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December 11th, 2012, 12:07 PM
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Is it normal for them to slow down the closer you get to delivery? I'm assuming she's just running out of room but it still freaks me out. I mean, I had to down a cup of ice water and some mountain dew last night to get her going. I guess it could be all the time I'm up walking around now with the move I just don't notice or something. But it scared the crap out me, I was thisclose to going in last night because I couldn't get her to move.


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December 11th, 2012, 12:25 PM
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Looking back that was one of my first signs and the cause of my first visit to L&D in the string of visits right before her birth. If you are worried though I would go and get checked. I'm sure everything is just fine but I'm a bit of a worry wart myself hence my 3 visits in 3 days lol.
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December 11th, 2012, 12:29 PM
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I'm still pregs so I don't know about what happens right before labor. But they should definitely not stop moving. I know my little guys has days where he looks like he's going to tear through my belly button and other days he barely moves at all (Unless daddy talks to him, or the cold sugary drink trick)

I think sometimes we miss the movements if we're busy, theres definitely less space and they have a personality already. And they are human so some days theyre probably going to be lazy and some days bursting with energy

But obviously always go in if you haven't felt anything!!
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December 11th, 2012, 01:16 PM
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I haven't had the baby yet, but I have noticed a decrease in movement over the last day. Almost enough for me to be worried, so I'm taking it easy today and trying to see if I feel anything. I felt something earlier, but not as much as I normally do so I'm giving it just a little longer before I call.
I was walking a bunch yesterday, which gave me some back pain and contractions.. So maybe she's just freaked out from that?

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December 11th, 2012, 01:39 PM
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Yeah I don't feel her move a whole lot during the day, but as long as I'm still feeling her during what has always been her active spot of the day I don't worry about it. I assume they're running out of room and just isn't moving as much.
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December 11th, 2012, 01:43 PM
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Shes still moving, its just not nearly as much and takes some coercing this last couple days.


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December 11th, 2012, 01:56 PM
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I had quite a decrease before going into labor. I could still feel movements but they were fewer and further between.
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December 11th, 2012, 02:24 PM
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This is worrying me too recently, I dont want to go in and waste peoples time but I panic at least once a day then she always starts moving just before I think I'll call the hospital. Little rascal!!

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December 11th, 2012, 02:42 PM
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Yep, slowing wayyyyyyy down. I had my NST on Monday and told them that Sunday and that Monday morning she had been very quiet with little movement. As you can guess, we passed the NST with flying colors and she was moving, I could hear the swipes, but they were smaller movements and I think I was looking for the big alien movements.
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December 11th, 2012, 04:34 PM
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Yes, decreased movement is a sign. Its a combination of running out of room and descending into birth canal.
Samantha's movements decreased. It turned out she was moving based on the NST's I just couldnt feel all the movements it was more like squirms and wiggles.

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December 11th, 2012, 10:59 PM
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Ummm, I dont think so. B had been my most active baby the whole pregnancy.

Mommy to Charlotte (b. 12/15/2008)
and Clara (b. 11/28/2010)
and Benjamin (b. 12/11/2012)
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December 12th, 2012, 02:26 AM
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Kenso slowed down the last few weeks before I had him, but he was still moving around enough that I didn't feel the need to call the Dr. He was also really low to begin with and then he got even lower which probably attributed to the decrease in movement. I definitely had a few glasses of ice water toward the end there just to make sure he was still moving because it made me paranoid. I was sure I had low fluid or something because he wasn't moving as much, but when they broke my water at the hospital it was like niagara falls!
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