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38 weeks, odd feeling...

(10 Posts)
TheFace Mon 23-Jun-14 19:18:02

Has anyone had an 'odd' feeling? The only way to describe it would be butterfly's in my tummy and just a general sense of feeling off.

I've not had any pain but baby's movements have slowed down, which I've heard is normal.

Has anyone else had this?

BlueSkyandRain Mon 23-Jun-14 19:26:29

I don't want to worry you, but it is not normal for a baby's movements to slow down, and it can be a sign of problems. Please go and get checked out - if you call labour ward & tell them movements have slowed down (& that you feel 'off') they will definitely want to check you promptly. Please don't ignore it or wait and see.

marmitelover Mon 23-Jun-14 19:34:03

Second that from Bluesky. Movements should be checked and 'feeling odd' might (but only might) be the early warning signs of something else. Has your BP been checked recently? Better to be patronised by a mw who tells you not to fret rather than risk it.

hartmel Mon 23-Jun-14 22:27:01

That does not sound normal! Call maternity unit..

Better be safe then sorry..

A family didn't go in because movement has slowed. She thought it is normal well after 3 days she had an appt with her consultant and baby was dead.. After she delivered him (at 34 weeks) they found out that he was dead already for 3 days he died the day movements slowed down..
Sorry didn't want to scare you but better get it checked out.. Especially as you feel off

VJONES1985 Mon 23-Jun-14 22:32:37

In my book (What to Expect...) it says movements do slow down towards the end because baby is too big to do much other than the odd kick or punch..?

Observer78 Mon 23-Jun-14 22:36:44

Their vigour may slow, not frequency. Always have such changes investigated.
Our midwives (plural as have a private & NHS one) have stressed to be on the side if caution. They'd rather see you and send you back home happy, than allow you to sit and worry.
All the best!

Monkeybrain10 Mon 23-Jun-14 22:38:39

I have read that too...that movements will slow due to less space. if baby's still moving your main concern is you feeling odd. Definitely worth being checked out.

Iswallowedawatermelon Mon 23-Jun-14 23:17:39

I've found that the movements have changed in that he can't 'roll' around with his whole body as he used to. But the kicks and 'bum bumps' are very strong and firm and the movement pattern is the same as before (less movements in the morning, more in the afternoon, lots at night same as before). So that ties in with less space. Just sharing, as am nearly 40 weeks.

starfishmummy Mon 23-Jun-14 23:26:24

Just listen to your body and get it checked. Please.
It may be nothing (and I hope that it is) but better safe than sorry

4littleones Tue 24-Jun-14 00:56:50

it's probably nothing but please get checked. I'm 38 weeks and still getting lots of strong movements.

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