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Baby movement during contraction?
Does anyone know if there should be baby movement during a contraction or should the baby stop moving? Or is there no rule of thumb.
Also what does the heartbeat do during does it go up or down? Also before and afterthe contracton?
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I have always experienced fetal movement during labor.  I'm not aware of any 'rule of thumb' w/fetal movement and contractions.  Both of my babies heart rate decreased slighty during contractions.  If the heart rate decreases significantly, it is not safe, and can indicate a potential problem....such as the umbilical cord around the neck.  This will sometimes result in a csection.  

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I was wondering about just the contractions I am having when I'm at home the Braxton Hicks I guess.
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Real contractions feel exactly like period cramps.  Are you having cramps?  
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I had some false labor on Monday night, but I knew it was false labor cause when I walked around they subsided.
Yes they did feel like period cramps. But I knew real contractions dont go away when you walk around so I stayed home.
I was just wondering about the baby movement, cause he will be moving then I will have a braxton hicks and then he will stop moving, then start moving again.
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Usually you won't feel the baby moving at the exact minute as the contraction, b/c of the way your uterus hardens with them.  Sometimes the hardness and the pain during the contraction makes it difficult to feel the baby move.  Then it relaxes, and you will feel the baby again.

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Thanks
Thats what I was thinking.
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My doc wants me to go for a non stress test.
Should the babies heart rate increase with both the contraction and when they move?
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