Is fetal movement supposed to slow down when the end is near?
I had heard/read that fetal movement was supposed to slow down when delivery was near. I am experiencing just the opposite. My little girl is due Monday and is more active then ever. Does this mean she's no where near ready to be born??? Someone please tell me that is not the case ... I'm barely hanging on here!
i dont believe that always that happens. with my daughter 4 yrs ago she slowed down alot before i had her but with my son he was very active, he moved around more it seemed which was werid and so i think it works both ways.
I don't think it is uncommon to happen either way ... they say the only reason for the decrease (if there is one) is because they are running low on room. Babies vary so much in size (as do us mommies), so the baby's size and our size internally can certainly effect whether or not the baby's movements are reduced. Good luck!
My Dr advice me towards the end of each pregnancy to contact them if I noticed a change in movement either way. My daughter remained about the same. My son's movements increased dramatically and were very different. The cord was around his neck twice and I needed an emergency c-section.
If you are concerned please call your Dr.
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