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Baby movement

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Minus273 Wed 14-Sep-11 19:42:44

I know I am being neurotic but cannot relax during this pregnancy due 3 previous MC. Baby was dancing around on Saturday. I have had movement every day since, but it seems less IYSWIM. Please tell me I am being silly.

Crosshair Wed 14-Sep-11 19:46:18

How many weeks are you?

MustControlFistOfDeath Wed 14-Sep-11 19:46:19

You are not being silly, and no doubt everything's fine but I would speak to your MW or hospital maternity unit - they may want to check you over.

How many weeks are you?

Minus273 Wed 14-Sep-11 19:47:07

I'm 27+5. DH is away so sitting here thinking too much.

Crosshair Wed 14-Sep-11 19:50:30

I think its normal at 27 weeks to have super active days and lazy ones. Hopefully someone who knows more than me will be able to reasure you. smile

Oeisha Wed 14-Sep-11 22:33:37

Any change in movement should be investigated. Go you your local maternity triage, or at least ring your MW. Just done it myself at 22wks with an anterior placenta, everything's fine, but I'm so relieved I went...

Crosshair Wed 14-Sep-11 22:49:33

I didnt think you started counting kicks before the 27 mark? Got any other info on this Oeisha.

Oeisha Thu 15-Sep-11 09:28:22

I was surpised too to hear that you should start being aware of how it feels etc form about 20wks (later on the link talks about making notes form when you first feel them, so 16wks usually).
The "Count the Kicks Campaign" suggests you start to get a feeling for when baby's active and not what these feelings are (mentally or write them down) from 20wkish:
"So try to recognise your Baby’s movement patterns by making notes every few days from around 20 weeks. It’s difficult in the early weeks as baby’s movements vary so much. But our advice is to always follow your instinct; if you have an uneasy feeling, something isn’t right – call your midwife."

NICE guidelines: “Any changes in fetal movements should be reported to a midwife”

My problem yesterday was that I hadn't felt anything since the night before. I'm usually woken in the night (about 4am) with her bashing about in there and wasn't. Intermittently through out the day (one of nudges etc). Then again just after lunch, then usually when I get home from work on and off. Not even a decent prodding elicited a wiggle.

At 1730 rang triage looking for them to tell me to not to worry and relax...and no, despite me having an anterior placenta they said to come in when I could get there (I live 40mins away). Was frankly a shock as I was just about to launch into a complex piece of spreadsheet work - was still at work - and was just ringing to stop the nagging. Everything's fine (LO's gone from being very low down and on her head, to hiding behind the placenta and being sideways we think), but MW did say she was pleased I'd decided to come in as if there had been something up (usually at this stage it's Mum's illness that sees a decrease in LOs movements), I'd have regretted it later.

Of course, LOs been very active since then. Feeling her bashing about frequently. She did wake me, but not for the usual 90mins. Will now be getting myself a note book to write things down in...

On and it's not only a 'lack' of movement to look out for either. Increased movements, especially post 27wks can also be a sign of distress.

Minus273 Thu 15-Sep-11 09:34:21

I've left a message on MW answering machine and someone did call asking for Julie. No resemblance to my name and I said sorry wrong number. Now wondering if MW had just read next name in list by mistake. Wondering what to do now.

Crosshair Thu 15-Sep-11 09:36:11

Ok, thanks for the reply. smile

Crosshair Thu 15-Sep-11 09:37:32

Maybe try ringing the unit/hospital?

Oeisha Thu 15-Sep-11 09:39:40

Give them a ring again minus and explain. They will understand that you're anxious (even if they're a bit short with you, which isn't unheard of).
FYI: Count the kicks thread. Though it does have stories of LOs born sleeping, so maybe avoid initially if you're of a nerous disposition.
And np crosshair.

Minus273 Thu 15-Sep-11 20:12:04

They took me in for a couple of hours of monitoring. She has spun round and they kept losing her heart rate because she kept moving although I couldn't feel her. Everything OK though. Apart from my pride though because when I stood up to go I suffered a postural job and fainted, very embarassing. Thanks for your advice.

After wedging herself and putting pressure on my ribs for most of the afternoon she has finally started moving again.

Crosshair Thu 15-Sep-11 20:15:35

Glad everythings ok Minus. smile

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