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no movement 33 weeks

(24 Posts)
FinalFatmester Sat 30-May-15 15:27:17

I'm having a bit of a panic as haven't felt my baby really move today. I had my whooping cough jab yesterday so don't know if I'm just being paranoid. I was lying in bed this morning and thought it strange that I hadn't felt anything, then I thought I felt a bit of squirming rather than kicking which semi relaxed me, but then not felt any proper kicks all day.
Just had a glass of apple juice followed by a caffeine free coke and still nothing.
Has anyone been to see their midwife for low movement? part of me worries that it would be wasting everyone's time (including Mil who would need to look after dd) and part of me is secretly bricking it as the last time we went in I found out I had a mmc at 11 weeks.
Reduced movement at 30+ weeks is normal though, right?

nannyplumislostinspace Sat 30-May-15 15:33:42

I would call your maternity ward now and go in for monitoring. In all likelihood everything is fine, but you need to get it checked immediately.

No one will think that you are wasting time.

LittleDecoRing Sat 30-May-15 15:34:18

It's never worth sitting there worrying, give your antenatal ward a call. Your MIL won't mind, it's her grandchild. Hope everything is okay flowers

CoperCabana Sat 30-May-15 15:34:42

No, it isn't normal. I expect everything will be fine - baby has just moved or something - but please get checked out. No-one will think you are wasting their time.

DixieNormas Sat 30-May-15 15:36:52

Also have reduced movements checked out

DuchessofAnkh Sat 30-May-15 15:39:06

echo the others - go in for monitoring....

ALSO have orange juice, chocolate and something else like coffee which may get things going but regardless go in for monitoring.

Emus Sat 30-May-15 15:39:24

Hi Final, I've been in twice with reduced movements this time, once at 33 weeks and the other was on Tuesday this week (35 weeks). Both times I went straight to the Day Assessment Unit at the maternity wing of the hospital having called ahead and spoken to them (I believe this is what your midwife might recommend as you need to be monitored for an hour or so).

I, like you, did orange juice and laying on my left side and I did feel some movement but it was dramatically reduced and different. Despite this, I still felt awful about going in and wasting time but equally I was heeding the advice of my midwife who said any change in pattern needs investigating.

The chances are, like me, everything is fine but it is always best to get checked, especially if you know the pattern has changed. Look on your notes and give your Day Assessment ward a call and see what they advise. They will always say it's best to go in for monitoring if you are concerned - it's part of their job after all too.

Try not to panic (easier said than done I know). X

fairgroundsnack Sat 30-May-15 15:40:28

Please go in and get checked out. You won't be wasting anyone's time.

ARV1981 Sat 30-May-15 15:44:40

Please get it checked out. You're definitely not wasting anyone's time. Better to go and be reassured.

FinalFatmester Sat 30-May-15 15:45:55

thanks for your replies. baby has just had hiccups, does that count as movement?

Iloveonionchutney Sat 30-May-15 15:47:21

It's not a waste of time, reduced movements isn't normal at any stage, probably just a change of position but definitely worth getting checked. Let us know how you get on.

OhEmGeee Sat 30-May-15 15:48:23

OP, anything that is different please go and get checked out. No one will think it is a waste of time. I went when I was pregnant and got put on the monitor for a while, the midwives were lovely.

Any lack of movement should always be checked so please ring.

timeforacheckup Sat 30-May-15 15:49:53

I don't think they count hiccups as movement. Please get checked out - they won't mind. Also the count the kicks website is very helpful.

Springtimemama Sat 30-May-15 15:51:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Quiero Sat 30-May-15 15:52:50

I went in with reduced movement and was told it was absolutely the right thing to do. Everything was fine and I never once felt that I was wasting anyone's time. Please just go.

FinalFatmester Sat 30-May-15 15:55:06

Ok thanks I've just rung and they said to go in. Will let you know.

notapizzaeater Sat 30-May-15 15:55:28

Go and get checked if nothing else than for piece of mind. I went in for checking for this and the midwife told me they'd rather have 100s checks than one missed baby.

MissTwister Sat 30-May-15 15:55:53

Hiccups don't count sorry. I've been twice so far and only 31 weeks! Most likely outcome is everything is fine but you do need to go and be seen. Update us later xx

Quiero Sat 30-May-15 15:57:56

Good luck Final as soon as you get lay down and they get the monitor on the baby will start doing backflips. That's how these little buggers roll!

FinalFatmester Sat 30-May-15 19:12:48

Well I went in and was put on the monitor - all fine. phew! grin
I have to admit though, without trying to generalise, I do find the midwives at my hospital (doesn't have a very good reputation) very unwelcoming and always make me feel a bit rubbish. Having gone though one birth and a miscarriage already, it's making me nervous about the big day. I was watching them answering the phone and they were so rude and making facing about the person on the phone. sad
Oh well, as long as everything is ok that's the main thing I guess. My midwife I see at the docs is lovely.
Thanks for your comments!

ImnotawitchImyourwife Sat 30-May-15 20:18:13

So glade everything's ok Final. Hope the rest of your pregnancy is stress free and that a lovely, thoughtful midwife is on shift for you on the big day! flowers

MissTwister Sat 30-May-15 21:31:12

Glad all was fine - did the movements pick back up?

Springtimemama Sat 30-May-15 21:37:40

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ARV1981 Sat 30-May-15 21:52:07

Great news! So pleased you went smile

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