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Is a big increase in fetal movement a sign of labor?

I'm 39 weeks and 3 days. On Friday I was 2 cm. dilated. I've been doing everything just as normal today, but my baby has been awake for almost the entire day! He's been super active.

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Asked by Em_Shannon at 9:56 PM on Jul. 12, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • i think usually they slow down, but it may depend on the baby

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 10:02 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • Not for me. My kids got super still before delivery.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 10:03 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • Its usually a. Decrease in movement.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 10:15 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • they usually stop moving around and drop...except my son who refused to drop or slow down even at 42 weeks

    Answer by alotleft2do at 10:22 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • With three of my pregnancies, they decreased in movement. With my third pregnancy, my boys were moving all the time, but I delivered them at 32 weeks.

    Answer by ValMommy17 at 10:30 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • my son stopped moving when i went into labor.

    Answer by Meghan6391 at 11:20 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • I've heard that the baby decreases his/her movements before labor but they should still move around, just not as much. I wouldnt know from experience though. My daughter wasnt very active and she moved just the same before my water broke. I'm 39 weeks with my 2nd baby and he has slowed down some the past 2 days. He's a very active one too lol.

    Answer by SMG1120 at 11:22 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • Thank you! He's been still for about the past month except for today. He's dropped quite a bit and I'm starting to think that all the movement has been him turning around to face back.

    Comment by Em_Shannon (original poster) at 11:24 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • Every baby is different, It could mean that! GL to you!

    Answer by Proudnewmommy11 at 2:14 AM on Jul. 13, 2011

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