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    Default 37 weeks- no or small movement and strong Braxton hicks.

    Hi ladies,

    I'm 37 w + 2. Today and last night I've had strong Braxton hicks, some
    Painful and some not so much, but I've only just realized now at 7:30pm that I don't think I have felt her move!
    I've been busy following my DS who
    Turned 1 today, so I have been per occupied but I can almost always feel her.
    Or maybe I haven't because
    Of the constant Braxton's today??

    I'm freaking out, my husband is working over a hour away.

    What do I do???

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    Call the hospital and a midwife should get you to come in and check bub.

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    Default 37 weeks- no or small movement and strong Braxton hicks.

    Yep, I would call the hospital too better to check...

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    Default 37 weeks- no or small movement and strong Braxton hicks.

    So I had a drink and lied down and she's moved maybe 4 times
    In the last 2 hours.... Is that more normal??

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    Default 37 weeks- no or small movement and strong Braxton hicks.

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong but "Normal" movement is 10 kicks each hour?

    Op better the be safe.
    Can you get someone to watch your DS whilst you go to the hospital and wait for your Dh?

    Good luck Xx

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    Default 37 weeks- no or small movement and strong Braxton hicks.

    She could be sleeping. And it's possible you are so used to the kicks that when you were distracted doing other things you didn't really register the feelings. I know with DD I would sometimes think I haven't felt her in ages but it was always when I had been super busy.
    Call the hospital though of your worried, the midwives might give you some advice on annoying bub so she will wake up and move around and if you still don't feel much movement then they will probably get you to come in. I know as bub gets less room though the movements can get a bit less sharp and bub can't kick out and move as much.

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    Default 37 weeks- no or small movement and strong Braxton hicks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachell View Post
    Someone correct me if I'm wrong but "Normal" movement is 10 kicks each hour?

    Op better the be safe.
    Can you get someone to watch your DS whilst you go to the hospital and wait for your Dh?

    Good luck Xx
    Not necessarily as baby's are asleep for some of those hours.

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    That's the second time recently I've heard of "10 kicks in an hour". I assume it means 10 actual kicks/nudges rather than 10 sessions of movement... but then wouldn't there also be whole hours where bub could be asleep?

    Noticing bub 4 times in 2 hours sounds reassuring - and it's not like there's much room in there at 37 weeks to stretch out!

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    Default 37 weeks- no or small movement and strong Braxton hicks.

    Quote Originally Posted by kochanski View Post
    That's the second time recently I've heard of "10 kicks in an hour". I assume it means 10 actual kicks/nudges rather than 10 sessions of movement... but then wouldn't there also be whole hours where bub could be asleep?

    Noticing bub 4 times in 2 hours sounds reassuring - and it's not like there's much room in there at 37 weeks to stretch out!
    I can't be 100% sure.
    But I remember calling my hospital one night after not feeling much movement all day and was told the 10 kicks thing, I called them back after an hoy and I had 2 kicks..
    Got sent in and put on the monitors and she wasn't kicking much but all ultrasounds etc showed she was fine.
    In the end it was just because I had taken some antihistamines that had passed onto bub and made her drowsy.
    The 10 kicks per hour just rings a bell.
    But I agree if bubs sleeping etc and being 37 weeks kicks could be down.
    10 kicks per hour must just be a guideline?

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    When i have been concerned about lack of movement my midwife asks if I have felt 10 movements over 12 hours. She says that it normal to have long periods without movement.

    I can also remember days whe I have had a lot of tightenings that bub can be quieter. Same can be said for days when I am busy. Baby gets rocked to sleep while on the move.

    You can always call midwife or hospital if concerned.

    Hope bub kicks and wiggles to reassure you.


 

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