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Baby Movements

(19 Posts)
MrsSecker Sat 10-Sep-16 15:31:49

I'm 28 weeks pregnant and haven't felt the baby move for about 6 hours now. How long do I leave it before phoning EPU? Don't want to overreact and phone every time baby is quiet...

Realistically how long would you leave it before phoning?

Whatsername17 Sat 10-Sep-16 15:36:37

I'd phone now and ask them. No harm in a phone call. Try a cold drink to see if it gets baby moving too. But ring now anyway to speak to a professional. Hopefully baby is just being quiet x

AButterflyLightsBesideUs Sat 10-Sep-16 15:36:48

Phone maternity assessment/triage now please, it's not worth taking the risk. Also, better to go in now and hopefully get home at a reasonable hour of the day/evening. Good luck, I hope everything is ok.

WellErrr Sat 10-Sep-16 15:42:59

They won't mind seeing you anytime. Ring now smile

Laineymc7 Sat 10-Sep-16 15:50:26

Call them or go into triage. Also try drinking the cold water. Go to a quiet room lay on your back, lift and wiggle you bum so your stomach moves a little then turn onto your side to see if you can feel anything. Hope all is ok. X

PeppaAteMySoul Sat 10-Sep-16 15:53:17

Mine always seems to move more after eating /drinking something full of sugar and then lying on my side. Might be worth trying that or similar and then calling?
I had a similar panic a few weeks ago. All was fine but I have an anterior placenta so still sometimes feel less movement than I should. The staff are lovely and happy to reassure you so don't worry about calling them if you need to.

LadyMumble Sat 10-Sep-16 15:53:57

Any movement since you posted OP? I had this worry last weekend, my Mum told me to soak a flannel in cold water and drape it over my bump where I thought baby was, sure enough baby gave me a nudge straight away. Other tried and tested methods for me include chocolate or other sweet stuff and ice cold drinks. Hope you feel fidgets soon.

MrsSecker Sat 10-Sep-16 15:56:19

Thanks everyone, I'm sat drinking ice cold water. DH thinks I'm overreacting and baby will just be asleep (for 6 hours?) going to give it another 10 mins of drinking and laying on my back/side and if nothing I'll call EPU. X

PragmaticWench Sat 10-Sep-16 15:58:34

They would rather see you ten times and nothing be wrong than not see you and miss a problem. Trust your instincts.

MrsSecker Sat 10-Sep-16 16:23:29

I'm off to get checked. Thanks for all your messages

PeppaAteMySoul Sat 10-Sep-16 16:25:09

Thinking of you I hope all is well.

Melmam Sat 10-Sep-16 19:23:58

Hope all is well op flowers

fabulous01 Sat 10-Sep-16 19:32:05

Good luck

MrsSecker Sat 10-Sep-16 21:00:59

Just to let everyone know I've been checked and all is ok, baby was just having a quiet day! I'm so relieved. Thank you to everyone for your concern xx

Rubberduck2 Sat 10-Sep-16 21:04:21

I'm 29 weeks and find mine does this reasonably regularly. It's painful isn't it! I went in for monitoring and the baby was more in my back and that didn't help matters.

I panic every time, so go for full fat coke and lying on my left and prodding like hell. It's stressful this being pregnant milarkie!

Rubberduck2 Sat 10-Sep-16 21:04:46

Meant to add, glad to hear all is well!!

MrsSecker Sat 10-Sep-16 21:23:47

Thanks RubberDuck, you're right it's nothing but worry! confused

Laineymc7 Sat 10-Sep-16 21:37:56

Great news I'm glad all is good. 😀

PeppaAteMySoul Sun 11-Sep-16 08:18:10

I'm so glad to hear you are both healthy and well. Parenting is such a worry from the moment your pregnant!

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