What causes excessive fetal movement?
The origin of the excessive fetal movements is unknown; they may represent fetal seizures induced by asphyxia or infection, an attempt to release cord entanglement or a change in fetal behaviour (inducing signs of distress) in response to a noxious stimulus.
What do womb seizures feel like?
They felt like small flutters, very rhytmic and frequent (not like when the baby would kick me) and they would go away and come back almost each day.
Does a very active fetus mean anything?
Generally, an active baby is a healthy baby. The movement is your baby exercising to promote healthy bone and joint development. All pregnancies and all babies are different, but it’s unlikely that lots of activity means anything other than your baby is growing in size and strength.
Is it possible for a fetus to have a seizure?
Fetal seizure is a very rare prenatal finding and associated with an almost invariably poor outcome, the most common causes being hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, congenital anomalies of either the central nervous system (CNS) or musculoskeletal system, and metabolic disorders.
Can a baby have a stroke in the womb?
A perinatal stroke, one that occurs in the womb or within the first month after birth, can cause brain damage that leads to cerebral palsy. The signs of a stroke in a fetus or newborn may not be obvious and the possible complications are wide-ranging.
What does it mean if baby is not very active in womb?
Causes of decreased movements But there are other more potentially serious reasons that your baby might not be moving around as much. Your baby’s growth might have slowed down. Or there could be a problem with your baby’s placenta or with your uterus.
Should I be concerned about increased fetal movement?
It’s not likely your baby can move too much. The important thing is to be aware of your baby’s usual pattern of movements. Any changes to this pattern of movements should be checked by a midwife or doctor.
Why do I feel fluttering in my lower abdomen?
A feeling of fluttering or twitching in your abdomen may be a sign your digestive tract is experiencing an allergic reaction to something you ate. It’s uncommon, but these feelings can be related to celiac disease, or an abnormal reaction to gluten.