I normally feel baby a lot in the night, big big kicks that I can see and feel from the outside. I feel her a little in the day but less so. Yesterday in the daytime I felt hardly anything and last night I did feel her move but not as much and it seemed gentler - like nudges rather than kicks.
I do have an anterior placenta so I'm aware that can cushion the kicks. I've used my Doppler - which I know I can't rely on 100% - and the heartbeat is as it is normally.
Do I need to be checked? Or shall I give it another 24 hours?
If you have any concerns about movements please go and get seen. You aren't time wasting. Any change in pattern should be flagged to your care team. Just give your midwife unit a call. It'll be nothing to worry about but always best to be on the safe side during pregnancy. Good luck and please report back!
I had this a couple of times and all was well but I felt so much better having been checked over. They were so nice and said I had done the right thing by going in and didn't make me feel like a time waster or anything. If it will put your mind at rest then definitely go in asap.
They will say to you that they don't really look for a pattern until 28 weeks - but if you are concerned and you definitely feel there is a lack of movement then definitely call
You shouldn't leave it. You also shouldn't rely on a Doppler as you aren't trained and also not rely on counting the kicks. It's not about the counting of kicks, it's about a pattern that is relevant to you personally.
So if you've noticed that the movement is reduced then just give your midwife / delivery suite a call.
I'm also 25 weeks and have an anterior placenta and I went in at 21 wks because I was so scared about not feeling anything and they were lovely and said come down whenever you need to.
Now I'm 25 wks I do feel her a lot more so I would notice if the movement had changed.
Give them a call and definitely do not wait 24 hours!!!
I am 24 weeks and saw the midwife yesterday. We talked about movements and she said if I was ever concerned about patterns changing or reduced movement to ring them and they would see me and monitor. Honestly if you are concerned then reach out to them.