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Very uncomfortable and cant sleep. Is there any way i can keep this baby from kicking inside my belly so much?

im in the middle of my pregnancy and i was wondering if there is anything i can do or take to keep the baby from kicking and moving around so much; it is so uncomfortable and it is like non stop some nights that i cant sleep. i already take Benadryl at night for a sleep aid but it still keeps me from falling asleep. like for example: playing relaxing music; or is there a fetal relaxant supplement or something like that? i would ask my doctor but i dont want to wait for another appointment.

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Ah, the joys of pregnancy! When you're up and moving around, the baby is being rocked and wants to sleep. When you go to bed, you are still, and the baby wakes up and wants to move around. I don't think anything can be done about it. It's just something mommies have to deal with.

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Great answer! Ain't it the truth? I remember lying on my side, and my baby's feet were on the mattress-side of my belly. He literally jumped on the bed! It's funny now that he is 25, not so funny that night....O.o
Have a star, my fellow mom!
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Not much. But, I did notice that my endocrine system affected my babies.
When I had a jolt of adrenalin, the baby jumped. So, I tried to meditate to be more calm. The baby relaxed with me. Worth a try. It worked for me.
I wish you luck on this. It is no fun to be so uncomfortable.
I also wish you a healthy, happy, beautiful baby.
CONGRATULATIONS!

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Great answer. Meditating, yoga, are all great things to do.
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stop drinking anything with caffeine in it

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Kick it back.

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Silly you!
I was able to tickle my daughter whenever I could find her touschy. It was hilarious! Figure out where the butt is and tickle away. She would kick like mad! I loved being pregnant. I love being a mom. I love being a grandma. Life is beautiful.
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Aww, that's cute. :) I loved being pregnant, too, and love being a mom. Not grandma yet.....that I know of! :O
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Stop taking drugs to calm your baby down. Take a warm bath, warm milk, but do not take drugs!! It's a natural thing for your baby to be moving around thank The Lord you have that happening.

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Thanks candybar! I forgot to mention that, and I got distracted. The edit time went away before I could bring it up. Star!
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You bet!!
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you shouldnt take that stuff, it affects the baby, ginger-root and lemon, drink it warm would relax the baby, dont drink too much,it makes you pee a lot. just twice a week,but be happy the little joy is active.

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Thank you! I forgot to mention the Benadryl. No one should take over the counter meds w/out doctor supervision.
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you shouldnt take that stuff, it affects the baby, ginger-root and lemon, drink it warm would relax the baby, dont drink too much,it makes you pee a lot. just twice a week,but be happy the little joy is active
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Yes! I always knew that the movement meant health and vigor. Back when I was expecting, the herbal alternatives had not been explored. I am so glad you added this. ( My house went nuts before I could edit my answer.) Thank you again. I love giving stars!
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Yes, I had six kids and here is what worked for me. Try taking a warm bath and while you are soaking in the tub, drink a cup of warm chamomile tea with two tea bags. Then when you get out of the tub, wrap up warmly, place a heating pad or a hot water bottle on your tummy and get under lots of covers. The warmth will usually lull the baby to sleep, so you can get some rest. Good luck and I hope you get some sleep.

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Babies are lulled to sleep all day by your movements and their wake time is at night while your resting. Seems unfair but it doesn't last long. You'll get even less rest when baby is born. Rest more in day if possible and sleep with nice music baby can hear.

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