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yougotafastcar Wed 19-Nov-14 06:21:45

I haven't felt my baby move since yesterday morning. I usually feel her when I sit down and have a rest in the evening and last night nothing. Now this morning, nothing.

I'm really scared. I'm only 23 weeks, I'm going to call the hospital this morning but will have to go just me and my toddler.

I'm scared she has died. I'm scared that even if she hasn't, I'm not 24 weeks yet, so if something is wrong there is nothing they can do. Sorry, I'm mainly writing this because I don't want to completely freak my partner out by saying it all to him

yougotafastcar Wed 19-Nov-14 06:23:36

Now I think of it, I think her movements have got less in the past couple of days too, but I was too busy to pay much attention. I don't even know if 23 weeks is too early to count the kicks.

Dragonboobs Wed 19-Nov-14 06:30:17

I'm not sure I have anything to say that will help or comfort I'm so sorry. But I'd go now - can toddler stay with your OH until you're back?

TittyBojangles Wed 19-Nov-14 06:33:22

Even if you can't go in yet ring the hospital now for advice

bettybyebye Wed 19-Nov-14 06:37:37

Have you tried a glass of ice cold water followed by a 10 minute lie down? Sometimes that can cause baby to kick - often recommended if you've not felt any kicks in a while

yougotafastcar Wed 19-Nov-14 06:37:54

Thanks for replying. He has to go to work at 7, I don't want him taking too much time off as he only been there a year. There's no buses running to the hospital until later. He is going to drive to work and talk to his boss when he gets there, hopefully they will be understanding

yougotafastcar Wed 19-Nov-14 06:40:13

Sorry x post betty last night I tried chocolate, cold water and a Ice lolly while laying on the sofa (not all at once!)

when pregnant with DS I went in for reduced movements too and everything was fine. But it was much later then 23 weeks. Just holding onto that

WhyOWhyWouldYou Wed 19-Nov-14 06:50:26

23weeks is fairly early to count the kicks and its possible she's just in a different position where you cant feel it. However any reduced movement should be checked. Do call hospital now, to be safe and get a taxi or ask a friend/family member if they can take you.

Best wishes.

Bythepath Wed 19-Nov-14 07:02:04

Hopefully the baby has just moved position, they still have lots of room at this stage, I didn't feel my 1st or 2nd move at all till about 24 weeks. I would definitely go in, they won't mind. Good luck

tillyann2013 Wed 19-Nov-14 07:05:24

I hope everything is okay op?

FTS123 Wed 19-Nov-14 07:08:22

At least ring the hospital, have you got a friend who can take you in?

TwentyTinyToes Wed 19-Nov-14 07:15:04

Ring the hospital and try to get there as soon as possible.

yougotafastcar Wed 19-Nov-14 07:16:42

I've had a shower to get ready to go and changed position hoping the baby will move and I can feel little kicks! Not on my belly though confused somewhere inside me. I know that sounds weird!

Just as I was about to call the hospital. Not many though so I have no idea if I should still call?

Trooperslane Wed 19-Nov-14 07:18:42

Definitely go in. They'd rather see you a hundred times than have you worried. thanks X

KittyandTeal Wed 19-Nov-14 07:20:53

Definitely still call. You are still having reduced movements and it needs monitoring

afreshstartplease Wed 19-Nov-14 07:21:56

I would still go in yes

yougotafastcar Wed 19-Nov-14 07:23:54

Ok thank you. DP gone to work but has driven, so I will get dressed and call the hospital. If they say to come in he'll have to ask his boss to leave for a hour.

So much to worry about when you're pregnant!

Foxeym Wed 19-Nov-14 07:37:47

Best to get checked but the baby has probably moved so it is kicking inwards which at this stage you won't feel as much

junkfoodaddict Wed 19-Nov-14 08:13:16


I am 22 weeks and just had the SAME problem!!, I went twelve hours with no movement and work at 5:15am panicking. Have you been to the loo
. Try a full glass of very cold water - all tricks I was told can wake them. It took 45 minutes for my little girl to finally kick. She work for just over an hour and went back to sleep. I have had days when she hasn't moved as much. But definitely get yourself to hospital to be checked out. Let us know how you got on. X

Jodie1982 Wed 19-Nov-14 09:14:34

I had exact same problem Monday evening, hadn't felt my lil fella since the night before (I'm 27wks), I'd tried all of Monday to get him to move but nothing worked, called Maternity who advised me to go in for Monitoring. As soon as the monitor went on he started moving! I think me pushing on the monitor to hold it in place woke him up and bothered him. OP your lil one was probably hiding away? Hope all is okay?

yougotafastcar Wed 19-Nov-14 09:34:38

Just got back, everything is fine! She is just hiding. Heard the heartbeat (which she kicked away!) But she is too little for monitoring. The midwives were lovely, but I feel silly now blush

Gudgyx Wed 19-Nov-14 10:09:34

Glad all is okay yougot!

Im 24+4, and my girls movements are very varied! Some days like yesterday, she goes mental kicking all day, other days like today, she is quiet and I just feel it kicking occasionally. I mentioned it to the midwife, and she said baby is still very small and its too early to be counting kicks.

It is worrying though!

Jodie1982 Wed 19-Nov-14 12:16:14

Glad bubby is okay. And don't feel silly, you did the right thing in getting her checked out. X

Ratbagcatbag Wed 19-Nov-14 12:19:34

I just want to add to the chorus of DO NOT FEEL SILLY!! sorry for shouting but I went in loads with DD on reduced movements, they absolutely would rather you be there everyday than just once it being something serious that you decide to ignore because of worrying.

I'm glad everything is fine and you can relax a bit now smile

HazleNutt Wed 19-Nov-14 12:47:10

As others have said - never feel silly in such situations. When there is a change in the movement pattern, it's totally justified to go get checked out.

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