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    Default Quiet baby - should I be worried?

    Hi all,

    I'm almost 34 weeks with my first & she is a fairly active baby in the mornings, after I eat and mostly at night in bed except today

    She was nice and active yesterday but I've been in bed waiting, waiting & waiting with not so much as a peep!

    I am starting to get worried now, should I wait til morning and if still nothing go to emergency or is it normal for them to go quiet? We were told today it could be her going quiet as she is getting ready to come!

    Any advice appreciated!

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    Hi Miraclemakers, DEFINITELY pop into your delivering hospital or midwife and asked to be put on the monitor. It's no skin to them, and they'll be glad you popped in rather than worrying away. It is not normal for a bub to go totally quiet, though they have their few hours of rest during rest cycles, and can slow down once the space reduces as they get bigger.

    Have a drink of cordial or some sugary food, and that may wake up bubs. Either way, though, if bubs has quietened considerably compared to usual movements, it pays to get a check. Please, please do.

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    Default Quiet baby - should I be worried?

    Have you felt reduced movement? Or zero movement?

    Reduced movement can be quite common and normal. Bubs just having a quiet day, you too busy to notice much etc.

    If you've had zero movement, please call your care providers to discuss.

    You should be able to count 10 movements in 24hrs.

    All the best & please let us know how you go.

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    Default Quiet baby - should I be worried?

    If there is reduced movement you should go and get checked out now

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    Please do give them a ring and pop it for a check. It happened to me at 36 weeks and it's not good. Do not delay anymore.

    All the best!

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    Please do give them a ring and pop it for a check. It happened to me at 36 weeks and it's not good. Do not delay anymore.

    All the best!

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    I had this at about 34 weeks too, or thereabouts. I had two or three days where I had barely any movement, I was a bit worried because he got into a routine of kicking the daylights out of me in the morning and before bed. So I tried having something sugary, didn't do anything. Tried (softly of course) giving him gentle coaxing pokes. Nothing. I'd get one little nudge here and there but that was about it. Decided to eat a curry beef pie see if the hot would work and nope. Okay little guy you leave me no choice, I'm bringing in the big guns, and ate a whole lemon (yuuummmm) and THaT got him moving like crazy!! and haven't had a scare ever since

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    Default Quiet baby - should I be worried?

    I had this with DS2 at 35 weeks. He was very quiet one day. I had a big drink of ice old coke with ice and laid down on the couch. He started moving within 10 mins. I was very busy and hadn't had the time to notice him moving. If you are very worried though please call the hospital.

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    As what Missie_Mack ^ has said, if ever I was worried after the 30 week mark, I would do movement counts. Some Smart phones even have movement count apps you can use.

    I also found that when I had had a particularly busy day I wouldn't notice or feel the baby as much as usual, so would have a sugary drink to see if that got bub moving again to alleviate my concerns.

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    Default Re: Quiet baby - should I be worried?

    My midwife told me to have an ice cold drink and sit still for an hour.
    Works every time for me.

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