Health Tip Diabetes During Pregnancy

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Baby Moves a Lot in My Belly

My baby kicks my belly very little, but moves a lot lately. Sometimes I felt him moves to the left side, and some other times to the right side. I started feeling this movement when I reach 26 weeks pregnant. You know, the side that he loves the most is my right side. I wonder why, mmm…

Instead of that, I also felt a few soft touching and tickling movement at a different place simultaneously. Sometimes, I felt like he tickles me at my waist and sometimes, I felt like he is touching me at my button and my lower abdomen. And of course, all of this movement causes me no pain at all, but makes me smiling like a proud mom. Hehehe…

I have told the nurse all about the movement on my latest visit to the clinic, last July 30, 2006. Wonder what she told me? Not much. She only told me that my baby is fully grown now and she asks me to lay on a bed for physical examination. My womb height is ok (about 28 cm), and she also rub a device on my belly. As she rubs the device, I heard my baby’s heart beat. His heart beat sounds quite fast, and furious.

Next, the nurse says nothing about the sounds and physical examination. But, she gave me a piece of form to be filled starts on that very same day, until the delivery day. It is a form of a few columns. I was needed to tick a column each time my baby moves or kicks my belly starts from 9 am t 9 pm every day. I only have to tick for the first 10 movements or kicks and write the time for the tenth (last) move.

Later, she told me that a normal mother will only starts filling the same form when they reach 32 weeks, but a mother with GDM will have to starts at 28 weeks.

Lastly, she advised me to hurry to the hospital if my baby does not move or move less than 10 moves after 9 am to 9 pm. She also repeat the same advised she gave me on my last visit, which is to immediately go to the hospital if I feel my baby unmoving (no moves or kicks), feel pain in belly (extraordinary pain), or still don’t give birth as the EDD date (overdue delivery).