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Reduced movement 37 weeks

(28 Posts)
babsie007 Sat 04-Jan-14 21:18:44

I have noticed a significant drop in movement today from little bubs - she is still moving but nowhere near as much as she has done.

I have had tea sweetened with sugar as this gets her going, are a meal tonight, has a chocolate cookie (she really likes those!!!) and also some cheesecake and she just doesn't seem too bothered!!

Should I be worried about this or can it be normal for her to be having some quiet time? Last time this happened (I hadn't felt her move all morning for about 4/5 hours), I called the hospital and they said they wouldn't usually worry until a 24 hour period has passed with no movement?!?! I found this really odd but this is my first so also aware I might be over-reacting.

babsie007 Mon 06-Jan-14 12:11:57

Really good! She was still very quiet for most of yesterday and I thought I would have to go back over, but she seemed to perk up by about 3pm (after my roast dinner!!) and I have had plenty of movement from her since. Some of the movements aren't as pronounced but I guess that's to be expected if she's running out if space, but I can feel her having a good wriggle in there.

I feel like I want her here so I can stop worrying, but I know once she gets here that I will be just as worried about her.

FlossieTreadlight Mon 06-Jan-14 11:37:24

How are things babsie?

babsie007 Sun 05-Jan-14 10:57:32

I will definitely get back in touch with them if I don't feel that things are right. Initially last night I just felt like I was wasting their time (even though it's the first time I have been over with an issue!!), but they were really very good and understanding. I feel much more comfortable about contacting them again.

RandomMess Sun 05-Jan-14 10:41:55

Please don't ignore your instincts if you think things aren't right, babies do not get quieter at the end it is a myth. Scans and traces/monitoring are only valid whilst you are on them - they can't ever tell the full picture and you've only had monitoring not a scan.

babsie007 Sun 05-Jan-14 10:32:21

No scan randommess - they did a trace (I think that's what she called it)? Hooked me up to a machine with 2 bands round my tummy... 1 monitored the babies heartbeat and the other monitored contractions (I wasn't having any anyway). I must have been attached to that for a good 30-40 minutes.

RandomMess Sun 05-Jan-14 10:26:03

Did they scan you at all, or just heart beat and movement tracing?

If things aren't back to "normal" tomorrow please go back and tell them that you are still concerned. They can scan to check the placenta, position of the umbilibal cord etc.

babsie007 Sun 05-Jan-14 10:22:02

I hope it doesn't signify that I'm having a porker!! I was hoping for just a little one...! wink

I just wish her movements would go back to what they were normally. She's still making me very nervous not moving much.

OwlinaTree Sun 05-Jan-14 10:02:31

Glad it's all well. I guess they are running out of room in there by 37 weeks!

babsie007 Sun 05-Jan-14 09:59:12

Thank you.

I would complain but I didn't take the name of who I spoke to....

ChristineDaae Sun 05-Jan-14 09:57:14

Glad all turned out ok for you!

JingleJemJem Sun 05-Jan-14 09:51:59

Seriously you should complain about that advice you were given, it is wrong and dangerous, and if they're telling other people that it's a real concern.

Very pleased all is ok for you.

babsie007 Sun 05-Jan-14 09:49:32


babsie007 Sun 05-Jan-14 09:49:16

She's a little monkey - I felt her shift at around 7am and she hasn't moved since. Maybe she has just quietness down a little bit, or maybe she is moving slightly and I can't feel it.

ChazzerChaser Sun 05-Jan-14 09:05:52

Great news, thanks for the update.

NatashaBee Sun 05-Jan-14 00:46:25

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

babsie007 Sun 05-Jan-14 00:40:18

Hi I'm just back from hospital, I had a sweet cup of tea and there was still no change.

I called ahead and spoke to midwife on duty and she said to come over and they will hook me up to the monitor. Almost as soon as we arrived, baby started shifting around! (Typical).

Heart rate and everything was fine - I had protein in my urine at last midwife appointment but they have checked those results (cross contamination) and also checked a fresh sample and it was fine, as was BP.

Pleased I went across. They were absolutely lovely and have said anything at all, or if movement doesn't pick up, get straight back across as it only takes them
A few minutes to hook me up to the monitor. grin

Slh122 Sat 04-Jan-14 22:14:29

Please go right now. I've had three episodes of reduced movement this pregnancy and each time it's turned out to be absolutely nothing but I still went in for monitoring.
Whoever told you the 24 hours thing is talking complete bollocks.
Good luck flowers

bonzo77 Sat 04-Jan-14 21:44:01

Go in RIGHT NOW. Don't call first. 24 hrs is far too long to go without movement.

RobinSparkles Sat 04-Jan-14 21:43:00

Whoever told you that on the phone is talking bollocks. Go and get checked!

Any change in movements should be checked put. No one will think that you're being daft. They'd much rather you go in for nothing and all be ok than you leave it and the worst happens.

I'm sure it's all fine and your little one is just being quieter than usual - it does happen often. Some days they move less than others. We all have our lazy days wink but if you're worried then please go and get checked.

I did when I was pregnant. All was fine and the MW who put me on the monitor was lovely. I rang up and said that movement had reduced (I was having contractions but wasn't in labour) and the MW said "come NOW".

RandomMess Sat 04-Jan-14 21:40:14

Any change in usual pattern of movements should be checked out.

InTheRedCorner Sat 04-Jan-14 21:37:24

Drink a glass of ice cold water whilst on the phone.

Much better to get checked out.

Mabelandrose Sat 04-Jan-14 21:36:09

Don't wait. Phone now.

FlossieTreadlight Sat 04-Jan-14 21:33:50

Go and get it checked out. It's exactly what they are there for x

ChazzerChaser Sat 04-Jan-14 21:27:37

Go and get it checked to be on safe side.

ilovesmurfs Sat 04-Jan-14 21:26:52

Go get checked ut, any chmge in movement atterns or reduction in movement should be checked out.

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