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Reduced movements at 36 weeks?

(11 Posts)
whackamole Fri 23-Sep-11 20:08:51

This time last pregnancy I was in the throes of labour so have no real reference for comparison!

Basically, in the last week, movements have slowed a lot. He is still moving, can feel him fairly regularly but just not the huge somersaults I was feeling up until about 2 days ago. Pretty sure he's engaged now as well - would that make a difference?

I'm 36 weeks tomorrow.

Should I worry so long as I can still feel movement? Is this normal?

RitaMorgan Fri 23-Sep-11 20:13:01

Any reduction in movements should be checked out.

Do you still feel the same number of movements? If it's a sudden change I would call the midwife - better safe than sorry.

banana87 Fri 23-Sep-11 20:19:35

Get checked out ASAP!

pootlebug Fri 23-Sep-11 20:22:45

As the others said I would get checked out asap just in case. Phone the midwife or labour ward this evening/

whackamole Fri 23-Sep-11 20:32:32

Thanks ladies, I will ring them in a few minutes - only because I'm having a glass of fizzy lemonade and that often kickstarts a load of roly-polys.

deemented Fri 23-Sep-11 20:34:48

Any change in normal movements should definately be checked out.

Good luck x

whackamole Fri 23-Sep-11 20:54:49

Thanks all. Have phone the midwife unit and am just awaiting my cab to take me up there. I'm hoping he is just sleepy and very comfy.

FrauLindor Fri 23-Sep-11 20:56:56

Good luck, Whackamole. You are doing the right thing, get checked out and you can relax and enjoy the rest of your pregnancy.

whackamole Sat 24-Sep-11 13:19:48

Thanks everyone for your advice. Got to the unit at about 9:15, put me on a monitor about 11, of course, baby started jumping around like anything the second I was put on it! Also got hiccups which were very noisy!

So everything ok, although they did take a water sample as there was some protein in it - could be beginning of pre-eclampsia (had it last time) or a urine infection. Should find out Monday.

deemented Sat 24-Sep-11 13:40:20

Glad to hear baby was ok smile

FrauLindor Sat 24-Sep-11 18:33:25

Glad to hear that you and baby are fine, always good to get checked out.

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