Yesterday I posted and asked about whether movemets quieter down before birth. Lots of ppl said go to midwife- as she was still moving I have her the benefit of the doubt and didn't call midwife during day. By evening she hadn't followed her usual waking pattern so called delivery suite- explained that she's still moving just differently. They got me up there, put us on CTG, naturally she then decided to wake up! CTG all fine but have to go back today for scan to make sure placenta and cord ok and a repeat CTG. Just thought I'd share how impressed I am with this level of onvestihation and reassurance from the NHS. Apparently it's a new policy for mums over 37 weeks- they like to be super cautious around this time as baby is getting so big they need to check they're not compressing the cord. So just thought is share to make everyone aware of new best practice. Also midwife said babies do tend to slow down a bit before they're born but that every midwife is taught to ignore that so that they investigate and double check any change movement :-)
How ironic - I posted in response to you yesterday saying that my baby (I'm 38 weeks today) had also slowed over the last two days. He was still quiet last night and this morning I woke up at 5am and by half 6 I still hadn't felt any movement. I rang triage and got there about 7.15am this morning where they put me on monitoring. There was no activity at first although his heartbeat was fine - but he perked up once they gave me something to eat and drink.
Anyway - they let me go home but because this is my 3rd attendance with reduced movements they want me to go back and see the Consultant this afternoon to discuss a plan as they want to err on the side of caution (especially as baby is so big). I'm booked in to have a CS a week today but I have a feeling they may be bringing it forward...
clutching - me and DH are feeling quite excited by it all. Obviously we don't want to put baby at risk by him coming in the very near future, but at the same time, the thought that we could be having our baby sooner than planned feels amazing!!! I will be absolutely shi*ting myself if they say they want to do the CS today/tomorrow. Eek! I hope the coke and biscuits work!!!!
mummy - I'm glad your little one has perked up!!! Mine is really hurting me again now with his kicks, lol. The worry they cause!!!
mummy mine is moving now but ooooooowwww! I was just in John Lewis and couldn't walk due to stabby cervix pain. What is that all about. Still considering going own due to the nature of the movements .... Hmmmm..
They don't want to bring my CS forward but instead want me to return to the hospital tomorrow, Monday and again on Wednesday for repeat monitoring/heart tracing. I don't mind but it's a 35 mile round trip to the hospital and it means DH taking time off work to take me. If they are that concerned that they want to see me every other day then why not just take the baby out? I know they have their reasons but it is going to be such a hassle - especially when I don't have the energy to climb the stairs let alone make a trip to the hospital every other day. Ah well. I met my Anaesthetist today and he seems nice enough - still feeling very nervous about the Spinal though....I'll be petrified on the day
The best bit of the day was that I got to have another scan - baby is currently just under 8lbs