As you look down at your burgeoning belly, you might notice a leg or arm poke out or punch you. Other times, you might sense a quietness that makes you wonder just what is going on inside. By this time, your baby has become so big and takes up so much room in your uterus that they have little room to move and be active.
Despite the cramped conditions, you should continue to monitor your baby's activity. Make sure that the baby is moving on a daily basis. An absence of activity may be a sign of distress, or it may just mean that the baby is tired. Talk to your health care provider for instructions on how to monitor your baby's movements.
Note: If you do not feel your baby's movements at all or suddenly sense frantic activity, call your doctor without delay.