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Confused about a change in movements

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cupofteaplease Thu 25-Aug-11 09:01:12

I am 32+6 with my 3rd baby (so should know better grin!)

I have an anterior placenta, so the baby's movements have always been quite sporadic and faint- I can go the whole working day without feeling any movements at all, and when I do they are only little 'thumps'. She is most active morning and night.

Anyway, yesterday evening, when I would normally feel movements, all I could feel were tightenings across the top/middle of my bump. This morning I was woken up by these tightenings, but I've still had no other definite thumps (that I am aware of). The tightenings are quite intense and make me feel a bit queasy. Added to that, I think the baby may have moved as it hurts to bend forward, like I am squashing something and it feels sharp. In this respect, it is similar to when I was carrying dd1 who was breech, so when I leant forward I was leaning on her head!

So, does this all sound normal? Do you think the baby has just moved position? I wonder why I have switched movements for tightenings?

bigmacandhappymeal Thu 25-Aug-11 09:06:30

Morning cupoftea, I'm only 26wks but MW told me to call with any changes in movement. It'll be nothing, but worth the call if it puts your mind at rest. x

cupofteaplease Thu 25-Aug-11 11:52:06

Thanks for your reply. smile

I had a good long shower and felt baby move after that, so I'm not going to worry. I guess these tightenings are just a new part of later pregnancy!

banana87 Thu 25-Aug-11 15:43:13

I'm 27 weeks and get those tightenings as well. I also have an anterior placenta. Baby does move position quite a bit as some days I feel her loads and other days she likes to think my cervix is a trampoline blush and I don't feel her movements as much (unless she's doing big jumps on my cervix--ow). I wouldn't worry too much.

deemented Thu 25-Aug-11 15:47:10

Any noticable changes in movements should really be checked out at the ADAU.

Have you heard of 'Count the Kicks' campaign?

harassedandherbug Thu 25-Aug-11 16:36:09

You should get checked out for any changes in movement.

I'm 23 weeks today but went in at the weekend as the pattern of movements has changed, and was told that it was most definitely the right thing to do, and to go back again if I wasn't happy.

I also have an anterior placenta, it's a bit of a pain isn't it?!

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