baby not moving in utero?

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baby not moving in utero?
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Tue, 03-28-2006 - 7:06am

dh and currently have 3 healthy boys. i'm 19w with our first girl.

due to bleeding early on in this pregnancy i've had 4 u/s. i also had my 20w u/s last week. during each of these u/s the baby never moved. she just layed there. in order to see the sex the technician had to shake my belly several times to get a view. no one has mentioned that it's not normal to see a baby not move.

with my previous pregnancies i felt movement at 11w and 12w with the twins. i didn't feel this one until 15w and that was only once. i went 3 weeks without feeling another movement. it's now been 6 days since i last felt the baby move.

dh and i declined any tests that would show abnormalties in the baby as we don't care if the baby has abnormalties or not-we will love he/she either way.

i'm wondering though if a baby has abnormalties it will act differently in utero? like not moving at all like this baby does?

did your baby act differently in utero?

thanks for any info you are able to provide.

Erica, SAHM to 3 boys ages 5 years (Rishi 1-6-01) and 33 month old twins (Kunal & Tanay 6-10-03)
Baby Girl due August 23

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Tue, 03-28-2006 - 8:02am

Hi Erica and welcome, WELCOME!

 


 



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Tue, 03-28-2006 - 10:09pm

I am thinking back, and both my dd's acted differently than each other in utero - Sammy moved less often but kicked much much harder than Ruby. Ruby, OTOH, never stopped moving I think. I was prettu sure I was carrying a couple soccer players, LOL.

I don't know if how active a baby is has anything to do with abnormalities, maybe someone else will pop in that knows.

Come back and give us a baby update, okay?

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Registered: 10-23-2003
Wed, 03-29-2006 - 8:44am
Hi there my friend has a baby that just turned one. She told me when she was pg with him she hardly ever felt him move. I can't remember why but I will ask her.I will post more latter but I just got called into work. Take care
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Wed, 03-29-2006 - 10:35am

thanks for the replies thus far. i hope to hear more.

i am 19w today. is this too late for the certain testing they do to determine any abnormalties? now i'm thinking if this little girl does have some sort of abnormalty we would like to prepare for them before birth. this way we would know what to expect and how to take care of it. KWIM?

thank you for all your replies!

Erica, SAHM to 3 boys ages 5 years (Rishi 1-6-01) and 33 month old twins (Kunal & Tanay 6-10-03)
Baby Girl due August 23

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Wed, 03-29-2006 - 3:20pm

Mom of five surviving children. I lost one of my twins during my pregnancy and one other miscarrage.

Each of my kids was different in the amount of activity that I experienced when pregnant. My last one, the twins, started out with MUCH activity and then, after losing Taylor mid-pregnancy, Tyler's activity became about what you are experiencing. None of my children had any physical abnormalities.

I would suggest that you talk to your midwife or OB about your concerns. S/he should definitely address this. It's a serious concern. You could request one more u/s just so that you can set your mind at ease as to the baby's general well-being. There may be other tests that could be performed, but since you say that it would not change the outcome of your decision, you would want to weigh the benefits against the possible negatives. IE, having an amnio may set your mind at greater ease, but it includes a risk of miscarriage or premature labor.

Please, let us know how it goes!


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Wed, 03-29-2006 - 10:16pm

Hi I talked to my friend and she said her uterus was behind her stomach instead of in front. I think she called it a reverse placenta or something like that. So no matter how hard her baby kicked her she couldn't feel it. He was very active on the sonogram

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Thu, 03-30-2006 - 6:02am

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Thu, 03-30-2006 - 8:06am

i really appreciate all your input.

this is my fourth child although the last pregnancy was twins so i felt them so often. during my 20week u/s the placenta was where is should be and behind the baby so i should be feeling her when she does move.

i believe all children deserve a chance and they all deserve love so it doesn't matter to me if the baby does have a handicap. i didn't think i would have a child with a handicap so i always said no to the tests they do. this time i said no again but i'm not feeling this baby move and she doesn't move during u/s or when the dr. checks the hb either. this has me thinking that maybe she does have a handicap and we should know about them before birth so we can learn about how to care for it or what to expect.

i saw my OB only tuesday and he wasn't concerned about movement but i very much am. i think i should call my OB and ask about the tests today.

Erica, SAHM to 3 boys ages 5 years (Rishi 1-6-01) and 33 month old twins (Kunal & Tanay 6-10-03)
Baby Girl due August 23