Would you like to be on Mumsnet's research panel? We're especially keen for parents-to-be and new parents to join. You can sign up here - there's (nearly) always a great incentive on offer for your views.

Too early to fret about movement?

(6 Posts)
ThinkIveBeenHacked Fri 13-Jun-14 09:06:10

Im 21 weeks with my second and have been feeling good strong movement for ten days or so. It is quite regular - 6/7am for a good hour, bit after lunch at my desk and again about 10pm for a good hour.

For the last 24 hours - nothing. Am concerned but then thinking I might be daft to as a ts still quite early for movement.

Having an ice cold glass of fizzy water now to see of that causes any shifting. Am I right to be cpncerned?

mssleepyhead Fri 13-Jun-14 09:26:02

I think guidance is regular movement around 28 weeks. My little one "disappeared" for about 3 days before our 20 week scan and I was so worried, but he reappeared again and it was true that I noticed a big change in movements after 28 weeks. I'm sure everything's fine but maybe keep aneurysm on it and if you're still worried call your midwife?

LBNM19 Fri 13-Jun-14 10:13:48

Im also 21 weeks only just started to feel movement last few days nothing regular, just here and there and very slight. Hope that makes you feel a bit better xx

squizita Fri 13-Jun-14 11:52:13

Yeah i rang about this time with mine, apparently they are so small they can float over to the placenta side and be moving without you knowing! Saw it with my own eyes on a scan too - she was moving, I felt nothing.

You have to be 27/8 weeks to 'expect' patterns or daily movement. And now I get some where I see it before I feel it, and get less in the morning more in the night ... so even then it's not a neat "5 kicks an hour" thing!

VJONES1985 Fri 13-Jun-14 14:06:27

It's too early, I think. I first felt movement at 16 weeks but at 21 weeks, there was no real pattern. I think it was another few weeks until I felt it daily.

Midwifeonrun Fri 13-Jun-14 17:53:23

Mine did the same, it'll just be hiding. From 28 weeks you should have a regular pattern. But if your fretting give your midwife/maternity assessment a ring for some reassurance.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now