Hyperactive baby at 21 weeks?

I started feeling my baby in the middle of my 18th week. Now I feel her every day, and she is incredibly active! My husband, doctor, and mother and law have all felt her already. When I am laying around just before bed, I swear she is somersaulting in there, she gives me three kicks at a time and yesterday she did that about 5 separate times in 20 minutes.

It's pretty crazy...I love feeling her move but my husband said he Googled that it is normal to feel 10 kicks in 1 hour and she kicks a whole lot more than that. I recently started drinking Coke and coffee again and he is worried it is making her more hyperactive than normal. According to the doctor everything is going well, but does anyone know if caffeine affects her movements? Should I cut back?

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 2:07 pm
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I'm not sure if it does, honestly. I drank some caffeine throughout my pregnancy and never really noticed any change in baby's activity level. Your LO's activity sounds perfectly normal to me! If anything, I would worry about too little movement, not too much :-) 

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 2:36 pm
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Ditto Debbie.  

I'm 28w today and throughout my pregnancy so far the doctors can't get over how active LO is... to the point where my 20 week scan have took 2 hours just to try and get her measurements.  Just stay rest assured that the more active they are the more healthy (so I've been told).  I don't drink coffee but I have a coke once a week and I don't think her activity increases when I eat or don't eat/drink sugar.

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 3:16 pm
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 My little boy was so active all the way up to when I had him. In fact when I was pushing him out, I got his head out and I actually felt him trying to wiggle the rest of himself out on his own! And now it totally makes sense of why he was so hyper in my belly because now that I have him I notice how squirmy he is, even in his sleep :) As for how caffeine affects things I'm not sure. But in my case, I can't have caffeine because it makes him very sensitive to my milk and he doesn't sleep as well at night. You can always try cutting back to see if it makes any difference but you're probably ok with moderate amounts :)

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 12:35 pm

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