Posted by: Patricia | 2004/12/21

constant movement of baby

hi everyone

this is my first pregnancy and the question may sound a bit stupid, but i'm still wondering.... i'm around 18 weeks now and have felt the little one move for the first time about 2-3 weeks ago. at first i only felt movement when i went to bed at night and was totally relaxed. since last friday, however, my baby is in constant motion. i feel the little bumps and kicks even while i am physically active (sweeping floors, doing the washing, etc). hubby says he even felt baby the other night when he put his hand on my stomach while i was sleeping.

are all unborn babies that active? don't they sleep or at least go into a restful state at some time? do you think the little one could be agitated about something? could i be doing something wrong?

strange what a woman can get worried about when she's pregnant... not enough movement and you're worried, too much of it and you're worried as well! thank you anyway for the response.


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Our expert says:
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Lots of movement is a good sign. I am sure the baby does sleep from time to time, but you are more aware of the movements than the silences.

Best wishes

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