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Is it normal for my baby to stop moving for a whole day at 26 weeks?
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Is it normal for my baby to stop moving for a whole day at 26 weeks?

I'm pregnant with my 2nd boy and am at 26 weeks. I've been feeling him move now for about 4 weeks but sometimes, I don't feel him move for an entire day. Is this normal for as far along as I am? Is he just taking a break, or is he just too small still for me to always feel him move. Also, should my breasts be leaking colostrum already? With my first born that didn't start until after I had him.
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he could be too small to feel all his movements or laying in a position that makes it hard for you to feel him or he may be asleep never leave it two long if you are worried about his movements get it checked out that night never put it off a wee tip if you have not felt him move drink a glass of ice water or i used to sit with my legs up close to my tummy that way i seamed to feel them move better
i dont know about the colostrum i first noticed it about 28 week with my first and i'm still feeding her now so i was feeding her throught my second pregancy and feeding both now so i dont know that to expect 2 time  
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Hi, I went through that with my second also. Except I was farther along when i had the problem. I think it is possible he is still too little to constantly feel moving around. But I agree with neasyc, when you are concerned just to make sure drink some water or eat something and sit for a while and do a kick count. sometimes when we are moving around its hard to feel that they are too.
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I always worry about this too.  I've read though that your baby is actually most restful when you are the most active.  It's kind of like when you rock a baby.  It's the same concept.  You being active is like rocking a baby to sleep.  Try laying down and being really still.  Also when I eat, my babies go crazy.  I went to the Dr. worried about this when I was like 22 or 23 weeks with my 4th.  I was really worried.  My Dr. did a quick scan in his office and told me I needed to eat breakfast.  He said it was important.  She wasn't very active that morning and I hadn't eaten anything.  She later more than made up for it!!!!  My babies keep me up before they are even born!!
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Oh, of course if you are really worried about it, I would contact your Dr. just to be safe.  I did and I felt better after.
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One way to make sure everything is okay is to drink 8 ounces of ice cold water and eat something with a little sugar (like fruit). Lay down for an hour, on your side, and count how many movements you feel. Your baby could just be very restful today or has moved somewhere in the uterus where you can't feel him as well (he could be facing your back and kicking at the placenta, so you don't feel anything).

Try doing that and let us know if you count ten or more movements in that hour. Chances are you'll feel him rolling all over the place, so much you won't even be able to count!
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Thanks for your help ladies, I just wanted to let you know that he started wiggling around today and I can feel him again, whew, but the reassurance you gals gave me really helped ease my mind. I try to stay away from caffiene but I drank a coke this morning and he got really active for me. It's so hard being a woman! LOL- but thanks to you all for helping me out, and I also noticed that if I lay on my side, he kicks more. Just had to figure out what would make him move and now that I know, it will help me out should I have this worry again. I wouldn't have normally freaked out but my husband and I have lost 2 babies between my 4 year old son and this unborn boy, so my fears are a little greater than usual. Thanks again and good luck to all with all the little angels in the world!
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Every morning when I wake up I can feel my baby kicking already, but this morning she hasn't moved at all. I'm really worried, she always moves. Why not now?
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I'm only 22weeks pregnant, some people say my baby shouldn't be moving until I'm 30 weeks. Yet I'm use to feeling her move around, could something be wrong? Please advise me I'm very worried. I would go see a doctor, but I have no trasportation. Please help me know. This is my first being pregnant.
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The colostrum leaking is perfectly normal, just means your breasts are getting ready to supply your baby with food. It doesnt matter its happening earlier than your previous pregnancy as all pregnancies are different.
I don't know if its normal if a baby doesnt move everyday, but there are a few factors that can prevent the baby from moving which i experienced myself.
These are the following:
a) As he still has lots of room, he could be moving, but may be at the back, so your not feelingit
b) He may be moving lightly when you are asleep, so arnt aware of it
c) Stress affects the baby and the dont move very often if you are stressed.
d) He could be a very sleepy baby, and just spend the whole of one day sleeping.

As long as your bump is still growing and you are still feeling him, do not be alarmed.

If you dont feel him move for a few days in a row, go along to the hospital to check he is ok.

I had a very stressful pregnancy thanks to my mother in law and at 26 weeks i didnt feel my baby move for 5 days. Thankfully he was fine, but it just shows how much the baby is affected when the mother is under a lot of strain.

Good luck to you
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well its normal to feel them moving around 20 weeks...and its always a concern when they stop although doctors tell you not to be too worried about it until your about 26 weeks or so...are you on medicaid or something where you can arrange for free transportation? how are you getting to the doctor normally?
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this is my 2nd child and at around 16 weeks i could feel her move for about 2 weeks lots of times in the day but now i have not felt her for about 4 days now and just gettin sharp pains .... i phoned the mid wifes at the hospital and thay said dont  worry only if your over 26 weeks phone us .... but really am worryed now ... what shall i do ?
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Only thing you can do is wait it out or ask your doctor to please let you come in and maybe listen to the heartbeat. I'd also seriously consider speaking to your doctor about listening to your concerns and helping put you at ease. I know I wouldn't want to be with a doctor that wouldn't simply have me come in to reassure me. The maternity ward (L&D) won't let you in to be monitored until after 20 weeks so that is out. I wouldn't be too concerned though since at 16 weeks the baby is still pretty small and can easy hide places where you aren't going to feel much kicking. I was only 98lbs before I got pregnant and at 20 weeks I didn't feel her for 3 days and went to the hospital. They gave me an ultrasound which to my surprised showed a kicking baby but because of her position I couldn't feel it.
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Im 30weeks an my baby real hasnt been moving wats going on om scared
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1936698_tn?1333918793
This post was from 2007.
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Hi all , I'm 33 weeks 2 days I have been feeling movement all day everyday for the last few weeks I havnt felt any movement since yesterday tea time and still havnt felt anything today I had a scan yesterday morning as I was measuring small but everything was ok but since then I've had no mivement, anyone else experienced this ? I've been in tears all morning x
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This post was from 2007, and again in 2010. But if your worried call your doc, drink some oj n relax, do what you can to get baby kicking and if it doesn't with take a trip to the doc to monitor baby:-)
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Today I woke up feeling weird and I'm only six months I wasn't feeling my baby I was afraid because my baby s very active maybe is because I haven't ate nothing but I just felt him so I'm ok now
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I spent $50 and bought a Fetal Doppler.  That has saved my sanity!  When she stopped moving for a day, I just listen to her heart beat a few times a day and keep going.  I'm still worried that I haven't felt her as much, but I'm hoping she's just facing my back.
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