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Slowed fetal movement... I need advice... charliecharlie Henderson, Nevada 197 posts
3rd Sep '08

Hi pretty ladies...



So, I am 31 weeks and 2 days pregnant today, and yesterday, the baby slowed down a lot. Like less than 10 movements in an hour, which they say you should feel... She had the hiccups 3 times yesterday (which happens every day) but besides that, not as much movement as usual.

wet fur 1 child; Minneapolis, Minnesota 2337 posts
3rd Sep '08
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charliecharlie Henderson, Nevada 197 posts
3rd Sep '08

Ok... I was just especially concerned because I drank a huge glass of ice cold water and laid down and... nothing. I think she's OK, and I know that movement is supposed to slow down, but how much?? I don't want to regret not going to the doctor...

The Honeybun's Mommy Due October 3; 1 child; Texas 955 posts
3rd Sep '08

I asked my doc and he said that they run out of room faster that you think. If you dont feel baby at all....then I would worry. But I think you are ok especially sinct the baby has the hiccups, that means they are healthy

Chelsayyy 33 kids; Texas 6124 posts
3rd Sep '08

The maybe may just be getting cramped.
But I had the same things at 33 weeks. And I went in for peace of mind.
But I had been having issues with low amnio. fluid.
If you need to go in and get checked out. They don't mind hooking you up...rather be safe than sorry.



When is your next dr. appointment?



If you think your fluid is low, let me tell you, just take it easy and drink tons of water. I'm talking a gallon or two a day.

D-Marie 4 kids; California 113 posts
3rd Sep '08

I have noticed the past couple of weeks that my lil princess will have periods ere I feel very little movement and than times like it feels she is playing soccor in there. My Dr. says its normal cuz of limited space and the baby is developing more of a pattern of sleep. My lil one will go all day with lil movement and than the next day it seems as though she is moving all day! :lol:

SDMommaof2 Due September 3 (girl); 17 kids; San Diego, California 151 posts
3rd Sep '08

I was told hiccups dont count when doing fetal kicks. Whenever my son was being lazy I'd drink a Dr. Pepper and see if the caffiene would perk him up, which usually did. I know caffiene isn't good while you're preggo, so that's the only time I'd do it. But babies are like us, sometimes we have lazy days and all we wanna do is sleep in.
If your worried about it, you can always go to the hospital and they'll hook you up to a fetal monitor. They get false alarms like this all the time, and it's better to be safe than sorry.

Bisonbird [PB08] 17 kids; Springfield, Missouri 9162 posts
3rd Sep '08

My doc said I can count the hiccups as a "movement" when doing kick counts. So, if you can feel hiccups and some movement, I wouldn't worry. But if you stop feeling the baby altogether, dn't be afraid to call the doc. That is what they are there for.

charliecharlie Henderson, Nevada 197 posts
3rd Sep '08

Thanks for your responses, ladies...



I will try to drink something caffeinated, and I will at least call my doctor, though I'm sure that they will tell me the same thing you all are...



And I never thought to drink more fluids to up my amniotic fluid. That makes sense. DUH.

Chelsayyy 33 kids; Texas 6124 posts
3rd Sep '08
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wet fur 1 child; Minneapolis, Minnesota 2337 posts
3rd Sep '08
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