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Is anyone up? Reduced movements @39 weeks what to do...

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Umlauf Wed 25-Sep-13 02:39:23


I'm 39+1 with my first and yesterday lunchtime the bump went really hard and has stayed hard since with a bit of an ache, like the feeling of bloating. DH can hear the baby's heartbeat but he isn't moving much.

We are in Spain and my Spanish is crap so I don't know who to call/how the system works. Should I drive over to the hospital now and see if anyone will help me or wait until morning and call the midwife during the doctors opening hours?

RedorBlack Wed 25-Sep-13 02:42:53

Hi op

I think you should head to the hospital, I'm sure everything is fine but always better to get these things checked asap. Besides you'll only be up all night & stressing otherwise.

Hope everything is ok

getoffthecoffeetable Wed 25-Sep-13 02:45:18

Head to the hospital, don't forget to take your hospital bag with you, could be the sign of labour. Good luck!

wouldthiswork Wed 25-Sep-13 02:45:22

Firstly, don't panic, everything's almost definitely ok. BUT I do think you should go to the nearest hospital now. Just to put your mind at rest. I was told with DS (had a few probs in pregnancy) to go straight to a & e if there was reduced movement.

poppingin1 Wed 25-Sep-13 02:48:22

Sounds like baby is ready for the big day.

If you've had a straightforward pregnancy and heart sounds OK I wouldn't worry. If it is making you anxious then go to the hospital.

Twinklestarstwinklestars Wed 25-Sep-13 02:50:48

I would get checked out too because of the reduced movements.

Umlauf Wed 25-Sep-13 02:51:49

Ok, I'm not sure it's L day as haven't had any signs at all and no contractions but were going in, god knows how I'll explain myself in Spanish! Thanks so much for help and will let you know...!

Haylebop12 Wed 25-Sep-13 02:53:36

umlauf good luck, when I had ds on Monday night he'd had a quieter day. I hope this is it for you x

LilBlondePessimist Wed 25-Sep-13 02:54:47

Glad you're going in, definitely best to always have reduced movements checked at any stage. Good luck, and hope all is well.

poppingin1 Wed 25-Sep-13 02:56:09

Good luck OP!

rundontwalk Wed 25-Sep-13 02:56:10

Gd luck! With my 2nd pg I had reduced movements for the last week & went in for monitoring every other day. Im glad you're going in but try not to worry to much. And good luck for the day when it comes smile

rundontwalk Wed 25-Sep-13 02:57:00

Too not to!

LilBlondePessimist Wed 25-Sep-13 02:59:50

Oh, and from my translator app, this:

Me preocupa que he tenido reduce los movimientos fetales durante las últimas 12 o más horas. Me gustaría una exploración por favor para ver al bebé.

Means, this:

I'm worried that I've had reduced foetal movements over the last 12 or so hours. I'd like a scan please to check the baby.

Hope this is some help. smile

Umlauf Wed 25-Sep-13 04:35:54

Thanks so much! Back home now after a good stint on the monitor, everything fine, no signs of imminent birth and we think the pains and hard bump are trapped wind! blush I feel very reassured though and can get to sleep. And they spoke English - result!!!

sisteroutlaw Wed 25-Sep-13 04:44:26

Phew! Ace news Umlauf - so pleased you were understood too. Sleep well... am joining the wide awake crew. Sigh x

RippingYarns Wed 25-Sep-13 04:46:04

Glad everything is ok - can you have a warm bath, might help with the wind?

HotSoupDumpling Wed 25-Sep-13 07:12:57

Umlauf! Glad you went and had it checked out.

satsumagirl Wed 25-Sep-13 07:16:57

Excellent news. Glad all went well. grin

getoffthecoffeetable Wed 25-Sep-13 08:41:06

Great news! It's better to get the reassurance!
Not long now until your baby arrives, good luck

PumpkinPie2013 Wed 25-Sep-13 08:52:14

So glad you got checked and all is well smile

RedorBlack Wed 25-Sep-13 14:16:07

Great news, glad they could set your mind at rest smile

Umlauf Thu 26-Sep-13 01:39:42

Waters have just gone!! Maybe it did mean something!!!

Skygirls Thu 26-Sep-13 01:50:39

Ooo! Am excited for you! Did you call the midwives yet?
Any contractions!
Good luck with it all. Let us know how it all goes!

InsultingBadger Thu 26-Sep-13 01:53:10

Ooooooh exciting! Good luck!

morethanpotatoprints Thu 26-Sep-13 01:57:17

Good luck flowers

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