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emsibub Thu 11-Apr-13 18:34:47

I'm getting worried.

19 weeks and still no movement felt, nothing! I know the baby is alive as we have a Doppler but surely should of felt something by now. Everyone I ask had had little flutters / kicks before this with there second.

Honestly... Do you think there could be a problem? My down screening came back at low risk... X

ElBombero Thu 11-Apr-13 21:38:41

Emsibub is now elbombero. Want something more anonymous

MsIngaFewmarbles Thu 11-Apr-13 21:56:18

I believe in that particular case the woman was using an app on her iphone. However I firmly believe that if women listened to their own bodies and feelings and relied less on technology then there would be less problems.

If you are medically trained then obviously in your case you know what you are listening for. A lot of women won't and that is when problems arise.

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Thu 11-Apr-13 22:32:12

emsi yes, she's now a very active 4yo.
Placenta was all at the front, and carried a bit extra fluid, so obviously very padded and comfortable in there, a rather straight forward non-complicated pregnancy.
I did worry a bit and had an extra scan and checks, but I was advised to watch for changes in movement rather than count the kicks.

dc3 however is making up for her lack of movement and doesn't seem to stop.

Mawgatron Fri 12-Apr-13 09:34:23

It was 24 weeks before I felt anything. At the 20 week scan they told me I had an anterior placenta (positioned at the front), which would muffle the movement. My midwife described it as 'kicking through wadding'

It's annoying but amazing when you eventually do feel it. I am now 30+5 and feel kicks all the time. Don't worry, it will come! Xx

Gonnabmummy Fri 12-Apr-13 11:49:38

1st baby at 20+2 not felt a thing, just waiting for it. Had scan 2 days ago little one looks big hard to imagine how you don't notice it as he was knocking shapes out none stop but not a thing yet next two weeks I hope :D

DaveMccave Fri 12-Apr-13 11:53:44

emaibub I bought a Doppler in the early weeks. I managed to pick up a hb at only 9 weeks and that was fantastic reassurance for dp and I that pregnancy was viable without waiting another month for the dating scan. However, dp did some research on the effects of ultra sound waves to the baby. They are probably safe but noone knows for certain. There are several studies that suggest the ultra sound can be heard and be very distressing and loud for them, even painful. One study shows that babies who had frequent ultra sound scans in pregnancy had a much higher incidence of left hand dominance, so maybe they do effect development?

I think occasional use is probably fine, I used mine a few more times, once when I had a bleed for example, but if I hadn't read those studies I would have been using it at least once a day as many people do.

DaveMccave Fri 12-Apr-13 11:55:44

To the OP, It may turn out that you have an anterior placenta this time and that is masking movement, but it is perfectly normal not to feel anything by this point, even if it is your second pregnancy. They could just be facing towards your back.

Ashoething Fri 12-Apr-13 11:59:07

I didn't even realise you could buy dopplers to use at home! Tbh Im glad I didn't as I think I would have driven myself mad. I lost my 3rd dc at 28 weeks after having no movement for a whole weekend.

With my first I didn't feel any movements until about 20 weeks. With my last it was much earlier-more like 15 weeks. I hope you are ok op and get the reassurance you need.

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