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Baby Jittery Makes Movements
My baby is very jittery and frequently makes sudden, quick movements. Is this normal for an infant?
Yes: This is sounds normal (especially if it is intermittent & not constant). Your baby's central nervous system is not fully mature, and it is common for her to make short, jerky movements in response to sudden or loud noises. Most babies have a prominent "moro" reflex (a normal newborn "startle" reflex) that lasts up to 6 months of age. If persistent or severe (full body shaking) consult your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is considered frantic fetal movement? 29w5d baby makes some sudden, repetitive, hard movements that shake me over. Like jabs. Distress? Seizures?
Can babies get seizures while in utero? Will that continue affecting them once they're born? 27w pregnant, baby makes erratic movements/twitches.
Usually goes away: Normal newborn jitteriness which is characterized by trembling with crying, usually goes away on its own by 1-2 months of age. Jitteriness that cannot be stopped by sucking or persists beyond 2 months of age could indicate abnormal jitteriness, in addition, newborns within the first 24 hours of life could have jitteriness due to hypoglycemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm just starting to feel baby move but when he kicks or moves it tends to hurt a little or is it just shocking first movements?
32 wkspreg.Now adays i feel my baby is not that much active compared to prev wks. But i feel his movements some times. Is this normal?
Kick counts: As the baby develops more regular sleep patterns and the room inside your uterus becomes smaller, the movements you notice may decrease. In general though 6-10 movements the hour after you eat is a good kick count. It would be wise to discuss the level of movements with your OB provider to see if antenatal testing is suggested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Call ob: and have them check you and the baby to make sure everything is ok. ...Read more
Poor description: Babies have a lot of random movements that are designed to preserve muscle mass & function until the nervous system matures enough to use them in more refined ways.Maturity progresses top down &from the middle outward.Stiff reflex movement in the legs lessens to allow getting to standing by 9-10mo.`the refined movements needed to cut with scissors doesn't come in until age 6-8. ...Read more
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