juice and he has missed his usual wake up times. Yes, he has given VERY small barly noticeable shifts. My hospital is 40 minutes away, i dont want to get there and then he decides to wake up. But i dont want to wait to long or something. Is this serious enough to call the after hours or emergency number? :(



ETA: he did have the hiccups once today but was told that doesnt count

*A&N's Mama* 2 kids; Halifax, Nova Scotia 4627 posts
27th Dec '12

So exactly how many hours had LO been inactive? Gave you tried drinking ice water or something sugary??

Kylees Mama 1 child; Faribault, Minnesota 4193 posts
27th Dec '12

I would've called already if you did all of those things without response.

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 17152 posts
status 27th Dec '12
Quoting whack a mole crazy:" Stemming from my earlier post. Its now 6 and my baby still hasnt really moved. Im shaking my belly and ... [snip!] ... enough to call the after hours or emergency number? :( ETA: he did have the hiccups once today but was told that doesnt count"


He is probably sleeping. If you know how much newborn's sleep, you will understand.



I would stick a plate in the freezer and then put it face down on your belly after it is super cold. If you feel nothing, go ahead and go in to get some peace of mind.

whack a mole crazy Due January 23 (boy); Nebraska 2651 posts
27th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting *A&N's Mama*:</b>" So exactly how many hours had LO been inactive? Gave you tried drinking ice water or something sugary??"</blockquote>




Yesterday at my apt i felt 3 pops and since then he's been acting like this. Last night thought he was just being lazy. This morning comes around and he is usually active then, he wasnt. Ive drank juice and lots of water and have been trying to provoke him

Lois. 1 child; Pennsylvania 2653 posts
27th Dec '12

Why don't hiccups count?
The baby needs to be alive to be able to hiccup.



But I wouldn't worry too much. My LO has slowed down her movement a lot in the past 2 days, thank god. He could just be super active when you're asleep so you aren't noticing it as much. Plus he's running out of room so it's normal for movement to decrease a bit.

whack a mole crazy Due January 23 (boy); Nebraska 2651 posts
27th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting JessieLeeAnne:</b>" He is probably sleeping. If you know how much newborn's sleep, you will understand. I would stick a ... [snip!] ... then put it face down on your belly after it is super cold. If you feel nothing, go ahead and go in to get some peace of mind."</blockquote>




Ill try an icepack i have

whack a mole crazy Due January 23 (boy); Nebraska 2651 posts
27th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting .Sam.:</b>" Why don't hiccups count? The baby needs to be alive to be able to hiccup. But I wouldn't worry too ... [snip!] ... you're asleep so you aren't noticing it as much. Plus he's running out of room so it's normal for movement to decrease a bit."</blockquote>




The paper i got about kick counts said that hiccups dont count for kick counts according to my doc office

Lois. 1 child; Pennsylvania 2653 posts
27th Dec '12
Quoting whack a mole crazy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting .Sam.:</b>" Why don't hiccups count? The baby needs to be alive ... [snip!] ... The paper i got about kick counts said that hiccups dont count for kick counts according to my doc office"


That's so odd.
I haven't been told anything about kick counts from my doctor but I just figured that hiccups are a sign that the babys fine.

Christina Tejada Due January 22 (boy); 16 kids; Fayetteville, North Carolina 158 posts
27th Dec '12

You should call L&D & see what the advice nurse thinks. I'm 36w1d & my son will go hours without much movement & then he'll be active like crazy... Pushing around my belly usually doesn't disturb him so when I really want to wake him up to check on him, I do some light cardiovascular aerobics... Give that a try & see if your lo responds...

♥MomToSilas+1♥ Due December 9; 1 child; ., IL, United States 11223 posts
27th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting .Sam.:</b>" Why don't hiccups count? The baby needs to be alive to be able to hiccup. But I wouldn't worry too ... [snip!] ... you're asleep so you aren't noticing it as much. Plus he's running out of room so it's normal for movement to decrease a bit."</blockquote>




Baby can get hiccups if cord is wrapped around the neck but still wont move. Thats why they dont count as baby being fine.

Lois. 1 child; Pennsylvania 2653 posts
27th Dec '12
Quoting Sami&Baby Silas:" <blockquote><b>Quoting .Sam.:</b>" Why don't hiccups count? The baby needs to be alive ... [snip!] ... Baby can get hiccups if cord is wrapped around the neck but still wont move. Thats why they dont count as baby being fine."


:shock:
I didn't know they could get hiccups if there was a problem like that.
I'm gonna be a bit more paranoid now lol.

♥MomToSilas+1♥ Due December 9; 1 child; ., IL, United States 11223 posts
27th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting .Sam.:</b>" :shock: I didn't know they could get hiccups if there was a problem like that. I'm gonna be a bit more paranoid now lol."</blockquote>



yep my doctor told me the only time to worry is if baby wasnt moving. That hiccups dont count as a movement because they can get hiccups even though there is a serious problem like the cord being wrapped around the neck or the cord being pinched. Hiccups of course are natural but you still want to make sure baby is moving enough.

whack a mole crazy Due January 23 (boy); Nebraska 2651 posts
27th Dec '12

I just think its weird about the 3 pops i felt.

expecting_momma_2012 Due January 29 (girl); Waller, Texas 27 posts
27th Dec '12

my baby does this all the time where she will be very active for a day or 2 then calm right back down and it scares the crap outta me but i always get her to kick enough till i know she is fine she also is very stubborn where when u want her to kick she wont so yeah lol if u are that worried call labor and delivery to at least ease ur mind that the baby is okay its better to go in even if u dont feel like going in than not and somethin be wrong specially if u have tried everything