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im 29 weeks pregnant.....

and how much should the baby move. cause mine don't move that much

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Asked by Tricia737 at 7:50 PM on Jan. 25, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • As you get further along the baby can run out of room so he/she may not move as much anymore. Here is some more in depth info :

    Once you're in your third trimester, some practitioners will recommend that you spend some time each day counting your baby's kicks. There are lots of different ways to do these "kick counts," so ask for specific instructions.

    Here's one common approach: Choose a time of day when your baby tends to be active. (Ideally, you'll want to do the counts at roughly the same time each day.) Sit quietly or lie on your side so you won't get distracted. Time how long it takes for you to feel ten distinct movements – kicks, punches, and whole body movements all count. If you don't feel ten movements in two hours, stop counting and call your midwife or doctor.


    Answer by elffyefli at 7:54 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • i believe you ideally want to feel 8-10 kicks within 2 hours..however if this is your first baby it might still be hard to distinguish between whats really a kick or not

    Answer by dmdemes at 7:55 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • yes this is my first baby

    Comment by Tricia737 (original poster) at 7:57 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • if the baby has never moved that much i wouldn't be concerned.. if the baby was moving alot and suddenly stopped you could do a kick count and ask your dr if it is normal. Don't hesitate to call the dr, they know were crazy sometimes!

    Answer by dmdemes at 8:10 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • This is my first baby... I feel her kicks very well. You say it doesn't move much... so you must know what it feels like. Just drink a little caffeine. It may help.

    Answer by bbycrazy at 8:11 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • my first child hardly ever moved, i thought it was really weird, he was a boy, but im having a girl this time around and she wont stop moving... it should be fine, ask your doctor. mine asks if shes moving just fine and everything, but its your first one, so how can you be sure to know how much is right?

    Answer by shannonrenee09 at 8:21 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

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