A couple of weeks ago I had several movements a day and one or two proper kicks where I could actually see the bump move (wow that's weird! ) but i've barely felt any flutterings over the past few days. This is DC1 and I know sometimes you don't feel it at all until now, but it doesn't stop me worrying. Should I be concerned or is baby perhaps just going through a lazy stage?
Some people still havn't even felt their baby move at this stage so it can be difficult to feel him/her properly at the best of times. If you are on the go, moving around and working it can make it even harder. Take a moment (if you can) to just lie back and relax... put the tv on and spend 20mins focusing on your bump - you will probably notice more flutters than you have been aware of. If you are still worried just give your GP a ring, you can go in and they can use the sonicade to listen to baby's heart beat which is often a good indication that everything is ok or not. Good luck and keep us posted.x
I agree with above - they are still so tiny and if you are on the go you might not notice, particularly if they are facing the opposite way to you iyswim. If you are worried I would absolutely pop to the GP or midwife just for reassurance more than anything. All four of mine were totally different in their movements and with DC3 I didn't even know I was pregnant until about 5 weeks before he was born at 28 weeks), and only then because of a scan for something totally unconnected!
I had this exact problem last week and the MW sent me straight to my local birth centre to get checked out. It took a while to find the heart beat but they did find it and I was told all is well. Apparently it could be due to lots of factors: stress, heat, tiredness, baby in a new position, etc It's apparently very normal for this to happen but still a good idea to get checked out anyway. A bonus is that you get to hear the heart beat again! Call your MW. Good luck.
Thank you all very much. I have just spoken to my midwife and she said not to be too concerned, it's probably just changed position so that I can't feel as much, it is still quite tiny. She said to rest a while and see if I feel it move and if not to make an appointment to hear the heartbeat and make sure all ok. I'm going to go home from work and try that (I've got some reports to read which I can do later this evening when I'm happy it's all ok!!). I'll let you all know later or tomorrow, thanks again.
Thanks everyone. I still didn't feel it move yesterday afternoon so I managed to get in to see my GP at the end of surgery, I am pleased to say she found the heartbeat straight away, and then found mine too so that I absolutely knew it was baby we had heard. After she and DH mopped up my tears i went home a very happy and relieved bunny!! I felt like I'd wasted her time but she said it's not a waste if it reassured me. If anyone else ever has this don't worry about wasting anyone's time, as others said, please do see your doctor or midwife even if only to put your mind at ease.
please do not hesitate to get checked if you notice this again. You can go straight to the nearest labour ward for monitoring. They will be very pleased to see you and arrange appropriate follow up (like a scan) if you need it. Don't sit at home worrying.