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heatherxo Tue 09-Jun-15 19:54:27

I'm 34+5 weeks. Today I've felt baby move less than usual. I have been pretty active, up walking etc, all day today and haven't really sat down much.
How long should I wait until I actually contact maternity unit or whatever?
Baby has always been really active so I'm a bit worried!

GuybrushThreepwoodMP Tue 09-Jun-15 19:56:58

Go now. Probably fine, but go anyway smile

startwig1982 Tue 09-Jun-15 19:57:58

If you are concerned then contact your midwife. It's better to be told everything's fine than wait and have complications. They won't mind seeing you.

LolaStarr Tue 09-Jun-15 19:58:15

Definitely get checked right away!

heatherxo Tue 09-Jun-15 19:59:45

Can I contact my mw at this time?
Or would it be the hospital?

MrsKCastle Tue 09-Jun-15 20:00:02

Yep, phone right away- they'll probably want you to come straight in for monitoring.

BreadmakerFan Tue 09-Jun-15 20:00:21

I'd go now. Quicker reassurance hopefully.

Penguinandminipenguin Tue 09-Jun-15 20:00:42

If you're worried at all, phone your maternity assessment unit to get checked out just in case.

MrsKCastle Tue 09-Jun-15 20:01:03

Probably hospital- look at your notesfor a 24 hour number.

Purpleball Tue 09-Jun-15 20:02:18

Phone the labour ward

WoweeZowee Tue 09-Jun-15 20:04:59

There's usually an assessment unit (for hospital) no in your notes. Call them rather than your MW and just ask them to pop you on the monitor. Sure it'll be fine - I usually notice movements less if I've been active and busy but always better to get checked and be on the safe side! smile

heatherxo Tue 09-Jun-15 20:06:43

I'm from Scotland but currently in England.
Baby has just started moving a little but its not like he usually does..

WoweeZowee Tue 09-Jun-15 20:21:24

Ah, so you're not at home? I guess you'd need to find your closest hospital/maternity unit... I think the NHS website is usually pretty helpful to get local facilities and contact details to be able to give them a call and see what they say. Apologies if I'm stating the obvious, mind you!

heatherxo Tue 09-Jun-15 20:27:01

Thank you, ill give the local maternity ward now just to be on the safe side

WoweeZowee Tue 09-Jun-15 20:38:43

All the best smile smile

StAlphonsosPancakeBreakfast Tue 09-Jun-15 20:39:52

It might well just be that you're feeling it less as the baby gets bigger and has less room to move around - but no harm in being safe. Fingers crossed all is well.

AnythingNotEverything Tue 09-Jun-15 20:42:10

StAlphonso - movements change as baby gets bigger but shouldn't reduce.

OP hope you are on your way for monitoring.

StAlphonsosPancakeBreakfast Tue 09-Jun-15 21:12:03

Anything that makes sense, thank you. I am hopeful too that OP is getting monitored, I certainly didn't mean to suggest she shouldn't.

BreadmakerFan Tue 09-Jun-15 21:16:04

Any change should be checked. More than normal, less than normal. Get checked.

heatherxo Tue 09-Jun-15 21:56:01

In the waiting room now, hopefully wont be too long till I get seen smile

heatherxo Tue 09-Jun-15 23:01:47

All clear! We are guessing baby has changed position and that's why I haven't felt movements as much.
So glad I went in, feeling so much better now smile

MrsKCastle Tue 09-Jun-15 23:12:38

Glad all is ok.

AnythingNotEverything Tue 09-Jun-15 23:25:38

I'm so pleased OP. Well done for going in.

StAlphonso I don't like to correct people online but the whole "movement reduce towards the end as baby runs out of room" idea is one of the myths that Count The Kicks are working very, very hard to dispel. Their literature is very clear that movements change but should not reduce, and that any reduction should be reported.

I just can't bear to leave a post which perpetuates that dangerous myth unchecked. Nothing personal smile

WoweeZowee Wed 10-Jun-15 06:59:02

Glad everything is ok smile

scarednoob Wed 10-Jun-15 09:16:37


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