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32 WEEKS AND NO! MOVEMENT!

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32 weeks. No movement. What is going on?

I am having a beautiful, healthy baby girl. I am 32 weeks pregnant (as of today) and my baby has been pretty active. I have been feeling my babies movements ever since my 22nd week.

She is pretty active during the daytime but extremely active at night. Hit midnight, like clock work, she is tossing, turning, tumbling, shifting sides all that good stuff. Her strong activity literally wakes me up during my sleep.

Well, the last time I felt my baby move was 9:00pm last night. I didn't feel her movements for long, just a couple kicks here and there. Around midnight, I laid down to go to sleep and I remember thinking to myself how awkward it was that she wasn't moving. Well I ended up falling asleep. During my "midnight potty breaks" I remember saying to myself how It is completely abnormal that she isn't active. I started getting a little worried. I then laid on my back and started jiggling my stomach. Nothing! Once again, I ended up falling asleep. When I woke up this morning, I still hadn't felt any movements. So I got up, got a glass of water and laid back down. I again, started jiggling my stomach trying to wake her up. Nothing!

I called my mom and explained what happened and she said that it could of just been I was really tired that I didn't feel her movements during the night. I took that into consideration because I have been completely exhausted. So she just told me to just monitor her movements closely today. If her activity doesn't pick up, then we can really worry.

I have been really focusing on my babies movements all throughout the day and I again, haven't noticed anything. I've eaten and drank plenty so I am not sure what is going on.

Around 9:00PM I decided that I was going to try orange juice. I heard that orange juice really "hypes" the baby up. I was relieved because I did feel something but it lasted for less then a min. She just gave a good couple of kicks (or turns) and that was it. Now we are back to square one.

My question for you is, should I go to the ER to have them put me on a fetal monitorr? Is decreased activity something Drs say to watch out for?

I am just a nervous wreck. Please give me your opinions ASAP!
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replied April 26th, 2008
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whenever you feel that something is wrong, you should bet it checked out. in saying that, i am also 32 weeks, almost 33 weeks and my baby is less active because there is a lot less space. Trust your insticts over the top of anything else.
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replied April 26th, 2008
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sometimes babies just have lazy days, id say if you could get her to move she should be ok, but if your worried get it checked out, its always better to be safe rather then sorry
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replied June 26th, 2008
Yes at this stage you are suppposed to minotor the number of kicks you feel and contact your doc if there is a significant decrese. I am 27 weeks and have also unneccisarily scared myself over the same thing. I was poking wiggling my tummy drinking juice and all that to get some movement. Finally getting a couple small kicks that was at least some relief. Turned out to be a lazy day and she was back to moving all around the next day or so. But as a rule decreased activity is a reason to call the doc. Cant you get in to your doctors rather than go to the ER? I would call your doctor if things are not back to normal yet and continue to monitor but dont worry to much sometimes we get a thought in our head and cant relieve it without the doctor telling us we are ok Razz good luck keep us updated
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replied August 12th, 2008
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The things we go through. . .
There are often times when I wonder why my baby decides not to move. If I haven't felt her move in a few hours, I usually begin to worry a little even though everything I have read says that durning the last 8 weeks or so they start moving a lot less due to lack of space and not to expect too much movement during the day.
I have found that generally if I try to get her to move, she won't. In fact if she's already moving and I shake my belly with my hand a little, she'll stop for a while and then start up again later. If she's moving and dad puts his hand on my belly, she'll stop.

But in this case, if you are seriously worried about it, talk to your doctor. Try drinking orange juice or something sugary to get the baby hyper, roll over into different positions so that she'll feel the need to readjust herself.

Hopefully the baby is just comfertable and sees no reason to move at the moment and is wondering what all the fuss is about.
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replied August 12th, 2008
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Go to the hospital ASAP .. at this late stage of the pregnancy you do not want to take any chances. My baby stopped moving and I had to get induced ... luckily I was 42weeks pregnant though. My baby had stopped moving because the placenta stopped working completly if she hadn't of come out when she had of she may of died or become brain damaged.
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replied January 27th, 2009
at 32 weeks there is hardly room left in there but you should still feel at least ten movements a day. babies spend most of their time sleeping .If you do feel worried you should go to your nearest maternity unit and explain whats wrong, you should also see your midwife. x
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replied March 29th, 2010
do not wait if not feeling movement
I realize this is an older post but for those who may be experiencing the same thing.... GO NOW-have heart monitor put on and sonogram run! I am currently waiting on a grandaughter to arrive. Almost time but things were not that way with my other daughter a few months back. We were also told wait a day or so and see if there is a lazy day occuring. If we had not waited I would have already been a grandmother! I am not trying to scare anyone but prompt attention is off essence and non movement is the first sign. There are measures to correct most of these medical issues if taken immediatly
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replied March 24th, 2011
Since this is the first forum that comes up on google, I think that it needs some real answers for mothers to be who are feeling panice. Stressing is not good for you or your baby. You need ten movements within two hours. That is an agreed upon "normal" activity level for the third trimester. If you don't get five in an hour, trying all the tricks, call your doctor. Don't take any risks but don't freak out.
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replied March 24th, 2011
Since this is the first forum that comes up on google, I think that it needs some real answers for mothers to be who are feeling panice. Stressing is not good for you or your baby. You need ten movements within two hours. That is an agreed upon "normal" activity level for the third trimester. If you don't get five in an hour, trying all the tricks, call your doctor. Don't take any risks but don't freak out.
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replied March 1st, 2012
kick counts
Have u been doing your kick counts? (10 movements within 2 hours) my doctor constantly stresses to me that if I do not get 10 kicks within 2 hours then GO TO LABOR AND DELIVERY!!!!!
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replied June 22nd, 2013
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i have been on the featol monitor several times & more often than not everything is okay - I am 32 wks + 3 days & I know as my midwife told me that there is less space in there and wriggling & turning movements will replace kicks due to limited space .. I was told by a midwife/nurse in the hospital (mat asses unit) that to 1 tally for every movement & if I have 10 tally's by end of day all's well .. anything less than that is not good !! don't get stressed out thinking to much into it because baby's can have lazy days from 30 weeks onwards!! .. remember you're blood pressure needs to remain steady so if you get worked up your blood pressure could go up !! .. stay positive everyone!
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