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Increased movement... bad thing? hopesuphigh Due September 23 (boy); Japan 146 posts
19th Sep '13

So, the past couple of weeks baby has slowed down a bit, but not enough to concern me and he always checks out well at my appointments. Tonight has been different though. The past hour or so he's been moving around like crazy. Out of curiosity I googled that and I came across a few people saying that this could be a sign of fetal distress or something like his cord is wrapped too tightly around his neck? Should I be worried and go get checked? No ones ever flat out said...hey if he starts moving around a lot be worried!... soooo I dont know what to thinj.

mommy to 3 crazy boys 3 kids; Ohio 463 posts
19th Sep '13

signs of distress are decreased movement. if you are concerned though it never hurts to go in and get checked out. My kids would respond to certain foods I ate. If it was something real sugary they would constantly move, and it seemed every evening they were more active. But if you need a little more reassurance, call the oncall doctor

LittleTiger 2 kids; Azeroth, .., United States Minor Outlying Islands 11299 posts
status 19th Sep '13

Call now so that you can sleep peacefully tonight. I was told to be worried about lacking of movement but thats not to say that alot of movement isnt a bad thing. Best just to call. Thats what your doctor is there for :)

hopesuphigh Due September 23 (boy); Japan 146 posts
19th Sep '13

Yeah, I'd always hesrd lack of movement = bad. I know I'm close to my due date so that's why he's slowed down...every week he always wiggles around for my midwife while she tries to listen to his heart lol. I did drink a coke this afternoon which I haven't done in forever, naybw the extra caffine gave him a boost? He's not as crazy anymore, but still moving and will move if I poke at him. I've got an appointment tomorrow, so I think I'm going to wait it out unless something seems "off".

LittleTiger 2 kids; Azeroth, .., United States Minor Outlying Islands 11299 posts
status 19th Sep '13
Quoting hopesuphigh:" Yeah, I'd always hesrd lack of movement = bad. I know I'm close to my due date so that's why he's slowed ... [snip!] ... will move if I poke at him. I've got an appointment tomorrow, so I think I'm going to wait it out unless something seems "off"."


Sounds like a good plan. I remember my son moving around about an hour or so after I ate or drank anything sugary so its possible. Or it was just his "play" time. He needs to get some wiggles out :)