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12/08/2015 at 15:18
Thought I would start this thread for a little extra reassurance.
I am 27 weeks pregnant this is my first baby and I have been feeling him since about 16 weeks these movements have obviously gradually become stronger however in the last 3 weeks I have rarely had a breather from the constant kicking, punching, rolling spasms and hiccups!.
Now I am not moaning however I am now starting to get work colleagues and family members comment on how much they can see it and how out of the ordinary it is, Ive learned that no 2 pregnancy's are the same however I have to admit its becoming extremely painful now. My last 2 scans and midwife apps they have all commented on the activeness and made notes but everyone says as long as its not unusual for me its nothing to worry about.
When I say active I mean he goes from about 7am to 11pm with only a few breaks some take my breath away, Im having him at 37 weeks by c section and ive been warned that he is very little off the placentile at the moment so how can something so small be so vicious!.
Is anyone else experiencing a really active baby or any tips on how to calm them down and cope with it? x
13/08/2015 at 03:48
My boy isnt normally active much,30 mins at most every few days but yesterday he was hyper and non stop which was weird but nice, I was sad at the time so put it down to my extra hormones that made him stay awake longer than usual. He was quiet today,I felt him for 5 mins lol, its weird how their patterns change depending on your mood xx
13/08/2015 at 04:11
Mine is super active like yours alba... I barely get a break day or night which is very reassuring as I've had 2 mc's before him. All the nurses at my appointments etc have said how active he is. Like you my whole stomach shifts & people see it & gasp! It can be pretty painful too! I had to spend a few days in hospital at 27 weeks with pre-term contractions & amongst other things, they gave me a sedative purely to calm him down as his constant movements were hindering the medications effect on stopping my contractions!.
Honestly i haven't found much that helps to calm him a little. The nurses in hospital told me to avoid caffine (which i have since pre-pregnancy anyway) & sugary foods which can both give the babies energy boosts. Other than that i'd say just try your best to think of it positively.,. Lots of ladies would love to be in our position of feeling them move so often as it is so reassuring.
Ways of coping with it... If i gently rub him where he's kicking / stretching then that often helps, also putting my arms up behind my head helps with the pain as it stretches out my torso & gives him a little more room.... & just keep reminding yourself how amazing it is to be having this life inside you & how soon he / she will be in your arms
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